The Judgment of Paris (The Odyssey Duet #2)
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.

The Judgment of Paris (The Odyssey Duet #2) Details

TitleThe Judgment of Paris (The Odyssey Duet #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 9th, 2019
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Suspense

The Judgment of Paris (The Odyssey Duet #2) Review

  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    January 1, 1970
    ❝ 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. ❞ THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS is the second book in R. Sharp's 'The Odyssey' duet. It picks up where The Fall of Troy left off. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives'How things ended in book#1 for our star crossed forbidden lovers like a crack whore I couldn't wait to get my fix, couldn't wait for this to arrive on my kindle so that I could dive in and on ❝ 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. ❞ THE JUDGMENT OF PARIS is the second book in R. Sharp's 'The Odyssey' duet. It picks up where The Fall of Troy left off. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives'How things ended in book#1 for our star crossed forbidden lovers like a crack whore I couldn't wait to get my fix, couldn't wait for this to arrive on my kindle so that I could dive in and once it did that was me signing out of life and devouring this book in record time, transported to Paris the land of love and magic..As we saw in the first book art Professor Léo Baudin, up and left abruptly when their affair was on the cusp of becoming public he made his way back to his homeland Paris, leaving a broken and devastated Troian behind. Her only aly best friend Kev.Now Troian aka Troy has been offered a chance in a lifetime, to study art abroad in Paris for a semester the exact place where Professor Leo Baudin is teaching. Secrets don't stay uncovered for long, and ghosts of Leo's past come knocking, crumbling down the walls of his sought after freedom yet again testing the bond of Leo and Troy like no other. But like any love story there were more hurts and obstacles to cross. Can their love stand the test of time?      
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  • Isabella.R
    January 1, 1970
    4 Ma Petite Bataille Stars ⭐ “I haven’t been good to you, ma petite. My life here may not be good for you. Mais la vérité… but the truth is no matter how dark it is, the moon still belongs in the arms of the night.”Beautifully written and set across the magnificent backdrop of Paris, The Judgement of Paris is the conclusion of The Odyssey Duet.   You need to be reading this if you enjoy a forbidden, age gap romance between a professor and student at its finest.  This is not a fluffy story.  Thei 4 Ma Petite Bataille Stars ⭐️ “I haven’t been good to you, ma petite. My life here may not be good for you. Mais la vérité… but the truth is no matter how dark it is, the moon still belongs in the arms of the night.”Beautifully written and set across the magnificent backdrop of Paris, The Judgement of Paris is the conclusion of The Odyssey Duet.   You need to be reading this if you enjoy a forbidden, age gap romance between a professor and student at its finest.  This is not a fluffy story.  Their love story is tumultuous, it’s raw and gritty and their expression of passion is nothing less then filthy, rough and demanding.The Judgment of Paris carries on from the heartache and despair that are Professor Leo Baudin and Troian Milanovic.  With their affair being exposed at the end of The Fall of Troy, Leo has moved back to France, forcing them to move on with their lives from opposites sides of the world.  But their paths will cross when Troian is accepted into a Parisian study program. Once again they find themselves in the same classroom; the agony and loneliness of being apart will consume them until the consequences no longer matter….”The Exact. Same.””He looked like last semester hadn’t happened as he walked toward the desk in the front. Like he’d never met me. Like he’d never touched me… never fucked me. Like he never loved me. Like he’d never hurt me.””He was the same and I… I would never be the same."No longer prepared to be apart, they will need to overcome Leo’s past that no longer wants to remain hidden and it will do its damnest to keep them divided….If you are looking some for some reading inspiration feel free to check out my website www.mypinkfairytales.com
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  • Na
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars"Léo Baudin had come into my life like one of the most famous masterpieces in the world. Admired. Revered. Meant to inspire. Meant to be loved. But always untouchable"Wow, this second part of this duet will blow your mind. Don't let my rating fool you. I really enjoyed every minute reading this book. But I have some minor issues with it, that haven been carried over forward from the first book. Questions popping up while reading, where I never found the answer in the book."She was the f 3.5 stars"Léo Baudin had come into my life like one of the most famous masterpieces in the world. Admired. Revered. Meant to inspire. Meant to be loved. But always untouchable"Wow, this second part of this duet will blow your mind. Don't let my rating fool you. I really enjoyed every minute reading this book. But I have some minor issues with it, that haven been carried over forward from the first book. Questions popping up while reading, where I never found the answer in the book."She was the first thing I saw in color for the first time in months. I saw the red of her anger. The blue of her sadness. The orange of her hurt. And the brightest white of her last few glimmers of hope."Mostly I sadly questioned the love between the characters. To me it feels pretty physical and I'm afraid both parties mistake love for lust/attraction/desire. Specially with the age gap I personally need something more fundamental. Something that shows me the actual love. Something that really binds them together.However, the author turned it around for me at about 66% into the book."I'll never be able to give you what you deserve, ma petite. But that doesn't mean I won't give you everything I have."Deeper into the story I fell in love more and more with Léo. He became more aproachable, I could picture him more clearly. Seeing his scars and his soul. I also loved how Troy grew through this journey, especially keeping in mind that she's only 19. Her character came a long way from the first book and it's impressiv how the author handled her character development."Our love was a new odyssey. And though Troy may have fallen, the battle for my heart was won."So overall you can say The Judgment of Paris is a great conclusion in "The Odyssey Duet" leaving you with the need for more.
