Review: Chaperoning Paris

Author Victoria Pinder / Reviewed by Felita Daniels / 220 Pages

This book is Collins Brothers Book 1

This book is Collins Brothers Book 1

The author’s biography states that she was a teacher and she’s active in the Florida Romance Writers’ Organization (and other writers groups). So I know she has the background to write about a teacher and their challenges. Equally, she takes her craft seriously by being involved in groups that would further her knowledge about the business of books.

The book cover implies a sweet romance story. This book also contains components to the plot that tackle more serious themes. Self-esteem and revenge can cripple a person’s chance for a happy life.

This book starts fast with Sean putting into action a plan of revenge. He didn’t expect to run into a lover from his past. Gigi is now working at the school that Sean is taking over. It’s supposed to be about ten years after they parted. They both feel chemistry and emotional turmoil in each other’s presence.

The most impactful sentence in the book to me was “Sweetheart, holding on to pain only makes us lonely, sad individuals.” You will need to read the book to see if they find a way to let go of pain!

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Gigi Dumont never forgot how she walked away from the only man she ever loved.

She’s a teacher who has led her students to the finals of an international French competition to be help in Paris. The night before the trip, the Principal tries to cancel the trip before he, in turn, loses his job to her high school boyfriend, Sean Collins.

Sean Collins has survived cancer, a divorce, and Gigi having aborted their child back in high school. He assumed he’d hate her, if they ever crossed paths again. But he discovers she’s exactly what he wants.

When Gigi and Sean are stuck together for a week in Paris, Gigi feels she has lost all her control. How can she survive her attraction to Sean? The man’s sexier now than he was back in the day, and once upon a time, he’d had her heart. She finds herself falling for him, even knowing forever is impossible.

About the Author

Author Victoria Pinder

Author Victoria Pinder

Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston then moved to Miami. Eventually, found that writing is her passion.

She always wrote stories to entertain herself. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, but when she sat down to see what she enjoyed doing, writing became obvious.

The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, and Electing Love, Mything the Throne and Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush will be published in 2014.  Now she is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency. She’s also the Vice President for the Florida Romance Writers.





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