TWO NIGHTS IN PARIS - Delaney Diamond
Garden Avenue Press
REVIEWER: Cheryl McNeil | RATING: A
REVIEW: Stephan Brooks, the Son of Sylvie Johnson of SJ Brands, has been mentioned in other books in The Brooks Family Series. One page in, and we already know Stephan is a hand full. He’s another one of those bad boys that Ms. Diamond likes to write about that women shouldn’t be attracted to, but just can’t help themselves. Roselle Parker, one of Ms. Johnson’s favorite employees, falls in the category of not being able to help herself. She swoons internally when she sees Stephan in Sylvie’s office and has been admiring him from afar for a while. Sylvie demands that Stephan get his act together, or his livelihood will be seriously impacted. Ms. Diamond has written about Roselle’s first interaction with Stephan as one we can all relate to at one time or another. She tried to act like being around him wasn’t impacting her.
I enjoyed how Ms. Diamond captures Roselle and Stephan’s casual interactions. Even though Roselle is attracted to Stephan, she is very comfortable around him. Both Roselle and Stephan have a sense of humor and they play off of each other. Ms. Diamond has written about a couple that connects, despite being polar opposites. Things progress quickly, but naturally. Based on the synopsis, the reader has an idea of what’s going to happen in Paris, but it is so much more. Roselle and Stephan are really able to connect on a deeper level. I enjoyed the descriptions of Paris. The reader feels like they are sight-seeing right along with them.
Behind the playboy and bad boy exterior, Stephan is really caring and has a big heart. We see that throughout. In so many ways, Roselle and Stephan are exactly what each other needs. TWO NIGHTS IN PARIS has a serious component and touches on how people are impacted by victim shaming and a lack of support when something terrible happens to them.
It is good to get updates on the other Brooks siblings and Cousin Malik from previous books. Cousin Trenton and his wife Alannah, from the Johnson family series, also make an appearance. Ms. Diamond includes many unexpected twists and turns on the way to HEA, which makes TWO NIGHTS IN PARIS even more enjoyable.
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