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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars - ‘When you come to a detour, take it.’ By Grady HarpHALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 10, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase California author Jack Dancer pounces onto the literary scene with DETOUR PARIS, inspired by an actual mid-life dating adventure. He lives in southern California, though he hails from Florida. A former advertising executive he seems to have discovered solid ground in writing a romance novel with the male perspective. Not that women will not devour this hot and steamy romance, but it is refreshing to have them come from a man’s vantage – life from the POV of a midlife divorced man!
After a "love-at-first-sight" encounter with the enchanting Monica Reyes while on an international getaway with his flight attendant girlfriend, Tucker Blue, a newly-minted, mid-life bachelor and serial-dater, faces a dilemma. Fortunately for the hapless Tucker, the sky gods take pity, and the overbooked plane flies off, taking Tucker’s dilemma with it. Tucker sees the opportunity before him as a gift and reasoning that only a non-believer or deviant would ignore such a gift, he appeals to Monica’s sense of adventure and, implicitly, her appetite for a rendezvous romantique, by suggesting a detour - riding the rails through the countryside of France, first-class of course. Monica, who appears every bit as smitten as Tucker accepts and the two embark on a journey of planes, trains and automobiles that not only burns up the rails all the way through France to the Pyrenees but proves to be an adventure that neither of them would have imagined in their wildest dreams. It's a Detour that will change their lives.
Spills and thrills, hot romance, interesting twists and turns – all these fill this book, along with strong evidence that this jack Dancer wholly understands humor and knows when to use it. He is off to a great start!
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance, Seduction with a Touch of Erotica and Mystery By Scarlett Jensen on October 13, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase The author constructed his work with realistic, balanced scenario's with a purpose: to entertain and convey from a man's perspective, the truth about the mating game. The value of this novel lies in its humouristic and instructive take, almost experimenting, analysing and posing answers to the following: * The man's humorous hunt for lust * The lure for love * Paradox of love and evil * Understanding the female mind when fooling or not to fool with someone's wife * Freedom to fool around * Celebrate the non- celibate
This Detour to Paris and over the Pyrenees by train to Spain, is the time set out for a crazy adventure, an appealing situation when a guy's fantasy comes true. The protagonist, Tucker, is a cynical, jaundiced and thoroughly jaded person, in this bizarre Neverland of midlife dating.
The author poses that a guy will betray his wife, his child and even his country, under the spell.This detour started off with a companion pass, standby flying and destiny converging two persons on the same flight that turned out a conspiracy, a fabrication, a dream turning to come true.
Bewitched, Tucker handed himself over like an offering. But was this a seduction game between two strangers, Monica a flight attendant and Tucker ? What about love at first sight?
The novel received a five star rating from Readers' Favorite, is well written with a smooth first person, present tense narration. This contributes to the immediacy of the events, chapters are sectionalized in terms of date, time and place, grounding the reader in this trip adventure and building up the story to its thrilling end.
Accidently travelling together, death on the train and the unclaimed lottery ticket, all contribute to the mystery that would offer fabulous wealth. What about love or is it nothing but a fantasy? Who caused the guy's death? Who is this person who crashes through the compartment's door, losing his balance with the lurch of the train?
Like any adventure, you never know how this story is going to end. There are many obstacles but what makes it fun is not knowing. What ever happens, happens. ..
Jack Dancer is a Californian author who has sprung onto the literary scene with DETOUR PARIS, actually inspired by true mid-life dating experiences. He now resides in Southern California, although he originally comes from sunny Florida. He really seems to have found his feet with this foray into penning romance novels which have been written with the male perspective firmly in mind. The character and plot development are strong and it is refreshing, to say the least, to see how men actually think about the topics which we women spend many hours pondering over! I feel that both men and women will devour this romance, complete with its hot and steamy action! I also found the book to be fast-paced and exciting. I am excited to see what comes next from this author. Five stars for sure. 5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, Couldn't put it down. By M-Bulliner- Top Reviewer on October 13, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase I was impressed with this book. This book was spicy, I was very intrigued when I was reading about the author that the book was inspired by an actual mid-life dating adventure. I was not able to put the book down, I read it all in one sitting and I truly was captivated throughout the whole book, It was quite an adventure, full of very humoristic bits as well, This book followed Tucker Blue on his dating adventures, He’s just come out of a 20 year marriage and he doesn't want to be with someone that makes him feel as if he’s settling, he goes on vacation with his girlfriend, but he gets bumped from his flight and his eyes start to wander and he meets Monica Reyes and his main focus is getting her into bed and they begin to travel together, and the book goes on from there, I would say this book has bits and pieces in it that are every mans fantasy, It was very well written and I became very attached to the characters. I really enjoyed how well written this book was. 5.0 out of 5 stars A Humorous Thriller By Karsun on October 7, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Detour Paris by Jack Dancer is a book I wasn't prepared to like as well as I did. First of all, I'm not divorced or dating and definitely not divorced AND dating but it won me over.
