Two strangers in Paris …
One passionate, earth-shattering kiss.

He was the artist upstairs
with the tantalizing smile and laughing eyes.

He was the devil inviting me to sin,
seducing me to dance in the bright moonlight.

He was desire and need.

When he touched me, my body sang.
My soul came alive.

But I belonged to another man,
and he didn’t want to let me go.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

We kiss until our lips are bruised and raw, and then we kiss some more. In a life full of finite moments, I find infinity in him and his love.


From the moment I learned that Mia Asher was writing a new book, I had been anxious to get my hands on it. Firstly, I want to just give high praise for one of the sexiest and BEST covers I have seen in quite some time! It only proved to deepen my desire for this book! What I’ve come to know about this author is that she writes messy, complicated and angsty romances like no other!! But in this particular story, her words are nothing less than exquisite – they simply took my breath away. I was completely consumed with this book! I fell hard for the beautiful Sebastien Leroux!

Valentina Fitzpatrick has been a loving and devoted wife to her husband of nearly twelve years. Their relationship has had its ups and downs but it nearly ended over a year ago when she caught her husband in the act of adultery with one of his interns. The pain from his deceit still lingers in her heart even though she chose to fight for her marriage. Valentina’s weakness is the love that she still has for her husband, William. As an attempt to start over, William asks Valentina to come with him on a business trip to Paris. Once his business meetings are over, he promised her that they would take some time to be alone together and hopefully rekindle the romance that used to consume them. Ultimately Valentina ends up in Paris alone when William is unable to make the trip. This only succeeds in making her feel even more despondent when it comes to her marriage. Valentina is finding it hard not to suspect that maybe her husband is having another affair. So she decides to stay in Paris and take this time away from William to re-evaluate their relationship.

During her first week in Paris, she ends up crashing a private party at an art exhibit and is mesmerized by one of the paintings. Just as she’s about to be thrown out for trespassing, a handsome stranger comes to her rescue by pretending to be her boyfriend. He ends up kissing her and it nearly knocks the wind right out of her. Valentina is captivated by this gorgeous man with the most incredible blue eyes. Fate keeps throwing these two in each other’s paths. They end up running into each other several times and as luck would have it, Sebastien turns out to be not only her upstairs neighbor but also the artist of the painting that she fell in love with.


Sebastien is quite well known for his spectacular skills in the bedroom. He uses sex as a balm to ease his pain. Years ago he lost his one true love and has yet to fully recover from that heartbreak, but something about Valentina breathes new life into his cold heart. Being around her seems to soothe him better than any of his old vices.

Sebastien and Valentina end up teetering on a fine line between restraint and giving in to their all-consuming desire for one another. But it’s Valentina’s need to clean up her mess of a life first, before delving into anything new with Sebastien that ends up preventing them from crossing that line.



When Valentina is ultimately forced to choose between her past life and the uncertain yet possibly exhilarating future with Sebastien – will she make the right decision? Or will she end up picking the wrong man which would destroy not only her life but that of the one who truly loves her?

LOVE ME IN THE DARK is currently available.. It’s an absolute MUST READ!!



*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!

-There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.


Valentina Fitzpatrick is a gorgeous woman living in New York with her husband. She used to have big plans & dreams of her own. Then she met a man who wanted to give her the world. She fell deeply in love and eventually he disappointed her & she lost her joy along the way. She spent years focusing on pleasing her husband, & forgot about herself. She put her wants and needs aside, & strived to be flawless. She was always on display & trying to be the perfect wife. She was terrified of the unknown, & just learned to accept not all love stories have a happy ending.

Sebastien Leroux is a wealthy world-renowned artist living in Paris. Ten years ago he suffered a loss that shattered him. He hasn’t made a lasting connection with a woman in years. He only enjoys physical relationships that help him escape his pain. He goes through the motions of life, but isn’t truly living.


Valentina feels new hope for her marriage when her husband tells her they are going to have a getaway in Paris for a business trip. She thinks this trip could be just what they need to rebuild their relationship. She heads to Paris ahead of her husband, & then his trip is cancelled. Tired of being lonely & sad, Valentina decides she could use a break from her life in Greenwich. She wants to be on her own & remember who she is again. She stays in Paris & takes some time for herself to figure out what she wants to do with her life. She’s tired of feeling like a possession & feeling weak. She’s starting to finally accept her marriage is in ashes & may be over.

Valentina meets a stunning man by chance one evening who takes her breath away. His name is Sebastien. They share an unexpected kiss that ignites her body & soul. There’s a powerful energy between them from the start, & she feels as if she’s under his spell. When they learn their neighbors they start seeing more of one another. They are so comfortable with each other, and feelings begin to develop. They continue to push the boundaries while trying to fighting their attraction. Valentina struggles trying not to cross that line while following her heart.


-A man’s face shouldn’t be that sinful, his body that virile.

-Everything about him is designed to awaken one’s darkest, most erotic fantasies.

-Every atom in my body is aware of him, attuned to him.

-The way he’s looking at me makes me feel as though I’m the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.

-Ever since I first saw her across the room, I knew I was fucked. I didn’t understand, I still don’t, but when my gaze found her, a part of me sighed and said, there she is, what you’ve been looking for- welcome to the living world once more, old chap.

-Each day that passes, Sebastien embeds himself deeper in the DNA of my life, of my soul. From the first moment I laid my eyes on him, he’s slowly filled my world with colors I’d forgotten existed. And now it’s bursting with them.


Sebastien has fallen hard for Valentina. She’s brought peace & joy back to his life and showed him how beautiful life could be again.

Valentina should have walked away from her marriage years ago, yet she always stayed. She’s found a man who makes her feel alive again. Will she take a chance on true love or will she choose loyalty to her past?

Every time I read a Mia Asher book I’m fully absorbed in the story & hooked from the start. This book was no different & is my favorite by this author. It was magical & everything I love about a beautiful romance. Sebastien will steal your heart.


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