Amazon • Narrator: Peter B. Brooke
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Blame it on jet lag. Jason Greene thought he had everything: a dream job as a partner in a large Philadelphia law firm, a beautiful fiancée, and more money than he could ever hope to spend. Then he finds his future wife in bed with another man, and he's forced to rethink his life and his choices. On a moment's notice, he runs away to Paris, hoping to make peace with his life.
But Jason's leave of absence becomes a true journey of the heart when he meets Jules, a struggling jazz violinist with his own cross to bear. In the City of Love, it doesn't take them long to fall into bed, but as they're both about to learn, they can't run from the past. Sooner or later, they'll have to face the music.
I think the synopsis of this good aptly described the journey to love for Jason Green and Jules Bardon. I do feel bad but I found this story to be quite slow in pace. The only quick development was Jason jumping into a gay relationship after being “straight” all this time.
I was also indifferent to the characters. While I sympathized with Jason but he was boring to me. I don’t condone cheating but I felt like she cheated to get a rise or some kind of emotion from the workaholic. Also Jason clearly used work to avoid dealing with the lack of intimacy or feeling with his fiancée. So I had clearly didn’t truly sympathize with Jason as he was not honest with her nor himself. Jules was also difficult to embrace as he appeared adrift in life and sort of lazy. I did enjoy his relentless pursuit of Jason, though Jason caved really quickly for a straight man. I think I could have used more emotional upheaval or angst to engage me. I am not sure if I will continue with the series but the author’s description of Paris definitely piqued my curiosity about Paris, the city of love.
*Special thanks to Dreamspinner Press for the audibook for review.