The Judgment of Paris (The Odyssey Duet, #2) by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Title: The Judgment of Paris
Series: The Odyssey Duet, #2
Author: Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Genres: NA/College, #Enemies2Lovers, Forbidden, Second Chance
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Love is honorable but selfish. Love is a record of my wrongs.
Love had fractured in trials but held on for the truth.
And the truth was he’d hurt me, yet I loved him.
He’d left me, yet I followed him.
But I was done with Léo Baudin.
And as soon as the semester was over, I would be done with Paris.
But until then, I would learn the rest of his secrets.
The ones they whispered about behind his back. The ones that had the entire city watching his every move. The ones that held him hostage.
But to know his secrets meant to know him. And to know him was to fall further for the man who’d already hurt me so much.
I hated him for breaking my heart, but I should’ve learned by now that the things we loathe become the things we love.
And just when I thought there was nothing left to keep us apart, the ghosts of his past came back to life with a truth neither of us could have expected.
And lies that neither of us could imagine.
As each layer unraveled, the choice between power and wisdom and love grew greater. And the consequences of our decision would be the judgment of this city.
But when all else fails, love always hopes.
Against all odds, love always perseveres.
The Judgment of Paris is the second book in the Odyssey Duet. It is necessary to read The Fall of Troy (Book 1) first.
by Dr. Rebecca Sharp © 2019
“So, you don’t want this?” he pushed, his hand now gently cupping me. He was watching it—watching it squeeze the soft flesh and thumb over my nipple. He watched it like his hand didn’t belong to him, like after this moment he’d cut it from his body for betraying him. “You don’t want me to fuck you on this desk right now?”
“No,” I insisted, even as I pushed against his palm.
“Menteuse. I bet your little body has been begging for me. I bet that pussy of yours is soaked and clenching, desperate to be stretched and ripped by my cock. I bet your body wants to swallow me whole, right now.”
“I bet yours wants the same,” I shot back breathlessly. It was as close to admitting to it as I was going to get.
His thumb grazed along the edge of my tank, tracing the soft skin of my chest like he was teetering on a precipice of what was going to happen right now.
I wanted him to choose me.
I wanted him to need me.
But he never did.
“I don’t need your body, Miss Milanovic.” His hand dropped to the desk between us and his face drifted farther from mine. “If I did, I wouldn’t have left.”
I shriveled up and died. Right there. In the middle of the classroom, in the middle of Paris, and in the middle of everything that my life could have been.
5 iScream Cones
"There was nothing left but to accept my punishment for love—to live in the city of love—the city that also held the man I loved—and yet be without him."
Be still my heart... The Judgement of Paris is almost too much, it pulled so hard on my heartstrings and opened my eyes to the possibility of love too painful to survive. Dr. Rebecca Sharp, I loathe you in the very best of ways. The Odyssey Duet was my introduction to your writing, but now you're stuck with me. I'll be stalking you like Kev, be warned. 😉
There's not really much I can tell you about this story other than it's deep, like twenty-thousand-leagues deep. Like, take a deep breathe because it might be a while before you can take another. Like you might end up rubbing your heart to ease the ache. Like good luck getting this story out of your head...ever.
"That's what happens when pain surfaces—it opens up cracks. It lets out more feelings that should stay inside."
This story took me to a beautiful place, Paris. And it made me feel beautiful and awful things. I loved, I hated, I hurt. I sighed and swooned and suffered right along with the most amazing characters. It touched me in ways I don't know how to describe to you. Just read it and you'll understand what I mean. #AuthorStalkers, the line forms here...
The Judgment of Paris is the second book in the Odyssey Duet and must be read after The Fall of Troy.
Dr. Rebecca Sharp, while using a pen name, is actually a doctor living in Pennsylvania with her husband - the love of her life.
She enjoys working in her practice with her father as well as letting her creativity run free as an author. Growing up she's always loved a good love story and finally decided to give writing one of her own a go.
After graduating with her doctoral degree, she now enjoys spending that thing called free time traveling with her husband, cooking, and knitting.