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The Song That Seduced Paris (The Bel Homme Quartet Book 1) - Cindy Irish

C'est parfait!

It's a steamy, feel-good contemporary romance that I will be reading again and again! This book absolutely deserves a standing ovation. Each and every character was fantastic, and this book set up the whole series quite nicely!

I was intrigued from the beginning! Even the first page is...well...ahem...let's just say I have never seen a book begin quite that way :) It was absolutely not what I expected this book to include, but again, I was VERY interested to see where the story went from there!

And it doesn't stop there! Not only is the love built up between Annie and Gabriel (and a certain other couple that shall remain nameless and you'll have to read to find out), but the love scenes are ON FIRE!!! Cindy includes that element of true love that makes these exchanges between Annie and Gabriel so endearing.

Annie might just be my favorite heroine of all time. She is no-nonsense, smart, VERY funny and yet sometimes, as with the rest of us, forgets to turn on her filter. Some of the things that come out of her mouth are absolutely priceless!

Gabriel is, bar none, THE most romantic hero I have ever read. Ladies, I think you will GLADLY ditch your current book-boyfriend for Gabriel! (I know I did!)

An element is included in this story (twice) that I usually don't like reading about; the deceased spouse. Cindy included and handled this aspect beautifully with such humility and respect that, and I felt, really added to the story. It also added to Gabriel's character with regard to the way he handled it.

I absolutely LOVED every single character in this book. I even found it hard to hate the "villain"! (The conflict was pretty low-stress, which fit in well with the tone of the story)

I am THRILLED that book 2 is out, and I can't wait to read Jamie's story!!!