Friday, June 28, 2013

Blog Tour: Paris Love Match by Nigel Blackwell

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Paris Love Match by Nigel Blackwell from Bandit Publishing.  The tour is hosted by AToMR Tours.  You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour here.  My stop today features a review, and a tour-wide giveaway, which you can enter below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
                                                    Title: Paris Love Match                                               
Author: Nigel Blackwell 
Publisher: Bandit Publishing 
Release date: May 2, 2013 
Genre: Romance humorous 
Age Group: New Adult 
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description:
Getting a taxi in Paris can be hell. Piers Chapman expected a boring business trip to Paris. What he didn't expect was to fight over a cab with a beautiful girl. After a bad meeting, Sidney Roux just wanted to hail a cab, go home, and have a glass of wine.She didn't expect to fight over a cab with some pompous British tourist. Neither of them expected another man to jump in their cab.Or to be involved in a gun fight.Or a car chase through the streets of Paris.Or for the man to die. But they're thrust together when the mob demands they return what the dead man stole. Will Piers and Sidney work together?Will they find what he had stolen?Will they stay alive? And will they do the last thing they expected?Will they fall in love?
My Thoughts:  I loved this!  The description refers to the book as a humorous romance, so when I began to read about a Russian dictator, the mob, guns, and murder, I wasn't sure where the humor was, but let me tell you the stage is set for one of the most entertaining books I have read in quite some time.  When Piers Champman and Sidney Roux wind up in the same cab, arguing over who got there first and whose cab it actually was, needless to say they were shocked and quite taken by surprise when a man with a gun hopped in and a chase with shooting and real bad guys ensued.  What they weren't expecting was to find themselves in the middle of it all and now suspected as being involved in the crime and murder by the police, and even worse, the bad guys.  They wind up on the run together given the ultimatum by the mob to come up with the stolen article in 24 hours or die.  They now find themselves playing detective, on the run from the police, and the situations they wind up in are funny, unbelievable, and will keep you turning the pages dying to see what happens next.

Paris Love Match kind of felt like I was reading a movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It reminded me of a combination of movies and made me think of Knight and Day, with the humor of a grown-up Home Alone, and of course there was the Bond, James Bond feel there, at least that is what came to my mind when reading it.  The relationship and banter between Piers and Sidney was funny and romantic, and I enjoyed their continuous banter.  Then there were "Little and Large," the two goons that followed them, who I wound up loving to.  Everything crescendos into an ultimate showdown and Piers finds himself really having to pull off some James Bond stunts, which made the story even more fun and interesting and romantic.  Paris Love Match is fun, entertaining, action-packed, humorous, and romantic.  It is really different from the paranormal, contemporary, and dystopian books I have been reading and was such a refreshing break, and I most definitely recommend it.    

About the Author 
Nigel Blackwell was born in rural Oxfordshire in England. He has a love of books, a PhD in Physical Chemistry, and a black belt in pointing out the obvious. As a teenager he toured Europe and loved seeing the wonders of the world and the people in it. Since then he has been fortunate enough to travel across Europe, North America, the Middle East, and Japan, and hasn't been anywhere that doesn't have the potential for a story.
He now lives in Texas with his wife and daughter, where they enjoy the sunshine and listen to the coyotes howl at night.

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 (2) signed Paperback copies of Paris Love Match – US Only
(3) eBook copies of Paris Love Match - International

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  1. Great review. I haven't seen this one before, but I think it sounds like a book that I would pick up. Thanks for sharing it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    1. I don't know what I was expecting, but this definitely wasn't it, and I loved it.

  2. This sounds so cute Ellen! I love a book that's just straight up entertainment and this seems like just that type of read. Plus, I'm a huge fan of witty banter so I can't wait to meet Piers and Sidney and revel in their funny, romantic relationship:) Thanks for putting this one on my radar!

    1. It really was a fun book Jenny. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. This looks like such a fun read. I love a story that reads le a movie. So glad you enjoyed it!

  4. I agree with Jenny! I love books that are just ones we read for fun, this sounds like one of those!

  5. Hi Ellen

    Wow! I guess it goes without saying that I like your review, but I'll say it anyway - it's awesome :D

    I did try for a movie feel in the book, and you're right, Knight and Day was one of the movies that I used for inspiration.

    Best of luck to your readers in the competition!


  6. I haven't heard of this book before now but it does sound like a lot of fun! I love books that read like movies, I'm popping this one on my TBR pile :-)

    A great review! :-)


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