Thursday, January 15, 2015

Release Blitz, ARC Book Review and Giveaway--> Bistro La Boheme #2- Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols

Release Blitz: Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols
Welcome to my Release Blitz stop for Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols. This is a heartfelt romance novella set in a quaint cafe called "Bistro La Boheme" in Paris.

Be sure to check out the Review schedule for the book to read the reviews by some very talented reviewers.

About Falling For Emma:
Rising star of French chanson Cyril falls for Laura—the charming groupie who waltzed into his life one sweet summer afternoon.Their story could have been pretty straightforward except… 
He’s blind.
And she isn't who she claims to be.

Release Date: 15th January 2015
Genre: Romance
No. of Pages: 120

This is a prequel to the Bistro La Boheme series.


Add to Goodreads: Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols

a prequel to the Bistro La Bohème series
Book Review:
 Falling For Emma is Book 2 in the Bistro La Boheme series by Alix Nichols and the fourth book by her that I have read and enjoyed.
The cover is interesting and eye catching but it was the blurb that had me eagerly opening the book to read. It is intriguing and will definitely interest readers to pick this book up to read.

In this book, we are introduced to Cyril and Emma. Cyril lost his eyesight in an accident and was hideously scarred leaving him bitter and feeling helpless. A famous musician, he is feeling alone and is suddenly realizing that he has become a liability. His girlfriend is avoiding him, people look at him with pity and even the most simple tasks that he took for granted have become difficult for him to perform.

Amidst all this negativity, a mysterious woman enters his life and through her simple and honest gestures makes him feel alive again. But she is hiding a secret which can destroy their fragile new bond.

The writing style of the author is as usual engaging and the story flows beautifully while managing to engross the reader. Bistro La Boheme and the surroundings are vividly sketched and easily create a mental picture in our minds. I felt like I was there, sitting beside Cyril, sipping coffee while I watched people bustling in and out of the cafe. Although, I have never been to Paris, I could visualize the scenic apartment buildings, the cafes lining the road, the cute red awnings in Bistro La Boheme with its tall rack of wine and waiters and waitresses waiting on customers with a smile and the general activity of people going about their work or enjoying some quality time with their friends and family.

The characterization is expertly done and the characters drawn out well. I could compare Cyril's life before and after the accident easily and felt sympathetic towards him. Emma's dilemmas and her longing for Cyril made me root for a happily-ever-after for her. Geraldine made me seriously angry and I almost hated her superficial and materialistic nature. The contrast between her and Emma, the two lead female characters is beautifully brought out by the author. 

Having already read the other books in this series, it was lovely to read about the characters from those other books who made an appearance again in this one. Jeanne, Rob, Adrien, Natalie made me a happy reader. I was so pleased to meet Adrien and Natalie again and see them so happy together. Don't miss their story in You're the One. Rob and Jeanne will have their own story later in the What if it's love? and Under My Skin respectively. Although part of a series, these books can be read as standalone stories.

Alix sensitively brings out the plight of blind people and the challenges they face every day. She also makes a point when she shows that true friends and family never leave your sight even when you are hideously scarred and blind. Only the pretend well wishers leave.

All in all, Falling For Emma is a sweet, entertaining and heartfelt story that had me hooked until the last page. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all romance lovers. Go read this book and the the series which easily transports you to the beautiful, romantic and cozy Bistro La Boheme where love, laughter and romance abound.

I received an ARC from the author and I am very thankful to her. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

Teasers:
"Oh, how she loved that unrestrained laugh of his. It was better than a bowl of rum raisin ice cream or a scented hot bath in the middle of January or an afternoon on the beach with a great book. It was simply the best thing in the world..."  

"He could no longer deny how he felt about her. Not just the part where he craved her right down to his bones, but also the part where he had let her take up residence in his empty heart and was still reeling from the glow that filled it..."

"She drew her mouth away and took a ragged breath. 
When Cyril leaned in to renew the kiss, she planted her hands on his chest and pushed gently. “Let me look at you for a moment.”
He straightened and gave her a panty-dropping smile.
His unseeing eyes were as handsome as ever. His complexion had darkened with desire, and the bulging muscles of his chest flexed under her touch. Through the thin cotton of his T-shirt and through the air between them, she could feel the heat emanating from his body. There was something feline—graceful and hard—about his posture.
Like a wild cat before a bound.
He was magnificent..."

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About The Bistro La Boheme Series:
If you’ve enjoyed “Amelie” and “Friends” and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give this series a try. It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who work or frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.

The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.

Buy the books in the series:
Book 0.5: Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols
 
Novella: Your're the One by Alix Nichols 

Book 1: What if it's Love? by Alix Nichols

Book 2: Under My Skin by Alix Nichols 

The Bistro La Bohème series


If you’ve enjoyed Amelie and Friends and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give the Bistro La Bohème series a try! 

It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.
                                 
The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.
- See more at: http://www.alixnichols.com/books.html#sthash.jlI1nvWl.dpuf

The Bistro La Bohème series


If you’ve enjoyed Amelie and Friends and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give the Bistro La Bohème series a try! 

It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.
                                 
The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.
- See more at: http://www.alixnichols.com/books.html#sthash.jlI1nvWl.dpuf

The Bistro La Bohème series


If you’ve enjoyed Amelie and Friends and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give the Bistro La Bohème series a try! 

It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.
                                 
The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.
- See more at: http://www.alixnichols.com/books.html#sthash.jlI1nvWl.dpuf
About the Author:
ImageAlix Nichols is an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy fan. She released her first romance at the age of six. It had six pages stitched together and bound in purple velvet paper. The book was titled “Eliza and Robert” and featured highly creative spelling. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally.

Decades later, she still loves the name Robert and the genre romance. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Lists numerous times, climbing as high as #1. She lives and works in Paris, France.

Links:
Amazon author page | Blog |Facebook | Pinterest | Twitter | Goodreads

Giveaway:
$20 Amazon GC. Open INT.

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