THE MUSE by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: March 19th
Midnight in Paris meets Night at the Museum! THE MUSE is now available! A sweeping romance set in a modern-day Paris that’s full of magic, art, mysteries, and passion from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely, THE MUSE is everything you love about Lauren’s books with a twist! Fall in love with THE MUSE, and grab this full-length, swoony, gorgeous standalone romance TODAY!
The first time a woman stepped out of a painting, I thought I was seeing things. The second time, I thought I was going mad. The night she emerged from a Renoir, I felt something else entirely — a deep stirring of desire, and the wish to get to know the brilliant beauty who’s been trapped inside a painted garden for years. She can only come out at night in the Musée d'Orsay, where I work. There, after hours, we wander through galleries, with the Van Goghs, the Monets, and the Toulouse Lautrecs the only witnesses to our midnight kisses and, soon, our trysts. She opens her heart to me, and I learn her story. But she keeps secrets too, ones I hope to unravel. Why she was trapped. Why Renoir is hunting her. And why artwork in famous museums across the world is starting to disintegrate. Why I, too, seem to be the only person who can repair the masterpieces. As I fall deeper for the woman who’s trapped in a museum, I’m caught up in another side of Paris after dark, one inhabited by forgers, ghosts of famous artists and, impossibly, by Muses. But someone is after the woman I’m falling in love with, and it’s up to me to save her…even if it means losing everything I’ve found with her.
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This book is one of the most beautiful books I have EVER read. From start to finish I was swept away, entranced by this lovely and fascinating story. Julien and Clio stole my heart-and left me sighing and smiling while they did it.
Julien made me smile from the moment I started the book. I can't draw to save my life, but I can appreciate art. I loved seeing his passion and love for art pop off the page. But there's something special about him and I truly enjoyed his journey of discovery in this book. I refuse to give any spoilers, but I'll say I messaged the Author and said I wanted to be like Julien when I grew up!
I was caught up in Julien and Clio's romance. That attraction, that connection. Their first kiss, and setting of that kiss, made me swoon. I loved the way they interacted with one another and how they truly connected to each other-it was absolutely, 100% believable.
I loved the supporting cast of characters here-all of them. From the paintings to the people, everything just worked so well to balance and complement each other. I may never make it to these wonderful museums to see such works, but Lauren Blakely has taken me there in my mind for sure. This book is so rich and lush-I promise you'll be captivated.
The audio of this book?? Shane East just nailed it. Absolutely nailed it. There's so many accents he pulls off here-I was definitely impressed. He captured Julien perfectly and you can feel the emotions pouring out of him as he performs this beautiful book. And Siiri Scott gave a lovely performance in the epilogue.
While this may not be the typical Lauren Blakely book, The Muse is a romance for sure. There is so much more to it than that though. There's mystery and magic all rolled up into this fantastic love story. Be prepared to get swept away! This is a book I'll come back to time and again. I absolutely loved it-and can't wait for more books like this from the Author. I highly recommend this book and would give it more than 5 stars if I could!!
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About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.
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