Opposites Attack: A Novel with Recipes Provencal

Opposites Attack A Novel with Recipes Provencal Alyce flew miles to learn French sophistication and inspire jealousy in her ex boyfriend Enter the tr s different exasperating Jean Luc Fleeing to a total immersion language school in the idy

  • Title: Opposites Attack: A Novel with Recipes Provencal
  • Author: Jo Maeder
  • ISBN: 9780985548223
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alyce flew 4,000 miles to learn French, sophistication, and inspire jealousy in her ex boyfriend Enter the tr s different, exasperating Jean Luc Fleeing to a total immersion language school in the idyllic South of France, Alyce puts love and her failed career on hold to do an extreme makeover on herself While she struggles to learn French and attain some degree of chic,Alyce flew 4,000 miles to learn French, sophistication, and inspire jealousy in her ex boyfriend Enter the tr s different, exasperating Jean Luc Fleeing to a total immersion language school in the idyllic South of France, Alyce puts love and her failed career on hold to do an extreme makeover on herself While she struggles to learn French and attain some degree of chic, she attracts the attention of several locals, with disastrous results Tension escalates to a new level when she s forced to stay at the guest cottage of the enigmatic author Jean Luc She finds herself strangely attracted to him, though he seems to despise her and they communicate mostly through bickering Soon, Alyce must choose between what she thought she wanted and something totally different Set against the alluring background of the Mediterranean with recipes inspired by Provence, Opposites Attack is a fast paced romantic comedy with a French twist.

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    1. Jo Maeder

      Jo Maeder went from being a rockin New York City DJ to a Bible Belt caregiver for her estranged, hoarder, doll obsessed Mama Jo An incredible love story followed WHEN I MARRIED MY MOTHER, her hilarious and heartfelt chronicle of it, became a best seller Her latest novel, NAKED DJ, draws on her radio career and all its shenanigans on and off the mike Not to be missed is The Doll Dilemma, a short film about Jo s struggle to part with her mom s massive doll collection For on Jo check out JoMaeder and find her on social media.

    514 thoughts on “Opposites Attack: A Novel with Recipes Provencal”


    1. Opposites Attack by Jo Maeder is a romance novel I got from just because I liked the cover. I didn’t even read the synopsis. Now that I’ve read it and loved it, I’m thinking about ordering the paperback. It looks lovely and the book is fun too. It deserves a spot on my bookshelf!This books is about a girl supposedly going to France to learn the language. The blunders she makes are hilarious! I study languages and French is one of them. I do understand her confusion and such. French can be [...]


    2. I love this author! She has such a way with words that can, at times, be poetic. I discovered her writing with the book "When I Married My Mother". As soon as I finished that book,I downloaded this one. I decided to hold off on reading it until I read something else. I am so glad that I waited so that this book could stand alone in my mind, from the Married My Mother book. I will most certainly continue to read this author.


    3. A thoroughly satisfying, delicious and amusing 3.5 star chick lit!The ingredients are plain and simple: an adventurous, outgoing heroine who feels like a long-time friend; a charismatic hero you'd love to invite over for dinner & drinks and enjoy a summer evening with a small group of close friends; a small village setting as ideal as in our imaginations; the humor of clumsy situations, silly scenes, surprisingly insightful observations, and brow-furrowing side characters that make you slowl [...]


    4. Il s'agit d'un livre charmant.Okay, so I cheated. My high school and college French is mostly spent except for the odd word or phrase that I recall, but that is no impediment to enjoying Greensboro author Jo Maeder’s new novel.But, Google translate has helped me convey (I hope correctly) that Opposites Attack is a charming book. A young, American woman goes to France to learn the language and get over a love affair that hasn’t taken the turn she hoped. Eventually, she discovers that the Fran [...]


    5. I received a free copy of the book from the author.I wasn't sure what to expect when I first started to read the book but it definitely surprised me.It's been ages since I read a book about France and it's equally long since I last spoke French. To be honest, after reading this book I miss both things.I liked the characters as well as the plot, it was an interesting and funny read. I would like to read more by the author.


