The Paris Soulmate
A woman with autoimmune disorders & a "no dating policy." A mysterious, cocky British stranger. A dream trip to Paris. What could go wrong?
Christine is on her way to finally check something off her bucket list–a dream trip to Paris. With thoughts of 30 looming, she is determined to make this bucket list happen and to try to open up her "out of commission" heart in the process.
Colin is the protective, dreamy British man that finds Christine in the airport terminal already second guessing this trip. And he falls hard.
What starts as a perfect "Mr. Darcy" meet cute and instant connection quickly goes wrong. When they find themselves seated beside each other on the plane to Paris, things seem to be destined to only get worse. However, with some forced proximity and the help of the elderly woman on the plane, they see that the instant connection they shared may have been right all along and agree to spend the week sightseeing together.
But Colin has a secret about why he's traveling to Paris. Both Christine and Colin have something they hope to get out of their Paris trip. Will a week in Paris be enough for these two to find what they are looking for? And will it be enough to find love and will they be able to accept it if they do?
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The Paris Soulmate is a sweet romance, for clean and wholesome romance readers, in a charming debut from author Brooke Gilbert. This romantic comedy is the perfect way to travel to Paris while staying in your pjs. You will laugh, cry, and fall in love with the characters. It's a beautiful literary ride.
The Paris Soulmate features her "own voices" Crohn's, Lupus, & Mast Cell Activation Syndrome representation. This disability representation is written by the author who also battles these disorders herself. This is a clean novel. Descriptive kissing only. No cursing. Some adult humor. Faith conversations included. Trigger warnings: mild medical episodes and medical discussions.
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“No, no, no, no,” I said, a little too emphatically.
“No, this isn’t 12B or no, this isn't going to be fun?”
“I’m not going anywhere with you and your Mr. Darcy accent" . . .
“Wow, I’ve hit a nerve. Mr. Darcy, huh?” he chimed. “So the hopeless romantic bit is accurate.
Great. Just ﬂipping fantastic. He’s like a warm English ﬁre after being caught in the rain, and I’m like a hillbilly tractor stuck in the mud.
I was at a crossroads: Did I believe him? Or was I just ignoring another red flag, burying myself alive in a graveyard of them?
I stood in front of the black dress, staring it down. I felt like it had taken an aggressive stance against me instead of merely hanging limply from the hanger. It was like a scene from a ﬁlm noir. One of us wasn’t going to make it out alive.
Suddenly, all of his charisma crashed into all of my fears.
I knew he was too in tune with the rhythm of my heart to be fooled.
Colin had just accomplished the impossible. He had broken down the walls around my heart. The walls I had been building far before my illnesses but had grown even sturdier since my diagnosis. And for the ﬁrst time, it felt like I'd been set free.
That’s not baggage. It’s not acceptable to call your illnesses baggage. I would have been really upset ﬁve years ago if we had met and you wouldn’t have given me a chance to get to know you and decide for myself.”
There was a stare down between us that seemed to last for a small inﬁnity. Like a lifetime of understanding was being lived in it.
I blamed his gorgeous smile, his intoxicating smell, those mesmerizing blues, and mostly, I blamed how safe I felt with him; not just physically safe, but safe with all of my ﬂaws and fears.
I would have gladly given her anything she named, but I was completely certain all she wanted was him.
She was beautifully broken, and I could tell it was her faith that made her whole. It was her faith that made the brokenness beautiful.
He looked at her, witnessing all the disbelief written across her face. He loathed what was written there. Every unspoken word struck him with an ache.
It was like I was sick with a new disorder and the diagnosis was Colin.
“Absolutely perfect, Mona Lisa,” he said and pulled me by my waist back inside.
But the morning was like a cold ice bath for the dreamer. And it was certainly waking me from my dreamy, kaleidoscope-colored glasses.
That was my favorite thing about Paris: it was well lived. The architecture spoke of the life it had seen through its curves and textures.
