Thursday, March 27, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Frenched – Melanie Harlow + Review & giveaway!

Released: March 18th, 2014

Mia Devine plans over-the-top weddings for a living. So when it comes to her own nuptials, she spares no expense—hand engraved invitations, Vera Wang gown, luxury honeymoon in France. And since her fiancé is Tucker Branch, playboy heir and notorious flirt, local media is obsessed with every little detail.

Which is why it really sucks when he jilts her a week before the wedding.

Mortified, Mia wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity, right after blabbing to the world how fitting it is that Tucker will inherit a bolt and screw company, because that’s all he wants to do—screw, and bolt. And he doesn’t do either with much finesse.

When her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, she grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of a week in Paris alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The free-spirited musician’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.

Nor is the simultaneous O.

The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy La Vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with him is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.
Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?
"No seven days have ever felt so short, and yet made me feel as if I've known you for much longer."

Frenched is one of the best romances of all time. Despite the fast rate of them falling in love, we learn so much about each character and the changes they brought to one another. It's a story about letting go and living in the moment, about falling in love for the first time and experiencing plenty of firsts. The characters were so fucking beautiful inside out and I fell in love with them over and over again.

This book?

HOOOLY SHIT. I honestly didn't expect to like it as much as I did. At first, I was like, "Oh fuck, this is one of those fast-paced ones." BUT OHMYGOD. This is probably one of the greatest surprises ever.

I love love loooove how she acknowledges the short time frame. If she just fell in love and went, "We had great sex, now I'm in love." I'd probably be really pissed. But I love how the denial she has in the beginning and also the extremity of her feelings.

Let me start off with Mia. Mia is practically OCD. But not in cleaning, she's obsessed with making lists and planning her life. She's already got everything down in steps. Married by a certain age, have babies at a certain age. She wants that picket fence and 2.5 babies. And she thought she was going to get it with Tucker.

That is, until he cancels on her last minute.

So her friends convince her to travel to Paris, which was supposed to be her honeymoon destination. Alone. But of course, Mia being Mia, she has everything planned out from her itinerary to her outfits for each day.

And there she meets Lucas. Lucas is nothing like Tucker. Nothing like her "dream man". She's always liked the clean-cut, handsome men but Lucas was messier, sexier and more rugged. And yet, she feels things with him. (And the sex didn't consist of Appropriate Positions)

I love Mia because she stays true to her character. Yes, she's practically OCD but, after she met Lucas, she abandons all her plans and tries to live in the moment. But she doesn't let go of her obsession with making lists. And she still constantly worries about the future. So, although Lucas did cause a positive change in her, she remained true to her personality, which I love.

For once in her life, Mia didn't really have a plan.

I wanted Lucas like crazy, if my underwear was any indication. But I had no idea what I was doing.
I just knew that I liked it.
And then ughhhh Lucas. He's so fucking sweet and perfect and funny. He's not afraid to tease her to call her out on her shit the first time they met. He can be so damn romantic at times but also hot when he has those dirty jokes. He brings out the best in Mia and Mia brings out the best in him.


I don't know why but this reminds me so much of him:

God, he can be the sweetest thing sometimes. I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!

“Quiet. Just try to look happy, so I can lie and tell my friends I charmed a French man.”
“OK,” said the woman. “Un, deux, trois.”
I smiled as Lucas whispered in my ear, “You won’t have to lie.”
I think I just pissed my pants. I couldn't stop grinning at this line.

OH and another line I loved ;)
"Listen. I don't know what kind of assholes you've been with before, but I promise you, your orgasm will not only make an appearance tonight, it will be the star of the show."


5 APPLES!!!!!

(Click book cover for Goodreads link)


Signed copy of Frenched and bookmark (1)
$25 gift card (1)
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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. I write New Adult historical and contemporary stories.

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This tour was hosted by AToMR Tours.


  1. Sam, I ADORE this review! That Steve Carell gif is so hilarious! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed Frenched! <3

  2. "Frenched is one of the best romances of all time." What an opener! Thank you for your thoughts on FRENCHED! :)