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Blog Tour: My Paris Romance by Olivia Spring

Cassie swore she’d never fall for another rich guy. Her heart has other ideas.

After a whirlwind holiday romance with hot billionaire Frenchman Nico, personal assistant Cassie receives an invitation to visit him in Paris.

Although she’d love a fairy-tale reunion, Cassie cannot fall for Nico. They live in different countries, come from different worlds, plus he’s more loaded than a bank vault. And after her rich ex and his snooty family left her feeling heartbroken and worthless, Cassie swore off dating wealthy guys. If she’d known Nico was France’s most eligible bachelor when they met, she’d never have got involved.

But their connection is undeniable and she’d be crazy not to see him again. If Cassie suppresses her feelings and just goes for the experience, she can avoid getting hurt, right?

Except when Nico sweeps her off her feet with a string of sexy, romantic dates around Paris, her plan not to fall in love unravels. She hopes he feels the same, but then a shocking revelation turns her world upside down…

Can they overcome their obstacles? And will Cassie get the happily-ever-after she’s been dreaming of?

Title:My Paris Romance
Author:Olivia Spring
Series:My Ten Year Crush (Book 3)
Category / Genre(s):Contemporary
Trope(s):Billionaire Romance
Fish Out of Water
Opposites Attract
Point of View:First Person, Past Tense, Single Viewpoint (heroine)
Location:London, UK & Paris, France
Release Date:7th July, 2022
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Ooh la la – so delightful!

I have never met an Olivia Spring book that I haven’t enjoyed but I have to say that I think this story might be the best of hers I’ve read so far. Cassie first appeared in the My Ten Year Crush, the first book in this series, where she was the cousin of the heroine of that story. Then she and Nico first met in the Christmas short, My Lucky Night, when they have a holiday romance in London. And now we have their full story. While I would highly recommend My Lucky Night (and My Ten Year Crush) you don’t have to have read that story to understand and enjoy this one.

Cassie has been invited to Paris to join Nico – a man she had an amazing time with over Christmas. She doesn’t know where she stands – yet still determined not to fall in love with him – she aims to go and have the time of her life. I loved Cassie’s spirit and while she has some self-doubt and worry, she was relatable, likeable and the perfect heroine. And definitely the perfect heroine for Nico.

Nico was wonderful. He was properly smitten with Cassie and the buzz of electricity between the pair was fantastique. I adored his disgust at British traditions, his love of chocolate Hobnobs, but most of all, his big heart. And sure, the fact he was hot, sexy and wonderfully successful wasn’t a bad thing either. I have no long-term first hand experience (more’s the pity) but I felt he really came across as a realistic French man.

“…fan me down with a giant croissant!”

And had I forgotten that Olivia Spring writes deliciously sexy scenes in her books or is this just the sexiest of those I’ve read? Either way – hooo boy – Cassie and Nico have amazing chemistry. Standing out for special mentions are the scene on the boat and that scene on the terrace – fan me down with a giant croissant!

The book is written in first person, past tense and entirely from Cassie’s perspective – something I didn’t actually realise until I’d finished the book and started to write my review. I think that goes to show that this obviously worked for this story. Most of the time I’m wishing for the other character’s POV but the fact that I wasn’t, tells me that I was 100% involved with Cassie’s adventure, her feelings and her uncertainty over Nico’s intentions.

I feel like I missed a trick by not eating a pastry and sipping coffee on the patio while devouring this book as I did. It transported me to France and sight-seeing around the town, going on dates with Cassie and Nico, falling in love with them as they fell in love with each other – it was like I had my own holiday romance in Paris. Olivia Spring has once again written an absorbing, romantic and hella funny story that I would definitely recommend. 5 stars.

*I received this book in exchange for my honest review*

Olivia Spring is a British, London-based writer of contemporary women’s fiction, sexy chick lit and romantic comedy. Her uplifting debut novel The Middle-Aged Virgin, which was released in 2018, deals with being newly single in your thirties and beyond, dating, relationships, love, sex and living life to the full.
In addition to The Middle-Aged Virgin, Olivia has published The Middle-Aged Virgin in Italy, Love Offline, Losing My Inhibitions, Only When It’s Love and the sequel When’s The Wedding?
Olivia’s seventh novel, My Ten-Year Crush, was published in September 2021. Book two in the series, My Lucky Night followed in November 2021 and book three, My Paris Romance will be published in summer 2022.
When she’s not writing, Olivia can be found enjoying cupcakes and cocktails and of course, seeking inspiration for her next book!