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  • Nadine Bookaholic
    January 1, 1970
    It's not often I find myself at a loss for words over a book but here I sit at a total loss. I felt the same way with the first book in this duet so it's really not a total surprise that I am feeling the same way again. Dr. Rebecca Sharp has outdone herself with this duet, she has crafted such a beautiful work of art that I truly do not see how she can top this.Leo and Troy have a complicated love story which takes us on a journey of heartbreak and sacrifice that has you wondering if love can ac It's not often I find myself at a loss for words over a book but here I sit at a total loss. I felt the same way with the first book in this duet so it's really not a total surprise that I am feeling the same way again. Dr. Rebecca Sharp has outdone herself with this duet, she has crafted such a beautiful work of art that I truly do not see how she can top this.Leo and Troy have a complicated love story which takes us on a journey of heartbreak and sacrifice that has you wondering if love can actually conquer all.I highly recommend this duet to all lovers of Contemporary Romance, over 17 please due to sexual content, especially those that enjoy the following different tropes: May-December/age-gap romances, Teacher/Student Romance, and Forbidden Love/Taboo. This is the second and final book in the Duet which MUST be read in order so please if you haven't read THE FALL OF TROY yet grab a copy today!Happy Reading!!! You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with Books
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  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    "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 Ke "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...
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  • Shyralf
    January 1, 1970
    5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stars! Forbidden, Professor/Student Romance. Incroyable! I loved this duet! The setting in Paris made the best background. I felt all the emotions, the depths, so much angst and the incredible once in a lifetime love affair. It was perfection! The epilogue was beautiful. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars! Forbidden, Professor/Student Romance. Incroyable! I loved this duet! The setting in Paris made the best background. I felt all the emotions, the depths, so much angst and the incredible once in a lifetime love affair. It was perfection! The epilogue was beautiful.
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  • Katie Silvi
    January 1, 1970
    BEST AGE GAP EVER!!!!Excuse me a moment, I need to remember how to breathe.......Sharp, once again has delivered a masterpiece of all masterpieces. Every time I think she cannot top her previous book, she proves me wrong. The Judgement of Paris is just a big beautiful black hole that sucks the life out of you. I honestly didnt think my heart and soul would survive Troy and Léo. They just absolutely slayed me, in the best possible way. My heart was torn open, shattered and then put back together BEST AGE GAP EVER!!!!Excuse me a moment, I need to remember how to breathe.......Sharp, once again has delivered a masterpiece of all masterpieces. Every time I think she cannot top her previous book, she proves me wrong. The Judgement of Paris is just a big beautiful black hole that sucks the life out of you. I honestly didnt think my heart and soul would survive Troy and Léo. They just absolutely slayed me, in the best possible way. My heart was torn open, shattered and then put back together in such a heart stopping way. This book, this duet is the most amazing age gap taboo that I've read. Its filled with non stop emotion, so much angst. Every sentence is better than the last. Sharp has just blown me away with yet 
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  • PP's Bookshelf
    January 1, 1970
    The Judgment of Paris , the second and final book of Odyssey Duet by Rebecca Sharp was a timeless, poignant and elegant story of poetic love. It was a lazy stroll through a gallery or listening to the most beautiful orchestra where your senses will be engaged, stimulated and satisfied. But it was a violent battle field at the same time. The messy, intense, heartbreaking , chaotic and angsty emotions collide , clash, destroy and resurrect. The love, lust, passion and need permeated my heart, bro The Judgment of Paris , the second and final book of Odyssey Duet by Rebecca Sharp was a timeless, poignant and elegant story of poetic love. It was a lazy stroll through a gallery or listening to the most beautiful orchestra where your senses will be engaged, stimulated and satisfied. But it was a violent battle field at the same time. The messy, intense, heartbreaking , chaotic and angsty emotions collide , clash, destroy and resurrect. The love, lust, passion and need permeated my heart, broke it into tiny pieces and then healed it in an impossible way.Troy and Leo's story is one of those epic, unforgettable and out of this world love stories those mark you forever. This review was very easy as it deserves 50 stars easily but also difficult because I am at loss of words.The forbidden age gap teacher-student romance is so much more. Troy is a mass of anger, need and longing after Leo Baudin, her enigmatic Professor has left suddenly. And just when she was coming together, she had to go to Paris to complete her abroad study programme. Which was once a dream becomes nightmare. Because Leo is there. Like a moth attracted to flame, she deliberately put herself in his path only to find out her senseless, all consuming and maddening feelings are reciprocated by Leo too. Two shattered and damned souls crash and fuse and celebrate till the darkness from Leo's past resurfaces. Now they have to make a choice. But what if love is the only choice they should make?This connection