Acacia Santos excels at her job as concierge at the prestigious Hotel Victoire in Paris. When her superior, Marcel, is attacked in a supposed random mugging, she is tasked with serving one of the hotel's most mysterious and attractive guests.
Nicholas Cassirer checks into the hotel under an assumed name every three months. Usually, he stays in the penthouse suite with a beautiful female companion but on this occasion, he arrives alone and is displeased in having to deal with someone new. A match of wits ensues as he tests Acacia's expertise with a series of almost impossible demands. Her intelligence and creativity rise to the challenge, earning his respect. They strike a tenuous accord until Acacia discovers a famous stolen painting in his suite. She contacts a former boyfriend who works for the elite BRB, a unit of French law enforcement that deals with art thefts.
Nicholas is questioned by police and released when it is revealed the painting is a reproduction. Irked with her behavior, Acacia's supervisor demotes her threatening dismissal and the cancellation of her work permit.
But Acacia has already attracted Nicholas' attention.
©2017 Sylvain Reynard (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Pam on 25-02-18

Would you read again or listen again?

Yes to both. Sylvain Reynard never fails in his stories. His writing is prose that can touch the soul, whether it’s the romance between Acacia and Nicholas or artwork. His philosophy is to explore the human condition through art, suffering, love, sex, faith and redemption.

He takes on a journey to Paris, Switzerland and other points of in the world. His writing is intelligent and evokes one to look at the world through a different eye.

Robertson Dean is incredible in his performance of reading this wonderful book.

Highly recommended!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kristine on 14-02-18

No cliff hanger!!

I wasn't sure where the book was going in the beginning. The story has lots of twist and turns. But it a good way. I love Sylvain Reynard style of writing . You are pulled in the story with the details he gives you. The way the love story is unfolded is beautiful and heartfelt. I love that you were not left with a cliff hanger. I love when the story goes on in another book but not when your left waiting too long for the next book to come out. Great book.

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