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Before visiting Nico, Cassie does some research and stumbles on a list of the best places to make love in Paris. Oh wait, it was actually a list of The 20 Most Romantic Places to Kiss in Paris. Or so she claimed!

So for my stop on the My Paris Romance Blog Tour, I’ve pulled together my very own list of the most romantic places for Nico and Cassie to kiss in Paris – all of which feature someway in the book.


1. On top of the Eiffel Tower

This trip was already amazing. To think I’d been nervous about coming here. If I hadn’t, I would’ve missed this. The experience of the Eiffel Tower, and most importantly, the chance to be reunited with Nico and his delicious lips.

View from the top of the Eiffel Tower

2. On an evening cruise on the Siene

Nico planted one kiss on my neck. Then another. Each time his lips connected with my skin, my body fizzed with desire.

“How is that?”

“Nice…but I need more.”

“To help you feel more relax?”

“Yes,” I added as he continued gently kissing my neck, then my ear. “If I’m more relaxed, then I won’t think about the fact that we’re on a boat.”

The Siene and city of Paris lit up at night

3. At a cute, French patisserie

“Here we are.” Nico stopped outside a patisserie. As I glanced at the display of colourful cakes, glistening tarts and pretty pastries in the window, I almost started dribbling. “Coming.” He ushered me inside.

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4. A romantic trip to Versailles

I lowered the car window and the cool breeze hit my skin as I watched us leave the city behind. I’d always wanted to go to Versailles. I loved how Nico did spontaneous things like this. Whisking me off to one of my dream destinations for Valentine’s Day, surprising me with a picnic in the park or suggesting we go for a romantic walk by the Siene just because.

The Palace of Versailles

5. Enjoying wine on Nico’s terrace overlooking Paris at sunset

This trip was all about enjoying the experience and creating memories. And when was I ever going to get a chance to have a hot guy go down on me on a rooftop terrace?

The Birdwatcher in Paris. Stay in this beautiful home by visiting:

6. After climbing up to Sacré-Coeur

Nico stroked my back, then gently kissed the top of my head, and my body buzzed with warmth and happiness. I knew we were supposed to be sightseeing, but I wished I could just sit here, with him beside me, forever.

Sacre-Coeur and a Cassie-approved carousel below.

7. While getting their portrait painted at Place du Tertre

The artist said something to Nico in French, which he then translated. The portrait was finished.

I jumped up, eager to take a look, and it was actually pretty cool. He’d captured lots of little details, like the shape of my curls. Of course, Nico looked stunning. The artist had drawn his beautiful dark brown eyes and chiselled jaw perfectly.

Place du Tertre at night CC0
Painters offering portraits at Place du Tertre

8. While sharing Cassie’s favourite hobby – colouring

After finishing the palm tree, I picked up a light blue pencil and made a start on the sea. I felt Nico’s eyes on me. I looked up again and saw him smiling. As our eyes locked, his smile widened and my stomach fluttered. A giggle almost escaped my lips. I was like a lust drunk teenager. All giddy and tingly.

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9. Parc des Buttes

Whoever said that the simple things in life were the most enjoyable was right. Nico had taken me to a beautiful park called Parc des Buttes-Chaumont… It wasn’t just the pretty manicured lawns, the assortment of trees or watching couples snuggle up on the green benches that brought a smile to my face. It was being here with Nico.

Passerelle suspendue, Buttes Chaumont, Paris. CC BY-SA 2.0

10. In front of Le Mur des je t’aime

“How do you say I love you in French?” I asked. As soon as the words slipped out of my mouth, I regretted it. “Just out of curiosity, of course…”

Je t’aime,” Nico said.

“Huh?” I pulled myself out of my thoughts.

Je t’aime,” Nico repeated. “It means I love you in French.”

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