Paris Ever After by K.S.R. Burns
Velvet Morning Press (May 1, 2018)
Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after? Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined. Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpected visitors leave her wondering if she will soon be saying au revoir to Paris and the new life she’s struggled to build. Her estranged husband, Will, shows up—but is he interested in reconciliation or separation? And a young woman who arrives on Amy’s doorstep unleashes chaos that could push Amy out into the street. As Amy’s Parisian dream starts to fall apart, she must decide: return to the stability of Will and Phoenix (if that’s even still an option) or forge her way forward in Paris? Amid secrets and surprises, set in enchanting gardens, cozy cafés, and glittering Parisian streets, Amy must choose between two very different worlds. And each has a claim on her heart.
A Paris Gem
Paris Ever After picks up from The Paris Effect which detailed Amy’s escape to Paris after her best friend Kat died. I admit, I wasn’t a big fan of Amy’s in The Paris Effect but she has won me over and I love this character. So much in her life has changed, she has experienced an amazing adventure, made new friends, adjusted to Paris life and customs and started to take pleasure in her life. Amy’s character has grown, her life is still a bit chaotic and she is still figuring it out. Paris Ever After is full of secrets, humor, surprises and drama. Paris life is beautifully woven throughout this chick lit/women’s fiction and I felt like I was visiting Paris firsthand. Enjoyable colorful cast of characters and engaging storyline with twists I didn’t see coming.
Paris Ever After is the sequel to The Paris Effect. Can be read as a standalone but I really think you will benefit from reading The Paris Effect first.
Thank you to the author for the ARC.
Review by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel
Read The Paris Effect before Paris Ever After releases:
(Fun fact: The Paris Effect has been optioned for film and TV.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
S. R. Burns is the author of The Paris Effect and The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use. Burns has lived and worked in 22 cities, including Paris, and racked up a total of 59 jobs. Through her travels, she learned a lot about the world of work! In addition to writing a sequel to The Paris Effect, she currently pens a weekly career advice column for The Seattle Times. No longer a wanderer, Burns now resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and cat, and can also be found online at www.ksrburns.com