About the Book:
A widowed, billionaire, single dad romance.
Josie thought she was getting a promotion at her architectural firm, but instead her career implodes. She impulsively takes up her roommates’ offer to nanny for a little girl on a mega yacht in the South of France. Even though she can’t stand boats, this seems like fate giving her an opportunity to lick her wounds in a bucket list paradise while she figures out how to get her life back.
But this little girl she’s arrived to look after has a daddy. A widowed, hot, young, billionaire of a daddy. A man who, for all his wealth, is grumpy, conceited, and utterly closed off. But Josie can’t help but be drawn closer to this enigmatic man.
Xavier Pascale is on an emotional island of his own making. It’s just him and his daughter and he likes it that way. He works hard, his shareholders are happy, his best friends are his bodyguard, and the people who work for him. What’s wrong with that? But then he meets Josephine Marin. Her arrival in his life is like a deep ocean tremor along a catastrophic emotional fault line. And now… well, now, he’s very, very aware of his isolation and his very human need. But he can’t be distracted. When he gets distracted terrible things happen.
He should send the nanny home.
He really should.
But what if he just takes what he wants, just this one time …
This is a standalone, contemporary romance. It includes luscious scenes of sparkling blue ocean, and tantalizing, seductive food, as well as a smoking hot, dirty-talking Frenchman. If traveling scares you, or sexy times scare you, then this book is not for you. But if you’re looking for a decadent armchair vacation after being stuck in one place for over a year–that will make you laugh, swoon, and cry–then this one is for you!
I have not been on a romance kick for a long time but I thoroughly enjoyed this lovely, sexy romance, and being able to experience the beauty and excitement of Charleston, France, fine food and travel! ‘Broken French’ is a fun and romantic story with a brooding, wealthy, emotionally damaged hero and a smart, beautiful heroine. This is pure escapist reading and it is perfect for these stressful times.
Josie is an ambitious architect who finds herself at a professional crossroad in her life and as a favor to her friend, agrees to nanny for a single father in the South of France. What could possibly be the downside? When she arrives, Josie is completely taken aback by the gorgeous, stern Xavier. He is guarded and closed off and very, very private. He is drawn to Josie and loves the way his daughter responds to her. But he has experienced tragedy and is fearful of letting anyone get too close to him again.
“I was giving in to it. Giving in to her. Letting go like she asked. I couldn’t. I shouldn’t. This way lay utter destruction. I’d been down this road before, and I wouldn’t go again.”
Tasha Boyd has written a fast-paced, contemporary love story with gorgeous locales and a wonderful cast of characters. But Josie and Xavier are the stars here and have spectacular chemistry together! Xavier’s daughter was adorable and was the light of his life. Josie falls in love with her, too, but is very confused by Xavier’s mood swings.
“… I was enamored with the way he loved her. I had to make sure I didn’t confuse my love for his family with being in love with him. But I feared the waters were already too muddy.”
If you love romance with a guranteed happy ending, you will love ‘Broken French’. From the sunny, colorful cover to the amazing gourmet food and wine to the luxurious yacht, this story was a fun escapist read with lots of heart and soul. There is the perfect amount of tension and sexy times. Xavier Pascale is definitely one of Tasha Boyd’s most memorable heroes!
“I don’t … know where my heart is,” I said when I could speak again. “I love my daughter, but beyond that I fear it is dead inside for anything else or so deep I can’t find it. If I cannot find it, how can I give it to someone again?”
(Thank you to the author for providing an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.)