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The French Detective's Woman, AKA The Paris Caper & In His Control
on April 27, 2014
Set in Paris, this is the love story of Ciara, a jewel thief, and Jean-Marc, a detective set on catching her.
I was hooked on this book from the very beginning. I couldn't put it down. That is until about halfway through the book when the characters turned from charming and interesting to plain annoying. Jean-Marc, charming and irresistible in the beginning, became obsessive and it seemed that he cared more about possessing and controlling Ciara then actually genuinely caring about her. And Ciara, a strong and confident thief, seemed to turn into a mindless idiot whenever Jean-Marc was around.
***Spoiler Alert**** At one point Ciara is set up by a dirty cop, and is arrested by Jean-Marc and sent to prison. When she finally gets out he's waiting for her. He basically tells her that he realized while she was in prison that she was set up, but that she was still a thief and, therefore, deserved to do time. And he admits to sleeping with other women while she was incarcerated. Then he expects her to just forgive him. He even attempts to seduce her to get her back...and she falls for it! I'm sorry, but if a guy whom I'm in a relationship with arrests me for a crime I didn't commit, and then stands by his actions even though he knew I was innocent, I wouldn't just fall into his arms. Are you kidding me?
Overall I thought that The French Detective's Woman was a good idea. The story started out strong, but in the end it just fell a little short of the mark for me.