I Heart Paris – Lindsey Kelk

I heart Paris

“Angela is in the city of love – but romance is taking a nose-dive…

When Angela Clark’s boyfriend Alex suggests a trip to Paris at the same time as hip fashion mag Belle asks her to write a piece, she jumps at the chance.

But even as she’s falling for the joie de vivre of Paris, someone’s conspiring to sabotage her big break. And when she spots Alex having a tête-à-tête with his ex in a local bar, Angela’s dreams of Parisian passion all start crashing down around her.

With London and her old life only a train journey away, Angela can’t decide if should stay and face the music or run away home…”

I couldn’t resist buying this book when I saw it in my local supermarket for the bargain price of £1! I had already read I Heart Vegas (review here) by the same author and I didn’t realise that this was a series so I’m afraid I haven’t read them in order.  The big question is would it affect my enjoyment?

I guess it affected my reading pleasure a bit because I didn’t really feel connected to the characters as I probably would have done if I had read the first books beforehand.  However, it didn’t affect the storyline itself because everything was explained clearly.  I think I would recommend reading the series in order though and I really want to read those books now even though my to read list is already far too long!

The beginning was all about Angela before she went to Paris with her boyfriend Alex, it took a while to fully capture my interest but once it did I couldn’t stop turning the pages – it definitely got better as the story progressed.  My feelings towards Alex changed regularly throughout the book, alternating between very negative thoughts and ‘aww isn’t he sweet’ thoughts.  Angela was such a funny character, she was awkward, clumsy and very unlucky but this meant she was also very entertaining!  I particularly enjoyed her honest blog posts and her struggles to get where she needed to go.

There were so many laugh out loud moments throughout the book, some of my favourites were:  an amusing flight to Paris which also included ‘suitcase gate’, a dangerous nighttime trip to the loo, talkative teenagers on a train, a pickled onion problem and a hugely entertaining fight scene near the end.

The writing was clear and gave me a real sense of actually being in Paris, I definitely shared Angela’s enthusiasm for the city even as she wandered from one disaster to the next (I think the beauty of Paris did ease some of her frustrations though).

This was an enjoyable read full of all things girly – bags, shoes, boys and travel, what more could a girl want?

I Heart Paris can be purchased from The Book DepositoryAmazon or from most good book retailers.

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I Heart Vegas – Lindsey Kelk

 

This was such a fun, refreshing read that had me literally crying with laughter, it was definitely my kind of book with my kind of humour.

Angela Clark is a Brit living in New York, she’s happily shacked up with her boyfriend and having a great time with her friends but, unfortunately, she has also lost her job and unless she can get a new visa (or get married) she’ll have to leave the country.

She goes on a girls weekend to Vegas which only ends up leading her from one disaster to the next, she desperately wants to stay in America because she doesn’t want to leave her boyfriend but the way she goes about it doesn’t exactly win her many fans!

I loved the hilarious witty remarks that are thrown about between Angela and her friends, and the English/American personality differences were so much fun to read.  I particularly enjoyed the fountain frolics and the helicopter ride – those scenes actually had me laughing out loud, one whilst I was waiting for the kids to come out of school resulting  in some funny looks being directed my way, but never mind I was too busy enjoying my book.

The romance in this book wasn’t a slushy kind of movie romance and, me being an old fashioned kind of romantic, I wasn’t too sure about it at the start but it soon grew on me and I became obsessed with trying to guess what was about to happen next.  Unfortunately I wasn’t very successful and many gasps of shock followed!

An entertaining, fun, girly book that I really enjoyed and definitely made me want to read more from Lindsey Kelk.