- File Size: 2278 KB
- Print Length: 316 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Sweenix Rising Books (September 27, 2013)
- Publication Date: September 27, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00FPVBYRC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,270,999 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Derailed Kindle Edition
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I also very much enjoy that the plot did not go for any of the more hanging fruit of emotional twists with misunderstandings that everyone can see through, pretty jealousy or freak coincidences. Everything here is much more grounded, realistic, intentional and as the troubles feel real, so do the happy moments.Very satisfying in not being shallow.
In some ways, this book also reads like a travel guide to France, the history, geography and food, and I love those bits for the educational and transporting nature of it. I had to reluctantly take a star off because the two natures of the story were not stitched together as seamlessly as they might have been.
Overall, I enjoyed Derailed very much and would highly recommend it.
When Louisa's boss denies her the promotion she deserves, she quits. Such spur-of-the-moment thinking is not of her ilk. She is a scientist, and she is nothing if not logical and orderly. But she's just so mad. So hurt.
Fortunately, she is about to head to France for her best friend's wedding. Louisa decides to take advantage of the break in her career action and stick around for a week, or two, or however many she decides she needs. At the wedding, she meets Yves, a gorgeous Frenchman and fellow scientist who lives in London. When Louisa suddenly declares that she would like to visit Normandy in an attempt to better understand her WWII vet grandfather, Yves volunteers to take her.
Theirs is not a romance ... at first. But two gorgeous people traveling around France naturally will lead to some heartstrings getting pulled. Neither particularly wants an affair, if for no other reason than both are so practical. Louisa allows herself the fantasy of a vacation fling, promising herself that her heart won't get broken.
But we see, long before she does, that it might. And so might Yves'.
This is more than a romance, though. Wentworth and Ciachella teach us some history, too, as well as take us on a gastronomical tour of France. You will want some good French wine and decadent French food while you read this book, so consider yourself warned.
I enjoyed the way this story was told. Yes, there were times when the historical element interrupted Yves' and Louisa's tale a little too long. But it's just so lovingly written. You can tell that the writers respect and revere the region and their characters, but not in a way that feels precious or histrionic. Louisa is flawed. She angers and frustrates us with her narrow vision for her life. Yves is a little mysterious, but he's supposed to be. He reveals bits of himself to Louisa, and he is the one far more willing to take a chance on their relationship than she is. Louisa, however, is so paralyzed that you fear she will never allow herself to be happy.
There are some sexy times, but I wouldn't say these two rock the headboard. It's far sweeter, far more gentle. Even so, Yves is ... well ... he's YVES. And I think I fell in thrall with him, just a wee bit.
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview.
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