between Leo and Troy is absolutely stunning and unique. It's so difficult to express. It's like their despair, desperation, passion and love creeps into my heart and engulfs it. I can feel every heart-rending, devastating , aching and soul numbing emotion. Every touch, every kiss, every word is branded in my heart forever. Rebecca Sharp's prose is more like poetry which flows effortlessly and drowns all the noise so that all I can feel is the deep words. I could highlight the whole book because it was a piece of art. A well choreographed ballet. A spontaneous adventure. A mixture of both. A beautifully traumatic love story.The Judgment of Paris by Rebecca Sharp wrecked me, consumed and stole my breath away. The writing was simply genius. The story hurt like hell yet feel like heaven. An unforgettable masterpiece. A sensational, seductive and enthralling creation.Received ARC for Honest Review
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  • Laundry
    January 1, 1970
    I am blown away by the complete and utter beauty of The Odyssey Duet by Rebecca Sharp. The Fall of Troy (book 1) was one of the most painfully gorgeous books I've read in my lifetime. I knew The Judgement of Paris would be equally as stunning. It had to be. There was not way RS could bless us with such beautifully crafted characters - such devastatingly perfect plot lines - and leave us hanging with the second half. Well, rest assured, Paris is everything you've been waiting for. And then so muc I am blown away by the complete and utter beauty of The Odyssey Duet by Rebecca Sharp. The Fall of Troy (book 1) was one of the most painfully gorgeous books I've read in my lifetime. I knew The Judgement of Paris would be equally as stunning. It had to be. There was not way RS could bless us with such beautifully crafted characters - such devastatingly perfect plot lines - and leave us hanging with the second half. Well, rest assured, Paris is everything you've been waiting for. And then so much more.Story Line: Troy and Leo's story continues with us wondering what the fate of these two forbidden lovers will be. Lord, calling them lovers seems to be much too weak of a word to describe them. If I've ever read a book whose characters were soul mates, they were nothing compared to Troy and Leo. These two define love. Love is a word no one can full describe and I think we all can agree on that. However, if a book (or duet) could full embrace the essence of the word, The Odyssey Duet would be it. Not only do I get the warm, fuzzy tingling feelings just thinking about their love story, but my heart actually aches for these astounding fictional characters. Will you find out the fate of Leo and Troy? Yes. Will there be more obstacles, foes, and surprises? Without a doubt, yes. And will you re-read Troy and Leo's entire story from start to finish many, many times over? Abso-freaking-lutely.Interaction: I am at a loss for words trying to find just the right way to explain how perfect Troy and Leo are together. She is the light to his dark. The sun to his moon. They are their own works of priceless art. My heart and soul went on a deeply sensual journey along side characters I will forever be emotionally attached to. You will yearn for their connection. You will mourn their pitfalls. You are guaranteed to feel every single emotion Troy and Leo experience. I have never loved a love story the way I love this one. It has embedded itself on my heart and will be tattooed there forever.Laundry: The Judgement of Paris is hands down the most beautifully sensual book I have ever read. Period. The connection I felt between Troy and Leo was incredibly intense. At times I felt like I was intruding on intimate moments I had no business witnessing. Not in a dirty way. But in a way, that if it had been me, I would have wanted to black out the outside world from moments I would treasure indefinitely. So, is there laundry? Yes. Is it light the bed on fire hot? No, it's light Paris on fire hot. So just sit, sip your wine, and enjoy the beauty of it.Depth: A story about forbidden love can't have depth to it, right? Insert mega eye roll here. What is my immediate take away of the second half of their story? It's the love story, of course. But it's a laundry list of other details too. It's the pain that comes with that love. It's the decisions that are made, the priorities that are decided upon. I know, I'm being incredibly vague, but I can't give anything away. All I will say is this - Leo becomes a man I admire, lust for and totally respect. And Troy becomes a woman I relate to, strive to be and totally respect as well. RS, you have written a Duet worth immortalizing. Troy and Leo deserve a shrine on every shelf they grace. Their covers are absolutely stunning, but their story is one I hope every single person has the opportunity to read. The Odyssey Duet made me love hard, love deeper and love endlessly. Thank you.
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  • Michelle Krystel
    January 1, 1970
    I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I couldn't believe all the twist and turns and the drama. Rebecca you really out down yourself with the judgement of Paris. I still think Leo is mean and ruthless. But he he shows the good parts at times. Yiu just have to look harder. Troy I think sometimes she forgave to easily but when you love you put it all out there and life is short. I'm honestly hoping Vincent will be next and Bridgett th I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I couldn't believe all the twist and turns and the drama. Rebecca you really out down yourself with the judgement of Paris. I still think Leo is mean and ruthless. But he he shows the good parts at times. Yiu just have to look harder. Troy I think sometimes she forgave to easily but when you love you put it all out there and life is short. I'm honestly hoping Vincent will be next and Bridgett that would be amazing.
