Anouk LaRue used to be a romantic, but since she had her heart well and truly broken her love life has dissolved into nothing more than daydreams of the perfect man. Retreating to her extraordinary Little Antique Shop has always been a way to escape, because who could feel alone in a shop bursting with memories and beautiful objects...
Until Tristan Black bursts into an auction and throws her ordered world into a spin.
Following your heart is a little like getting lost in Paris – sometimes confusing and always exciting! Except learning to trust her instincts is not something Anouk is ready to do when it comes to romance, but the city of love has other ideas...
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5 Words: Antiques, love, betrayal, family, Paris.
This story was pretty perfect for summer. It was fun and light (but not too light) and the writing really brought Paris to life. I could smell the food, taste the wine, hear the chattering tourists. It's exactly the kind of book to get lost in.
You don't have to have read the first book in The Little Paris collection to read this, they do pretty much stand on their own. The links between the characters are minuscule, almost only the setting of Paris being similar.
I loved Anouk. I loved how she acted, she really was an old soul. I loved her passion for what she did, her search for the story behind every antique, her passion for her homeland. I also loved how she jumped to conclusions and all of the mayhem that followed.
The end of this book really hit home and kinda left me in tears. But it was in a good way. Because I had started to care so much for Anouk and I completely understood how she felt. The descriptions in the book took me back to the hospital over a year ago with my own dad, I felt the same worry, the same gut-wrenching despair. It was really powerful stuff.