Tuesday, July 30, 2013

First Chapter, Tuesday Teaser -- It's Not Love, It's Just Paris

Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of her current read. Anyone can join in. Go to Diane's website for the image and share the first paragraph of the current book you are reading
I just picked up this book at the library. I must have read about it somewhere on someone else's blog. The book is titled It's Not Love, It's Just Paris by Patricia Engel. Lita del Cielo has a year to study in Paris before she must return to the United States to work in the family business. Complications ensue when she falls in love with Cato, the son of a right-wing politician. Here's the intro:
The first person to call it the House of Stars was Seraphine's husband, Theophile, a drunk who often passed out in the entrance court before making it to the front door. He'd say that, from his cheek-to-the-cobblestone view, all he saw were faint lights, like stars, in the bedroom windows, and no matter the hour there were always stars out on our stretch of rue du Bac, which is also how Seraphine's place got a reputation among others for being a house that never sleeps. 
Also this week is Teaser Tuesdays. Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Open to a random page of your current read h and share a teaser sentence from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers. Here's my teaser from page 86:
"So that's why you wanted me to invite Sharif! Why didn't you just say so? I never invite guys I've already slept with to our parties. They start acting like boyfriends and I can't stand that. But I would have made an exception to get Cato here for you."
 I like the writing in the intro and the teaser adds some intrigue.
I'm still playing along with Paris in July too hosted by Thyme for Tea and Bookbath. The Summer of France. 
Only one more day for Paris in July, and to enter the giveaway below for a $20 Amazon gift card and a copy of my book

8 comments:

Daryl said...

bummer .. with all the books i have been reading, none have been about paris ...

Rachel Hoyt said...

That certainly sounds fun! I've never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out. :)

Here's my teaser! :)

Rachel @ Paper Cuts

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Love books set in Paris...and this one looks awesome. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Margot said...

The title got my attention and then the intro and teaser. I'd like to read this one.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I'm not crazy about the cover, but the intro makes me want to read more -- enjoy and thank you for joining us this week.

Nise' said...

I really liked the teaser.

Linda said...

Gosh, I wonder if I could write a book set in Paris. There sure are a lot of them. My only problem is that I can't write fiction.

Vicki said...

I love all things Paris and this does sound interesting!

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