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  • Lisa Hill
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say about The Judgement of Paris? It was Epic. Amazing. Breathtaking. Léo is a flawed hero that I have totally fallen for. Rebecca writes him as a passionate, talented, larger-than-life man, who has foibles and weaknesses like any other. It makes him more real and gives readers hope that their own Léo is out there somewhere.Troian is a woman at the start of adulthood, struggling to find her path in life yet lucky enough to be swept up in Léo’s all consuming love. She displays wisdom b What can I say about The Judgement of Paris? It was Epic. Amazing. Breathtaking. Léo is a flawed hero that I have totally fallen for. Rebecca writes him as a passionate, talented, larger-than-life man, who has foibles and weaknesses like any other. It makes him more real and gives readers hope that their own Léo is out there somewhere.Troian is a woman at the start of adulthood, struggling to find her path in life yet lucky enough to be swept up in Léo’s all consuming love. She displays wisdom beyond her years as she copes with the consequences of Léo’s previous relationship. She’s the kind of heroine readers want to be: strong yet vulnerable, passionate but level-headed.Their love story is a joy to read. The path to true love does not run smooth, and this one is a bumpy as hell. The storyline is good but it’s the characters that make it great. They’re so detailed and three-dimensional, it’s like reading about two people that you know. Their dialogue is sublime - Léo’s passionate, dirty mouth is a winner and Troy’s impassioned proclamations of love and understanding are beautiful.All in all, I would definitely recommend this book and this duet. It has epic stamped all the way through it. I’d give it more than five stars if I could.
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  • Kari Hansen
    January 1, 1970
    Troy and Leo were a couple that shouldn’t have happened as he was her Professor and she was his student, but some things are too powerful to deny, and this was the situation when it came to the love between them.When Leo escaped what was about to become a media storm after their relationship was disclosed, he left a devastated Troy behind and returned to Paris. Fate had other plans for them as when Troy is offered an opportunity to study at the same school where Leo is teaching she believes it w Troy and Leo were a couple that shouldn’t have happened as he was her Professor and she was his student, but some things are too powerful to deny, and this was the situation when it came to the love between them.When Leo escaped what was about to become a media storm after their relationship was disclosed, he left a devastated Troy behind and returned to Paris. Fate had other plans for them as when Troy is offered an opportunity to study at the same school where Leo is teaching she believes it will either be their second chance, or it will give her the answers she so desperately needs about the man she loves.When all is said and done, they must either go their separate ways and leave what they had together in the past or prove that their love is worth standing up for.This story takes you on emotional journey filled with so much angst that your heart breaks for Troy and Leo but the chemistry and connection between them is unparalleled and it is a fitting conclusion to this duet.
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  • HeartBreaker
    January 1, 1970
    I can't even begin to explain how much I loved this duet.This book reach all of my expectation and I really enjoyed reading it.The ending of the first book was devastating.With a possibility that their love affair could get public, professor Leo left Troy and went to his homeland-Paris."The Judgment of Paris" picks up a few weeks later.Heartbroken and alone Troy is learning to live with the consequences of her actions(starting a love affair with your professor is not the smartest thing to do in I can't even begin to explain how much I loved this duet.This book reach all of my expectation and I really enjoyed reading it.The ending of the first book was devastating.With a possibility that their love affair could get public, professor Leo left Troy and went to his homeland-Paris."The Judgment of Paris" picks up a few weeks later.Heartbroken and alone Troy is learning to live with the consequences of her actions(starting a love affair with your professor is not the smartest thing to do in this world).When she learns that her application to study art abroad,at Paris,at Leo's university,Troy is shocked.But she decides to accept-that is one really great opportunity.Upon seeing Leo again,Troy is determinate to discover all of his secrets no mater the consequences.But Leo's secrets are ugly and Troy is not ready for them.In this book,I feel like we got the real image of Troy and Leo.They are not angry like they were in the first book.Troy never expected to find her-self in her father's position,but her situation pushed her forward and she learned how to forgive and accept her-self the way she is.Leo was a bit more complicated in this book.His life is still depending on the fact whether his wife is alive or not,whether she will come back or not.He can't get away from his past.But his love for Troy is undeniable.Their love is amazing.Even with the age difference they make it work.I was so impatient for this book,but when I finally got it was everything I hoped for.Passionate,raw,emotional and all around amazing.I definitely recommend this book to everyone.
