Can't decide if this is a 2 or 3 star -should be 2.5
Another contemporary filled with impossibly rich and handsome men and impossibly gorgeous women. Our heroine, Cassie, is an international super model who falls in love with a poor french grocery delivery boy. But then a rich criminal Jake wants her, causes the boyfriend to have an inconvenient accident, and forces her to marry him (Jake). He never finds her letter explaining what happens so they both end up burying hatred for each other. Fastforward ten years. Our poor French boy, Marcel, is now a ruthless millionaire and Cassie is Mrs. Henshaw, a prim business woman. She becomes his employee as he buys the hotel she works at. Recognition and sparks fly between them immediately.
The scenes of Paris are wonderful, but the romance and declarations of lover, particularly at the beginning of the book, are cheesy. Really cheesy.
The romance does start to heat up but after they make love for the first time it flounders a bit. The pacing in the second half of the book could have been imporved. The conflict did not feel real enough, it felt like the author was stringing things along to make the page count. There is a "break-up" toward the end and a reunion, but that too felt rushed.
It's a good book for those seeking a millionaire tale.
Rated on my 5-star romance scale. Start to finish read - 2 hours or less.