Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Blog Tour: Review - Breaking Love by MJ Summers
Format: Paperback / eBook
Released: November 21st, 2014
Luc Chevalier is a satisfied man - or so he thinks. His businesses are thriving, he has all the excitement, money and beautiful women any man could want. He dines at the best restaurants and stays at the most luxurious hotels as he makes his way around the globe. So why does he suddenly find himself so restless? Megan Sullivan is a single mom with a rather ordinary life. She is comfortable with things just the way they are. She has a six-year-old son, Elliott, a cozy house in Boulder, Colorado, and a photography business to put food on the table. Megan is on her own and she intends to keep it that way. But when Megan is convinced by her best friend to take a trip to Paris, she's thrust into the arms of Luc Chevalier, the sexiest man to ever set foot on the Eiffel Tower. They agree to one night together and no more. In those few short hours he manages to draw out the passionate woman that Megan has carefully hidden way for years. Once she has a taste of what she's been missing, she finds it almost impossible to go back to her life as it was.
I enjoyed Breaking Love but I never quite believed there was enough chemistry between Megan and Luc. The steamy scenes tried their best to get this across, but I still wasn't feeling it. While each character is explored in-depth and in very believable ways, for me they never had that romantic spark that I look for in this kind of book. I'm sure it's only me who thinks that, though!
Megan is a single mum, Luc is a successful businessman, and when they meet their worlds collide. Their relationship takes a while to develop properly; at first it's just a few sexy times here and there, before the true love hits them both like a freight train. I most enjoyed watching their feelings balloon into something important and undeniable, rather than the constant sex scenes that, in the end, seemed like they were just there for the sake of it. When MJ summers was really getting to the knotty gritty of an adult relationship, with feelings and conversation, that's when I felt this book really shone.
After saying all that, I did whip through Breaking Love quickly and easily, finding myself invested in Megan's and Luc's stories by the end. I was rooting for them, and I was pretty satisfied with how things turned out. There were a few occasions where I would have liked to knock their heads together - their stupidity was glaring - but aside from that they were both likeable, if a bit daft at times. Thigh obviously if either Megan or Luc has seen what was going on right in front of them, it would have been a much shorter book!
Breaking Love is good for a quick, romantic read, but perhaps don't expect to be swept away and fall madly in love with your new book boyfriend. I will say this though - I imagined Luc to look exactly like Gilles Marini all the way through, which made my reading experience that little bit better. It's the French accent that did it, and if you know who I mean, I'm sure you'll all agree with me!
Please note: This is an adult book and is not suitable for younger readers.