Series: Anna and the French Kiss #3
Published by Dutton on August 14th 2014
Genres: Young Adult
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Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?
Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.
Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Ã‰tienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true loveÂ—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and BarcelonaÂ—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie PerkinsÂ’s beloved series.
These books just keep getting better. This is the first series I’ve read one at a time and then reviewed each one. Honestly, I’m glad I picked up this series because it was such a great way to start this. I read Anna and the French Kiss and I liked it but I didn’t love it. Then I finished Lola and the Boy Next DoorÂ and I was hooked.Â I was sure it was the peak of this series. How could the next one compare? There was no way in my mind that this bookÂ could beat it. I was content with the knowledge that the series would be going downhill.
I was so so wrong.
Isla, whose name is pronounced Eye-La, is adorable. She’s a good girl, an all A student, aÂ quintessential middle child. She is shy, reserved and the peacemaker of her family. She doesn’t have a lot of direction or plans for after graduation. The one thing that she is absolutely sure of is that she’s been in love with Josh Wasserstein since the moment she first saw him. Josh on the other hand doesn’t know she exists, or so she thinks.
Josh likes to pretend he’s a bad boy, that the faÃ§ade crumbles quickly under Isla’s inspection. He’s an artist first and foremost with a passion for graphic novels. He started writing and drawing a memoir of his high school days starting with his Freshman year. He’s still working on it when he meets Isla but doesn’t think he will ever finish it.
I absolutely adored watching these two connect with each other. They fall for each other hard and fast and it was so fun to read. Then after they are absolutely gone over each other, life gets in the way. It so often does. Isla and Josh have an idyllic start but soon have to navigate parents, friends and something that breaks up even seasoned couples; separation.Â This book really demonstrates how love is so easy when its just the two of you but gets complicated fast when there are others involved.
When I finished this book, my first thought was, this can’t be the last book. There has to be more. What about Meredith?? She can’t be left alone. With everyone else so happy, I just can’t stand the thought that she doesn’t have anyone. It doesn’t seem fair. So I have my fingers and toes crossed. I just can’t believe this is the end.
All in all, everyone is right. This series is a must read for romance fans.