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Paris Lights: A Heart of the City romance Book 1

C.J. Duggan

1 Reviews

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A Heart of the City roma, Fiction, Adult & contemporary romance, Sagas

The first standalone in C.J. Duggan's addictive HEART OF THE CITY series - a sassy, sexy romance from the internationally bestselling author of the SUMMER and PARADISE series.

'You're breaking up with me!'
He was silent.
'In Paris.'
Eyes dropping.
'Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!' I screamed.

Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here - three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she'd pictured it . . .

Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether - with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.

When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic - if not slightly terrifying - tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he's coming back for a second course . . .


PRAISE FOR C.J. DUGGAN'S HEART OF THE CITY SERIES:

'Fun and sexy ... Cheeky leading lady, dashing love interest, family complications and a fun setting - this book does have it all.' - Fictional Thoughts on London Bound

'I'm really glad that I've discovered C.J. Duggan's novels - her writing is sassy and witty with strong female characters who are willing to take on anything, no holds barred.' - Sam Still Reading on New York Nights

'CJ continuously provides us with books that are easy to read and addictive, with exciting plots and characters you just can't help but love.' - Sweet Reading on Paris Lights

'A refreshing blend of sassy, sexy characters with an emotional backstory' - Scandalicious Book Reviews on New York Nights

'New York Nights is a light, fun read, perfect for a bubble bath with a drink of choice. It is reminiscent of a Cinderella fairy tale; only Cinderella is having serious doubts about the handsome prince.' - Queensland Reviewers Collective on New York Nights

'Great plot, interesting characters, secrets and romance, I didn't want it to end.'- G
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  • Originally posted on Rolling with the Moments (https://goo.gl/I9uZas) CJ Duggan, Aussie's abroad, and a blossoming love in the city of love, itself? Um, yes, please! I'm just going to put it out there, Louis is a bit of a major dick. But in a sweet kind of way? I mean, he's nice to a select few, and then the biggest douche to the rest of the world's population. It has left me conflicted as to whether or not I actually like him... Then there is Claire, and she is super sweet and kind person, and it's adorable to read her excitement over everything Paris related. They are both good people at heart - though he brings out the rebellious side in her, and she the best in him. So, maybe I like Louis for Claire, but I'm still on the fence in general terms. I thoroughly enjoyed Paris Lights. It is witty and funny, frustrating and lustful, and many other destinations on The Rollercoast of Emotions. I have always loved how well Duggan writes her supporting characters, and she has not disappointed this time around. There is just something about it that just makes the story feel that much more real, and I love it. Paris Lights is the first instalment in the Heart of the City series, and it has set an amazing precedent for the books to follow.

    Renae McKenzie

    Rated 4
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C.J. Duggan

C.J. Duggan is the internationally bestselling author of over ten books, including PARADISE CITY, PARADISE ROAD, the SUMMER series and the HEART OF THE CITY series. She lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales. When she isn't writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

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