Sunday, August 4, 2019

BOOK REVIEW: Sweet Deceit by Saskia Laine

Series: Layovers #2

3.75 Stars 

Nadia Fisker has an internship in Paris as part of her Ph.D work. There she meets Luc Du Breuille just in the nick of time—her mother has shown up and she wants to meet her boyfriend.

Mom is a real piece of work—pushy and discriminatory. Thankfully in this story the apple falls far from the family tree. Nadia is nothing like her mother. She’s progressive and independent.  Doormat heroines pop up way too frequently in contemporary romance so it was refreshing that Nadia wasn’t like that either. In fact, I liked the way she handled her previous relationships, giving them the boot when it was clear they weren’t worth it. We need more female leads like this who aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves.
Luc plays the Frenchman charmer. I’ll admit, at times I wasn’t sure how much he was a player or if he was genuinely smitten with Nadia.

I think a few chapters from his POV would have given me a clearer feel for him. The story is told solely from Nadia’s first person POV.  Luc also reminded me that I really need to brush up on my French, though his English dirty talk needed no work.
Dis-moi, do you like it, having someone fuck you?”
The ending felt a little abrupt. It left me needing more closure as well as a picture of them in the future.  But if you’re looking for a well written short, safe, and sexy interlude to read in one sitting, this is one to check out. This is the second book in the standalone Layovers series.

*I volunteered to review this ARC from the author. All reviews written by Book-Bosomed Book Blog are honest opinions. 

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