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  • Karina Giblin
    January 1, 1970
    "All that anger, all that loathing, this was what it covered: a heart that was so bruised and broken it thought it didn’t deserve to beat, much less be loved. But then aren’t the most beautiful masterpieces the ones of the broken?"If this is true then Leo and Troian's story is the most stunning piece of art I have ever seen.Mrs. Sharp has once again delivered an angst filled, emotional journey of two broken lovers.I may have sworn a few times at what the characters had to endure, I may have had "All that anger, all that loathing, this was what it covered: a heart that was so bruised and broken it thought it didn’t deserve to beat, much less be loved. But then aren’t the most beautiful masterpieces the ones of the broken?"If this is true then Leo and Troian's story is the most stunning piece of art I have ever seen.Mrs. Sharp has once again delivered an angst filled, emotional journey of two broken lovers.I may have sworn a few times at what the characters had to endure, I may have had to stop to process my feelings- there were a LOT.My love for this duet is extreme, I devoured the extended epilogue immediately- and would happily read more if it was on offer.These books are masterpieces, inside and out. If you are going to take a chance on any duet this year, I strongly suggest this one.
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  • Jayce
    January 1, 1970
    The best conclusion to an amazing duet 💙Where do I even begin with this book?! Rebecca Sharp has done it again. I thought the Fall of Troy was absolutely amazing and the best books of hers I’d ever read. Well I was wrong, because the Judgement of Paris was in another world entirely. This book made me feel every single emotion. It was a such a whirlwind and roller coaster. It was absolutely perfect. I devoured this book. I did not want to put it down at all. Rebecca Sharp has a way of just suckin The best conclusion to an amazing duet 💙Where do I even begin with this book?! Rebecca Sharp has done it again. I thought the Fall of Troy was absolutely amazing and the best books of hers I’d ever read. Well I was wrong, because the Judgement of Paris was in another world entirely. This book made me feel every single emotion. It was a such a whirlwind and roller coaster. It was absolutely perfect. I devoured this book. I did not want to put it down at all. Rebecca Sharp has a way of just sucking you in and keeping you captive throughout every single page. I have never highlighted as many passages in a book as I did in this one. Quote after quote just stuck with me or made my heart ache or just awwww. This is one series that will stay with me for the rest of my life. It’s beautiful and heartbreaking and just absolutely amazing. I will never not recommend these books.
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  • Literary Temptations
    January 1, 1970
    MY RATING: 4 StarsTITLE: The Judgment of ParisAUTHOR: Dr Rebecca SharpSERIES: The Odyssey Duet #2RELEASE DATE: 09 July 2019CLIFFHANGER: No ARC Kindly Provided for an Honest Review“Did you love me when I left you?”As soon as I put down The Fall of Troy I jumped on this with the quickness of Usain Bolt. Make sense? Never mind. I was already on a high from that cliff-hanger, so I wasted no time at all. We pick up from where we left Leo and Troy but this time we’re in Paris.“Turned out, life was lik MY RATING: 4 StarsTITLE: The Judgment of ParisAUTHOR: Dr Rebecca SharpSERIES: The Odyssey Duet #2RELEASE DATE: 09 July 2019CLIFFHANGER: No ARC Kindly Provided for an Honest Review“Did you love me when I left you?”As soon as I put down The Fall of Troy I jumped on this with the quickness of Usain Bolt. Make sense? Never mind. I was already on a high from that cliff-hanger, so I wasted no time at all. We pick up from where we left Leo and Troy but this time we’re in Paris.“Turned out, life was like a boxing match. It knocked me down, kindly danced around and waited for me to get back up, holding until I was steady on my feet before it threw another flattening punch.”We last left Troy in a bit of a predicament. The man she loves had literally run away from her. Does she chase after him or let him go? But life goes on and so does school. When she finds herself as an exchange student at L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts; his territory, one thing is for sure, she’s angry and determined to avoid Leo at all costs. But we know our girl is a glutton for punishment. So will she really?“But when I turned and saw her a short hour ago…it was only God himself who kept me from her.”Leo is now back home. Back to the drama and rumours that he can’t seem to escape or shake. A dark cloud is following him everywhere. His career and reputation are in tatters and there doesn’t seem to be much he can do about it. Important as these are to him, nothing compares to the heaviness sitting on his heart. The longing he has for the woman he loves; that he can’t have; that he walked away from and broke in the process. He wants her back but try as he might, he can’t see a way back to her. So when he walks in his class one day and his blues collide with his almonds, once again his world tilts at its axis. But what will he do? The restrictions are still the same, his past remains unchanged; he still has nothing to offer her. But is that reason enough to stay away or will he throw caution to wind and get his girl back?“Troy was my home, but there were insurmountable, immortal obstacles that kept me from her.”I must admit, the first few chapters I was starting to get pissed off at Leo a bit. Homegirl was fighting for this man and he was just being a pussy. So at some point I thought, LeoDAMMIT THE GIRL WANTS YOU. BAGGAGE AND ALL. Why do men do that? Think they know what’s better for us than we do?Anyway, so when Leo finally got his shit together and stopped torturing Troy, I thought FINALLY. But I knew there was going to be some more shit because there is an underlying sense of menace throughout the book. You can’t shake the feeling of trepidation in the story. Even though you’re happy that they’re finally got their shit together you know AND THEN ME: I was not ready for the evilness that these two had to contend with. I mean the author gives you a clue as to who’s going to cause them some trouble but I was not ready for the kind and magnitude of the trouble that will come their way. I mean Troy had fought the fight. I did not blame her for what she did. I was so happy with how it turned out. I must admit I wasn’t as engrossed in this one as I was in The Fall of Troy. I don’t know why. But I suspect I’d had enough of Leo’s shenanigans and I was tired on behalf of Troy. I wished he would have fought a bit more. Every time a curve ball came their way he just stood there while that shit took them out and left the battle to Troy. I mean Troy was a trouper. For her age she was really mature and had incredible mental and emotional strength. It was amazing to see her grown from where she started in the first book. I only wish she would have made Leo grovel a bit more. That man put her through some shit and every time he came back, she didn’t put up much of a fight. I get she was “fused” to him, but fuck me.Also, I’m at the end of the duet and I still don’t know how old Leo was. I didn’t see his actual age stated anywhere (unless I missed it); it was just inferred in relation to something e.g. he was about twice Troy’s age. But it doesn’t matter. It was forbidden enough. It goes without saying, if you’ve read the fall of Troy you have to read this one. “If I was still breathing when you left me, then yes, I still loved you.”
