Kiss Me in Paris is the first of a series being written by husband and wife author duo Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov. It is a contemporary romance that promises laughs, tears and heartache. The question is, did it deliver? I liked the storyline to Kiss Me in Paris. I thought the prose was good, the story interesting, the dialogue believable. However, I think the book tried a little too hard--especially in the humor department.
One romcom mishap is funny, three in as many chapters is starting to get contrived. However, after the initial few chapters it did concentrate more on the romance and story and less on trying to get laughs out of the readers.
The story of Winter and Cade is interesting and you are rooting for them. After all, who doesn't love a sexy cowboy with family issues?
During the twist of the story I felt like Winter acted a bit out of character in feeling sorry for herself more than being understanding, but that's just my personal take.
This book has me so torn between the good writing, story and characters but sometimes contrived scenes and out-of-character actions as well as the ending felt a little... Disney--where all your dreams come true. haha.
I guess in the end I have to ask myself, did I enjoy this book? Yes, I did. Will I read book two? Yes, I will. All-in-all did the book entertain me and do its job? Yes.
I'm giving Kiss Me in Paris 3 out of 5 stars.
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When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart.
Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author. She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known.
Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate.
When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test.
Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance Full length novel: 87, 000 words
Kiss Me in Paris is a standalone novel in the Kiss Me Series. Travel the world with the Deveaux sisters as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places.