Review: Rhapsody in Paris by Ju Ephraime
This couldn’t be happening to her. A fall on the track where she runs every day, a chance meeting with the most handsome stranger she’s ever seen, and Franchesca LaCasse, an accomplished biochemist, usually able to handle any situation, finds herself hungering for the stranger’s touch, as he gently caresses her face to determine the extent of her injury. With each touch of his hand, he draws her like a moth to flame.
“Look at you,” he whispered, his accent thick and gravelly, the thickest she’d ever heard it.
Damon Dumont comes to an abrupt stop to avoid running over the woman lying in his path on the track; he can’t just walk away. She is not moving. He turns her over to check for a pulse and is not prepared for the unusual beauty of the woman. Everything about her fascinates him, her gorgeous eyes, and the pièce de résistance, her beautiful head of hair—flaming red, his weakness. He calls for the paramedics, and when they arrive decides to accompany her to the hospital. In this moment of near crisis, a spark has been struck and neither can escape the sensual fire that threatens to consume them as they surrender to passion’s embrace.
I received this ARC copy to give an honest review.
This author's books are quick with romance and they are sizzling hot to read. It is like the male characters are way to hot to even be written.
With Rhapsody in Paris this is the little sister's story. Francesca, she is the sister to Wolfe, Foxx, Raymond and Brian. If you have read the other stories in the LaCasse series than you know who these characters are.
Francesca is just as independent and hard headed like the others in her family. And I enjoyed that she was very independent. She didn't relay on others especially a man to do things for her. She is very successful in her job and is doing wonderful. That is until she meets the hot and sexy man they call Damon. He is oh so hot and is perfect for her. Now in all these books the romance is always right in ya face and of course there is always a happy ending and I like that. When he meets the family I didn't expect Wolfe one of the twins to accept him as quite as easily as he did. I expected more of a let me size you up and find out all about you since your want to date my sister type thing.
Even though I liked this book I felt as though Damon was a bit controlling, especially towards the end when he wanted to rush things. I felt as though just maybe they could have waited for his family, but he just couldn't be without her. Hence that is why I gave this book a 4 star rating. I do enjoy a bit of control from a character but it was too much for me with this one. I can understand his infatuation with his fiery red-head but it was a bit much.
Overall a good romance story that with the sex scene will leave you hot and bothered. I love the LaCasse family and their romance stories.
Ju Ephraime (http://www.juliaeantoine.com) is the debut author of State of Ecstasy. Her latest novel, Temptation to Sin, was published by ENVISION Business & Computer School, in July 2011. Her next novel, The Man in The Black Top Hat, will be published by ENVISION in November 2011. Her books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ENVISION, Books-A-Million, Borders, Amazon UK (England), Flipkart (India), Amazon CA (Canada), Booku (Australia), Amazon JP (Japan) and many other retailers.
Ju's books have received great reviews from many different sources, including Midwest Book Review and Readers favorite.
Ju is a member of the RWA, Women's National Book Association, The Red Room, Filedby, and NAME. She earned her graduate degree from Northeastern University. She has a varied background, but for the past 12 years, has settled in the area of higher education. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Goodreads. Ju lives with her family in Connecticut.