Review:I have been wanting to read this for so long, after reading Anna and the French Kiss in the summer, but have only just got round to reading it. But now I'm so glad i decided to! I loved Anna and the French Kiss, so it was inevitable that I would have the same reaction to this; in fact, i may have loved this even more! I like the way it's written, the story- line and adore all of the characters, and i now can't wait to read Isla and the happily ever after.
Firstly, for some reason i loved the realistic setting of this book. Paris was such a beautiful place for the first book to be set, and i think it really helped the romance, but the typical and very everyday atmosphere here allowed this to be so much more realistic and show romance in a very normal setting. Plus I think the next door neighbour window thing kind of created a romantic setting in itself!
I also loved the story-line. I liked the simplicity of it and the lack of life-changing events. I think it fitted well with the setting, and allowed everyday problems and romance to be shown well. I liked how what might be seen as a small fight in this book affects the whole story-line in this book - it makes everything a whole lot more realistic. I also liked the falling for a friend thing again, as i found this relatable in Anna and the French Kiss, so liked this coming back.
And the characters - i loved them! I fell in love with Lola's originality and loved how individual she was. I also found myself liking Lindsey as well, as she balanced Lola's boldness quite well and was always the voice of reason when it came to Max (the only character i didn't like). I liked how involved Anna and St Clair were in the story and thought it was clever how they fitted into this story as well. Finally, Cricket. As you could probably guess, i loved him. His individual and intelligent nature worked so well with Lola's personality, and his shyness definitely helped! I even liked how he stood up for his sister and supported her.
Overall, I just love this book! It's such a beautiful romance, yet still realistic, and i can't wait to finish off the series!