Review: Falling for Emma (Bistro La Boheme #0.5) by Alix Nichols


Title:  Falling for Emma
Author: Alix Nichols
Publisher/Year: CreateSpace Publishing 1/15/15
Length: 77
Series: Bistro La Boheme #0.5


Rising star of French soft rock Cyril falls for Laura–the charming groupie who waltzed into his life one sweet summer afternoon.
Their story could have been pretty straightforward except…
He’s blind.
And she isn’t who she claims to be.

My Thoughts

What a sweet story – i know that there’s a larger series here that i have been slow to really sort that one out.  So at least, because i was able to get my hands on this ARC, i got my intro to what i think will be a sweet series.  In this short novella, we have the continuation i’m guessing of a story surrounding Cyril – who was a rock star in his own right and unfortunately found himself on the bad side of a car accident that left him disfigured (scars) as well as blind and deaf.  He was able to get hearing aids implated so that he can hear and potentially resume his music career, but the blindness is something that’s far more uncertain.

In addition to dealing with what his life has become, he’s also dealing with the fact that the girl that he had been in a relationship wtih for ages – decided that she wasn’t made for ‘babysitting’ and didn’t want to be with him anymore because of how he looked and what his limitations would be.  So, this is what introduces us to the downward spiral that Cyril’s in.  He’s able to cope by finding a routine and there’s plenty of technology out there to help him be ‘normal’ – but you know how it is – for a rock star to go into obscurity.

Enter Laura (or Emma) – who ironically is Gerrie’s sister (Gerrie being Cyril’s ex) – and she’s had a crush on him since day one.  She feels like this is her opportunity to really get to know him and see if there’s somethign there – so she puts on this persona of ‘Laura’ in the hopes of being able to get close to him and for Cyril to maybe fall in love with her.

The quick journey that we take here is a nice one.  We see that Emma’s intentions are from the heart and that she really wants to be with Cyril because of who he is – not what he is.  This brings on a level of connection and romance that they both deserve.  It’s only when Gerrie comes around one day – after Cyril and Emma have really bonded that things get dicey.  Bringing up the question of whether Gerrie’s motives are clear and true, and whether Cyril’s able to get past what Emma’s done in lying to him.

I guess what this means for me is that i have to find the rest of the series and read it since i’m really intrigued.  Personally i don’t know if the series really revolves around, but if it’s anything like the novella here, then i think that it’ll be worth the read.  the characters are sweet – they are imperfect and they have honest emotions towards one another and that’s what makes for a GREAT read.  so…Enjoy!

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About Falling For Emma:

Rising star of French chanson Cyril falls for Laura—the charming groupie who waltzed into his life one sweet summer afternoon.Their story could have been pretty straightforward except…

He’s blind.

And she isn’t who she claims to be.

Release Date:  1/15/15
Genre: Romance
Length: 120 pages

This is a prequel to the Bistro La Boheme series.


“Oh, how she loved that unrestrained laugh of his. It was better than a bowl of rum raisin ice cream or a scented hot bath in the middle of January or an afternoon on the beach with a great book. It was simply the best thing in the world…” 

“He could no longer deny how he felt about her. Not just the part where he craved her right down to his bones, but also the part where he had let her take up residence in his empty heart and was still reeling from the glow that filled it…”

“She drew her mouth away and took a ragged breath.

When Cyril leaned in to renew the kiss, she planted her hands on his chest and pushed gently. “Let me look at you for a moment.”

He straightened and gave her a panty-dropping smile.

His unseeing eyes were as handsome as ever. His complexion had darkened with desire, and the bulging muscles of his chest flexed under her touch. Through the thin cotton of his T-shirt and through the air between them, she could feel the heat emanating from his body. There was something feline—graceful and hard—about his posture.

Like a wild cat before a bound.

He was magnificent…”


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About The Bistro La Boheme Series:

If you’ve enjoyed “Amelie” and “Friends” and like smart heroines, sexy heroes, witty dialogue and heart-stopping romance, then give this series a try. It will delight you with an unforgettable cast of imperfect and charming young men and women who work or frequent an ordinary yet special Parisian café. They fall in love, cope with heartbreak and chase their dreams with a passion that makes them endearing even when in the wrong.

Welcome to the Bistro La Bohème! Take a seat by the window, order your café crème and lose yourself in these deeply romantic and heart-warming tales of love, friendship and finding out where you belong.

The books are interconnected, with a recurring setting and characters. But each story is self-contained, and you can read it as a stand-alone.


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Book 0.5: Falling For Emma by Alix Nichols

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Novella: You’re The One by Alix Nichols

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Book 1: What if it’s Love? by Alix Nichols

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Book 2: Under My Skin by Alix Nichols

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About the Author:

Alix Nichols is an avid reader of chick lit, romance and fantasy, caffeine addict and a badge-wearing Mr. Darcy fan. She released her first romance at the age of six. It had six pages stitched together and bound in purple velvet paper. The book was titled “Eliza and Robert” and featured highly creative spelling. Some words were written in mirror image. Unintentionally.

Decades later, she still loves the name Robert and the genre romance. Her books have made the Kindle Top 100 Lists numerous times, climbing as high as #1. She lives and works in Paris, France.


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