The Frenchman (Crime Royalty Romance #1) ~ Lesley Young
Fleur Smithers rarely veers off the
straight and (excruciatingly) narrow. So moving to the seaport town of Toulon
to live with her newfound biological mother—an inspector with the French
National Police—for one year is a pretty major detour.
Son of France’s crime royalty family and international rugby star, Louis
Messette, is devoted to his sport, famille and nothing else. But the
carefree American he meets one night changes everything. She sparks a desire in
him like no other. Possession takes root. She will do as he commands.
Bit by bit Fleur slips into the Frenchman’s realm of wanton pleasure agreeing
to his one condition: that she keep their affair secret. She serves up her
heart without reservation in the hub of the glittering Côte d’Azur, and the along
the soulful Seine in Paris, unaware of the danger she is in. For her new
lover’s family business will pit her against her mother, the police woman sworn
to bring down the Messettes. And by then, far more than Fleur’s heart will be
on the line.
Louis is one straight up sexy, hot alpha
male. Throwing cell phones in to walls give any indication? His dirty talk in
French was all sorts of yummy! ::swoon:: I loved Louis, but there were times I
didn't understand what he was trying to show or prove. I often became
frustrated with his "games" that he kept telling Fleur he was not
As innocent as Fleur was, she learned and
grew up quick. I felt bad that her heart was broken, but also proud of her for
standing up to Louis and her mom. She had a great attitude considering her
biological mother put her up for adoption and her adoptive dad left her
adoptive mom. She wasn't bitter and even felt fortunate for all the love she
When Fleur pushed Louis away, I knew she
had to to it. I knew Louis loved her, but he couldn't come to terms with
letting her in. He didn't know how. Don't want to give away too much, but I
definitely recommend it. No Cliffy on this one.