Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Book Review: French Kiss

I guess the best part of quarantine is that I am getting a lot of reading done and I'm not hating it. Have you been reading anything good? You'll have to let me know in the comments!
French Kiss - Stacy Travis

It didn't take a medical degree to know that Josh Weitz was insanely hot, from his swoony grey-green eyes to his dark hair that begs my fingers to run through it.

But he was my best friend, and I was too busy crushing on his roommate--otherwise known as the ‘Wrong Guy’--to notice.

Sure, Josh has always been there for me, and he makes me laugh like no one else can. But it's only when ‘Wrong Guy’ stands me up in Paris and Josh shows up for me, once again, that I start to appreciate all the things I've been missing.

Like the way his eyes crinkle when he laughs, and how he always holds the door for me and the unexpected kiss we share under the Eiffel Tower. He makes me feel that spark I have always longed for.

But trust doesn't come easy for me, and being with him is a risk.

Will I lose my best friend . . . or my heart? 

The story begins with Hannah, and Josh, entering their residency, and developing a dependable friendship. It's clear that Josh likes Hannah more than a friend, but in the book Hannah states several times that she isn't attracted to him and can't see him as anything more. I was taken aback by that because the description says he's "insanely hot" and while he grew into his looks, it bothered me that what Josh looked like was such a focus. I wonder if people would still love it if we had a man liking a woman now that she lost some weight? That's always something that bothers me.

Of course Hannah falls for Maddox, Josh's roommate. They make plans to meet over seas for a rendezvous but of course, super hot Maddox is a no show and lets her down big. Josh comes to the rescue and they decide to wander Paris together. Of course, sparks fly and things go a little differently than they thought it would. There is a little twist at the end and that was probably the best part of the book for me.

Overall, I thought this was a sweet book. I thought a few spots got a little sluggish and too much detail was put into it that could have been taken out and this would have been a home run for me. I have to give this one 3 stars, it was OK and I liked it, it just isn't one that I would re-read. It's absolutely an exciting debut novel for this author and it definitely will keep her on my radar.
A big thank you to Stacy Travis and Social Butterfly PR for having me on this tour and sending me a copy for review. All thoughts are my own and this post contains affiliate links. Happy reading!

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