J’adore Paris (J’adore #2)
by Isabelle Laflèche
Paperback, 334 pages
Published May 21st 2013 by HarperCollins Canada (first published January 1st 2013
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
When chic Parisian lawyer Catherine Lambert lands her dream job as intellectual property director for Christian Dior, she is on top of the world. She’s prepared to embark on the ride of her life in the world of fashion, fighting high-profile legal battles against international counterfeiters. She’ll also be reunited with colleague-turned-boyfriend Antoine in her beloved hometown.
But Catherine’s visions of front-row seats at the couture shows and strolling the Champs-Élysées hand in hand with the love of her life are soon displaced by the realities of dingy police vans and threatening anonymous phone calls. The code of ethics that she knew from mergers and acquisitions does not seem to apply in the nefarious counterfeiting underworld, and Catherine finds her life turned upside-down by surprise meetings in dark alleys and an unexpected degree of notoriety among the criminal element. Will Catherine and her loyal assistant, Rikash, manage to outsmart even the most crooked of characters and come out on top?
The main character is Catherine Lambert, is a Parisian Lawyer, who just moved back to France, from working in New York, when she lands her dream job as intellectual property director for Christian Dior. She is reunited with her boyfriend Antoine. Her American friend Rikash joins her as she embarks on the ride of her life, fighting high-profile legal battles against internal counterfeiters.
I usually don’t read this type of genre [click-it] but I enjoyed this one! I definitely couldn’t put it down!! I really liked the use of description [of Paris, Catherine’s new boss, her apartment, the interior of the Dior building,.. etc] If I ever visit Paris, I will definitely look around for all of the places mentioned in this book!
“The offices are decorated with neon-Louis XVI furniture and are dominated by grey, Mr. Dior’s favourite colour when he opened the famous house on avenue Montaigne back in 1947. The design is even more stunning than I remembered: both chic and understated, with lots of open space –the apex of luxury. The silk curtains dressing the window fall to the floor like ball gowns, delicate silver vases holding pink roses have been artfully placed throughout the room, and grey and white settees and oval-backed chairs provided artful seating areas.”
I loved how the author included simple French words/sentences, it made it seem event more realistic…. “Oui, non, mon amis, bonjour, un malheur n’arrive jamais seul, c’est pas possible! …”
Although this is the sequel to J’adore New York you don’t necessarily have to read the first novel to figure out what’s happening; to be honest I didn’t even know this was the second novel in the series until I looked it up on Goodreads!
Overall, this novel was the perfect combination of fun, fabulous and entertaining! It’s definitely an exhilarating journey through high fashion! I highly recommend this if you like Click-it novels or novels like The Confessions of a Shopaholic, if you do then definitely check this one out!
Check out my Teaser Tuesday on this novel!