Incandescently, by Sylvie Parizeau, Review

Sylvie Parizeau
Publication date: October 22nd 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

LIAM O’SHEA, bestseller author of the SciFi saga, Eiloe.

All I knew was pain – a childhood filled with cruelty and villains who used and abused.

Until Éolie.

I first heard her sweet, angelical voice in the dark of night, when I lay bathed in my own impending death. Seventeen years later, it’s not the nightmare she pulled me out of that haunts me, but the glimpse of Happily Ever After she revealed just before disappearing.

They said she was a figment of my boundless imagination. A wish. A dream. Until I had no choice but to believe them, cherishing my imaginary savior the only way I knew how – in fiction and lore.

But fantasy has a way of transforming reality. When I finally tire of being a citizen of the world, I take an impromptu sabbatical as a professor at a small college on the coast of Maine. And there I see her, the girl with the sea-green eyes and angelic voice.

My world turns upside down. Turns out my girl is for real, and the pull between us is anything but imaginary.

Happily Ever After has a story … and this one is mine.

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Author Bio:

A paralegal by day and incurable romantic by night, Sylvie is a cross-genre, and she takes Happily Ever After very seriously. The End just isn’t in her vocabulary.

An incorrigible daydreamer, she now feeds her obsession with epilogues by concocting stories in which heroes deal with the happy from the get-go. Ready, or not. And she confesses under oath to loving every minute of it.

Sylvie lives her own Happily Ever After in the beautiful mountains of Les Laurentides in Northern Quebec, alongside her whole set of characters.

In between treks in their backyard wilderness, you can find them hanging out at

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My review: 5 out of 5 magical stars!!!

Soon worthy, lovey dovey, melt your heart, feel good, chick flick book!!!

Yeap, that about sums it up!!

Right from the get go, there is a warning (which by the way I found endearing and funny, and loved it all the way) stating that this book has a HEA, and it is a happy story and “it may prove infectious, so beware”

“I love you, mind, body and soul, love you. I belong with, to you. Forever and a day”

Imaging being seven years old and finding yourself in the most awful situation possible, and then having a wonderful imaginary friend that accompanies you throughout your horrible ordeal.
Now imagine yourself some 17 years later, and suddenly hearing her voice again, only this time she need your help!!!!

Normally I write a little bit about the book, but really there is so much to tell, and I feel that it gives so much, and I really really would like for you, my one reader, to read this book!!

When I started to read the book, I thought to myself that it was going to be a fun read, with fun and lovely characters, but not really the type of book where the characters draw you in, but boy was I wrong!

Liam, had a crappy childhood but with a twist, the love of his life, the one thing that kept him going, Eolie a figment of his imagination, a friend that only spoke to him,that healed him, and suddenly she was gone . But that only fueled his capacity for storytelling, one he put to good use when he wrote his best selling book.

Everyone told him she was a coping mechanism for his traumas, everyone except his GGS buddies.

This one imaginary friend or coping mechanism, or whatever you want to call it left him unable to have a real relationship, because everyone fell short to what life would be with her, nothing felt right, he had found his “home” at 7 years old, and now some years later, he was still searching for that feeling of “normal” of belonging… of home!

Eolie, the heroine of this book is a wonderful human being, one with the capability of finding the beauty in everything, and everyone, making her different from the rest of the people because she has some unusual tricks up her sleeve.

Sylvie Parizeau definitely know how to write a swoon worthy novel, with twist and turns you definitely did not expect, jumping you a little to the right and then to the left, leaving you hanging on her every word. Sometimes I just wanted to throw the book away, ok, maybe not, because its a tablet and would break, but I did close it, breathed in and out and then started again, thinking that the book was going somewhere only to find out that no… I was wrong, it went differently than I thought, and let me tell you something, I love when that happens.



2 thoughts on “Incandescently, by Sylvie Parizeau, Review

  1. Ingrid, you just stole my heart (and my breath for a minute there 😉 with your review. To know that you enjoyed Liam’s and Éolie’s story and that it touched you is the best feeling in the world. Merci beaucoup for sharing it, Sylvie.

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