Sent to Paris on business, Nigel Warren doesn’t quite understand why his colleagues’ eyes twinkle as they tell him to meet them at a local night spot.
When he discovers it’s a drag cabaret and his acquaintances aren’t there, he realizes he’s the butt of a joke. Yet he finds himself quite undone by a singer dressed in an elegant gown, crooning a spellbinding ballad.
It’s not unusual for Jay, a former Londoner, to bring a new “friend” home from the cabaret, but he’s never had a guest quite like Nigel, whose straitlaced manner hides an unexpected passionate streak.
One romantic night on a rooftop under starry skies, followed by an afternoon enjoying the excitement of the 1901 Paris Exposition, bonds these opposites in a way neither can forget—even after they part.
Their spark reignites when Jay comes to London, but he’s not sure he can go back to hiding his true self, not even for the sake of love…unless Nigel is willing to shed his cloak of staid respectability and take a leap of faith.
Contains a virgin who doesn’t speak French but is fluent in numbers, and a drag performer who is trilingual in English, French and Love. Not responsible for extra pounds brought on by the urge to dine on croissants au deux.
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Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon have written another delightful, feel-good sexy romance, confirming once again why they are an auto-buy for me. I highly recommend this writing team, their Bohemian, and their Banker; they’ll leave you smiling for the rest of your day.
Though a good portion of this book is devoted to sensuality, the characters felt fully developed... We get to see the people under their facades—be they bland business suits and dolled-up frocks—and that gives this character-driven tale the required depth, purpose and meaning. The message of learning to love another as well as yourself continues to be relevant to this day. Recommended read.
--joyfully jay 4.75 stars
What a delicious, delightful historical read! This is the first historical I have read by this writing duo but I will be sure to pick up their other works!
I could feel the atmosphere of time and place. Both characters radiated their station and yet were wholly themselves....Even if historical isn’t necessarily your thing, this is a great story about compromise and love. Give it a try!
The descriptions of everything from the food to the dresses to the smells to the art, you felt like you were walking down those streets with Nigel and Jay...So if you are planning to start right before bed, don’t. Or you may be lost and have to re-read. Or stay up until 3AM.
--crystalsmanyreviewers five stars
This has got to be my favorite book by Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon.. . . I don’t know if it was the time-frame (turn of the 20th century) or just the characters themselves, but I was hooked on this story from the moment I started reading.