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  • Natasha
    January 1, 1970
    Where do I even begin with this book?First, you NEED to read the Fall of Troy before you get into this book. This is a continuation of the story between Troy and Leo.Leo and Troy's relationship was far from perfect. Leo hurt Troy. She loved him. She loathed him. And she followed him to Paris. But once her school semester was done, she would be gone. But until then, she would learn all his secrets. But to know his secrets, meant to know him- all of him. And that would only make her fall further. Where do I even begin with this book?First, you NEED to read the Fall of Troy before you get into this book. This is a continuation of the story between Troy and Leo.Leo and Troy's relationship was far from perfect. Leo hurt Troy. She loved him. She loathed him. And she followed him to Paris. But once her school semester was done, she would be gone. But until then, she would learn all his secrets. But to know his secrets, meant to know him- all of him. And that would only make her fall further. She hated him. But the things we loathe become the things we love... Just when there should have been nothing to keep them apart, and hope creeps in, ghosts of Leo's past come to haunt them, with truths and lies. Will Leo and Troy's love withstand the battle, or were they always meant to be star-crossed lovers, destined to have loved and lost?This tale between Leo and Troy was so beautifully written. So raw, powerful and emotional. Their road towards each other had never been easy, obstacles thrown in their path, their happy ever after and forever always out of reach. They are like planets orbiting each other, crossing paths again, and again, each pass bringing them closer to each other, but also sending them spinning onto a collision course, the impact fusing them together, while scattering the remaining pieces about, neither one able to stop it. Their love isn't perfect. Isn't what fairy tales are made of. It is what legends are written of. It's real, raw, powerful. It's bigger, grander, than both of them, unable to be contained. This story is about two lost and broken souls finding solstice in each other, this story continuing on right where the Fall of Troy leaves off. Just when Leo and Troy find each other again, and hope blooms, it will be tested once again in ways before were prepared for. Will their love persevere, or will it fall and crumble under the pressure and decision that could end it once and for all?4.5⭐ out of 5⭐
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  • Beyond The Covers Blog
    January 1, 1970
    The Judgement of Paris by Dr. Rebecca Sharp is the second book in the Odyssey Duet, and it is as much of a tragic tale as it is romantic.  The main female character Troian originally is portrayed as weak and broken but in this story proves to be the strongest and bravest person in the story.  The Judgement of Paris is a unique story and told by both Leo and Troian (Troy) and is beautifully descriptive about the city that is named in the title.  With lots of twists and turns in this book I was ne The Judgement of Paris by Dr. Rebecca Sharp is the second book in the Odyssey Duet, and it is as much of a tragic tale as it is romantic.  The main female character Troian originally is portrayed as weak and broken but in this story proves to be the strongest and bravest person in the story.  The Judgement of Paris is a unique story and told by both Leo and Troian (Troy) and is beautifully descriptive about the city that is named in the title.  With lots of twists and turns in this book I was never quite sure where the story was going and was pleasantly surprised and entertained with the turn of every page.  5-stars to The Judgement of Paris by Dr. Rebecca Sharp.   Leo Baudin broke Troian Milanovic heart when he left her and went back to Paris.  Leo didn’t fight for Troy; he didn’t fight for their love and that broke Troy more than him leaving.  Troy was not willing to give up on the one person that completed her, and when she was offered an opportunity to study abroad in Paris, she jumped at it.  Knowing that Leo would be one of her professors Troy was determined to get him back.   Just when things seem to be settling down for the brilliant professor and the rumors are no longer flying around about him Leo can’t help but feel that the shoe is about to drop, and he will once again face The Judgement of Paris.  The choice of love, power or wisdom isn’t always the easiest to make.  Leo learns that sometimes even when it’s your choice someone else ends up making it for you. 
