Monday, 30 April 2018

Paris Ever After - by K.S.R. Burns

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb: 

Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after?

Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street.

As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris? Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review* 

Paris Ever After is a sequel of The Paris Effect, but it can be read as a standalone. I have to be honest though, I think reading the first book is necessary to actually understand the story. You basically get thrown into the story, knowing little and learning about the characters and their past through the plot. However, in my opinion it would have helped to know these things beforehand. 

We follow Amy, who is actually from Phoenix, but currently lives in Paris. She is married to Will, but she tries to avoid him and she has built a life in Paris now. Things get more complicated, when he shows up and tries to find her. She is carrying around a little secret as well and she meets different kind of people in Paris. They become part of her life. She has to make a decision though; about what she really wants. 

The storyline was a bit of a mess. I felt it was jumping around a lot and at times there were too many things going on. I really enjoyed the little snippets of Paris, but unfortunately the spark didn’t fly for me. 

Amy as a character was a difficult one for me. I couldn’t relate to her at all and some of her decisions didn’t make sense for me. I really struggled with this story and also the ending, shame!


K.S.R. Burns on Twitter: @WorkingGIrl

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