He not only completed me, but he showed me how to complete myself.
I had fought for this moment. I had fought for my life, what health I had, the ability to live my life, and the ability to love. And he was worth every moment I had fought so hard for. I never could have imagined what I was truly ﬁghting so desperately for. But there he sat.
He was perfect in my eyes. Not a fairy tale kind of perfection that could never be measured up to, but a perfection that was created by him being himself. Even his ﬂaws seemed to ﬁll out my being.
To know unconditional love in so many forms was to truly live.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely loved every moment of it and found myself wishing there was more to the story. I didn't want it to end. -Tomi Tabb, Romance Author
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I absolutely loved this book!! I'm obsessed !! This probably just became my favourite, sweet as cake, romantic, gentle love story I've ever read !!!" Fedy, NetGalley
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This was AMAZING. I've read alot of books this year and this book takes the cake as one of my top 5 favorite books this year." Melany, NetGalley
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I. Loved. This. Book. Honestly I don't know if I'll ever stop thinking or talking about this book." - Tara, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "it was a breath of fresh air to read a story where there is a wonderful representation and no labels on disabilities - something that I find you don't get anywhere near as often enough in books!" -Chloé, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "This book is so good. It's a clean romance and done so right . . . I could relate to and see myself as the main character and I don't do that very often but the writing and the plot wad so could I could. I will now pick up any and everything this author writes, she is going on my auto buy list." - Lori, NetGalley
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Colin cherished her and if nothing else wanted her to remain with the truth that she was enough, and a beauty to behold no matter her disorders." -Kate
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The Paris Soulmate went to far beyond a story based on a trope. Watching this story unfold is truly a joy." Di K, BookSprout
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I cannot recommend enough this beautiful page-turner!" Anna, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Wow. I was in tears on several occasions throughout this book. It was truly wonderful." -Abigail, NetGalley
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The romance and chemistry in this story is beautifully done and there are some pretty great kisses." - Jenny, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Just the one glance and he knew the connection would strong. Love out weights everything!" - Kirstyn, NetGalley Reviewer, Librarian
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The characters were well-developed and the story flowed in a way that it kept me interested until the very end." Ily, -NetGalley, Media/Journalist,
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Brooke did an amazing job with making me feel like I was experiencing all of these moments as Christine. I love it when I can jump in the story immediately" -Brit, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Fast talking,fast moving story. Full of love at first sight and movie references." Deborah, BookSirens
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I loved the Parisian setting and you will thoroughly enjoy the descriptions of all things French if you love France like me."- Simone, BookSirens
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I fell in love with Collin, he was so caring and possessive, and I loved the descriptions about my favourite city, Paris." - Georgia, Netgalley
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I needed something different to read and this did the trick. Can't wait to see what's more from Brooke Gilbert!!!" -BookSprout Reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It will make you smile, laugh, and have hope in the goodness of God." - C.Y., BookSirens
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "I laughed, I cried and so happy with the ending the author gave us 10/10 highly recommend." -Gloria, NetGalley
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "It's a different take on the "meet cute" and "fall in the love at first sight" tropes." -Laura Ann, Booksprout
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Unexpected love in the unexpected way. Really enjoyed this book." -Danielle, Goodreads
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "The way he truly felt about Christine was undeniable. They both deserved everything, so glad it ended the way it did." Claire, NetGalley
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Baby I'm a Fool
My One and Only
April in Paris
I've Got to See You Again
La Vie En Rose
If the Stars Were Mine
It Was You
Love is Here to Stay
Lang Lang, Madeleine Peyroux
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
The Nearness of You
Twenty One Pilots
God Only Knows
Ain't No Sunshine
Baby, Now That I've Found Love
Let's Fall in Love
Les Yeux Ouverts (Dream a Little Dream of Me)
Isn't It Romantic
Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Oh, Pretty Woman
Make You Feel My Love
All of Me