It really opens up with a bang – one that had me wanting to read more. It's a smoking hot thriller that was written well and made the time pass quickly. Best of all, it takes a funny approach to the story instead of just a straightforward novel and that works even better.
I'm not familiar with the author other than this book but I am looking forward to reading more.
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Novel! By Renee Spicuzza on October 14, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase This is a hilarious novel about the love and experiences of sex that individuals have while going through the courses of dating within society. Jack Dancer puts in different aspects of relationships that every person has felt when they go through the steps of their own relationships. Dancer makes the story transcends beyond a typical relationship because just by reading the intro of the novel, it shows that the novel follows along the lines of a thriller, instead of being a typical romance. This was not what I thought I was going to be reading when I first purchased the novel, but it was a great book to read because it was full of surprises and kept me on edge, trying to figure out if anyone had actually died or if anyone else would die. I am trying not to give too much away, but all I can say is, take the time to read this novel!
5.0 out of 5 stars Steamy Realistic Love Story with a sprinkle of the unpredictable. By Shannon on October 12, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase This novel follows Tucker Blue on his vacation with his “girlfriend”. After coming out of a twenty year marriage he is new to the dating world and is trying to experience it all, but most of all he wants to find someone who does not make him feel like he is settling. From the very beginning you knew the vacation was not going to go according to plan. He was introduced to a beautiful women named Monica who was also going on the same trip as he was waiting to board the airplane. They hit it off talking without awkward pauses and even Tucker’s girlfriend could see the spark and tried to keep them separated. The plane takes off without both Monica and Tucker because they were using companion passes, and there was no available seats on the plane. This was the start of their epic detour and adventure.
Monica and Tucker go on a train ride across Europe and learn all the intimate details they can about each other. As a pleasant surprise we learn that their romance is not all that is going on during their novel, there is also attempted murder, and a sinister plot to gain a large sum of money. 120 million euros to be exact, which is the total of the winnings of lottery ticket that a man loses his life as he knows it.
This novel is intriguing as well as entertaining, it is obvious that this romance was written by a man. With that being said Jack Dancer writes in such a realistic manner, the way Monica and Tucker begin to fall for each other is realistic in every way other than some situations surrounding the romance. When I reached the end of the novel and read that the Author based these books about a mid-life dating experience I was even more intrigued.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Interesting Read! By Reinbolt Family on October 13, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase This was such an attention grabbing book. I definitely liked reading from a man's perspective and that's something that we don't get too often in the steamy romance department. Being able to read through a man's eyes was a totally different experience for me, it really helped me relate. I like the character development and the plot development. It was surely one of those books that I did not want to put down! I'd recommend it over and over again.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and sexy leaves you hot and bothered. By S. Follmer on October 13, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase Tucker Blue is just out of a 20 year marriage. He travels to Barcelona with his beautiful girlfriend Ebba the flight attendant. Since she is working the flight out and he gets bumped he is left to fend for himself. Oh boy does he ever. He meets Monica Reyes. He has it bad, she has an extra ticket for him to ride in more ways than one. The pair travel together to the US to London and the back to Barcelona via train. This book was hot! Some days a romance book written from a mans perspective is all you need to get your heart racing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars - Erotic and funny By davidmac on October 9, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase This is the story of a divorced man’s lust. Although in a satisfying sexual relationship, Tucker Blue cannot help himself from fantasising about every attractive woman he meets. After being bumped off his flight to Barcelona (where he is accompanying his Flight Attendant girlfriend) he meets a new lust object at the airport. The story follows his endeavours to bed the said lust object by travelling with her from America to London and thence by train to Barcelona, instead of simply waiting for the next direct flight. I must say that, as a red-blooded male, I was longing for him to succeed in this endeavour.
