Title: Cocktails at Le Carmen
Author: Isabelle Andover
Genre: Chick-Lit, Contemporary Romance
Published: June 19, 2015
Publisher: Simon & Fig
My Rating: 4 stars
When job cuts at Chloe Saddler’s London communications firm result in an unexpected transfer to Paris, she finds herself leaving behind her friends, family, and boyfriend Scott to start a new life in the City of Light. Getting to grips with La Vie Parisienne and keeping a long-distance relationship afloat is not made any easier by the culture shock. Committing the odd French faux pas and inadvertently indulging in a few too many flirtations with her very sexy (and very taken) boss, Jean-Luc, is just the start of it. Factor in her bridezilla of a sister’s wedding (the hottest event of the year in the Saddler family’s social calendar), an unexpected session of hot, naked yoga, a slightly psychotic stalker, and one incredible kiss at an infamous Montmartre nightspot, and Chloe can say au revoir to her old, safe London life and bonjour to the romance, splendour, and glamour of Paris.
Read on for my thoughts on Cocktails at Le Carmen. No true spoilers, promise.
Cocktails at Le Carmen was such a delightful, laugh out loud story. I enjoyed Chloe’s adventures in a new country, at a new job and all the amusing complications that involved. It was such a joy to see her leave the sleazy boyfriend behind. Friends and family are strong factors in this fast paced story and we will love some and hate others – but that’s life, right?
I found myself laughing more during this novel than I have in quite a while. It felt good to really enjoy the nuances that simply bring out that need to laugh unexpectedly. Cocktails at Le Carmen is a charmer, one that you should pick up and read for yourself. The perfect beach or back porch book to indulge yourself with.
I would recommend this novel for anyone who enjoys a touch of comedy in their romance, a bit of culture shock and simply enjoys laughing out loud when the impulse takes you over. This is a charming story, one that anyone who loves a good story would enjoy.
*I received an e-ARC of Cocktails at Le Carmen from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
*Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.*
Cocktails is available for the Kindle