Frenched by Melanie Harlow: Review

Frenched by Melanie Harlow: ReviewFrenched by Melanie Harlow
on March 16th, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 336

When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The easygoing bartender’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.

Nor is the simultaneous O.

The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.

Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?

Stacia says…

Let me start this review by saying I am pretty disappointed in myself… Frenched has been sitting on my Kindle for almost a year and for whatever reason, I just now picked it up. I really wish I had read it a long time ago, because it is SO good! This was my first experience with author Melanie Harlow’s writing, but I can guarantee that it won’t be my last. In fact, I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in the Frenched series!

After being dumped by Tucker (although I prefer Mia’s nickname for him) right before their ‘perfect’ wedding, her two best friends, Coco and Erin, convinced her to take an all-expenses-paid honeymoon to Paris. But, Paris is a little too romantic for her, being that romance is the last thing on her mind. Deciding she needs to just head home, she runs into Lucas instead. He promises to make her love everything about Paris and the last thing she expects is to start to have feelings for him.

” He licked me like a double scoop of French vanilla ice cream on a hot summer day. At the equator. He savored me like I could melt in his mouth but he didn’t want me to.” 

I have read plenty of books about jilted brides who were left at the altar or dumped right before their wedding and I was a little afraid that this book was going to follow the same pattern or be too similar to the other ones in this “category.” Boy was I wrong. Frenched is in a class of its own; it is witty, sweet, sexy as hell, and I really want to go to Paris now! The scenes between Mia and Lucas were SKOKIE as I don’t know what! Not to mention I absolutely loved all of Mia’s lists and organized thoughts. Being that I am a list maker too, these not only hit home but were hilarious!


About Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are inspired by a sense of place, an appreciation for the past, and unexpected pleasures in life—especially the romantic kind. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.