Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: The Paris Notebook

Title: The Paris Notebook  

Author: Cynthia Harrison

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Contemporary romance

Length: 258 pages

Reviewer: Nikki

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Blurb:As the girlfriend of a rock star, Deena Smith traveled the world in style. Now she's moved on and enjoys a quiet life as a college instructor. When she discovers her rocker ex stole a notebook of her song lyrics and claimed them as his own, Deena is determined to do whatever it takes to get her notebook back, even if it means playing nice with her evil ex. But when her co-worker offers to help restore her work, little does she know her quiet little world will be turned upside down.

Sympathetic to Deena's plight, Jack Karris offers to assist. He can't stand the idea someone would wound her so deliberately. But despite the desire that sparks between them, Jack can't wait to leave the small university town behind. Deena is his unwitting ticket to New York, and although she has zero interest in the project Jack proposes for her writing, he's convinced she'll also find a dream come true.

When the truth comes out, and Jack's good intentions are revealed, Deena must decide is he the sincere man she's come to trust, or is he just out to steal whatever he can... including her heart?

Review:  The Paris Notebook is full of plenty of fun. There are quite a few different plots going on, but each of them has been wrapped up by the end of the book. The characters are real, and very beleiveable.  The book centers around Deena and jack, two people that are working together that have more than a platonic relationship, but aren't at the committed stage yet. When Deena finds her ex has possibly stolen and used something that belongs to her, it pushes her and Jack together.  But the couple have many things to face before ever deciding to settle down. 

A few other plot points have to deal with Sarah, one of Deena's students. Patti and Toby, and it even has the villain's point of view a few times. I guess you'd call him a villain, anyway. He's not particularly nice....

The Paris Notebook is engaging and interesting. I love how all the lives of the characters entwine and connect.  The writing is great, I really like Cynthia Harrison's voice and style.  

If you like contemporary romance, I reccomend this one. It may steal your heart, as it did to me. 


  1. Thanks for the review, The Paris Notebook does sound like a contemp I would enjoy reading

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. I always enjoy a good book with lots of plot twists and long as they are wrapped up in the end. I also love the cover....that's the first thing that draws me to a book!