Thursday, January 4, 2024

Review Tour + #Giveaway: Amour in Avignon by Jennifer Ivy Walker @bohemienneivy @GoddessFish

Amour in Avignon

by Jennifer Ivy Walker

GENRE: Contemporary Erotic Romance Novella


Adrift and lonely, Lily Greene travels to Provence to spend the summer with her aunt in the sunny south of France.  In the vibrant city of Avignon, she meets Ludo and Auguste, two expert fencers who are also local actors performing in the upcoming Festival of Theater where they will present the classical tragedy, Cyrano de Bergerac.
When Lily joins their thespian troupe, portraying the lead female role, she discovers that real life mirrors the play they are rehearsing, for--just as Cyrano and Christian vie for Roxane-- Ludo and Auguste become intense rivals for Lily.
Handsome as a Hollywood movie star, Auguste is used to women falling into his bed. But when Lily spurns his amorous advances, drawn instead to the enigmatic Ludo, jealousy drives Auguste to seek revenge.
Will tragedy strike with a cruel twist of fate? Or will love triumph with Amour in Avignon?

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A few moments later, he eased up onto an elbow, rubbing a finger over the base of her neck “A love bite,” he whispered, kissing the skin of her throat where it met her left shoulder. “I marked you as mine.” In the moonlight, a possessive gleam glinted in his dark, intense eyes. He rolled onto his side, pulling her into his arms and kissing her long, tousled hair.

Lily snuggled against him, nuzzling his chest hair, inhaling his alluring scent. “Can you spend the night? I don’t want you to leave.”

Ludo stroked her hair, pushing a strand from her face as he kissed her softly. “I don’t want to leave, either.” He wrapped the blanket around them, cradling her upon his chest. “Come…sleep in my arms, Lily.”

Her body sated, her heart full, Lily lay contentedly in his strong, sinewy arms. Ludo’s limbs twitched as he drifted off to sleep. As she inhaled the heady floral fragrance from her balcony which perfumed the night air, Lily knew that for the rest of her life, the scent of jasmine would always remind her of Ludovic Brissa

My Review:

Lily is having a difficult time dealing with her divorce. Lily’s aunt invites her to come to Avignon to stay with her for a while. She hopes this will be just what Lily needs, time away for a while to get her mind off of everything.

Lily falls deeply in love with France the moment she lays eyes upon it. France comes alive through Jennifer Ivy Walker’s writing. Her description of the city makes you feel as if you are there witnessing it all. As I say seeing the world through the eyes of the author.

Lily’s aunt introduces her to two of her tenants Ludo and Auguste. Ludo and Auguste are best friends, two expert fencers who are also local actors performing in the upcoming Festival of Theater where they will present the classical tragedy, Cyrano de Bergerac.

The guys talk Lily into joining them in the play. Ludo and Auguste both fall for Lily. Lily wants to be with Ludo leaving Auguste very jealous and revengeful. Auguste is not used to women turning him down. Auguste usually has women eating out of the palm of his hand so to speak.

Will Auguste challenge Ludo to a duel? Will it be a fight to the death? How far will Auguste go to seek his revenge? Find out in Amour in Avignon. The suspense of not knowing will keep you on the edge of your seat as the tension ramps up and up. I couldn’t turn those pages fast enough as I was swallowed up in their story leaving my own world far behind me.

I would recommend Amour in Avignon to anyone looking for the next romantic read! Grab a copy of Amour in Avignon today!  

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jennifer Ivy Walker has an MA in French literature and is a former high school teacher and professor of French at a state college in Florida. Her novels encompass a love for French language, literature, and culture, incorporating her lifelong study and many trips to France. Amour in Avignon was inspired by her National Endowment of the Humanities scholarship for teachers to participate in le Festival d’ Avignon—the world famous Festival of Theater in the city of Avignon, France.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you so much for reviewing this book today.

Marcy Meyer said...

The excerpt sounds really good. I like the cover.

Aapje said...

Great review!

Rita Wray said...

Thank you for the review.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a good book.

Jennifer Ivy Walker said...

Thank you so much for reviewing my book and hosting me today!

Jennifer Ivy Walker said...

Thank you, Marcy, for complimenting the cover! Thank you, Aapje, for saying you like the review!
Thanks, Sherry, for saying it sounds like a good book! I wish I could comment individually, but there doesn't seem to be a way for me to do so. So I grouped them here. Thanks, everyone!

Jennifer Ivy Walker said...

Thank you, Goddess Fish Promotions, for organizing this review tour of Amour in Avignon!

Daniel M said...

looks like a fun eon

Michael Law said...

This looks like an enjoyable read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Elaine G said...

This sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.