Title: Blame It On Paris
Author: Jennifer Greene
Publication: October 15, 2012
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Kelly Rochard is determined to have one last adventure before settling down to married life! Still, being mugged at the Louvre is not what she had in mind for her long-awaited trip to Paris. Until Will Maguire comes to her aid, and she finds herself completely distracted by the handsome stranger in the Notre Dame sweatshirt. Kelly can’t seem to resist the world’s most romantic city or Will, who is determined to show her all its treasures, from the top of the Eiffel Tower to strolls along the Seine. But will their love last when they’re back in plain old South Bend, Indiana, or will they end up blaming their breathless fling on the city of love?
I was able to pick one of my own romances out of my massive (and I mean massive) stack of personal books this month for the romance pick for my book club. I had had this book on my stack for a while. I love books that take place in another country or at least start there. I was excited to start reading it.
Kelly heads off the Paris without telling anyone. Not even her fiance or her mother. She needs a break from life. Life got a little more exciting when she was mugged outside of the Louver. She is saved by a man in a University of Notre Dame sweatshirt named Will. Meeting and being with Will sets some balls in motion with Kelly that she didn’t know about. She was questioning the way her life was going. How can she return to her normal life when she returns to South Bend? I’ll admit it took me a bit to get into this book. I was in a self-professed book funk. Once I got out of it, I really enjoyed it. I loved the fact that the book takes place in South Bend, a city that is just a short drive from my own hometown. It was so cool to see things mentioned that I know about and have seen.
I really loved the relationship between Will and Kelly it was like they were soul mates. They made each other better people. I thought the father twist was a little unnecessary it really didn’t add anything to the story. It did add a twist to the mother/daughter relationship but that was really all it did. I thought that Will and his father’s relationship added the right amount of tension to the story. Kelly pushing Will to mend the fences with his dad was nice. Her using it as an ultimatum at times was a bit much in my opinion. I was happy that Will and Kelly got their happily ever after. All in all, I really did enjoy this book. I know that the author has several other books out as well and I think I will certainly check them out as well.
STAR RATING: 4/5
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