Monday, December 1, 2014

French Kissed by Chanel Cleeton - Release Day Blitz + Giveaway!

Release Day: December 1, 2014

On the surface, Fleur Marceaux has it all. If only the facade matched reality. With one year left at the International School in London, Fleur’s struggling to graduate, her love life is a mess, and she can’t stop thinking about Max, her ex-boyfriend’s best friend. But all that pales compared to the blackmailer determined to destroy her.

There’s a social hierarchy at the International School and Max Tucker is outside the velvet ropes. After watching Fleur break his friend’s heart, Max knows to stay away from trouble, despite the crush he’s had on her since freshman year. But when they’re partnered on a project, Max learns there’s more to Fleur than meets the eye, and she just might be worth the wild ride.

The more time they spend together, the further Max falls. And when a kiss awakens a passion Fleur never imagined, she’s unable to resist Max, who she had thought was all wrong for her but might be the only thing that’s right. But will he stand by her when her secrets are revealed?

Don’t miss the final book in the International School series. This New Adult romance is recommended for readers 17 and up.

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Finally, we get to see what the inside of Fleur Marceaux's mind looks like.  And it's a doozy.

French Kissed is the story of Fleur, a wild and carefree young woman finishing her senior year at the International School in London with her best friends Mya and Maggie.  She also is dating George, a very nice British boy and is perpetually bothered by Max, an American boy.  There's a lot more to Fleur than meets the eye, and in this story, reader's get to hear Fleur's thoughts and feelings.

Fleur is a wonderful character.  While I am usually drawn characters more like her best friend Maggie, who is the star in the first two International School books, Fleur is sassy and self-confident and in your face.  She is worried about her future after college and how her relationships are going to function after graduation (anxieties that, as a college senior, I can relate to all too well).  Not to mention that in the past she has suffered a great tragedy AND is currently being harassed by an unknown person with compromising photos.  Throughout all this, though, she stays confident and strong and refuses to let anyone take her down.  Even Max, who for some reason seems to be getting under her skin.

Max doesn't understand Fleur, or really anyone that attends the International School.  An American on a scholarship, he could care less about the money and excess that surrounds him all the time, the pinnacle of which is Fleur Marceaux.  She's a supermodel basked in money, basically, and that bothers Max - almost as much as his attraction to her.  Of course, though, she's dating his best friend, the extremely nice George.  He knows he needs to focus on his classes to get a good job in Europe after graduation and after being paired with Fleur for a business project, she realizes that he could help her future as well - in more ways than one.

Fleur and Max are an unlikely pair but their chemistry is off the charts.  Both of them are headstrong and stubborn and slightly judgmental but once they call a truce (literally) I fell in love with both of them.  Fleur is such a complex character and Max figures out all of her layers.  I was so happy to see how Fleur really deals with all the stuff that had happened in her life and it was fantastic to see her become happy and, most importantly, begin to find out who she is and who she would like to be.

French Kissed is an entertaining romp through college life in London.  Fleur and Max are complex, intriguing characters that will have you rooting for them in the end, all in the forefront of a beautiful setting and some of our favorite characters from I See London and London Falling (Maggie and Samie squee!).  Filled with smoking hot romance, sharp wit, and a quarter life crisis, this New Adult novel is a wonderful conclusion to the International School series.

Find out more about Chanel and her works here:

Originally a Florida girl, CHANEL CLEETON moved to London where she received a bachelor’s degree from Richmond, The American International University in London and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Chanel fell in love with London and planned to stay there forever, until fate intervened on a Caribbean cruise, and an American fighter pilot with smooth dance moves swept her off her feet. Now, a happily ever after later, Chanel is living her next adventure in South Korea.
Law school made Chanel realize she’d rather spend her days writing sexy stories than in a courtroom, and she hasn’t looked back since. An avid reader and hopeless romantic, she’s happiest curled up with a book. She has a weakness for handbags, her three pups, and her fighter pilot husband. Chanel writes New Adult contemporary romances and thrillers.

She is the author of I SEE LONDON and LONDON FALLING, published by Harlequin HQN, the upcoming FRENCH KISSED, and FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, the first book in a new three-book NA series to be released by Penguin/Berkley in 2015.


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