Posted by : Ruby Escalona Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
OH.MY.GOD. Cutest novel I've ever read! I mean, seriously! This is one of those books that almost made me late for work a few times [given that I read her book a few minutes before I'm set to get ready for work]. I literally cannot put it down!
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?
The chemistry between Etienne St Clair and Anna Oliphant is sizzling. I can't turn a chapter without reading about those near-misses or thinking "heck, make a move!" and is literally gave me goosebumps. Aaaah. It's spinetinglingly sweet and fun and well, made me wish that I was Anna! Or maybe in another life, I could be transported to Paris when I was back in high school and still a teenager. It's just good.
The words are very well written that made me feel that I am Anna, I feel what I feel, and I could imagine myself in her place. She is not one of those pathetic heroines where she needs a prince. Oh noes. And oh.my.gosh. St. Clair. The author has been absolutely brilliant in thinking about the St Clair hybrid: French-American, with a British accent! I mean, come on! The author definitely had me at the British accent part [very believable. Loved the die-rections part] and the fact that she made St Clair a mutt and with flaws [hello, small guy?] made him even more loveable!! And the thing is, she made her characters with lots of flaws, and not one of those perfect high school kids. Which made it more realistic and relatable, of course. Love. Love.
For a great pick-me-up book, this is definitely for you. I do adore chick lit books, and my previous favourite was the Shopaholic series. Now, Anna is my favourite favourite chick lit book. And yes, I will pick up the book and re-read it again. When? How about today!
**Note: Thanks Tina for recommending this book. I never imagined it was this good. I do know other bloggers have raved about this book, but I don't normally take other recommendations to heart. Good thing I listened this time! :)
Available From: everywhere!
Book was: Won from Tina's contest. Shipped via Book Depository.
Rating: Absolutely brilliant! One of the best books ever! [5/5]