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Sunday, November 20, 2016

BOOK REVIEW- RAPHAEL'S FLING

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One secretive nerd. One irreverent playboy. One Christmas party that changes everything.
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I'm Mia, and I dream about publishing a book on medieval Paris. Except... I'm better qualified for writing a manual on how to ruin your life in three easy steps.

My sister Eva carries a torch for the wrong man. Here's the gist of my sermons to her: "Drooling over your hunky astronaut boss is a loser's trek to Calamity with three stops along the way: Heartbreak, Job Loss, and Spinsterhood."
The thing is, I'm in a terrible--you could even say impossible--position to lecture Eva.
I'm attracted to my own boss.
Raphael d'Arcy is funny, smart, and uber-rich. He's also smoking hot. That alone should have scared me away, were I not such a dolt, my academic achievements notwithstanding.
But there's more.
Raphael is France's most notorious playboy who doesn't do relationships. He does one-night stands. If sufficiently intrigued, he might do a fling. Which is the most I could ever hope to have with him--a short-lived fling.
So what, right? It's not the end of the world.
But consider this: Getting my heart broken by Raphael d'Arcy is the least of my worries. Some very serious merde has been piling up in my life lately.
And it's about to hit the fan.   AMAZON  3.5 STARS

I had mixed feelings on this one.  And I like much of what this author writes. When I first started reading, I had to push to keep reading.  I had a hard time connecting with it.  I did like quirky Mia, she was definitely a character all on her own.  It was harder to get to know all that much about Raphael other than his womanizing reputation with women.  And some of the funny, and the sometimes thoughtful times he had with Mia.  I couldn't get a real read on what he really felt about being with her other than a ton of sex.  Which there was plenty of that.   Someone close to Raphael shares something that shed some light on Raphael.  *Keep an eye on his actions and not so much on his words*  Hope that doesn't spoil anything for other readers. He does tend to be a man of fewer meaningful words most of the time. They did have humor on their side though.  I am glad that I pushed though, because about half way through I began to enjoy it more   and it began to have a few more surprises in store.  And other interesting people added to the story. 
By the way, something I found amusing was how long Raphael's real official name is.

I received a free copy of this book and this is my honest opinion of it.  


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