#FiveBlushReview ~~ The Man In The Black Suit – Sylvain Reynard
The Man in the Black Suit
Nicholas Cassirer checks into the hotel under an assumed name every three months. Usually, he stays in the penthouse suite with a beautiful female companion but on this occasion, he arrives alone and is displeased in having to deal with someone new. A match of wits ensues as he tests Acacia’s expertise with a series of almost impossible demands. Her intelligence and creativity rise to the challenge, earning his respect.
They strike a tenuous accord until Acacia discovers a famous stolen painting in his suite, she contacts a former boyfriend who works for the elite BRB, a unit of French law enforcement that deals with art thefts.
Nicholas is questioned by police and released when it is revealed the painting is a reproduction. Irked with her behavior, Acacia’s supervisor demotes her threatening dismissal and the cancellation of her work permit.
But Acacia has already attracted Nicholas’s attention. Remorseful that she may lose her job on his account, he offers her a choice – she can wait until her supervisor dismisses her, or she can leave the city of lights behind and become his personal assistant.
Acacia initially refuses his offer, but Nicholas is persistent. He reveals himself as a man who quietly acquires stolen art in order to restore it to its rightful owners. Faced with mounting familial debts and the possibility of dismissal and deportation, she agrees to work for him.
Nicholas opens up a whole new world of beauty and intrigue to Acacia as they travel the globe. Soon the line between employer and assistant is blurred, and the two lonely people embark on a passionate relationship.
Louisa’s 5 Beautiful Blushes Star Review
Sylvain Reynard has once again sleighed me with his words. This book has transported me all over the world with its words. This book is a beautiful masterpiece of words and feelings, art, love, and forgiveness.
Acacia is one of the most bad-ass heroines’s ever written. She has been taking care of herself for years, hidden her most private thoughts and truths. Until she meets a man, who is shrouded in secrets, revenge, and self-hatred. Nicholas comes off a such a hardened man, but inside the need to love and be loved is all he needs/wants in life.
As I read, I was immersed in their world and their love. They are so different, yet so alike in many ways. Sylvain Reynard has once again given me a story that has wound me up so tight that sleep wasn’t even a thought while reading. The last 20% had me on the edge of my seat…the angst, the action, ughhh!! I was up in the wee hours of the morning engrossed in this book, but it was worth the dark circles under my eyes and multiple cups of coffee to have experienced every perfect word!
This book was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and Sylvain Reynard absolutely ended my year with one of my most favorite reads of the year too!