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  • Bibliophile Chloe
    January 1, 1970
    What would you do for true love? That question is answered in a beautiful, loathsome, tragic and epic way with The Judgement of Paris.This is the continuing story of Troy and Léo.  It starts months after The Fall of Troy left us hanging.  The love and loathing between Troy and Léo is epic.  The angst in this novel brought me to tears, multiple times.  There is a scene in the Chappelle that was absolutely magical and has got to be one of the best romantic scenes I have ever read!This story is bri What would you do for true love? That question is answered in a beautiful, loathsome, tragic and epic way with The Judgement of Paris.This is the continuing story of Troy and Léo.  It starts months after The Fall of Troy left us hanging.  The love and loathing between Troy and Léo is epic.  The angst in this novel brought me to tears, multiple times.  There is a scene in the Chappelle that was absolutely magical and has got to be one of the best romantic scenes I have ever read!This story is brings you on a journey, of love and loss.  Pain and redemption. It's gonna take your heart, put it in a blender set on frappe.  Then Dr. Sharp is going to put the pieces of your heart back together in a way that you can't imagine.Dr. Sharp creates a beautiful visual with her words, I could "see" myself in Paris, walking along with the characters.  Léo continues with his beastly attitude, which makes him even more worthy of Troy's love.  Troy's strength throughout this story is a testament to her maturity despite her age.You are going to fall hard for this duet!! Get your hands on it! Wrap yourself in this epic story! 
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  • Jenn the Readaholic
    January 1, 1970
    This book picks up the story of Troian and Leo and it does NOT let anything drop, except your stomach and heart when reading just what Troy and Leo must survive in order to breathe freely. Troy didn’t intentionally follow Leo and doesn’t even know how she got here, which is mystery number one (and proves that Giselle really isn’t a bad person). Then we get the disastrous interference of a vindictive, manipulative woman and her lies. Lies that tear everyone apart and bring us mystery numbers two This book picks up the story of Troian and Leo and it does NOT let anything drop, except your stomach and heart when reading just what Troy and Leo must survive in order to breathe freely. Troy didn’t intentionally follow Leo and doesn’t even know how she got here, which is mystery number one (and proves that Giselle really isn’t a bad person). Then we get the disastrous interference of a vindictive, manipulative woman and her lies. Lies that tear everyone apart and bring us mystery numbers two through four or five. And the twists that the journey to the answers to all of Leo’s questions and guesses will make you want to cry and yell and throw things, right along with Leo and Troy. Even if you think you know what comes next, you’ll be left stunned by either what it is or how you get there. This book is a must-read, and not only to find out how Troian and Leo find their forever; oh, no. You need this book for the heart-wrenching emotions and head-spinning turns that accompany this story.
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  • Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Broken is the heart with no beat, broken is the soul with no love, broken is the woman without her âme sœur! Troyian has gone through life a mere shadow of a soul! When she felt she had lost all hope she found a love that repaired her and made her stronger then she ever believed! When the fickle witch that is fate stepped in Troy thought she lost it all but she was still going to wage war! What she never factored was the evil lurking in the shadows! Could she be strong enough this time to hold o Broken is the heart with no beat, broken is the soul with no love, broken is the woman without her âme sœur! Troyian has gone through life a mere shadow of a soul! When she felt she had lost all hope she found a love that repaired her and made her stronger then she ever believed! When the fickle witch that is fate stepped in Troy thought she lost it all but she was still going to wage war! What she never factored was the evil lurking in the shadows! Could she be strong enough this time to hold on to love!In book 2 of this duet Sharp continues to show us just how deep love can restore and tear a person apart! We also see how greed and jealous can taint anyone when they have no true purpose! Troy and Leo have to fight harder then ever to find themselves whole again with the other and it’s a battle each will fight willingly till they have the love they deserve! Rebecca astonishes me each time with how deep she dives into the I intricacies of love and how thin the line is between love and hate! She makes me believe in the earth shattering love between two souls!
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  • Pernilla B
    January 1, 1970
    Gah how do I start this?? To capture and type my emotions out about this book.I was completely enthralled with this story from the beginning to the end, drowning in it's depths, lost in a sea of captivating, emotionally raw words.It's poignant, poetic and heartbreaking but also beautiful and breath taking. "In the things we loathe become the things we love" Their love story isn't a fairy tale, it's messy, flawed  but real and powerful..Léo is simply amazing, a God amongst men with his sweet filt Gah how do I start this?? To capture and type my emotions out about this book.I was completely enthralled with this story from the beginning to the end, drowning in it's depths, lost in a sea of captivating, emotionally raw words.It's poignant, poetic and heartbreaking but also beautiful and breath taking. "In the things we loathe become the things we love" Their love story isn't a fairy tale, it's messy, flawed  but real and powerful..Léo is simply amazing, a God amongst men with his sweet filthy words and charm. When he loves, he loves fiercely and so passionately it hurts. Troy is in every right an amazing heroine. She doesn't sit waiting for prince charming to save her, she fights for herself and doesn't give up easily. She's selfless, willing to sacrifice things for the sake of others."You may have been named for a battle, but you are a fight. You are the fight"I didn't think I could love this second book of the duet more than the first but  I was completely wrong!! Mon Dieu!!
