Book Review: Paris Cravings
Published By: Spellbound Books
Publication Date: February 1, 2014
Page Count: 300
Source: Provided for Blog Tour
Audience: New Adult - Contemporary
Chloe is on a summer trip to Paris with her high school French class. She has just graduated from high school and will be starting college in the fall. She has a gorgeous boyfriend back home, Matthew, but has fallen in love in Paris...with French pastries.
On the last morning before flying home to New York, Chloe and her best friend Sera sneak out of there hotel for one last trip to La Patisserie. Chloe wants to bring home one last box of pastries. As she quickly tries to purchase her pastries, talk to her mom on her cell phone, and listen to Sera yelling at her that they "need to go!", Chloe's high heeled sandal slips on the tile floor. Chloe, her phone, and her pastries all go sprawling all over the floor of La Patisserie.
Enter Jean-Paul, or the French hottie, as Chloe refers to him until she learns his name. He is the son of the owner of La Patisserie. He come to her aid and helps to take her to the hospital for x-rays to make sure Chloe's ankle isn't broken. By this time, Chloe has missed the bus for her tour group and is very concern about how and when she'll be able to meet up with them again, before they leave for New York the next morning.
What follows in the next 24 hours for Chloe is a series of mix-ups, adventures, and even a romantic encounter or two and that leaves her unsure of whether or not she wants to return home to New York and Matthew Perotti.
Paris Cravings is one of the most enjoyable books I've read all year. It left me with a happy feeling inside and renewed my desire to visit Paris one day. If you're a sucker for a fun romance novel, I highly recommend Paris Cravings!
Can life really turn on a dime,
a missed bus—
or a stuck pastry shop door?
Chloe Dillard’s life has always been complicated. Her mother is a neurotic romance novelist and her boyfriend, Mathew, has been pressuring her to go “all the way”—even as one of her own best friends offers to accommodate him.
But after The Worst Night of Her Life, Chloe escapes on her Senior Class trip to the swoon-worthy city of Paris which takes her mind off her troubles—temporarily. On the final leg of her dream trip, Chloe squeezes in one final run for a last-minute box of decadent pastries. Add a stuck door, subtract a broken four-inch heel from her cute strappy sandals, and Chloe ends up one stuck girl on the bakery shop floor with a sprained ankle.
Rescued by the shop owner’s dreamy son with chocolate-syrup eyes, the beautiful city of Paris suddenly becomes Chloe’s personal secret adventure. And even though Jean-Paul, the oh-so-kind La Patisserie shop boy is the gentlemanly guy Chloe has always dreamed of, even he has a girlfriend.
The police are tracking her down as a run-away, Mom’s having a nervous breakdown over her daughter’s “disappearance”, and Chloe’s just trying to have a Happily-Ever-After even as her dreams with Matt are swirling down the drain.
Could being lost in the city of Paris be just what the doctor ordered? What’s a girl to do in the most romantic city in the world?