Better Than Laduree Macarons

Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins

The only thing I didn't like about this was that I didn't read this before I went to Paris last year. That damn star outside Notre Dame would've been photo-opped to no end together with Victor Noir's statue getting groped.

The story was engaging and friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes out there. Etienne and Anna's charm and chemistry together should be bottled and sold to the sad cookie-cutter hero-heroine pair ups that make absolutely no sense whatsoever (you know who I'm talking about). I love how these two characters weren't made out to be flawless contemporary romance caricatures and how that wasn't the focus of the story AT ALL. And I particularly like that Anna is a cineaste and it actually translates across the pages. As much as Etienne's love for all things history.

It's nice to be reminded that one can still enjoy and be giddy over a light, angst-free contemporary read and not feel ridiculous after.

This book had a lot of fun, quirky banter (the Batman argument was hilarious) but my favorite line has to go to Josh.

 

“Whyareyougivingawaythecookies?”


Definitely jumping into that boy's book.