Publisher: Penguin Publishing
Anna is so excited about her senior year. She has a great best friend, a great job, and a great crush that could be more…and then WHAM- her Dad ships her off to Paris and a boarding school. She’s miserable, that is, until she meets Etienne St. Clair – the world’s most perfect boy!
The only problem – he’s taken. And she may be too, if her crush ends up working out..
The year is full of romantic near misses, but how will Anna and St. Clair’s story end up? How much will her life change while she experiences Paris and this new boarding school?
Most importantly – how did I not know about this author/book before? She is amazing, and I loved the writing. Anna and St. Clair and their group of friends were all very real, believeable, and it was so easy to fall in love with each of them for their personal traits. I also loved all the emotions that churned around, it was fun reliving those “strong” live/die teenage emotions from my younger years. What I really loved about this story was the strong female lead, Anna – she was not some damsel in distress, she was strong and full of warmth. The story was also very believeable, this could really happen in real life – all of it, it wasn’t some far off tale that was too amazing to be real. These could be real people and a real story from some part of the world. I love “book” moments and when St. Clair admitted his love – I realized I was holding my breath right with her!
5 stars and more if I could give it more! If you have not read it, get it today!
Quotes I loved:
*Here I am including a quote that shows the humor, a quote that shows the love, or maybe two of those, and something I think could apply to everyone’s real everyday life!
Funny Quote First – “I moan with pleasure. “Did you just have a foodgasm?” He asks wiping ricotta from his lips. “Where have you been all my life?” I ask the beautiful panini.”
“I’m saying I’m in love with you! I’ve been in love with you this whole bleeding year!”
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
The Julie quote that stuck out to me and made me love her character all the more:
“So what do I wish for? Something I’m not sure I want? Someone I’m not sure I need? Or someone I know I can’t have?”
Everyone, get reading and let me know what you think!