Thursday, October 30, 2014

Blog Tour + Excerpt + Giveaway + Review: Chaperoning Paris by Victoria Pinder

Title: Chaperoning Paris
Series: Collins Brothers 1
Author: Victoria Pinder
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publish Date: June 11, 2014
Review Source: Enticing Journey Book Promotions paris?ac=1

Gigi Dumont never forgot how she walked away from the only man she ever loved. She’s a teacher who has led her students to the finals of an international French competition to be help in Paris. The night before the trip, the principal tries to cancel the trip before he, in turn, loses his job to her high school boyfriend, Sean Collins.

Sean Collins has survived cancer, a divorce, and Gigi having aborted their child back in high school. He assumed he’d hate her, if they ever crossed paths again. But he discovers she’s exactly what he wants.

When Gigi and Sean are stuck together for a week in Paris, Gigi feels she has lost all her control. How can she survive her attraction to Sean? The man’s sexier now than he was back in the day, and once upon a time, he’d had her heart. She finds herself falling for him, even knowing forever is impossible.


What an adorable love story! It has passion, compassion, reserve and everything in between.

Sean Collins was a married teacher, who had unfortunately been diagnosed with cancer. When he was diagnosed, the principal of the school, Mr. Murray fired him. To get revenge, Sean went into remission and bought the school. What is better than buying the school and firing said principal? The ultimate revenge!

The day that Sean walked into the school to have a meeting with the Mr. Murray, he hears a voice like no other ... a voice from the past ... a voice he once loved ... a voice who broke his heart. He turned around to see Gigi Dumont arguing with Mr. Murray. What in the world could she be doing here? She doesn't need to teach .. she is loaded and doesn't need a job. He would deal with that later.

After the meeting, Sean walked to Gigi's classroom and found out that Mr. Murray canceled her class trip to Paris, the night before they were to leave. Seems that she needed a male chaperone for the male students. Can you guess who volunteered to do so at such a late time? You've got it right!

While in Paris and visiting the Eiffel tower, things got a little heated in the elevator, since the kids decided to mess with and get "stuck". Sneaky little devils!! This is where the two begin to wonder if they can rekindle their old romance. They were each others loves since they were little children, after all.

The problem is ... Gigi does not feel that she deserves his love and Sean feels as though he may get hurt again. Can Gigi forgive herself? Can Sean open his heart and trust again? What does their future hold beyond Paris?

You might want to take my advice and pick this one up ladies. It's sweet and romantic and well, passionate. To top it off .. Sean is an ex-Marine, rich and HOT! Victoria Pinder has really outdone herself here. To top it off, the cover is just beautiful!

Payback time. Standing in his mother’s kitchen, Sean Collins smiled as he hung up the phone.He hovered at the phone for a moment, then charged along the carpeted hallway to his bedroom. In a flash, he changed from his T-shirt and jeans into his black pin stripe king-of-the-business-world suit complete with black tie and shiny black shoes.

Finished dressing, Sean jittered at the door and listened to his son talking nonstop to his mother upstairs. His skin tingled and he closed his eyes. At least moving to his parents’ country estate where he had grown up on Cape Cod had been good for everyone.Breakfast could wait. He grabbed the keys on the counter downstairs, and he called upstairs, “I’m leaving. I won’t be gone long.”

Last year, the school principal had fired him with bogus charges. Sean had sworn on every holy book that he’d been fired because his doctors had discovered cancer in a routine physical exam.The sickness sucked. But he’d survived. And now he used his vast wealth to get what he wanted. No teacher should be treated so callously. He had taken the job at the time to prove to himself he had more choices than being the chief financial officer of his father’s corporation.

He set his jaw and walked outside to his car, where the smell of freshly cut grass hit his senses.The moment he stepped outside and headed toward the garage, Sean stared at the vast forested area on the property for a moment and pressed his lips together. Trees made sense. Women never had. His luck with women had been bad from the start. His first girlfriend, Gigi Dumont, had left him for parts unknown, and then later his wife, now his ex, Jennifer, had also left. She’d played with a whole set of loose scruples. But Jennifer hadn’t hurt him, not like Gigi had. Sean rolled his shoulders.

Why did everything in his life always seem to go back to Gigi leaving?

He fished out his keys from his pocket. And now Gigi had moved back into the house next door. Sean opened the garage door. A quick click of a button and the gate lifted. Last night he hadn’t slept. Today his shoulders were straight. This moment had nothing to do with women and everything to do with justice. His fingers traced the shiny finish of his brother Gerard’s Aston Martin. Without blinking, he opted to borrow the car. He’d be early and outshine everyone else. Gerard had offered to loan it to him specifically for today. Sean licked his lips and turned the key, igniting the engine, and took off.

A daydream flashed in his eyes. Principal Murray’s jaw dropped to the ground in shock the second Sean stepped inside the office with the papers.

Victoria Pinder grew up in Irish Catholic Boston then moved to Miami. Eventually, found that writing is her passion.

She always wrote stories to entertain herself. Her parents are practical minded people demanding a job, but when she sat down to see what she enjoyed doing, writing became obvious.

The Zoastra Affair, Chaperoning Paris, Borrowing the Doctor, and Electing Love, Mything the Throne and Favorite Coffee, Favorite Crush will be published in 2014.

Now she is represented by Dawn Dowdle of Blue Ridge Literary Agency.

Also she’s the Vice President for the Florida Romance Writers. Her website is


1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having me here today and I'm happy you loved Gigi and Sean. These two characters had me dig deep, but I loved those two.