THE MUSE by Lauren BlakelyRelease Date: March 19th
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Midnight in Paris meets Night at the Museum!
THE MUSE is now available!
A sweeping romance set in a modern-day Paris that’s full of magic, art, mysteries, and passion from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely, THE MUSE is everything you love about Lauren’s books with a twist! Fall in love with THE MUSE, and grab this full-length, swoony, gorgeous standalone romance TODAY!
This book was so different than anything I’ve read from Lauren Blakely but it was such a good read. The story is set in Paris so the romance is basically guaranteed and Julien and Clio’s romance was wonderful but my favorite part was the magic of it all. Muses, art coming to life, ancient curses, it was enchanting and swept me up in the wonder of it all.
Imagine art coming to life, Degas’ ballerinas performing in the halls of the Musée d’Orsay, Manet’s black cat winding through your legs. It’s certainly unusual but for intern Julien Garnier, it’s just another night at the museum. Until a beautiful and mysterious woman emerges from a lost Renoir that’s recently been installed there. He’s instantly drawn to her and they spend their evenings meandering through the galleries and the paintings within as they fall in love. But they soon find themselves in the center of a mystery involving curses, forgers, possible ghosts, and an unexplained sickness that seems to be spreading to works of art all over the world. Julien may be the only one to stop it but in doing so he may end up losing everything.
I enjoyed the mystery woven throughout the story. Trying to figure out what was happening to the paintings kept me guessing even while being in awe of what was happening. The story centers around Julien and Clio but there was a great cast of supporting characters who all play important roles in figuring everything out and setting it right again. It reminded me of the show White Collar, only magical. I kept waiting for Neal Caffrey to pop up with all the talk of art forgers in Paris! Anyway, I digress… This book was unlike anything else I’ve read but it was a welcome departure from the standard contemporary romance and I look forward to future books set in this series!
About The Muse
The first time a woman stepped out of a painting, I thought I was seeing things.
The second time, I thought I was going mad.
The night she emerged from a Renoir, I felt something else entirely — a deep stirring of desire, and the wish to get to know the brilliant beauty who’s been trapped inside a painted garden for years.
She can only come out at night in the Musée d’Orsay, where I work. There, after hours, we wander through galleries, with the Van Goghs, the Monets, and the Toulouse Lautrecs the only witnesses to our midnight kisses and, soon, our trysts.
She opens her heart to me, and I learn her story.
But she keeps secrets too, ones I hope to unravel. Why she was trapped. Why Renoir is hunting her. And why artwork in famous museums across the world is starting to disintegrate.
Why I, too, seem to be the only person who can repair the masterpieces.
As I fall deeper for the woman who’s trapped in a museum, I’m caught up in another side of Paris after dark, one inhabited by forgers, ghosts of famous artists and, impossibly, by Muses.
But someone is after the woman I’m falling in love with, and it’s up to me to save her…even if it means losing everything I’ve found with her
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About the Author:A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.
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