Blurb: Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris–until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
Thoughts: I was really in the mood for a super cute little love story and Anna and the French Kiss was perfect for that. Overall, I loved reading this novel, the plot kept me engaged, the characters were intriguing and funny and it was just a lot of fun to read.
Anna was a super fun protagonist because she’s strong willed, sarcastic and loves to watch movies. Not only is she an easily relatable character but her story of loving someone that we shouldn’t is something I’m sure most of us have felt. Anna’s relationships develop so beautifully and they feel so real. I loved when her and Rashmi had their bonding moments, they were really sweet. Some of the best scenes to watch play out were the scenes between Anna and Amanda.
Amanda is a very stereo-typical teenage bully, but much like all of Perkin’s other characters, she still felt real. When Amanda first started acting rude towards Anna, she did the right thing of ignoring her but eventually I really wanted Anna to start standing up for herself more. Then, in the bathroom, when Anna punches Amanda in the nose, that was gold. We also saw our first glimpse of Isla and she seems so sweet!
Let’s talk about St. Clair. He might just be one of my new favorite characters, he’s charming, acts like a gentleman (most of the time) and he clicks so well with Anna. The St. Clair and Anna bonding was so interesting to read, I couldn’t put the book down. I also thought it was a good kind of twist to have St. Clair currently dating someone while Anna might be dating someone back in Atlanta, it created some really great tension between our two love birds.
It was hilarious (not in Mer’s case) watching Rashmi, Josh and Mer’s opinion of St. Clair and Anna unfold and how they dealt with it, also since Ellie was Rashmi’s best friend, you could see how she was worried she was going to lose Anna.
I definitely recommend this book, especially if you need a little pick me up. Even if you’re happy right now, still pick it up because it was adorable and so entertaining.