Book Review - Frenched by Melanie Harlow | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Frenched by Melanie Harlow

Frenched by Melanie Harlow | Blushing Geek

Frenched by Melani Harlow
Series: Frenched, #1
Published: March 16, 2014
 New Adult, Romance, Erotica
Pages: 336
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
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When I got dumped by my stupid fiancé a week before the wedding, my plans involved nothing more than ice cream, a blanket fort, and a bonfire of his possessions.

But my friends convinced me that bitter tastes better drowned in Bordeaux, so I came to Paris for a single-moon.

Then I met him. He’s shown me things I’ve never seen before, and I’m not talking about the Louvre.

Is it just the seduction of Paris? Or could this be the real thing?


Before my review, I would like to channel the inner Mia in me.

Top 5 things that I love about this book:

  1. Lucas (me drooling)
  2. The story
  3. Steamy hot “sexy” scenes
  4. Paris
  5. Lucas (I’m ready haha, when you get what I mean lol)

I’ve been in a quite stressful week, so when I chose to read this book, I didn’t expect a lot. Though, of course, I’ve wished it’ll be great. And look at the stars above! This book is surely great. Dang! Until now I’m still stoked.

The story started when Mia’s (main female lead) fiancé, Tucker, called the wedding off via text message just one week before the big day. Right then and there, it piqued my attention. I didn’t really plan on finishing this story in just one sitting (though, it was one sitting while working in my part haha), I only wanted to read just one or two chapters, but this story is just pure perfection. I kept on setting aside my kindle so I could focus on my work, but deym! It’s just too good to be ignored. And oops! I’m sorry, I babble again didn’t I? So back to the story, yeah, after sulking, her friends suggested that she should go on with their “supposedly” honeymoon trip to Paris, alone. Besides, it’s been her childhood dream to go to that romantic place. And in that magical country, she met Lucas, and those magical “sexy” scenes came to life. My oh my, I can’t help but giggle.

I’ve been acting like a complete lunatic while reading this story. I can’t help but giggle, squeal, and shout but in silence while reading this book. Why in silence? Well, let’s just say that it’s crazy reading a book when there’s an audience, can you feel me?

This story is really PERFECT. Why did I boldly say that? It isn’t because of the abundant “sexy” scenes (though I would ALSO boldly say that it was perfectly well written, omg! those “sexy” scenes with Lucas keep circling on my mind), but because I love how this story is weaved. I love that there’s no drama, no cliché, no unwanted angst, no annoying third parties, and absolutely no boring moments. I would highly agree with what most of the readers in goodreads said, that this story is the perfect Adult Romance story evah! And speaking of abundant “sexy” scenes, I really adore the author for making those scenes so perfect. I mean, I didn’t feel violated or molested, I might have even enjoyed it lol. Though, I’m still not recommending it to young readers *wink.

This feeling of happiness towards the story is absolutely the reason why I don’t read book previews before reading a book. Rewarding isn’t it? Also, if I found out that this story is going to be like Meeting Trouble by Emme Rollins because of the abundance of “sexy” scenes, I wouldn’t have dared to read it. Believe it or not, I’m not really fond of those kinds of stories, but look at me now, enjoying every bit of it, haha. 

And for the characters? I don’t really have any complaints at all. Mia is perfect. Normally, when I like (well, I think I’m in love? Hehe) the male lead, I feel hatred towards its female lead, but with Mia? Nope. I’m even sure we could be best friends in real life. And did I tell you that Mia can’t live without a list? Yeah, she is! And Lucas on the other hand, my oh my! He’s absolutely every girl’s dream guy. Deym, whenever I read a line about his curly hair, all I could think of is Jon Snow, but unlike Jon Snow, Lucas sure knows a lot, he even channeled Christian Grey here eh, hahaha. 

With Lucas, “Anything is possible”.

This story only introduced quite a few characters, so it’s very easy to keep track of them, and I really like that. No overwhelming number of characters, so you’ll absolutely be more absorbed with what’s happening between Mia and Lucas. But what I am really looking forward to is Lucas’s point of view, oh well, I guess you can’t really have all eh?

I love how everything happened. I thought at first that this story is going to be plain easy, but dang! When I found out more about Lucas and his hesitation about marriage thingy, I’ve just said, yeah! So this story isn’t just about love, but will also give us some thoughts to ponder upon.

Excited? Well, you should be. This story will absolutely blow your mind.

*After reading this story, I still keep on thinking how I went this far. I mean, I’ve been stuck on reading suspense books because that’s my comfort zone (don’t have any complaints with that at all, MHC is such a legend) but here I am, I’ve even read Fifty shades of grey. Though if I could choose, I’ll definitely choose this one over the latter. See? It’s really not bad getting out of your comfort zone, actually in my case, it’s been pretty awesome!*

To finish off this review, let’s toast for this wonderful story!

Favorite Lines

  • Fall in love completely. Let fate take over.
  • Like I’m in love with you. And I can’t let you get away. And I’m a fool to tell you I’ll never do something when I have no idea what the future holds. I changed my mind. Anything is possible for us.

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Sophia Rose
7 years ago

Sounds like it was the perfect book for you. Love it when I match up well with a book. And Lucah, eh? 😉

7 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

Dang Lucah hehe

7 years ago

I’ve never heard of this book or author before but it sounds like it was perfect for you. I will have to add this book to my TBR.

7 years ago
Reply to  Kristin

Yay! I can’t wait to hear what you can say about this story when you read it Kristin 🙂

Lover Of Romance
7 years ago

I just love those books that evoke a reaction like you mentioned. Those always mean its a winner!! And I can tell you really LOVE Lucan *giggles*. And you are right, its always a good thing to stretch yourself a little and try something new that is out of your comfort zone. My reading taste in romance has changed over the years. And its been fun, so I am glad you had a blast with this one. Great review.

7 years ago

Yep, it was really a blast. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

AngieElle @ Ba_BAMB
7 years ago

I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! NA is such a hit or miss genre for me; I always get excited when I find a winner.

7 years ago

Yeah, it was even a surprise how this story entertained me 🙂

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