Last Christmas I have been spoilt with loads of new books. The ‘Anna and the French Kiss’ series by Stephanie Perkins was already a few years on my reading wish list so I was very pleased they were under the Christmas tree. I started with the first book straight away and wow what an amazing book. It’s been a long time that I finished a book that quick.
I was so into this book it was hard to put the book down, luckily Andy was off work so I had a change to read more than usual.
Anna and the French Kiss
Anna has been send to a boarding school in Paris. She isn’t thrilled about going to Paris what so ever until there is Étienne St. Clair. He has it all, handsome, charming… Including a serious girlfriend.
It’s just amazing how Stephanie Perkins writes. All the feelings she described in this book I felt. It was like I was living it myself. I felt the butterflies in my tummy like I was having that big crush on that very handsome boy in high school again. It makes me sigh again when I’m writing this.
Lola and the Boy Next Door
Lola is happy with the life she leads at the moment until the Bell twins Calliope and Cricket move back to the house next door. A lifetime of feelings for the boy next door come back to Lola.
What I was already afraid for did happened. The second book ‘Lola and the Boy Next Door’ didn’t gave me the same feeling as the first book did. It wasn’t as good as Anna and the French Kiss but I did enjoy reading about the ups and downs in the love story with Lola and Cricket.
Isla and the Happily Ever After
Isla a very shy girl has a crush on Josh since their first year at SOAP (School Of America in Paris). After they met shortly in Manahan over summer her crush might turn into a real love story but back in Paris things changes. They have to deal with things that won’t make their starting love life easy.
And then the last book, Isla and the Happily ever after. Different to the first two books was that it all happened quit fast between Isla and Josh which I wasn’t too impressed about in the beginning but considering you have to wait for a kiss at the end of the first books it’s nice to have a change in the story line
Isla and the Happily Ever After was better than Lola and the Boy Next Door but still didn’t do the same to me as Anna did. But it was also a lovely love story to read.
When I finished this book I was sad I finished all 3 the books as I wanted to keep on reading about Anna, Lola and Isla.
The couple I liked best were Anna and St. Clair. Finishing that book in particularly made me devastated, I wanted to read more about Anna and St. Clair but Stephanie Perkins did great to connect all the couples in the following books. Of course not as much but it was nice to have them part of the other books as well.
I highly recommend all 3 the books If you love a good love story without too much drama in it.