Today it’s my turn on the blog tour for this lovely festive romance. I would like to say thank you very much to Liz Fielding for my signed gifted copy of the book and the lovely little extras 💗 and also thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in the tour.
The blurb …
Parisian reunion … With the one that got away!
Celebrity chef James Harrington never expected to find himself face-to-face with Chloe, his first love, again… Especially, with her working as a chambermaid at his luxury hotel! Their chemistry’s as strong as ever, but she’s hiding a secret. Can James convince Chloe that their love is worth taking a chance on – again?
Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said -“Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre.”
My review …
Michelin starred celebrity chef Jay, is trying to revive his family’s business at the Harrington Park Hotel with the help of his brother and sister. While he is in Paris looking for a new head chef, he is astonished to run into his first love Chloe working as a maid at the hotel where is he staying. The pair fell in love ten years ago while they were still at school, but were forced apart by Chloe’s controlling father, who had made arrangements for Chloe to marry into a wealthy and powerful family. Jay can’t understand why Chloe would be working as a maid when surely she must be very wealthy?
As he learns the truth of what has happened to Chloe since they parted he is devastated and vows to look after her from now on. But even though they still love each other and the chemistry is definitely still there, do they want the same things in life and will it work out second time around?
I really enjoyed this festive romance and I especially loved the Parisian setting as it’s somewhere I have always wanted to visit. It was wonderful following the couple sightseeing and dining through Paris at Christmas time as the characters take us on an emotional journey. Jay’s character was kind and caring and it was heartwarming to see how he wanted to take care of Chloe but his tendency to take control was his downfall, as he underestimates her strength of character and determination. One of the best things about this book is seeing Chloe stand up for herself and follow her own dreams after all the heartbreak that she has suffered.
I was left feeling very warm and fuzzy, yet slightly envious at the ending, so if anyone needs me, you’ll find me on Rightmove searching for a reasonably priced Chateaux.
About the author …
Best selling author, Liz Fielding worked as a secretary in Africa, the Middle East and the UK before writing full time. Her award winning books are published worldwide in multiple languages and she has more than 15 million books in print. Katie Fforde wrote, when honouring her with the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award in 2019 said -“Liz Fielding’s books, with their warmth, humour and emotion, have charmed millions of readers. She is a true star of the romantic fiction genre…”
Follow the tour …
Purchase links …
Amazon – https://mybook.to/ChristmasReunion
Mills and Boon – Harlequin –
Mills and Boon Australia
Thanks for reading!