❝ 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.❞
❝ Lola Nolan is a budding costume designer, and for her, the more outrageous, sparkly, and fun the outfit, the better. And everything is pretty perfect in her life (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket, a gifted inventor, steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door. ❞
I was afraid that I wouldn’t like Lola and the Boy Next Door as much as Anna and the French Kiss. I had nothing to worry about though, because it was just as great. Perhaps (dare I say it?) I even liked it a little more. I even finished it in less than a day!
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. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all…including a serious girlfriend.
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss?
Pretty much everyone and their neighbor has read Anna and the French Kiss and are ecstatic about it. I’m incredibly late to the party, but I can safely say that the hype that surrounds this book is completely justified. It’s adorable and contains everything you could possibly desire from a romance/chick-lit book. Bonus points: the writing is considerably better than in the average chick-lit!