Ever since watching Emily in Paris last year, I have had a huge obsession with Paris. All I want to do is drop my life and move there, right now. Therefore, I have been more attracted to books set in Paris or with that Parisian twist.

Enter "The Paris Connection" by Lorraine Brown.

I received an ARC of this book early on Netgalley and it was published in August of this year. I read it beforehand but the review got away from me. Better late than never! 

This book was the definition of a good romance novel to me. It had everything a good love story should have and it made my heart sing... it also made me sad because I'm so single LOL 

Let's get into it!

Publisher's Summary

When Hannah and her boyfriend, Simon, set out to Amsterdam, they’re confident that they’ll make it to his sister’s wedding in time. However, unbeknownst to them, their train is scheduled to divide in the middle of the night. And when it does, half of it continues the route to Amsterdam. And the other half—the one with Hannah in it—heads three hundred miles away, to Paris.
Left without her belongings or hope of reuniting with Simon, Hannah has no choice but to spend the day in Paris before the next train out. Worse than being stranded in a foreign city alone? Being stuck with Léo, the handsome but infuriating Frenchman who blames Hannah for his own unwanted delay. The series of mishaps that sends them traipsing through the City of Light is only further proof that Hannah’s day has gone from bad to worse. But as she takes in the glorious sights of the city—and spends more time with Léo—Hannah discovers that the unexpected detour might actually be leading her to the life she was always meant to live . . .

My Thoughts

Let's start off with this: I hate Simon. He is an ass and Hannah is a fool for being with him. 

Whew, I feel better! 

This book stressed me out at first; it gave me anxiety... the thought of not having any money or your belongings in a foreign country with really no way to get out is my worst nightmare. Hannah handled it like a champ though.

I loved the Paris backdrop alongside the rest of Europe; it added a very unique, romantic element to the novel and I loved how it tied the story together. 

This entire novel was a fantastic love story centered around the idea of fate. It made my heart sing with so much happiness and hope. I loved it! The writing was so beautiful, yet very simple which I can appreciate! Sometimes simple is best, especially with a story like this... where it takes place in one day, in mainly one place, with mainly two characters. 

As you travel along with Hannah on her journey, you see her unravel when it comes to her relationship with Simon. He is keeping something from her but it's very hard to put your finger on it... that part of the story is a little anti-climatic but it was a great catalyst for Hannah coming into her own.

The ending was so sweet and so much fun! I loved how it tied the entire story together and without giving too much away, I think everyone will enjoy it! 

If you are looking for an easy, no-nonsense, straightforward but fun romance novel I really recommend "The Paris Connection!" I think a lot of people would really enjoy this.

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