Love Redesigned by Sloane B. Collins
Series: French Kiss Connection Series (# 1)
Release Date: November 18, 2014
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Source: book provided by the author for review
Give American cake artist Genevieve Haywood a picture of anything, and she’ll turn it into a sweet and decadent creation. She’s not going to let hard work or competition stop her from opening her dream business. But when she’s hired as the cake artist for her cousin’s wedding in France, she never expected to run into the French fashion designer who broke her heart fifteen years ago.
Roman Duchaine is done with living life in the fast lane. Tired of being in the haute couture spotlight, he’s moved back to the small French village where he was born and raised.
Roman’s ready to settle down and have a family until the lost love of his life arrives for his cousin’s wedding. Seeing her reminds him just how devastating falling in love can be.
Their fragile truce is meant to last through the wedding, yet every second together makes their attraction and long-buried feelings undeniable. But old habits and hurts die hard, and while Roman is ready to weave their lives together, Genevieve can’t afford to lose herself in his shadow.
Review: I love reading novels or novellas about second chances of true love. When I read the description of this book, I knew I have to review it. Set in France, and written by a truly talented author, this book was filled with second chances and so much more. These characters are well developed, stealing your heart instantly and keeping you focused on the passion and connection that the characters share.
Genevieve is a wonderfully created character. She is beautiful and talented and her heart is guarded. Watching her guard her heart, and reconnect with Roman was a fun and emotional experience. She made me laugh, and cheer her on so many times. I felt an instant connection with her and I was so glad to follow my new friend through the streets of France and watching her her guarded heart and emotions play out before me.
Roman….Roman, Roman, Roman. What can I say about him other than oh-la-la-la. I loved him, though not quite as much as I loved Genevieve. He was sexy and appealing and really kept me on edge (in a good way!).
Ms. Collins threw in some amazing secondary characters that will make you smile and laugh right on through to the end. The setting of the story was detailed perfectly, making it come to life and transporting me strait to Paris. The smoking passion between the characters was incredible. I felt the heat of the moments as if I was truly there.
In the end, this is an awesomely created story. Ms. Collins hooks the reader instantly and keeps them turning the pages until the end. She sweeps you off into a roller coaster of emotions and passion, and doesn’t stop the ride until the perfect moment. This is definitely a keeper book, and I will be recommended this book to everyone wanting a story of guarded hearts, emotional moments and passion that will leave you burning for more. A wonderful story of second chances, Ms. Collins! Can’t wait for the next book!