The book title 'Carla, A secret Life' was written by a journalist Besma Lahouri and is said to contradict Bruni-Sarkozy's image as a "shy young woman."
It elaborates her long list of celebrity boyfriends including rock stars Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton. And according to reports she had invited three of them as house guests at her two million pounds Riviera villa in 2009.
"Since he married the woman that some called a 'man-eater', (Mr Sarkozy) has had to put up every day with the burdensome tribe. Singers, philosophers, lawyers, bosses, men of the press or politics," wrote Lahouri.