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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Sparks are flying in the City of Light

Emma Brooks, single mom and managing director at the leading recruiting firm in Paris, was against their merger with an American company from the start. Not only was her firm losing its autonomy, she was losing her well-deserved promotion to Cole Dorset—a handsome, arrogant interloper from New York!

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Mass Market Paperback, 380 pages
Published March 1st 2014 by Harlequin Heartwarming (first published January 1st 2014)
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Feb 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014

Once again I've been thoroughly impressed with this newest release from the Harlequin Heartwarming line of books.  The Paris Connection is quite simply a cute, fun, enjoyable read.  A great escape with family values mixed in with a clean romance.

I loved the chemistry between the main characters who went from misunderstanding each other to falling for each other by the end of the story.

Set in Paris this story was one that I enjoyed getting lost in.  Great characters, great setting, great story l
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
After having leaving the United States for Paris to marry who she thought was the man of her dreams, Emma Brooks finds herself divorced and raising her 5-year-old daughter on her own. To make matters worse, the promotion she was hoping to snag was offered to a big shot American, Cole Dorset who would rather be any where but France. Despite clashing on the first day they met, Emma and Cole learn to work together. Cole must learn to like Paris and Emma must decide if a workplace romance is worth t ...more
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Can I say I loved it, and leave it at that?
Probably not. Emma Brooks is an American living in Paris. She's made it her home in the last eight years, loves her daughter, and loves her job as managing director at a corporate recruiting firm. Everything is going well until her boss announces that their company is merging with an American one, and that one of the Americans will be getting the promotion her boss had promised her.
Emma is the one in charge of picking Cole Dorset up at the airport and
The Overweight Bookshelf
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My ideal of the perfect morning would be sitting en plein air at a Parisian café sipping un café au lait (it's considered gauche to drink this in the afternoon and I will not be deprived!), nibbling on a decadent chocolatine, idly watching passerby and paging through a particularly engaging tome. In actual fact my mornings consist of screeching in to Starbucks at 7:30 for a caffeine hit that only a venti Americano can provide
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
5 stars!!!

Review originally posted on i blog 4 books:

Cerella Sechrist is a new-to-me author, but this definitely won't be the last time I read one of her books! When I realized that we were going to dive into the world of inter-office romance, I was skeptical of how it would play out. But, the story played out nicely—with a decent amount of tension but still with a happy ending.

The Paris Connection is an incredibly romantic story. Not steamy, mind you, as
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Paris Connection is a delightful read! Take this book along on your next trip … it’s the perfect vacation read to whisk your mind away to Europe.

I’ll admit I was hesitant at the prospect of office-romance-as-main-plot; I work in an office setting and have mixed feelings about office romances. However, I was pleasantly surprised at how nicely this one worked. (Think Jim and Pam from “The Office” … yep, I’m that fan!) I particularly enjoyed the tour of Paris; Cerella does a wonderful job of ma
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from the Harlequin Heartwarming line. This book fulfilled my expectations for an enjoyable wholesome romance story, and then some. I loved the corporate environment setting in Paris, France. I appreciated how the romance between Emma and Cole flawlessly developed. It was believable. Sometimes authors don't take the time to show the progression of a romantic relationship between characters, and the resulting connection seems contrived. This was not the case between Emma and Col ...more
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was such a sweet book! I found myself swept away to Paris and thoroughly enjoyed my time there! All of the characters were absolutely fantastic especially Emma, Cole, and Emma's daughter Avery. And even the characters that you didn't love as much, still had redeeming qualities. I loved how the whole book had this lighthearted and romantic feel that was so refreshingly beautiful! Honestly I was just wrapped up in the book and it's hard to pull myself out enough to find the right words for it ...more
Kathryn Cooper
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on Kathryn Cooper Writes

This was such a pleasant read. I have never been to Paris, but now I must go!

It’s so fun when the two main characters hate each other from the start. It always makes me laugh. Cole and Emma did not get off to a good start, but things get better. I mean, look at the cover! No seriously look at it. :D Cole was seriously charming and Emma was strong and likable. I really enjoyed this book!

