Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider is a book about travel, so it is no surprise that I enjoyed it so much. 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!Title: Kiss Me in Paris
Series: Kiss Me #2
Author: Catherine Rider
Also by this author: Kiss Me in New York
Publisher: KCP Loft
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: 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.
Book Review: Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider
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.
❀ Entertaining Narrations
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.
❀ A Sweet Story
Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider 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, wintry read.
15 thoughts on “Book Review: Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider”
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!
Right?! I love all things Parisian. I think that it is a strange thing to ditch your sister with a stranger, for sure! 😉
Great review! I’ve never read a book set in Paris and this sounds like a fun romantic read. I’m glad you enjoyed it! Hope you enjoy your next read! 🙂
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Thank you! 🙂
Sounds like Serena and Jean-Luc have two very different personalities and I do love books that feature such characters. I think I’d really like the story and to read about them both. 😀
I hope that you love it! 🙂
a little too romancy for me right now but i dig the cover
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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Oh just rub it in, why don’t you! I hope that you enjoy it if you do give it a try. 😉
I have never read a travel genre before but this is very intriguing!
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.
This really does sound like a great read, and I’m such a sucker for books set in Paris anyway. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.
Does this author have other Kiss Me books? I feel like I read one before… Not this one, though. It sounds like a fun read!
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Yes! Kiss Me in New York was the first novel. I really enjoyed that one as well. 🙂
Sounds like a great quintessential romance in paris