Jacob is nearly forty, and has recently come to the sudden realisation that he’s not doing much with his life. Sure, he’s got his own successful business, but what’s the point in earning lots of money and not doing anything or going anywhere to spend it?
He’s in serious danger of being all work and no play, so he starts to rectify this by organising a twenty four hour layover in Paris en route to a meeting in Dubai. Whilst there, he goes on a bus tour of the city, and there meets Annabelle, a fellow Brit who’s studying in Paris. There’s clearly an attraction between the two of them, so when the gorgeous Annabelle makes an indecent proposal to help Jacob fill his time in Paris, who is he to refuse?
She giggled. “Hey, tourist,” she said, jerking her thumb over her shoulder, “the Eiffel Tower’s that way.”
“Oh,” he replied, feeling heat rush to his cheeks. Clearing his throat, he continued, “Well, uh, lead on then. I obviously have no idea where I’m going.”
“Obviously.” She squeezed his hand and they turned and headed in the other direction. Before long, Annabelle was proven absolutely right when he saw the structure revealed between some buildings.
“What are we going to do if the queue is massive?” he asked.
“Huh, I never thought of that. It probably will be. It is the most famous landmark in the city, after all.” Pausing for a moment, she then said, “We could always skip to number two on the list, then number three and so on, leaving the tower until much later. I’m not sure what time it’s open until, but surely the tourists will clear out at some point. The other tourists, I mean.” She tipped him a wink.
“Ignoring your last comment, that sounds good to me. I’d rather get other stuff done than stand in a queue for hours on end. Stupid, really. I booked a bus tour beforehand, but not an entry ticket to the Eiffel Tower.”
“I’m glad you did,” she said, bumping him lightly with her hip.
“Because if you hadn’t been on that particular bus at that particular time, we wouldn’t have met. And if you’d booked a ticket for the tower, you’d have been rushing off now, instead of spending time with me.”
“That’s true.” He grinned widely. “In that case, it was an incredibly intelligent move. Practically genius.”
“Wow, I’m snogging a genius. Who would have thought it? Little old me!”
“But you’re not actually snogging—” Jacob’s words were cut off as Annabelle moved right in front of him, stretched up on her tiptoes and pressed her lips to his. In spite of the wine, he froze for several seconds as his brain tried to catch up with what his body was telling him.
What the reviewers are saying
fun, and most definitely ambitious
This sexy romp will leave you wanting more! Well that, and it'll start giving you ideas on what to try out next with that lover of yours . . . For a quick read the characters were realistic, fun, and most definitely ambitious. Yes, this book was short but Ms. Felthouse delivered on all points of perfection. If you haven't had a chance to read her work, you don't want to miss this novella. ~ Layna Pimental, Amazon
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Oooh la la, c'est sexy!
This was an enjoyable short erotic read that was well written with a great storyline and believable characters . . . Even though this was an appetiser of a story I felt like I had devoured a full course read by the end and the greedy guts I am, I wanted more! Great erotic story. ~ Foxylutely Book Reviews "Mandie", Amazon
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A hot, quick read that will fuel your imagination this book can be read as a stand-alone without issue. A book that is meant to, and succeeds at tantalizing your imagination and exciting your desires. ~ The Jeep Diva
It's not often that I find myself laughing out loud as I quietly read a book, and I found myself doing just that over and over again while reading this book. Take a nearly 40-year-old workaholic Englishman businessman and a younger soon-to-be English chef, neither of which has much time for anything, add a chance encounter on a tour bus in Paris, and sparks fly. I laughed at their antics, swooned at their passion, and even cooed at their cheesiness that made this story work. Discover what can happen when these two have less than 24 hours to make the most out of his stay in Paris. I'm definitely looking forward to more City Nights in the series! ~ Nessa, Goodreads
A hot, quick read that will fuel your imagination this book can be read as a stand-alone without issue
I really enjoy the writing of Lucy Felthouse, even her short stories present characters to love in scenarios that are possible, if not probable for everyone . . . the story is a nice introduction to the city and the couple, all in Felthouse’s smooth writing and interesting additions of geography and landmarks . . . A hot, quick read that will fuel your imagination this book can be read as a stand-alone without issue. A book that is meant to, and succeeds at tantalizing your imagination and exciting your desires. ~ Gaele, Amazon
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Adventurous and daring
Wow that was amazing! Love, love, love this book . . . I love how Lucy takes us on a naughty adventure thru out Paris and throws in some naughtiness along the way. This story makes me want to become adventurous and a little daring. Lucy is also a little kidder by throwing in a few jokes here and there. You catch yourself laughing out loud quite a bit. I received this book as a gift from the author. ~ debi3303, Amazon
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A fair amount of steamy, messy, happy, intense sex. But there's also a little bit of a story that holds the sex together and the story is sweet and fun . . . Well written and edited, you can tell the care that the author takes in her work. A quick afternoon read (those prone to bad puns would say a quickie), One Night in Paris will keep you turning the pages and leave you satisfied at the end. I'll definitely read more of this author for her characters' wits, their fun attitudes towards life, and of course, the steamy sex. ~ Patricia Eddy, Goodreads
Hot, hot! How else can you say it? This is a fun romp around the city of love--Paris! Jacob and Annabelle take us to some of the city's hottest attraction, and only make them hotter by their sexy escapades. You'll never see Paris the same way once you read this story. Jacob and Annabelle are fun characters. Nothing too serious for them. They just want to relax and enjoy the day, the city, and each other's company. This is a fabulous story that will leave readers with a big grin as they turn the last page. And maybe give them some thoughts about how to spice up their own lives! ~ Heart of Fiction blog