“I was the little girl who loved you from afar. I was the woman who gave herself away for you and ended up losing a lot of who she was.”
“Then allow me to give back some of what I stole.”
After being dumped by her fiancé, Eleanor Carrington flees to Paris to help her self-medicated mother. While keeping her mom from popping pills like gummy bears, Eleanor launches a new, no-strings-attached life plan with absolutely NO falling in love whatsoever. On her part at least, because her self-esteem could do with one or two Frenchmen going un peu crazy for her.
What she doesn’t need is for her first Grand Amour, Zachary Murdoch, to burst back into her life. Whatever shit-show she’s just been through was a stroll. What Zach put her though was a climb up Mount Everest. Barefoot. In a bikini.
Now a club-owner in Paris, Zach is intrigued by the troubled woman who was once the sweet girl he had to give up. Offering a shoulder for her to cry on is what he owes her. Loving her is what he lost the right to. Because there’s a reason he broke up with Lenor and that reason is why she’s in Paris.
But Paris is known as the City of Love…
Will he be her turn at love?
*** You Turn is a contemporary adult romance and part of the Second Chances series. However, Lenor and Zach’s story can be read as a stand-alone novel. There is no cliffhanger. ***
BOOK REVIEW: 4 STARS
This was a good book to read. It was romantic, it had a lot of drama and angst, secrets and lies, and it has beautiful ending. I enjoyed reading it. It has a very well written dual POV. I like that it goes back and forth from past to present, it helps to understand their actions, Zachary’s most of all. Knowing what happened to him in the past, his loss, his bad choices, his change, helped to understand him and fall in love with him.
I liked Lenor. She’s a good daughter, despite of her bad relationship with her mother, she took care of her. Lenor is damaged, she have loved twice and she’s been let down twice. I totally relate to her. However, she has a chance to start over with Zach. I understood why she struggle about Zach, letting him in again meant giving him another chance to break her heart again, but she needed to move on, she needed closure. It was chance she needed to take, for her own sake. It was selfish, she did it without thinking about Zach’s feelings, but I’d have done the same thing.
Zachary was fascinating. You can see I was always in his side, right? He did things that he regretted for five years, and despite of that, he decided to mature, to become a better man. He did good, because when he had his second chance, he proved himself to Lenor, he proved that he was a man worth loving, a man worth forgiving. I love a man who changes out of love, and Zach did it without any hope of getting her back again in his life, that gives him more credit.
There were some things overwhelming about this book. There was so much french. Don’t get me wrong, I love the language, it’s very romantic, but I felt it was overused, in my opinion. There were also some moments rushed in the book. Everything else was great, specially the end.
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