Holding Out For Paris
“OH. MY. GOD. This book. I can't even begin to describe it. Lizzie and Spencer were explosive and hot and sweet and everything else you could possibly want in a romance novel rolled into one.” - Carmen, Goodreads
You pack your bags. Move to Paris. Fall in love.
A dream, right?
Especially when you find out your Mr. Right is actually married. With kids....more
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I loved Holding Out for Paris. It‘s an older brother’s best friend romance that’s equal parts sweet and steamy. I started reading this book swearing I was going to pace myself and only read a few chapters at a time. Impossible! Once I started I was sucked ...more
It is the perfect escape to Paris (and the cheapest way to travel there btw).The words flow. The story is easily readable and pleasant. The characters are authentic and relatable. Spencer is the perfect gentleman and every woman can find a small part of herself in Lizzy's persona. Although I am 100% team Spencer. I can't help it. The ...more
A five star standalone read with a HEA.
OH. MY. GOD. This book. I can't even begin to describe it. Lizzie and Spencer were explosive and hot and sweet and everything else you could possibly want in a romance novel rolled into one. I devoured this book in only a few hours and I seriously can't say enough good things about it.
Gabrielle Ashton will make you want to fly to Paris and get your heart broken in a million pieces just so Spencer Tate can put it back together.
Spencer. fucking. Tate.
You can not deny the chemistry between Spencer and Lizzie from the first knock on the door.
While I have never traveled to Paris before I felt as though I was right beside them touring, drinking and laughing. Ashton’s words come to life off of the paper.
The sexy scenes are and you can’t help but cheer ...more
This is a brothers best friend trope, but it isn’t the typical plot. I am always amazed when an author, especially a debut author takes something that has been written about time and time again, and yet is still able to make it new and unique.
When Elizabeth is at her lowest point after a man crushed her, her brother Sebastian calls his Best Friend Spencer to come check in on her. Little did Spencer know that his life was about to change. Elizabeth is all grown up since the last time he saw ...more
The way Gabrielle described everything I felt the love she has for the city through every page. Spencer and Lizzie's story was cute, sweet with steam AF scenes. You gotta love a sweet boy with a filthy mouth. After Lizzie's e boyfriend turns to be a douche. Our girl gets drunk and ends up skyping with her very overprotective but HOT brothers. Since they can't get to her Sebastian one of her hot bros sends his best friend to check in on her.
Spencer would do ...more
I could not imagine being in love with someone to find out they are married and have kids.
I love Elizabeth so much, and her bestie Sophia is FANTASTIC. They have great dialogue and a fantastic friendship.
The heat between Elizabeth and Spencer is EVERYTHING. There is so much leading up to that first kiss that you are like "KISS ALREADY!"
But it's timed out perfectly.
I laughed I cried I want more! lol
but seriously if you love a good brothers best friend ...more
Wow what a Absolutely Amazing novel. Elizabeth moves to paris as a aspiring writer, she wants to experience what all amazing writer's do in the city of love and dreams. Elizabeth is a huge book lover. She gets her heart broken by a man. Spencer her older brother's best friend shows up in paris as a favor for her brother Seb. Soon sparks fly and the chemistry sizzles between them. Spencer trys and fights his feeling for his best friend's little sister because of Bro ...more
But when Lizzie ...more
Elizabeth Hastings moved to Paris to experience the romance in life and to become an amazing writer (her dream). While in Paris she experiences the romance and believes she has found her one but it’s short loved and Lizzie is crushed. Her brothers are ...more
Elizabeth is in Paris to experience what the great writers experienced. She wants to become a great writer, to be as great as her brothers are at what they do. She recently had her heart broken in one of the worst ways. Spencer is in London opening up a new gym there, when he gets a call from ...more
Spencer was what I expect in a hero: strong, successful, and handsome. However, what I truly admired about him the most was his loyalty and his down to earth attitude. Did I mention he is good at big, romantic gestures? He was practically ...more
I really liked Lizzie, she's strong and ...more
It is written in third person and let me tell you, I usually struggle to read third person it can feel disconnected for me.. That DID NOT happen here. Right from the very first page I was sucked into this brilliant world. I didn't even notice it was written in a way I don't usually don't read. Now that is saying something!
I absolutely loved every single moment of this book. I had so many emotions..I had very ...more
Holding Out for Paris is the first book I’ve read by Gabrielle Ashton, and it will not be my last. I enjoyed this story of Lizzie and Spencer, it's a cute friend to lovers story. Spencer is called by Lizzie’s brother to have him visit her after she’s in a breakup to check on her and make sure she’s alright. The only problem is she’s not the little sister Spencer remembered. Lizzie spends time with him and finds there’s more to Paris when you're looking at it through someone else’s ...more
Holding out for Paris is a great read. Spencer and Lizzie have a wonderful story. Spencer is checking on Lizzie after her brother Spencer’s best friend calls and asked him to check on her for him. Lizzie is suffering from a broken heart and needs a rebound guy. Will Spencer be that rebound guy or since she is his best friends sister will he not mess with her? I definitely recommend this book it is a great story and you will not be disappointed. Make sure you one click.
When she’s not writing about her favourite romance tropes in gorgeously exotic locations, Gabrielle studies law and also works as a television producer. On any given day she wakes up at three in the ...more