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Lady Sarah Cosgrave is 22 years old and studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. Heiress to millions, she will only get the money if she’s engaged by the time she reaches her 23rd birthday.

In desperate need of a fake boyfriend to appease the parents and avoid the gold-digging Rupert, Sarah drags the handsome French builder from across the road into her life. But it turns out that Pascal de Sauvarin is more than what he seems.


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If you know me at all, then you’ll know that I can become easily obsessed with stories, characters and anything fictional (TV shows included, that’s right, I’m talking about Once Upon a Time – the ultimate guilty pleasure).

On my list of obsessions, this book is pretty close to the top. I started reading it, and then found that I couldn’t put it down. I hated anything and everything that interrupted me and just wanted to get back to the story, and find out what happened.

And although it’s a cosy romance read, I felt like there were enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. I didn’t find it at all predictable – something which i think is quite hard for modern romances – and I found myself wondering how it was all going to end.

I loved the characters and O’Brien’s lovely storytelling style. She brings you into the story and allows you to become so attached to the characters. I think it’s the misunderstandings and near misses that keep you hanging on and your heart aching.

She brings the characters to life in such a way that you can’t help but want to tear your hair out when it all goes wrong. I don’t want to give away too much because that would ruin it.

If you’re looking for a cosy summer romance to read then I would definitely recommend this. I couldn’t put it down and I don’t doubt that I’ll be re-reading it in the future.

I’ve read a couple of short stories by this writer and so this was the first novel that I’d read and I can tell you now that I’m a fan. I will definitely be reading O’Brien’s other books and I can’t wait to find out what stories she has in store.

If you’re interested in purchasing this book – and I don’t know why you wouldn’t be(!) – then click here.

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