‘Sacha!’ she called out. He was rooted to the spot, unwilling to accept she was really there because it made him so damn happy. Nom de Dieu, her eyes. He’d forgotten how his heart raced when she looked at him like that.
Twenty-One Nights in Paris is an enchanting fun holiday rom-com.
An heiress to a fortune, Ren’s home-from-home is the Ritz, while the handsome and brooding Sacha has grown up in Paris’s less salubrious suburbs. So when an accident brings them together, romance seems an unlikely outcome.
When Ren’s society engagement reaches a very public end, Irena’s over-protective grandmother wants her home in London. Ren needs an excuse to stay in Paris, and so after some persuasion, Sacha agrees to pose as her new boyfriend. But only for the twenty-one days Ren’s grandmother has allowed her to nurse her broken heart before heading home to face the music.
Over the course of three weeks, Ren realises the world outside her exclusive bubble is more beautiful than she could have imagined. While Sacha reluctantly begins to see the goodness of the woman behind the wealth. When their time is up, will Ren want to return to her gilded cage, and will Sacha be able to let go of the woman he’s been ‘pretending’ to fall in love with…
I adored this book! It is a fun, fast, easy romance read and was the perfect way to spend my Sunday afternoon. I got sucked into this story, and I planned to read a few chapters and then do some housework and baking. That did not happen; I read this book in one sitting and have no regrets! I was blown away by how much I laughed in this book. Poor Ren is going through a rough time, and Sacha gets drawn into her world through a series of bad luck (or hilarious) moments. These moments are so cute and funny, and I loved how Sacha never got angry with Ren. He really was a true gentleman. Leonie added lots of humour, charm, heart, and even some twists to her novel, which made it entertaining for her readers. I loved the guessing game between Ren and Sacha, where Ren tried to guess what Sacha did for a living. It was so sweet.
Paris! I loved how the city of lights was portrayed in this book. It felt like the city was coming to life through Leone’s descriptions. I enjoyed seeing Paris through the eyes of someone who lives there. Having Sacha show us those less glamorous parts of Paris had me falling in love with the city even more. Getting to explore the markets with Ren was so much fun, and I know I would have bought the ugly gnome, too (especially if I thought he was lonely).
Ren is just so endearing! There is just something that drew me to her character. I think it was her excitement and the pure joy she showed when experiencing new things in her life. She had lived in this cage for so long that when she finally had the opportunity to live, she wanted to try everything. Her happiness and joy just leapt from the pages and had me remembering all those firsts in my life; the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower, ate gelato or went on an airplane. Her character also reminded me to stop and see the beauty and wonder that is all around us. We often get so caught up in life that we forget to just stop and enjoy those little things.
The romance between Ren and Sacha is sweet and charming. Their relationship is this beautiful blend of opposites attract and lovers from two different words (think the Aladdin movie). I didn’t realize how much I would enjoy the lovers from two different worlds part of their relationship. It put this uniqueness into it and stopped their love story from feeling too stereotypical. I love how there was this lightness to their relationship; it just felt endearing and sweet.
Twenty-One Nights in Paris is light and fluffy, just like a delicious French pastry.
Thank you, Boldwood Books and Rachel Random Resources for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.