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This book is the sequel to the first book by Isabelle Lafleche, namely "J'Adore New York". Catherine Lambert, a fashionable Parisian lawyer is following her passion for fashion back to France where she has been offered the opportunity to work for Christian Dior as Intellectual Property Director. Catherine Lambert, a fashionable Parisian lawyer, is back in France - her homeland. Having worked at the New York office of her law firm and having turned down a partnership position at the new law firm of one of her former bosses, for the position of Intellectual Property Director at Christian Dior, Catherine has decided to follow her passion: Fashion.

Catherine is accompanied with her former assistant and close friend Rikash, and she is moving in with Antoine whom worked as a lawyer for the New York office and transferred to the French office shortly upon Catherine's arrival in New York. They had remained in touch, had fallen in love and she was looking forward to starting this new chapter of her life with the man of her dreams.

Catherine hopes to leave behind her treacherous bosses, colleagues and lover Jeffrey, the latter whom manipulated her into transferring illegal funds offshore. Fortunately, she had been able to tape one of their conversations in which he admitted to all wrongdoings. Jeffrey is in prison in the United States yet his trial is unfortunately to come, and Catherine dreads the moment she will have to face him to testify against him.

Furthermore, Catherine can't seem to find common grounds with Antoine due to his frustrations with respect to Catherine's refusal to show favouritism in retaining Antoine's services at Dior. Her new job is also taking her in the streets of France where she gets caught up in the middle of a war against counterfeiters who go so far as to threaten her on a daily basis into dropping the case. Catherine refuses to let the counterfeiters win, however, and with Rikash's help, and Antoine's renewed support, they succeed in catching the real criminal - someone she knew, yet someone she never could have imagined would side with criminals.
Best part of story, including ending: The book takes us around Paris, and surrounding areas. Numerous and detailed references are made with respect to surroundings, clothing and dishes - which transport the reader to Paris.

Best scene in story: Upon her arrival to Paris, Catherine has so many suitcases full of clothes that she decides to hurriedly put her clothes into one of Antoine's closets before his arrival, and she then throws away one her travel bags. Upon his arrival, however, he is holding the bag she had thrown away; the landlord had found it and told him it belonged to his girlfriend. There is humour which can be found throughout the book, which make it a light read despite the criminal aspects of it, i.e., war against counterfeiters and threats made against Catherine.

Opinion about the main character: She is strong and do not let fear stop her.

The review of this Book prepared by Mary G. a Level 4 Yellow-Headed Blackbird scholar





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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Life of a profession:    -   fashion designer Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   French Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   9 ()

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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