Before I start this review I just wanted to quickly mention that IT’S MY BIRTHDAY I AM OLD
If you’ve been following my blog long enough you know I love books like this, books where there’s a jaw achingly sweet romance perfect for summer reading. This book had been on my radar for a while and then suddenly I came upon it in a cafe where they had used books for a 50p donation to charity… of course I snapped it up. It had a really sweet note in it as well obviously from the person who got it for the previous owner so I’ve kept that in it (I love finding little things like that in used books or library books.
Anna is moved to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school after thinking she was about to have the best year ever with her best friend and crush. Thankfully Anna meets some pretty cool people including Etienne who quickly becomes a close friend.
This book was really sweet for the most part, though I did have some problems with it which I will go into. The writing was really easy to read and whilst quite fluffy was really fun to read and did have some deeper issues than just straight up romance. Though the end veered off into the fluff a bit too much.
Perkins creates a perfect dreamboat of a character in Etienne, however he spends most of the novel flirting with Anna despite having a girlfriend, granted most of the time he isn’t aware that what he’s doing is flirting but its still not great behaviour as he should’ve broken up with her when he realised he had really strong feelings for Anna and he wasn’t as committed to her as he originally thought.
Honestly, at times this felt a little drawn out because the characters kept getting themselves into stupid situations and fights which completely overcomplicated everything. But I suppose that’s all part of being a teenager really.