I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider
Published by Kids Can Press on September 4, 2018
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 a short novel set over one day in Paris during Christmas time.
This is the perfect winter YA contemporary read.
Characters: Serena is a college freshman who lost her father two years ago and is still grieving the loss. She is set to go to London to spend time with her mom but she takes a detour to Paris for one day. She was supposed to go with her mom and sister but they bailed out.
Serena is on a mission to follow her parent’s honeymoon trip to make a scrapbook for her mom. She is in Paris ready to take her pictures and leave.
Since her sister bailed her out so meets with Jean Luc a half-American photography student. Jean Luc offers to show her around
Jean Luc was an interesting character. He had his own issues that he faced them head on over the course of the story. I wished we had spent more time in his head over the course of the day.
Plot: This is the story when plans go array. I love how things fell into place as the day unfolds.
Romance; This was interesting as the story is set in one day. There is no insta-lust which was nice. I loved seeing Serena meet her “perfect” match and for her to see that’s not correct. She trusted her intuition and followed her heart.
My feels: This book is perfect if you are traveling to Paris. It was a short story that I wish it was 50 pages longer with more character development for Jean Luc. I really loved the epilogue though.