French Retribution (French Romance Book 3) Kindle Edition
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Evie’s heart was broken on the night, ten years ago, when Raph, the love of her life, abandoned her inexplicably and her heirloom necklace was stolen in a mugging that nearly killed her. When Evie has finally regained her necklace – through a bit of thievery – and bumps into Raph in the marketplace making her escape, is it any wonder she believes this is more than coincidence? Raph abandoned her the night her necklace was stolen and now that she has recovered it, he’s the first person she meets?
Raph has his own reasons for distrusting Evie – believing that it was she who abandoned him that night ten years ago.
Now, thrown together again for a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game where Evie and the necklace are targets, can they trust each other enough to work together? Old feelings are rekindled in each of them despite their lack of confidence in each other as they run from whoever has trashed Evie’s hotel room, tried to run her over in the street and made an attempt at poisoning…
Raph and Evie were believable characters as was the relatively small cast of secondary characters. Though I did want to shake both Evie and Raph at different points because of their hard-headed refusal to give up their mistrust! The plot picks up with break neck speed toward the end, and the culprit was a surprise to me and yet was completely plausible.
This was an enjoyable romance with some well-portrayed sex scenes that were not too graphic. And naturally, being a romantic at heart, I enjoyed the ending. :)
“A decade of mistrust lay in between. Yet interwoven in the waves of tension was a frisson of longing she couldn’t deny… but now out here in the silence of the night it had a beguiling power of its own… The years fell away. Her body knew what it wanted and her mind wasn’t capable of resisting… The growl of his satisfaction at her submission was a balm to her anxiety. `I’ve missed how you turn my blood to fire’.”
From my Avid Reader’s Wish List -
I like the author’s frequent use French words and idioms. It adds a sense of place and ambiance, but a Glossary of French terms would provide added comprehension.
The book was well edited (loved the cover), but it could benefit from a more logical and convincing plot, particularly the climactic ending.
French Retribution begins with high drama and the level of it only escalates. Evie and Raph are keeping secrets from each other, even as they become mutually dependent — but it’s Evie’s possession of a necklace she’s stolen back after it was snatched from her in a mugging years before that puts her into danger — and as their romance reignites, Raph finds himself compelled to help.
Full of twists and turns, with high drama and strong compelling characters against exotic locations in and around the Mediterranean, French Retribution is an exciting, unnerving and fast-paced read — and easily is one of the best romantic suspense novels I’ve read.
I loved the imperfect nature of them both and that they didn’t just fall into each other’s arms on first glance. The history between them and the present state, added to realism of the unfolding relationship. It was complex, smart, and still sexy. Aside from romance the story had a wonderful amount of adventure, tension, and drama making it a balanced multi-genre read.
Fans of romantic suspense will love this story and its strong characters. You can easily read this without needed to read the other parts in the series. I never felt like I was missing anything. I recommend it.
There are a number of French words that this poor monolingualist English speaking reader skipped over. I finally had to know one of Raph’s favorite terms, putain. Oh, merde. I wouldn’t have guessed. Although the f-bomb was dropped a few times, I took no offense, but know that some readers do. In such a lovely setting, it did surprise me.
The author’s writing is strong and the story flowed nicely. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.