Thursday, September 20, 2018

#622 : Blame it on Paris by Lise McClendon (Bennette Sisters #7) : Review


Looks like I've gone on a spree,devouring books set in France. At the very mention of the word "Paris" I picked up the book without even reading the summary. Thankfully, that's a decision I didn't come to regret. 

Francine Bennett, the fourth of the five super talent Bennette sister goes through an insanely rough patch in the office thanks to office politics and a very  harmful accusation by a colleague. She is petrified by the prospect of taking mandatory leave until the issue is sorted out, all because the iron clad procedures which she herself drafted. To her luck, she is contacted by a friend of Reese Pugh who is having a tough time in Paris jail without  a friendly lawyer. The charges are serious, giving Francine an opportunity to visit Paris in the time she gets off. She ends up navigating the barriers and blockades of the French judicial system along with her sister who lives in France and has a French boy friend. 

Croissants, Cherry Bloom, Espresso - the story is just peppered with all thing typical to Paris. Not that I'm complaining though! The story is well paced out and has the right kind of twists and turns in place to keep it an engaging read. In spite of not having read the previous books in the series I was able to get into that grove and understand the flow. However, there were a couple of threads in the story that didn't make sense as they referred to incidents from previous books - it wasn't really harmful to the flow of the story in general for me. 

The characterization is just perfect. Given that the writer might have introduced all the characters in her previous books, she has to take enough care to not overdo as it might become repetitive for people who have followed the series. She also has to ensure that the new readers won't really feel out of depth because they've not read the other books. The writer has done a splendid job balancing the characterization. 

Do read more about the book and you can buy it here!
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13 comments:

  1. thanks for your great review. for your readers who do want to read more about it they can also come here: https://francebooktours.com/2018/07/19/lise-mcclendon-on-tour-blame-it-on-paris/

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  2. nice review, giving a brief of exactly what we need

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  3. Nice review and the book sounds interesting!

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  4. Seems the book is interesting. Wonderful Review!!

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  5. Nice book, after reading your review feeling like reading it.

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  6. Nice review. The book appears to be worth reading.

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  7. Nice review sounds interesting. #MyFriendAlexa

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  8. Looks interesting, thanks for the review

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  9. This gets added to my TBR now! Lovely review, looks like a great girly read :)

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  10. That was an interesting review :) #wordsmithkaurreads

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  11. The book sounds interesting. Going to check it soon

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