Monday, January 7, 2013

Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French KissFrom Goodreads:    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?

My Thoughts:

-    This wasn't my kind of book from the get go, but everyone seemed to love it, so I tried it.  I wasn't impressed.

-    The beginning reminds me of Gallagher Girls.

-    There was some heavy profanity, and I mean R rated heavy.  There was also a lot of sexual references.

-    There were some witty and enjoyable parts, like some of the dialogue.

-    The emails were fun to read.

-    There were bits that were WAY over dramatic.  Like the part where she almost falls down cause she just sees the guy.  Who does that?  Besides chicks who want major attention, no one does that!

-    I liked all the French stuff.  I studied French in Jr. High, and I still remember some.  It was fun to read the French parts.  It also made me want good French cuisine.

-    I love that Anna was a movie buff, and she favored old movies!  Is it true there are that many theaters in France?

-    I liked that Anna and Etienne became best friends, and their relationship development was good, but oh my drama!

-    Overall, it had it's moments and parts, but it was too chick flick/ dramatic for me. 


  1. Hmm. I've heard so many good things about this one, and I don't remember anyone ever mentioning the profanity. Something to remember if I ever get my hands on a copy.

  2. Ha ha! You crack me up. I loved this book, but I can definitely understand why you didn't based on what you said. I'm a total chick flick type girl so this was my cup of tea! :D

    And, yeah, the few F-words in it were unnecessary, but I loved the story too much to care.

  3. Too bad this one didn't work for you! I loved it but I see what you're saying about the drama. And the swearing.
    I think I'm learning that if I don't like a book from the get go, my opinion usually doesn't change by the end. :(

  4. Hmm... R-rated language and sexual references aren't my favorites. But maybe the French stuff will redeem it for me, since I love Paris! Thanks for the review!

  5. Will you read Lola? I liked it better, but there's still "stuff" in it.

  6. I loved this book, but I can see how you wouldn't like it, especially if it's not your genre. I never thought to compare this to Gallagher Girls. The French parts were definitely a highlight.