Review: Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider

Review: Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine RiderTitle: Kiss Me in Paris
Author: Catherine Rider
Publisher: KCP Loft
Publication Date: September 4, 2018

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

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.

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Review

I have always loved books about travel, so it is no surprise that I enjoyed Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider. This book tells the story of a trip to Paris gone awry and features two main characters with differing personalities. I just wish the book was longer so I could read more about Serena and Jean-Luc!

This book tells the story of a girl who goes on a trip to Paris with her sister in hopes of reenacting her parents’ honeymoon. However, her sister backs out, leaving her alone with a stranger in the city. I enjoyed this concept, and I found the idea of reenacting the honeymoon so sweet. There are also many descriptions of the sights in Paris, which made me want to visit even more. Overall, this is a short and sweet read that will leave the reader dying to travel.

I enjoyed both Serena and Jean-Luc, and reading both their narrations was entertaining. Serena is so passionate about the trip, and I admired her determination to stick her her schedule for the sake of her family. Jean-Luc is pretty much the opposite of Serena, and he wants her to relax and enjoy her time in Paris without sticking to a strict schedule. They fight a lot at the beginning, which I didn’t love, but as the book progresses, the two start to warm up to each other.

Kiss Me in Paris is a sweet story about travel and family. I enjoyed both the main characters and their opposite personalities. I would recommend this to those looking for a quick, summery read.

About Catherine Rider

Catherine Rider is the pen name of Working Partners writers Stephanie Elliott and James Noble, who live in Brooklyn and London respectively.

14 thoughts on “Review: Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider

  1. Angela says:

    Any book set in Paris will make me want to read it, and the idea of seeing all the same sights your parents did is cute – although it’s a little off-putting that Lara would ditch her sister and leave her with a stranger in a city she doesn’t know? LOL, I think I’m the only one who gets weirded out by things like that!

  2. Marie @ Drizzle & Hurricane Books says:

    Oh this sounds like such a sweet read, I love the whole idea of it! I guess Paris doesn’t seem as exotic to me since I live in France haha, but still, I really like that synopsis. Might have to give it a try someday if I’m looking for a sweet read like that 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing, that was a lovely review 🙂
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  3. Sam@WLABB says:

    I liked this book. Rider knows how to write a cute, all in one day romance, but I wish we got to spend more time with Jean-Luc and Serena. They had those “loose ends” they were dealing with, and it took time away from their time together. BUT, way to write an ending. It was very sweet, and I liked the direction Rider gave to them and our past Christmas Romance couple, Anthony and Charlotte.

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