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The Paris Apartment

(Love Nests #1)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  109 ratings  ·  73 reviews
James Sinclair, a successful trader, keeps his busy life uncomplicated. Work is about all he has time for. Imagine his surprise when he returns to his Paris apartment to find his little sister’s best friend, Mila Johnson, in his bed.

One night of fooling around opens a Pandora’s box which Mila just wants to pry open wider, whereas James just wants to keep the lid on tight.
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Published October 19th 2018
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Mila is the modest, virginal best friend of a wild party girl. Desperate to shape her own future, and get out from under her oppressive family, Mila agrees to go on a two week Paris vacation. The trip promises to revive her love of painting and, at the hopes of her best friend, bring plenty of men to woo her. Arriving at James' apartment, the older, handsome brother of her best friend, she finds herself alone, inspired, and seriously considering the
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Paris Apartment by Sophia Karlson is the First Book in the Love Nests series. This is the story of Mila Johnson and James Sinclair.
James comes home to his Paris apartment to find his sister's best friend in his apartment. Mila is a innocent painter that needed a place to stay and took the option of James's apartment. Sparks fly between the two but James isn't sure that Mila can handle his sexual taste.
I really enjoyed reading their story and will look for more books from this author.
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
3.5 Stars

This is my first read by this author. I was interested in the setting from the blurb and wanted to see where this author would take us. This is a best friends brother trope and as such, our characters have known each other for many years.

James comes home to find Mila crashing at his Paris apartment. He forgot that he promised it to his sister and her best friend. Mila has had a crush on James forever, but her strict parents forbade her to have contact with the family at some point.

I d
N.N. Light
Imagine James Sinclair's surprise when he discovers his little sister's best friend in his Paris apartment, in his bed. He doesn't have the time or inclination to explore the budding feelings between he and Mila. But when Mila takes initiative, he's helpless under her ministrations. When his dark past invades their shared Paris apartment, will she leave or stay?

Such a delightful romance and one I thoroughly enjoyed. Paris becomes a character all its own and brought back wonderful memories of my
Karen's Utterly Unashamed
Sophia Karlson did it again. If you haven't picked up any of this author's should. Her writing is awesome and her stories are romantic, hot, full of chemistry, and just plain good.

This one follows Mila to Paris. She grew up a pastors daughter with four brothers. Her parents banned her from her best friend as a child because of their families "sins." Good Grief, right?!?!

She is ready to grow up, experience the world, follow her art passion, well...and...not be a virgin anymore!

Oct 06, 2018 rated it really liked it

First book read by this Author and I really loved her writing style and will be reading more of her books.

The Paris Apartment - Is a hot, full of sex romance read with hidden and dark secrets.

James Sinclair - Is a successful business man traveling around the world, just finished an open relationship and not looking for anyone other than a one night stand.

Until he arrives home from a business trip early and Mila Johnson, his sisters long-term best friend is sleeping like an angel in his bed, Mila
Suzanne Jefferies
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed the romance in this story. Yes, it's hot and steamy and all of that good stuff, but the romance is page-turningly good. Young, naive virgin — a preacher's daughter — and a jaded hotshot businessman. Fireworks? You bet.

Go get yourself a copy!
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have always loved to read romance novels that are panty dropping sexy from the get go and this story of Mali and James is just that. Mali is the perfect 24 year old sexy virgin who is visiting Paris as her muse to inspire her art. She comes with a bucket list of what she wants to accomplish and losing her virginity is at the top. James is the perfectly handsome sexy older brother of her best friend that has sexual issues of his own. Together they forge an unlikely romance that keeps you on an ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Oct 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-love
Let me start by saying that I'm a huge fan of the sibling's best friend trope. Add to that the Parisian setting and the intriguing blurb and I was pumped to read The Paris Apartment. While the book is sufficiently steamy, I just didn't vibe with the characters. Yes James and Mila had chemistry and history, but I feel like I didn't get to know them that well, so I didn't understand the draw they had to each other. That being said, there is heat and angst and drama, so I did find it entertaining. ...more
Lisa Pichner
A must read

This was my first read from Sophia Karlson.
I was hooked from the very beginning.
I loved the characters and the chemistry between the two main characters.
This book was well written and kept my interest throughout the whole book.
I highly recommend this book.

Roxanne D.
Type Dirty to Me
Roxanne D is new to me and she didn't disappoint me.
I was excited to read this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
This was well written and kept my interest throughout the whole book from the beginni
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this tantalizing romance. This best friend's older brother/opposites attract romance offers readers plenty of drama, intensity, steam and emotional turmoil. With twists and secrets that cause big complications that need to be overcome, can Mila and James get a HEA? A really good read! This is my voluntary and honest review. ...more
Sep 17, 2019 marked it as no-dull-mwh-dmh-tstl-unsafe
Not interested in ladies' man+ virgin heroine. ...more
Feb 15, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Isolde Dittrich
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The title got my attention - and Sophia Karlson did not disappoint with her storytelling skills. I loved the book from start to finish - the characters, the settings (in Paris, of course), the sensual love scenes... If you're into this kind of romance, this is a must read! Could not put the book down. Loved how well Sophia Karlson describes Paris, that let me feel as though I was there. Can't wait to read more by this author! ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it liked it
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Jul 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
When I first started this book, I was concerned that it might be just another entry in the catalogue of erotica featuring a very wealthy man with a painful past being healed by a beautiful young woman who he meets by happenstance. I was fully prepared for James and Mila to go the way of Christian and Anastasia, Gideon and Eva, Jonathan and Monica, and so on. That is, lots of bumps (and sex) along the way to a happily ever after.

