Title: Faux Pas
Author: Natasha Madison
Publisher: Self-published by Natasha Madison
Publication Date: October 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary romance
Source: Recieved an electronic copy via InkSlinger PR for the purpose of this blog tour in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 2 stars
Five days in Paris sounded like a great idea for three friends. Especially when amazing wine was in play.
It didn’t matter that our rented “apartment” only had one bed, and barely enough space to breathe. We were in Paris and our motto was c’est la vie.
Nothing would faze us, not even the rude waiter at the first restaurant we went to, or the insanely hot manager who was insulted when a bottle of wine was returned.
Nothing could bring me down or knock me off my path to the best vacation of my life.
I had six days in Paris and then I’d go back to my wine vineyard. It was smooth sailing until three “Americans” came into the restaurant and returned my newest full-bodied, savory creation.
I ignored her until she stormed out of the restaurant looking for a taxi at one in the morning. I couldn’t leave her wandering around the streets of Paris, could I?
I’d give her a ride, make sure she was safe, and my duty would be done. Except, was it?
Something about her pulled me.
This could be a vacation fling. After all, there is no real reason for her to know my interesting secret.
I’m France’s most eligible bachelor.
This faux pair is almost a faux pas…
This is my second Natasha Madison book, and unfortunately this experience was not as positive as the first one.
The romance fell flat for me. There was more description of what everyone was wearing and and the city around them than a build up to the romance. It seemed like the interaction between them was so minimum before she’s asking him why she hates him and he takes her to a back room to kiss her and prove he doesn’t. Heck, it’s barely obvious that he’s enamored with her before that point.
There was also this whole thing about Alex and his sister having to “lay low” because of some things going on with their family being in the press but every time it was mentioned, it was like it was because something else just needed to be added into the story to cause some drama.
I will give the book this though: Natasha Madison knows how to write a good sex scene. She gets to the point and writes the good stuff. Nothing is worse than authors who try to find a million other words to describe sexual acts as if they’re too shy. Natasha Madison is not shy and will give you exactly what you’re looking for with a proper sex scene.
Overall, this wasn’t exactly my favourite book. It felt all over the place and because of that I was never all that into it.
ABOUT Natasha Madison
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…