Rating: 4 Cups
Going to France for her boss, Cheryl is devoted to finishing her doctorate and finding a missing statue of the Madonna. While she understands her handsome host’s desire to be discreet, she does not intend to let anything stop her from finding the statue and writing her architectural dissertation.
The first time Francois saw Cheryl was years ago and thought her an attractive young woman. Now, he sees her for the beautiful and intelligent woman she has become. While he knows his responsibility as her host, he wants Cheryl and the statue.
After a short time, Cheryl is drawn deeply to her host, François, and the mysteries surrounding the statue. With the number of suspects increasing and danger all around them, Cheryl and Francois have to try to keep focused on their quest whilst moving towards the romance of their lives.
French Peril is a great romance with an excellent mystery. The instant attraction is met with a slow and sure build up of emotions. The couple are very complementary, compelling, and wonderfully romantic. The physical part of the relationship is not the most important part of the book, but good. The background characters are intriguing, with an ending that is complicated but entertaining. Ms Risk writes outstanding dialogue and this, combined with the lushness of the Loire Valley, are the final elements that make French Peril an excellent story.
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