May Leave Stars: The Writer’s Cut

It’s Freaky Friday Bookish Friends,
Today I am posting my Book Review of May Leave Stars
by Catherine C. Heywood.

May Leave Stars: The Writer’s Cut
by Catherine C. Heywood
Pub Date 04 Feb 2020

A timeless love story set amidst the glamour of the Belle Époque…

Paris, 1889: Amélie Audet toils in a laundry when, only steps away, investors promise the most glittering dance hall the city has ever seen. Determined to secure an audition, she stumbles into a meeting with the alluring owner of the Moulin Rouge and must face her scandalous past.

She would have Paris at her feet.

Jasper Degrailly is enchanted by a painting come to life. He sets out to seduce Amélie with his gilded world and the dark warrens of his mind. Yet he has his own sordid entanglements, and soon the gentleman and the singer must manage the greedy machinations of bohemian and high-society Paris.

He would have her at his.

Caught between competing artists, directors, and dance halls, Amélie struggles to earn the role that could make her a star, while Jasper strives to let go of his tortured past and hold on to his bright future. Eventually, their fates collide, and they find themselves torn between their desperate hearts and their irreconcilable lives.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: This title is available in TWO editions. The mainstream edition with virtually no explicit content. And the “Writer’s Cut” edition, which contains graphic sexual content


Advance Praise

For anyone who’s ever dared to follow their dreams, May Leave Stars proves nothing is out of reach! Catherine C. Heywood’s Paris burns hotter and shines brighter — her prose clever and banter sharp — making the reader feel as though they are walking through the city’s streets. A story sure to capture your imagination and tug at your heart! — Author A.R. Hadley

I loved Jasper and Amelie as a couple. Their chemistry was tangible… But it’s the backdrop and setting that makes the intense romance stand out. — Raya’s Reads

For me, this book certainly exceeded all expectations. Not only it was classic with all the terms used in that period, the author took care of great details while writing this. It was different from all the books in similar genre. This one was really special. — Bookreviewer_98

This book certainly creates a vivid world of the late 1800s; the world of the female and society’s judgements and expectations. Of power, control, passion, troubles and hardships….I enjoyed the writer’s descriptions of 1880s Paris, the performance halls and the start of the Moulin Rouge…Recommended for readers looking for a different kind of historical love story. — Books, Tea, and Me

PLEASE BE ADVISED: This title is available in TWO editions. The mainstream edition with virtually no explicit content. And the “Writer’s Cut” edition, which contains graphic sexual content.

This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Amelie Audet, riveting life unfolds in this compulsively impressive entertaining read. Irresistible and statuesque, Amelia, struggles with the her desire for the stage, and her devastating allure has on the opposite gender. She captures the notice of most men.

When a chance happens that may unlock a door to another life for her, will she take it. Even if it cost more than what she bargains for.

A luscious book set to the decadently and delightful backdrop of the late 1800’s, with the lights and sounds of the vibrant dancehalls of Paris. Also, the dark and seedy underworld. A romantic book of trust and untimely boundaries in partnerships.

This richly textured book and it’s engaging characters that immediately hooked and kept me completely immersed.

There are two lovely versions of this book available, one is The Writer’s Cut. This detailed version holds nothing back, and contains explicit content with descriptions of bondage and consensual power exchanges.

So, if you are looking for something more toned down, read the Mainstream one.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: This title is available in TWO editions. The mainstream edition with virtually no explicit content. And the “Writer’s Cut” edition, which contains graphic sexual content.

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