Flames of Flamenco

Romance - Sizzle
120 Pages
Reviewed on 12/11/2023
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Author Biography

Jennifer Ivy Walker has an MA in French literature and is a professor of French at a state college in Florida. Her novels encompass a love for French language, literature, and culture, incorporating her lifelong study and many trips to France. Flames of Flamenco was inspired by an artist who sketched her portrait on la Place du Tertre in Montmartre and a passionate flamenco dancer she met on a trip to Spain.

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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Flames of Flamenco is a sizzling romance novel by Jennifer Ivy Walker. Ella Jacobs is a young woman who has recently left a loveless marriage of five years. A French teacher from Florida, Ella travels to the City of Light, Paris, on a scholarship to practice the language through studying art in Montmartre, where she comes across a talented artist and flamenco dancer named Jean-Luc Cortés. From their first encounter, sparks fly, and soon enough, Ella and Jean-Luc become inseparable, bonding over their mutual attraction and shared love for art and dance. Ella moves into Jean-Luc's atelier and becomes his muse while creating unique couture designs of her own. But when a beautiful curator offers Jean-Luc an extraordinary opportunity, it threatens Ella and Jean-Luc's relationship. Will Ella and Jean-Luc end up together?

Immerse yourself in a bohemian tale of love, eroticism, and art with this engrossing novella, Flames of Flamenco. Jennifer Ivy Walker has given romance lovers the perfect romantic odyssey for the holiday season. The author captures the essence of Paris in a way that ignites your freewheeling spirit and uses it as a backdrop for a love story that stirs your heart. The plot is minimalistic but absorbing nonetheless. The primary focus is on the two main characters. Ella and Jean-Luc are kindred spirits, drawn to each other by their physical attraction. Every scene featuring the two together is laced with sexual tension, and their palpable chemistry makes you want to root for them and their relationship. Although primarily written for women, I think even male readers who love to read romance will enjoy this book.

Keith Mbuya

Ella Jacobs, an American teacher of French from Florida, was in Paris for the whole month of June on a scholarship to perfect her language skills. Having left an unhappy marriage and recently divorcing her husband, Ella was thrilled at the chance of a new beginning. While roaming the streets of Paris in search of an artist to sketch her portrait, she is smitten at first sight by the handsome artist Jean-Luc. It turns out Jean-Luc is also head over heels for Ella, or so it seems. Jean-Luc is everything Ella has ever wanted in a man, but then, is what they have just a fling? Or could it be more? As Ella’s time in France comes to an end, will she regret the choices she made? Get yourself Jennifer Ivy Walker’s Flames of Flamenco to discover more.

If you are looking for a sizzling tale of steamy romance, love, luck, seduction, temptation, date nights, and art, among much more, you will make the right choice in picking Jennifer Ivy Walker’s Flames of Flamenco. Jennifer brings out the well-crafted cast’s complex traits and emotions, depicting them intimately. This had me riding on an emotional roller-coaster as I connected with them. The evocative depictions colorfully brought the city of Paris to life. It felt like I was right there next to every character, closely watching the scenes unfold. There is suspense, drama, thrills, adventure, and so much more in Flames of Flamenco. This romance is a must-read!

Jamie Michele

In the romantic novella Flames of Flamenco by Jennifer Ivy Walker, an American teacher named Ella finds herself beguiled by the vibrant art scene in Montmartre, Paris, which is heightened when she serendipitously meets the wildly talented and smoking hot artist, Jean-Luc. Their chance encounter grows into passionate moments exploring the city, indulging in flamenco performances, and having heartfelt conversations. As their relationship, marked by shared interests and affection, deepens, doubts arise in Ella's mind when Jean-Luc receives an exhibition invitation from curator Colette. Ella cherishes their time together, but her insecurities surface as Jean-Luc's career prospects expand, raising concerns about their future amid Colette's influence. Ella has an extremely hard time believing that her relationship with Jean-Luc will sustain itself alongside his burgeoning career and Colette's growing involvement.

Jennifer Ivy Walker dishes up the beauty of Paris, the excitement of a blossoming romance, and huge helpings of sizzle, all wrapped up in Flames of Flamenco. Ella is a wonderfully likable character, and Walker allows us to really get to know her, which is a real testament to her skill in character development, given the compact nature of the story itself. Of course, Jean-Luc is everything we must have in an experienced man dripping with talent and, quite frankly, deliciousness. The writing is straightforward and accessible, with Walker leaning toward substance and avoiding loquaciousness. The best part for me was the art scene that Walker paints through Jean-Luc's livelihood, and I absolutely loved one very special thing he uses his immense talent to craft for Ella. To Walker's credit, Jean-Luc is desirable enough for me to totally and one hundred percent get Colette. Overall, this is a fantastic diversion for a rainy weekend, and I have no doubt others will agree. Recommended.

John Anthony Miller

When Ella, a French teacher from Florida, wins a scholarship to study art in Montmartre, she never dreams her life will change forever. But when she has her portrait sketched by Jean-Luc, an artist by day and flamenco dancer by night, she’s whisked away on a roller coast ride of emotions, each new day more electrifying than the last. Flames of Flamenco is a steamy romance that pants with desire, showing vivid images of bohemian Montmartre and a cast of characters richly described. Take the journey as Ella and Jean-Luc meld into one, sharing their hearts and souls. Highly recommended for those who crave love and adventure.