Thursday 3 October 2013

Blog Tour Stop - Kiss Me in Paris by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov - Review and **Giveaway**

When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart.

Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author. She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known.

Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate.

When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test. 

Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?

Kiss Me in Paris is a standalone novel in the Deveuax series. Travel the world with the Deveaux sisters as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places.

Review by Janeane - ARC received for honest opinion 

I was not sure what to expect when I first started reading Kiss Me In Paris, but I was definitely not disappointed.

Winter Deveaux and Cade Savage are both college students, attending a summer programme in Paris.  The first meet at the airport before their flight to Paris - in a very funny manner - and their attraction is instant.

She is a romance writer who has never experience romance, and he is an architecture student who is going against family wishes to make his way in the world.

Both have deep, dark secrets in their past that they are trying to keep from the world.

Can two people with such pasts have a future together? Or will their emotional baggage be too much?

Kiss Me in Paris is first and foremost a love story, but it also deals with darker issues, which are dealt with in a sensitive manner.  

Written in dual POV, we go to delve deeper into both Cade and Winter's stories.

Winter's story is a bit of a comedy of errors at times, the things that happen to her are both funny and cringe-worthy - and often made funnier by the fact that Cade is there as witness to it all.   

Cade has had more than enough tragedy in his life, and he is trying to live his life to the fullest, each and every day.

I enjoyed that the story took the reader outside of the story and to places most of us have only heard of and never visited, like Notre Dame (no hunchbacks today!)

and Mont Saint Michel
and something like this might have happened too!
It was a joy to see both Winter and Cade grow so much emotionally through the book - they both endured so much in their time in Paris, and it was wonderful to see them come through everything being so much stronger - both in themselves and in their relationship.

The authors have also done a great job with the secondary characters.  I wanted to throttle Jenifer, Winter's best friend for a lot of the things that she does. I was wondering why Winter was even friends with her at all?  What a craptacular friend, and even though we learn more about her later in the book ,it still left me wondering.    Rodney - he just gave me the creeps from the start to the finish.  And Winter's sister Autumn, she just sounds like a lot of fun, and cannot wait to read more of her.

Cade's father was just a horrible person for 90% of the book.  Cade's brothers had me in tears.

Kiss Me in Paris is a book about love, friendship, forgiveness.  It is about striving for your dreams, no matter how much people try to stop you from reaching them. It is sweet, sexy, romantic, funny.  Something for everyone.

About the Authors

Dmytry Karpov and Kimberly Kinrade are the husband and wife writing team behind the KISS ME series, Eye of Newt, Sunrise and Nightfall, Wanderlust, and The Fallen series.
Kimberly is the award-winning, bestselling author of the New Adult paranormal romance series The Seduced Saga, the YA paranormal thriller/romance The Forbidden Trilogy, and children's fantasy series The Three Lost Kids.
Dmytry writes fantasybe it urban, dark or epicis a musical composer, pianist, and designs books covers (exclusively for his wife's and their co-authored books).
They live with three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.

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