I recommend The Paris Connection to contemporary romance lovers and Paris lo
Hina Tabassum Khatri
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Finding the real deal when you think you have had it all along. Cole comes to Paris after his marriage proposal is rejected and given the position that was intended for both; the woman who rejected him and the woman he eventually fell in love with.

Emma had been in love with Paris, the City of Lights (not the only one in the world, though), since she first came to Paris. Divorced with one little daughter she has learnt to close of the romantic within her but when love knocks at your door, it does
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Paris Connection by Cerella Sechrist is a romance with an unusual premise--two Americans meet in Paris as coworkers. Emma has lived in Paris for years and is raising her daughter on her own. She is a person of integrity who knows that the world can't be considered in black and white terms only--that individuals need to be given consideration. Cole arrives in London and fills the position that Emma had been promised. He is a bit resentful at being relocated into a foreign country into a posit ...more
Tressia Avellar
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book will grab you right from the beginning. It brings some of the characters from Cerella's book "Gentle Persuasion" and adds to the story, or at least it did for me. It was one of those books you just hate to set down till it's finished, but the housework was still there after the book was finished (sigh).

Emma Brooks is the type of woman many of us hope to be. She is able to balance the job she loves while still being able to be a wonderful mom to her daughter she adores. She is given th
Jessica Figueroa
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgally
I swear endings like this book ruins any chances of meeting a great, romantic guy. Good things I have books like this one to have my little escapes. I loved this book and the characters. I loved that there was more then one point of view. I loved Emma character she is a a strong, independent mother who is also a hopeless romantic. She is a also a loyal friend, and selfless risking her hide to help another. I liked that she takes things as she goes and isn't really bitter about how things turned ...more
Roz ~ My Written Romance
My other reviews can be found at My Written Romance.

I do love Paris. Even though it has been many years since I have been there, the glimpses of the city as described in The Paris Connection bring memories back of the days I spent wandering its streets.

This is a very sweet story and perfect for those who are not so keen on the spicy side of things when it comes to romance fiction. I enjoyed the read and it left me with a smile. I don't typically read from the Heartwarming or Love Inspired lines,
Jun 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
I don't typically read romance, but I picked this up because I was drawn to the setting, and it did not disappoint. The characters were likable and well-drawn (and not nearly as annoyingly frustrating as those I've often found in romance), and there was more to the story than just the relationship between the two people you knew would get together in the end (because it is, after all, romance). I would definitely read more by this author, whose work, if this book is any indication, has more meat ...more
A sweet and clean romance. I liked Emma and Cole a lot. I enjoyed seeing their relationship change, they started out disliking each other and by the end of the book it was completely different. Emma is a great mom, because she thinks about what's best for her daughter - I have a specific scene in mind, but can't say without spoiling. A perfect book to read when you're looking for a light, fun read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of th
Salon Reads
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
*What Mary Thought*

Emma moved to Paris for love but stayed for the city. Five years after her divorce, Emma is a successful business woman about to take the next step in her career. That is until a new American boss takes over the office. Cole is not impressed with Emma or the City of Light. To make matters worse, corporate espionage is afoot and may ruin both Emma and Cole’s careers for good. Now they must work together to clear Emma’s name and prove Cole’s leadership.

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Mar 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read over the weekend. It really makes me want to visit Paris and experience all it has to offer. I love it when an author can really make you feel like you are there experiencing what the characters are. I had won this book from a giveaway the author had going along with a prize pack all things Paris. Looking forward to reading her other books.
This a wonderful clean romance story. I loved the setting of Paris and all the sights mentioned. The characters were extremely likable especially little Avery.
Paula Watson
Jan 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Cute and clean. If you are looking for that kind of book this is it.
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 May 03, 2017 03:42PM  
CERELLA SECHRIST lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. Inspired by her childhood love of stories, she was ten years old when she decided she wanted to become an author. A former barista, Cerella could spend hours discussing coffee origins and flavor profiles. She’s been known to post too many pug photos on both Insta ...more

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