Published by Berkley Books on July 21, 2020
Genres: contemporary, Romance, Romantic Comedy, adult
Source: eARC from Publisher
It's been seven years since Chelsea Martin embarked on her yearlong post-college European adventure. Since then, she's lost her mother to cancer and watched her sister marry twice, while Chelsea's thrown herself into work, becoming one of the most talented fundraisers for the American Cancer Coalition, and with the exception of one annoyingly competent coworker, Jason Knightley, her status as most talented fundraiser is unquestioned.
When her introverted mathematician father announces he's getting remarried, Chelsea is forced to acknowledge that her life stopped after her mother died, and that the last time she can remember being happy, in love, or enjoying her life was on her gap year. Inspired to retrace her steps--to find Colin in Ireland, Jean Claude in France, and Marcelino in Italy--Chelsea hopes that one of these three men who stole her heart so many years ago, can help her find it again.
From the start of her journey nothing goes as planned, but as Chelsea reconnects with her old self, she also finds love in the very last place she expected.
Paris Is Always a Good Idea is a romantic comedy by Jenn McKinlay. This book was certainly an adorable feel good read for me. I think it is perfect to read by the pool on a day that you really wish you could go on a romantic trip. This might just give you your Paris fix! I can also easily see this being made into a hallmark movie or a Netflix movie. It was really cute, and lots of fun to read.
In Paris Is Always a Good Idea we meet our main character Chelsea. Chelsea was on a year long trip abroad when she was younger that she had to cut short because her mother got very sick. She cut her trip short but ever since then her life has not been as carefree as it once was. Chelsea is now bogged down with some of the less glamorous realities of life, and when her dad announces his remarriage Chelsea decides to go back to Europe to see if she can recapture some of the romance and carefree love of life that she used to possess. I absolutely loved Chelsea. Paris Is Always a Good Idea is just as much as romance as it is a journey of self love and self discovery, and honestly both of those elements were equally satisfying for me.
When Chelsea when to Europe the first time around- she met three men, and she decides to pay each of them another visit this time. I loved meeting all the guys because I so excited to see what would become of each of them. While it was sometimes a little too convenient how it all worked out with running into them, it was fun nonetheless. And the book takes a different course than I was initially expecting, which I loved! I wouldn’t say I was surprised by the turn of events, but I really really loved it!
If you are a fan of romantic trips filled with laughs kisses and a wonderful self journey of discovery, then I think you need to check out Paris Is Always a Good Idea. You will really enjoy this sweet and fun story. I know I did. I can’t wait to read more books by Jenn MicKinlay.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 New Release Challenge
- Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge 2020