I was pleasantly surprised by the characters in this book, who we ge
Lisa Pearson
Oct 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a new author for me, so I jumped at the chance to receive an ARC.
Well I’ve got to say, I was really pleasantly surprised with this book.

Mila is an artist, she visits Paris, staying in her best friends brothers apartment. James a hot shot business man that travels a lot, and is unaware that his sisters best friend is staying in his apartment. That is until he returns early from a business trip to find Mila in his bed.

It’s not long before a ‘one time’ night of passion ensues between J
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Paris Apartment has a wonderful romance storyline that will keep you turning page after page. It’s very well written with characters you may want to smack a time or two and others you’ll simply love to pieces.

Mila is the daughter of a minister and a very naive young woman. She finds herself in uncharted waters in an apartment in Paris when her best friends older brother James, returns home early. While Mila knew James when she was a kid, it did nothing to prepare her for seeing him through
Nov 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
‘The Paris Apartment’ drew me in with its beautiful cover, and I soon found myself also captivated by the passionate nature of this book. James Sinclair, arrives home to find a beautiful woman in his bed, only to discover that this is his sister’s best friend Mia. It was clear from the very start that this would be an intense relationship, but what follows is a growing awareness that each fills a need in the other. James has suffered from his parent’s relationship whilst Mia’s life has been clos ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF at 12%

I tried with this book. But I wasn’t feeling how this book was written. The way James talked. Seemed like he was way older then he was.

“Mila.” Was he trying to talk sense into her head, or his? “Being in my bed… comes with certain risks. Or risqué certainties. Whichever takes your fancy.” She nodded slightly; her eyes sparkled and her lips twitched. “Risqué certainties?” She was so not helping. But he needed to give her every chance to opt out. “What’s your risk profile, Mila?” he whis
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was ok
I DNF at about 30%

I could’ve liked this if it had been a slow burn between these two, if he had encouraged her to get out there and spread her wings and slowly fell in love with her.

I wanted a sexual awakening story for Mila. Not a “I want to teach you and mold you into what I want” for J. I also wanted to throat punch him for thinking he can be “kind & gentle” with her because she’s a virgin ... as opposed to the women he’s slept with who deserve less than? He’s indeed an asshole who doesn’t
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a first by this author for me and it started kinda slow. Mila is staying in James apartment when he comes home early from business. James just got out of a relationship and wants nothing serious and Mila is the exact opposite. These two are extremely hot together. James has so many secrets its a mess to see them get through. But in the end will love win???
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Milla and James.

If your looking for a contemporary romance with drama, and steam The Paris Apartment has this and so much more for a reader to enjoy.

I will say I'm not normally a contemporary romance reader but The Paris Apartment was surprisingly enjoyable, I loved the character's even when I didn't want to lol so yes there's drama, I loved the setting and descriptive writing and I really enjoyed the ending.
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a hidden jewel in my TBR. I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. Sophia Karlson is a new-to-me author and I’ll say I’ll keep reading her books. The Paris Apartment was fresh and sexy. Though I thought Mila recented her best friend for the unlimited freedom and financial situation, I still found her relatable. Being a preacher’s daughter wasn’t easy for her and so seeing her rebel and become her own was great. I’m looking forward to reading more stories by this author.
Ines Santos
Jul 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
I have to say Mila and James definitely kept me on my toes. I throughly enjoyed the story and they’re evolvement. They’re personal character development was great and considering this was my first read by the author I was very happy !

I do wish there had been more insight into James’ past and him even delving into with Mila.
Mathilda Hollingworth
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Inexperienced virgin. Hot, successful guy. One barely furnished apartment in the most romantic city in the world. Yes please !
From the moment Mila and James meet up again after not being in touch for a few years, there is an intense attraction between the two of them.
Mila has escaped her narrow minded upbringing and stifling circumstances for a few weeks of freedom in Paris, ready to explore whatever the city has to offer. Along comes James, her once teenage crush, broody, full of dark secrets
Jul 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Sophia Karlson's The Paris Apartment is a love story about two people who unexpectedly reconnected in an, as the title suggests, apartment in Paris. Mila Johnson is an art student who has come to Paris to visit all the meaningful museums. But most of all to have some fun as her best friend Stacy suggested (better word for this would be ordered). She comes to Paris a few days before her friend and stays alone in a beautiful apartment. The apartment belonged to Stacy's brother James, but he wa ...more
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mila and James are polar opposites. This book takes the reader on a trip to Paris, France. The beauty of the art world is seen through the main character's eyes. She is an young artist and viewing and creating at is her passion.

James is a businessman. He lives in Paris, but also travels the world. When these two meet...well let's say you must read this book to find out what happens.

This was a great story! I loved it from start to finish! I highly recommend it!
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romance Readers, Readers of Erotica
Take a twenty-four-year-old beautiful virgin and a hot, hugely successful, hunky chap in a minimally furnished apartment in the centre of Paris, the most romantic city in the world and you've got an incredibly sexy and romantic read!

James Sinclair, a successful trader keeps his busy life uncomplicated. Work is about all he has time for. Imagine his surprise when he returns to his Paris apartment to find his little sister’s best friend, Mila Johnson, in his bed. One night of fooling around opens
Rebecca Austin
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-companies
Mila Johnson has come to Paris for a holiday as is staying at the apartment of James Sinclair, her best friend Stacey's brother. She is looking forward to exploring art museums and galleries as she loves to paint but has been told by her parents that she needs a better and more stable career.

James Sinclair is a successful trader and is trying to keep his life on the straight and narrow since a bad break up months ago. Yet nothing prepares him for coming home and finding a barely clothed woman o
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