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  • Dimaris rossy
    January 1, 1970
    How these characters express their love and lust is pure poetry. Like a dance of seduction where the end game is full possession. Through the whole fight to stay afloat and escape misery Troy and Leo learn to identify the true meaning of their deep feelings. I love that they get to experience their relationship somewhere new. And even having the same obstacles it felt freer. It felt like they got some time to settle, think of a future and commit. More than anything they had some time to relax. B How these characters express their love and lust is pure poetry. Like a dance of seduction where the end game is full possession. Through the whole fight to stay afloat and escape misery Troy and Leo learn to identify the true meaning of their deep feelings. I love that they get to experience their relationship somewhere new. And even having the same obstacles it felt freer. It felt like they got some time to settle, think of a future and commit. More than anything they had some time to relax. But don't be fooled. That might as well be just the calm before the storm. And what a storm! Leo doesn't seem to catch a break but he is determined. And it is great to read the mature woman Troy has become. As a reader her loyalty and reasoning will fill you with pride. In this book she becomes more than a muse to Leo, she becomes reason and purpose. That is unconditional love. Their journey is certainly not a fairy tale but it is a grand, impressive, unbelievable one. Perfect ending for this book but also a perfect beginning for their future.
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  • Konny
    January 1, 1970
    The Judgement of Paris by Rebecca Sharp is book two in the Odyssee Duet. I read The Fall of Troy and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book. It seems second chances exist.The story picks up where The Fall of Troy was left off. Léo Baudin, the lover and art professor of Troian left in the death of the night and left a devastated Troy behind.To make matters worse she gets her wish to study in Paris. And she goes. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read what happened next, my jaw hit the flo The Judgement of Paris by Rebecca Sharp is book two in the Odyssee Duet. I read The Fall of Troy and couldn't wait to get my hands on the next book. It seems second chances exist.The story picks up where The Fall of Troy was left off. Léo Baudin, the lover and art professor of Troian left in the death of the night and left a devastated Troy behind.To make matters worse she gets her wish to study in Paris. And she goes. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read what happened next, my jaw hit the flor, I was speechless, literally and more than a bit angry at the heroine.The Judgement of Paris is set in the beautiful and romantic City of Lights, is well written and the conclusion of Léo and Troy's love story.
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  • Shaun Walsh
    January 1, 1970
    I'm utterly speechless! The words make you feel EVERYTHING!!!!! The angst, the pain, I swear I wanted to throw my kindle at the wall at 49% but the pull of the exquisite words wouldn't let me go. Leo and Troy's story is beautiful and timeless and told perfectly by Rebecca Sharp. It's amazing how her words truly bring all the emotions to the surface and you just want to feel more! Absolutely loved this book!
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  • Jamie Lee Zonneveld
    January 1, 1970
    The Judgement of Paris is the second book in the Odyssey duet by dr. Rebecca Sharp. This book starts a few days after the ending of The Fall of Troy. The second book is as amazing as the first one. I really loved it. Troy and Léo are meant for each other!
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  • Lofty
    January 1, 1970
    4*After Leo’s sudden departure it has left Troian devastated. The light at the end of the tunnel is when she finds out she has been accepted to transfer her studies to Paris good or bad is it too late?Leo has no idea how the woman he left behind will deal with his departure she was his heart his life. An unwelcome appearance and interference make things even more difficult.I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
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  • Bridget Hickey
    January 1, 1970
    OMG this is a love story that at times you will definitely want to throw your kindle at the wall.But dam this series was so good.After Leo left Torian was devastated and applied for school in Paris . Was this a mistake she herself wasn't even sure.The book will have your emotions up and down like a frigging roller coaster.This is a must read a a Outstanding series .Forbidden and enemies to lovers so hot.
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  • Paula D
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my heart! What a wild ride! It’s such a heartbreaking and beautiful story that I read it straight through. So much drama that your soul starts breaking for Troian and Leo many times during this story but love overcomes all. I loved this series and sad to have it end. But wow what a amazing ending! 5/5 stars
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  • Jaime Reynolds
    January 1, 1970
    A love story for the ages. I do not know where to even begin with this story. It is beautifully written and one that I never wanted to end. My heart ached and the emotions she put me through left me craving even more. The writing is flawless and the characters fit perfectly. A perfect ending to an amazing duet that you will not want to miss. A must read and one of the best duets of the year.
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