The European Flings Quartet, Book 1
NEWLY REISSUED UNDER ITS ORIGINAL TITLE!
Matthew Donovan is a self-admitted hopeless romantic who wants nothing more than to meet the man of his dreams and settle down. If you can't find such a thing in the most romantic city in the world, where can you? So Matt sets off for Paris, immediately finding himself the object of someone's attraction. But can an airplane encounter be the first step in seeking romance, or just a toss-away fling?
Upon his arrival, Matt renews his friendship with Simone, an ex-pat interior designer who may just have the sexy man he wants. But it is a young, alluring artist named Anton, peddling his Parisian scenes to tourists along the Seine, that most attracts Matt. When a serendipitous situation tosses the men together, they realize fate is working overtime to unite them. But love is never easy...
Filled with all the grand passion of Paris, Matt's journey will guide him down the tricky boulevards of love and desire, of pain and betrayal, leading him to a final, ultimate confrontation with his own heart. Only with the help of an unexpected friend can Matt again open up his heart, and no longer deny the desire that stirs inside him.
Romantic, sensual, and satisfying, PASSION IN PARIS will make you believe in true love.
COMING SOON: RAPTURE IN ROME and LUST IN LONDON. Don't miss the prequel short story, available in NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS.
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Publisher: MLR Press
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Second Chances, Slow Burning Love, Thrill of the Chase, True Love
Word Count: 50,000
Setting: Paris, France; New York City
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
THE INTER-CONNECTED UNIVERSE OF ADAM CARPENTER
If you’re asking the question: have we met before? Chances are, if you’ve read a few of Adam Carpenter’s novels, the answer is….yes!
Here are some connections and characters to keep an eye out for:
Parker St. John – appears in the Wonderland trilogy, ISLAND DESIRES, The Edenwood Saga, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Johnny Lee Capstone – appears in DUDE RANCH, NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Chad Singleton – appears in the The Edenwood Saga and a cameo in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Jimmy McSwain – appears in the Jimmy McSwain Files and is referenced in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Noah Sanders – appears in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery and a cameo in the Jimmy McSwain Files
Joey Silva – appears in the White Pine Firefighters, THAT PASSIONATE SEASON, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Tanner Fox -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and ISLAND DESIRES
Nick Lynch -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and A RAGING FIRE
Trent Rogers -- appears in SECRET FLAMES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Some locations have also done double-duty in certain series: Gaslight Bar, used in the European Flings Quartet and the Jimmy McSwain Files; Crimson Sex Club is featured in ISLAND DESIRES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length YOU OWN ME); Sally’s Dive is in the White Pine Firefighters, Cane’s Inlet Mystery, and Jimmy McSwain Files.
It’s great fun for an author to connect his universe and characters. I hope you enjoy meeting up with familiar friends and places while you read the novels!
If you catch any other connections, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.