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Raphael's Fling by Alix Nichols

I'm Mia, and I dream about publishing a book on medieval Paris.
Except... I’m better qualified for writing a manual on how to go from a budding scholar to a pregnant runaway in three easy steps.

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My sister Eva carries a torch for the wrong man. Here’s the gist of my sermons to her: “Drooling over your hunky astronaut boss is a loser’s trek to Calamity with three stops along the way: Heartbreak, Job Loss, and Spinsterhood.”

The thing is, I’m in a terrible—you could even say impossible—position to lecture Eva.

I’m attracted to my own boss.

Raphael d’Arcy is funny, smart, and uber-rich. He’s also smoking hot. That alone should have scared me away, were I not such a dolt, my academic achievements notwithstanding.

But there’s more.

Raphael is France’s most notorious playboy who doesn’t do relationships. He does one-night stands. If sufficiently intrigued, he might do a fling. Which is the most I could ever hope to have with him—a short-lived fling.

So what, right? It’s not the end of the world.

But consider this: Getting my heart broken by Raphael d’Arcy is the least of my worries. Some very serious merde has been piling up in my life lately.

And it’s about to hit the fan.

RAPHAEL'S FLING is a sexy standalone romantic comedy. No cliffhangers. GUARANTEED: a swoony bad-boy hero, laugh-out-loud moments and a happily-ever-after

Alix Nichols loves her Paris settings and it shows when she writes her books since the description of the area seems so incredibly vivid that you'd swear you were there. Raphael's Fling is a small conundrum for me, especially considering that the last novels I've read by her was her La Boheme series which encompasses the true Parisian experience - I wasn't too sure if I should be reading a story about an American's view in Paris or an American in Paris. Both point of views are incredibly different and kept me on the fence until I realized that Mia is simply a woman out on a limb in a new country hoping that she doesn't get rejected by the man she's had feelings for longer she'd care to admit.

Raphael and Mia's relationship was nothing less than an actual one - there were ups and downs that you'll find in any other, and the hardest they've had to deal with was learning if some things (or secrets) were able to be forgiven. As beautiful as the story was, it also left me with some questions and I do wonder if having had a chance to read the first instalment would have helped. That to say that I still did enjoy the novel but just maybe I'll be able to thoroughly enjoy it better if I read it a second time, only I'll start with the first in the series.

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