Can Anna find love in the City of Light?
Anna is happy in Atlanta. She has a loyal best friend and a crush on her coworker at the movie theater, who is just starting to return her affection. So she’s less than thrilled when her father decides to send her to a boarding school in Paris for her senior year.
But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna meets some cool new people, including the handsome Étienne St. Clair, who quickly becomes her best friend. Unfortunately, he’s taken —and Anna might be, too. Will a year of romantic near misses end with the French kiss she’s waiting for?
This was a reread, I’ve been in a kind off reading slump and needed something super fun that was a guaranteed enjoyable read. Anna and the French Kiss was the book for that! Talk about fun and romantic and all the angst. This book is addictive in every sense of the word, and the characters just make you smile.
The one thing I wasn’t completely comfortable with was the use of terminal illness, I felt as though it was used poorly and that the plot didn’t necessarily need for it to happen to move forward. I just thought that it could have been handled better and integrated better into the story line. It could have been a lot worse and that’s what I’m holding onto because the rest of the book made me swoon.
I think the best part about Anna and the French Kiss would have to be the romance element, it was a slow burn kind of thing and in YA that is so rare (well rarer than insta love stories). It was a refreshing change to have a romance build naturally and to see the characters grow with one another.
Also can we just talk about how well rounded everyone in this book is? They all have their own flaws, insecurities and personalities. Plus all the secondary characters as well. It made the story all the more lovely and I thoroughly enjoyed reading about all the different characters and the way the dynamics in their relationships change and grew. It was really well done.
My favourite character was St Clair and for all the wrong reasons. He is the most swoon worthy character EVER! Plus he’s really into history and that make me super happy! I love it when characters are into the same things I am, it’s just one of those things that make reading about them all the better!
Least favourite character has to be Meredith, I couldn’t understand her or her motivations. Her mood swings were unpredictable and I didn’t really understand her and Anna’s friendship. She definitely isn’t the worst character I’ve read but far from the best!
I would recommend Anna and the French Kiss in a heartbeat. It’s a fun feel good read that makes your heartbeat faster and you swoon all over the place. There’s just no stopping it!
Have you read this series? What did you think about the characters? Did you swoon all over the place? English guys do that to me!