OOH-LA-LA! A FRENCH FORTUNE!
The Yuletide season brings something tres magnifique to Austin, Texas, in the form of sexy French entrepreneur Amersen Beaudin. The sexy but standoffish playboy has zero interest in meeting his newly discovered Fortune relatives, least of all the man who is his biological father.
But when matriarch Kate Fortune dangles an all-too-attractive business proposition, he is too intrigued to stay away. And once he meets Kate’s beautiful gardener, Robin Harbin, he starts to rethink his holiday plans… A spicy affair with the blonde, blue-eyed Texan is now at the top of Amersen’s wish list.
But all Robin wants for Christmas is the flirty Parisian’s heart and soul. Can she convince him that love–and family–can lead to a joyeux Noel?
Let’s begin with why the one star (or horse in this case) was taken off. The characters are only 25 and 24 years of age and yet the story shows they have reached the pinnacle of success already. That somehow does not ring true because this is the age where one starts ascending the career ladder towards success because you just finished university!
But if I ignored that fact completely, which I plan to as I concentrate on the story itself, it was frought with emotions.
Love at first sight is something I have always discounted (I sort of still do) but the way it was portrayed in this book was breathtaking. The best part? Love at first sight happened only for one in the equation.
Besides that, it talks about the importance of communication in a relationship which struck a cord. Seeing that someone actually makes an effort and listens (not only hear) to what you say is such an aphrodisiac (at least for me).
Those small moments that are usually seen as insignificant are the real building blocks of any and every relationship and that is very well portrayed in this story.
This one brought me so many smiles and pleased the romantic in me.