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Book Broadcast: Paris Lights by C.J. Duggan


Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in the last year, I don’t often have the time to complete an in depth review. I hope you can discover some new titles to read through this regular book post.

About Paris Lights:paris lights small

Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here – three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she’d pictured it . . .

Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether – with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.

When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic – if not slightly terrifying – tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he’s coming back for a second course . . .

Passing an afternoon by with a story featuring my all time favourite backdrop, Paris – the City of Lights, was absolutely perfect. Paris Lights, by Australian author C.J. Duggan, is the first book in the Heart of the City series. Each book is a stand alone novel, featuring different characters placed in a stunning location across the globe. Other books in the series travel to New York, London and Rome. A new instalment has recently been released, which set in Hollywood. Some years have passed since I last picked up a C.J. Duggan book. I recall reviewing Paradise City, when it first released back in 2013. Browsing through my downloaded ibooks, I decided to give Paris Lights a try. I had a feeling it wasn’t going to take much for me to like this one. Paris Lights amounted to a surprisingly excellent read for me. I enjoyed the snazzy characters, emotion, romance, kitchen frivolity and of course the wonderfully drawn setting. C.J. Duggan has convinced me to try the follow on books in this series.

Paris Lights by C.J. Duggan was published on 13th November 2016 by Hachette Australia. Details on how to purchase the book can be found here.

Paris Lights, is book #79 of the Australian Women Writers Challenge




3 thoughts on “Book Broadcast: Paris Lights by C.J. Duggan

  1. Love these small reviews. Just perfect. This was such a fun book, wasn’t it, Amanda? I can’t wait to read her others in this series, I’m especially interested in the one that is set in New York. A magical city for me.

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