Seasons 1 to 4 are excellent filled with plenty of drama and intrigue. Could season 5 live up to it's predecessors? Not only is the answer a resounding yes but it by far eclipses the previous four seasons. All the main characters return and are written so well that you're drawn in completely to the lives of these people. The plot twists were so good I just didn't want to put this book down.
So glad to have my old friends back and new ones besides. I like the way that the narrative has switched focus in this book adding growth to existing characters and fleshing out the characters we knew a little less about.
As usual this book is a page turner from the moment you pick it up and it accelerates as it reaches its conclusion.
Thank you Harper, I felt like I picked up the conversations where I left them in season 4, despite the time that had passed since Dominique’s victory. It was great to meet up with familiar friends and see how things had progressed. Just as it was terrific to meet newcomers and watch them blend in seamlessly with the original ones. One thing I particularly liked was that a couple of questions I had left from the last book, like “do they get married? Will we see her again?” were answered this time round. For me, that shows the skill of an excellent author. The pace of the story was perfectly executed without any drawn out sections or any rushed sequences. The characters are settled in their relationships and have grown even more into them. Margot is a prime example of this. The manner in which she portrays herself now is superb. The new characters Solange and Aurora, what a clever mix of personalities and political viewpoints. Excellent the way they evolve throughout the story. The way the tale is set out is good. A story in two halves! Will Dominique choose to run? Then the race itself and all the political mudslinging that entails. As we all see within our own countries politics, it is amazing how low some factions, parties or just desperate people will stoop to try to win. At this point I have to say the character that spellbinds me in this book is Dominique. Harper has managed to create a personality that does things the right way, in her own style, departing from the script and faces her public with the truth, nothing hidden. The speeches that she gives at certain times are incredible. Yes she is chancing it but the way she is portrayed shows her as the true, loyal, honest and transparent president that she is and would always be. The love for her job, her family and France radiates throughout. I know I would vote for her like a shot.
Thank you Harper for a superb season 5. A total success!
It is great to catch up with old friends in the latest season of French Kissing, for that’s how the characters feel like to me – I hadn’t realised that I had missed them so much.
Political intrigue is rife in this episode, as ever, but has Dominique Laroche, even more fuel to add to the fire that threatens to consume so many friendships?
The love scenes are sensitively handled as always, but with the heat turned up, just as we have come to expect from this great author, adding a relief to the back-biting and dirty tricks coming into play.
I could go on and on with superlatives, but I do not want to spoil the reader’s experience – believe me, it is well worth it. Find out for yourselves!
Harper Bliss returns with a political bang in FK5 – delivering a story that is both high in drama & relationship angst.
President Dominique Laroche has worked tirelessly to run the country but is now having a crisis of confidence – should she run for a second term or retire to spend more time with her children & fiancée Steph? Her PR firm, Barbier & Cyr, are also having their own problems with key players battling loyalty and friendship issues. Will they survive the cataclysm surrounding them or will everything implode?
A tale of political intrigue and social comment, Harper Bliss delivers another exemplary season in this enticing series.
I have loved all the previous books in the series, but found this one lacked something the others had. I supposed when the previous books have concentrate on the trials and tribulations of characters that you know very well, you have a real interest in how it turns out. With the main characters 'settled' in their romantic relationships, the focus had to move elsewhere. I found I didn't really care and it took until the election got going for me to become more engaged with the book. Don't get me wrong, I am sure that many will enjoy it, I just didn't enjoy it as much as I have all the previous books in the series.
All the excitement and drama you’d expect from the well seasoned group of characters. It’s definitely worth the wait for this instalment and worth remembering this is not a standalone book, things will not make sense if you’ve not read the others in the series or forgotten what happened but who needs an excuse to reread them, not me.
Great to see the depth in the characters coming through, already looking forward to the next in the series....there’s gotta be anything right Harper?!?
This is highlighted as part of a series and is not a Stand-alone. If you try to read it as such you will get lost and miss some of the context for events in this book. You will also lose the chance to see how the characters got to where they are and why they are there. Bliss is a good writer – why would you deprive yourself of that? Those that have read what came before – you do not need me to tell you this is worth your time – more than reading this review!