Kiss Me in Paris
Author: Catherine Rider
Publication Date: September 4th, 2018
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, ebook
Page Count: 216
Synopsis: Serena has just flown all the way to Paris for a special pre-Christmas weekend with her sister, Lara. They plan to retrace the steps of their parents’ long-ago honeymoon in Paris, and create a scrapbook for their bereaved mother to remember it by.
It’s supposed to be serious sister bonding…until Lara takes off with her boyfriend instead.
Jean-Luc is Serena’s Plan B, a friend of a friend of Lara’s, who has some space in a place where Serena can stay. Just like his latest relationship, his photography final has been an epic fail. He has one night to retake all his pictures if he is to stay in school.
Jean-Luc can’t stand Serena’s loud voice or her bright orange sneakers.
Serena can’t stand his haughty manners or the way his camera is always in her face.
Together, though, they set out into a cold night that will warm their hearts, creating unforgettable photos and fresh romantic sparks in the City of Lights.
Kiss Me in Paris is the kind of sweet romance that you can’t help but fall in love with. It’s the kind of romance that you want to sit down with a cup of tea, cozy up under a blanket, and just get lost in the sweet, adorable plot of the story, and the characters that are charming and well written. This book made me super happy!
I love how the book starts off in a kind of sisterly bonding thing – I love books like this! It was a bummer when Serena’s sister took off with her boyfriend, though, more or less leaving Serena to fend for herself in Paris, when they were supposed to be creating a scrapbook.
Serena meets Jean-Luc, who is struggling with his photography and tries to retake all of his photographs that he needs so that he can finish up school. Serena originally only needed a place to stay since her sister ditched her, and both Serena and Jean-Luc realize quickly that they are not fond of each other.
That’s when it gets interesting, though – eventually, both Serena and Jean-Luc find some things about each other that they actually like, and the two of them end up realizing that they may have some feelings for each other after all.
I loved the whole book – the setting was absolutely fun. I love stories that are set in different places, and I think that the author did a great job transporting the reader to the beautiful city of Paris. I also love how well she fleshed out the characters and made them seem real – they practically popped right off the pages.
This is the kind of enemies-turned-love interest book that I actually enjoy reading – it was sweet, simple, and made me fall in love with both the story and the characters.
Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Two writers sharing a pseudonym. “Kiss me in Paris” (@KCPLoft, Sept 2018).
3 winners will win a finished copy of KISS ME IN PARIS, US Only.
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