    6. I was looking for a book that was interesting, was set in a different locale, and was just plain different from the usual Regency chick lit I've been stuck on. I accidentally stumbled on this novel which exceeded my expectations. Not only did I have "La Vie En Rose" running through my head for days, heard myself speaking with French accent in my head, I started craving brie and baguettes. (I think I gained five pounds just reading the meal descriptions). Enjoyable and refreshing read.


    7. This book is an enchanting tale of an American woman taking the full immersion plunge in France. The cast of characters and delicious story left me wanting more. I felt like I was an eyewitness to a growing love affair and thoroughly enjoyed the “mishaps” that befell the main character, Alyce. I felt like I could almost taste the delicious food described in the book. This book is a perfect relaxing summer read, although I couldn't put it down and read it in a day.


    8. Jo Maeder is one of my favorite authors. I loved her memoir, I Married My Mother and now I love her novel, Opposites Attack. It's a lovely, romantic romp set in a lovely, romantic setting. Maeder gets it just right, balancing romance, fun, a foreign setting, fish out of water protagonist, and a love triangle that will keep you turning page after page to see who wins out.


    9. A quick read. Loved the setting (Provence) and surprisingly for a chick lit. there were no sex scenes and they weren't missed! In fact, I found it quite refreshing! I felt parts of the book lacked details but it's the perfect light summer reading book.



    10. I couldn’t wait for this book to arrive! The plot and ideas for the main characters sounded very interesting and one of the main reasons for my interest in this book, was that it’s different to the usually books I read. I wasn’t expecting it to have great humour and most of the time, 95%, it really worked to either lighten up the mood or to just enlighten the characters personalities. I even laughed out loud at particular points, so humour in this book is definitely an aspect that I loved. [...]


    11. This book is a tasty summer treat that will whisk you all the way to Provence where you will want to stay forever.American Alyce is searching for change in her life. She takes herself to Provence and enrols in an intensive language course to immerse herself in French culture and more importantly, she hopes her absence from his life will be enough to have her boyfriend Nelson crossing the Atlantic with a huge ring for her finger. In her mind she will have gained that mystical French ‘je ne sais [...]


    12. The story started very very slowly and only got really interesting in the second half. At first I was actually looking for the plot, not understanding what exactly this was all about, especially as there were no explanations to references of the past, as if the reader was expected to know what had happened.It was not a great story, it tried to be funny and actually succeeded most of the time - not hilariously funny, but it did get smiles out of me, especially the dialogues between Alyss and Jean [...]


    13. A fictionalized tale of real life events, this story introduces reader to a whole new world. Without any prior knowledge of language or lifestyles, young American Alyce has decided to move to France and totally immerse herself in the culture. She enrolls in an all-French school and has quite a few mishaps, while adjusting to the new routine. Along the way, she meets Jean-Luc and instantly the two clash. Opposites Attack is a fun, light-hearted tale. Organized like a journal, the chapters are sho [...]


    14. LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED this book. It was a lighthearted romp of a summer read with surprisingly well developed characters; even the "supporting cast" characters are well developed and knowable. The story has many surprising plot twists that keep you engrossed in the story from beginning to end.Also, if you can read this book and not get hungry, you aren't paying attention. Arm yourself with a snack. Brie on fresh sourdough bread, fresh blackberries, and a few really good chocolates worked [...]


    15. Yoo-hoo, Hollywood! This one's ready-made for a movie! And I will be first in line to see it. Jo Maeder's book is pure romantic, sensuous, fun. I don't like romance novels but I so enjoyed Maeder's memoir "When I Married My Mother" that I decided to overcome my aversion to the genre and buy this book. I'm so glad I did, because otherwise I would have missed out on this witty adventure - as well as a lot of great (described) meals featuring the cuisine of Provence. The characters are well-drawn, [...]


    16. This book might, honestly, be my first foray into chick lit. I know I'm behind, far behind, but at least I'm here.That being said, I love anything French so I really wanted to love this book. I'm kind of in like with this book.Alyce, the main character, is a naive twit. That may sound blunt, but it's true. She's got a heavily romanticized worldview and yet completely misses the forest for the trees. Or however you say that in French.What I loved about this book is Jean-Luc. He and the other cast [...]


