Rating 4/5 Coladas
Strangely enough I was in Paris reading this book, which is serendipitous because the book (hence the title) is set in Paris in 1889. This is historical fiction with a heavy side of romance, but it’s also like no other book you’ve ever read.
It’s refreshingly different as it centers on the life of Luz Alana and her younger sister, Clarita, who travel to Paris from Santo Domingo to expand their late father’s rum distillery business in Europe. Luz’s inheritance seems to be all tied up and won’t be released to her until she’s married.
Enter James Evanston Sinclair (aka Evan), Earl of Darnick. Not only is he an Earl, but he’s also in a similar predicament, needing to find a wife in order to inherit his fortune. But fear not, he’s less interested in that than he is in building up his own whisky business. A marriage of convenience seems like a good idea – but we all know how those end.
The research done by the author is impressive and vast, her portrayal of Paris and the societal issues – as well as her character development – leads the story.
The best news of all, is this is the first book in the Las Léonas Series, so we’ve not heard the last of Luz and Evan! I can’t wait to read the next book!
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