There are many genuinely erotic sex scenes interspersed with a lot of humour. Most men do fantasise about having sex in public places; this providing an added frisson to proceedings. If you admit to being one of these men, this book will not disappoint. It is very much a travelogue of sex by plane and train!
Synopsis intro says is it all: Divorced and dating? Read these books now. Well, I am divorced and dating. And I am quite smitten with this book. Detour Paris is a sexy hilarious thriller like no other.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very different from other eroticas that I have read By Alizabeth on October 15, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase Detour Paris looked to be an enticing piece of literature from beginning to end- and it was very much so. Detour Paris is written in a male point of view. I liked the male POV, as many that I read seem to be taking place from the woman's perspective. So, I liked how this book decided to change things up for the reader. On my reading adventures, I've accumulated many romance novels, but this book set itself apart from the rest, as the opening was large and lifelike; matter of fact it was so large and riveting, I don't think I will be able to forget about this book for years to come! I'm glad that Jack Dancer did not appear to be a beginning author. Many of the novels that I find on Amazon come from new authors and are littered with spelling errors and grammatical problems. Plus, it was really nice that Jack decided to spice up the book with some humor and not just leave the book dry.
5.0 out of 5 stars Good reading. By quirru on October 18, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase Detour Paris by Jack Dancer; seems to be the story of a guy with the midlife crises trying to make sense of his life. A man that after a divorce makes a party of everything that he can, no doubt is a book written out of a man’s head and is funny to see how they or at least this man thinks. This book has a very entertainment lecture with surprises and funny, crazy things happening during the entire story, which is the distinctive thing all along the story. Romance, but full of other events that make you want to read more and get to the end. I like it, usually I do not read romance but a friend told me about it, and she spoke so well I had to read it, I am glad I did, I learned a man point of view about some specific things, that you will find curious and enlighten. Good reading, worth it for the time I spent reading it!
Tucker Blue was headed to Barcelona, flying standby on a companion pass of his stewardess girlfriend Ebba. When he gets bumped off, he makes his way to the bar where he meets again the beautiful woman he was talking to before he boarded. Wanting to turn their chance encounter into an adventure they set off to fly to London and take the train to Barcelona. Setting the two on an adventure that includes lust and murder. Written from the prospective of the divorced man makes an outstanding twist to this delightful adventure. Excellently written grabbing my attention from the prelude.
The synopsis is, “Detour Paris is a story of how one man’s humorous hunt for lust and one woman’s lure of love detours them both into a paradox of love and evil, promising fabulous wealth.”
It's kind of hard to explain that but let's just say that the beginning is a real page turner and the rest just flows naturally so that you are ready to read more.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Detour From Real Life By Amanda on October 15, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase 'Detour Paris' was a funny and hugely entertaining novel. In this fast paced story, we follow Tucker Blue and on his detour through Paris to get to Barcelona. He was supposed to be traveling with his girlfriend, but since he was using a companion pass he got bumped off the flight. Instead he ended up flying to England and taking a train through France with Monica.
This was an adventure through to the end. Wondering if he's going to get caught by the woman who he’s supposed to be with. There were no slow spots in this book at all. It kept my attention and me wanting more. I would definitely suggest this for someone looking for an atypical romance novel. It was anything but stereotypical.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars - A saucy tale By Lyndavee on October 8, 2015 Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase The hero of this book is called Tucker Blue. It crossed my mind early on that this was meant to be a parody of Christian Grey, in the absurdly popular Fifty Shades of Grey. Thankfully, this book has one ingredient that is singularly lacking in Fifty Shades of Gray and that is humour. This is a story of sexual shenanigans served with a huge dollop of humour. You can only laugh at the series of incidents which seem to stymie Tucker’s attempts to consummate his passion for a girl he has only just met.
I imagine this book will appeal more to men than women. It reminded me of Erica Jong’s assertion that all men, whether single or not, are looking for a ‘zipless f***’ and would not turn it down if it was offered to them. However, it was an enjoyable romp.