    17. I absolutely loved When I Married My Mother (especially now that I am my own Mom's caretaker) so when I heard Jo Maeder had released a new book, Opposites Attack I immediately downloaded it. I thought I would read it when I was not watching a movie on a transatlantic flight. Well, needless to say I watched nothing at all but kept my nose in her book. It was such fun to get to know the characters and I could almost taste the food and enjoy the company!By the time I finished the book, I was in Rwa [...]


    18. I really loved this book. The hook was the setting (Provence in France). Alyce (A-leese in French) heads to a total immersion school to learn French and escape a love gone bad in New York. She drove me crazy in the beginning, kicked out her living situations (including a convent) for bad behaviors. Eventually she ends up living in the guest cottage of a famous author, Jean-Luc, the brother of the woman who runs the school. Their relationship dynamics fuel the story in a series of delightful twis [...]


    19. This book goes to prove that what you may want or think you need isn't necessarily so. The primary character, Alyce, has runaway to France to ease her breaking heart hoping her boyfriend will follow. While learning the language and customs, Alcye makes many startling realizations about herself, her boyfriend, Nelson, and the oh, so sexy French artist, Jean-Luc. Ooh,la,la!!! Get ready to submerge yourself in the ways of the French!!I received a free copy of this book from a give-a-way for my rev [...]


    20. Hi, I'm new to and just finished reading Jo Maeder's Opposites Attack after having read her touching memoir When I Married My Mother. Everything about it was irresistible! I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end. The characters were so real and many of the food scenes sounded scrumptiously delicious. The author's humor really shined. I feel like I have met these characters at some points in my life. I saw another review here about abrupt transitions and have no idea what the reviewer w [...]


    21. Delightful story!!I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny, touching and I truly felt like I was transported to France. I would highly recommend to those who love a good romantic comedy with a lot of amazing recipes thrown in! The heroine, Alyse, was so funny and charming that you couldn't help but love her and route for her to finally get what she truly deserves. Great read!


    22. fun. fun. funLots of fun. Kinda slow at the start. so stick with it. It's well worth the characters a really fun lots of variety in the in the characters I really enjoyed this book look forward to more quest the recipes will make me real happy can imagine a world war but being an American in America I don't think that's a problem thank you very much for a good read a pleasurable time


    23. This is a wonderful adventure! I am so glad that I found it. I stayed up way too late reading it, but I just couldn't put it down. Alyce (al-ees) is an hilariously funny character. I want to be her! If only my first trip to France had been as interesting If you love funny, adventurous women, Provence, France and good food and wine, grab this one and read it. You will be glad you did!


    24. Just a nice summer read. Specially the beginning of the book is quiet funny and I had to laugh out loud several times. I love the way how Jo Maeder writes about the French culture and the wonderful French cuisine. I read it as a Kindle version - unfortunately lots of spelling and grammatical errors :(


    25. This was good - a lot of humor and wel-rounded characters. However, half way through the book I wanted to take "Al-ees" and smack her and say, YOU'RE MAKING A MISTAKE. ha but I guess she figured it out (91% of the way through the book). I also liked the "total immersion" into the French culture as well. Educational, humorous, and a light, fun read.


    26. Gah! This book was all. over. the. place. I really did not care for the writing style, which was choppy, confusing and tried way too hard to be light and cute. I was roughly 75% through before I came to care even remotely about any of the numerous characters (caricatures, more like), and then only enough to want to see the story through to the end. Sorry, not my cup of tea.


    27. Entertaining and EndearingI enjoyed this book very much. It took a few chapters to warm up to Alyce, but I'm glad I stuck in there. The characters grew on me and by the time the book ended I really didn't want it to.


    28. Just couldn't read this. I got 25% through. It's the writing, it's the gap in story, it's the story plot that is just unrelatable, it's everything. I don't want to say it's not a genre I typically read because if it had been well-written, I would have enjoyed it.


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