A Classic Rom-Com
#partner Kiss Me in Paris by Catherine Rider (the pen name of Working Partners young adult writers Stephanie Elliott and James Noble) is a quintessential young adult (YA) read.
Published by KCP Loft, Kiss Me in Paris is full of teenage angst and discovery. It’s a wonderful story featuring Serena Fuentes, high school student who heads to Paris to relive her parent’s honeymoon. She has a plan and an itinerary and there is no wiggle room. In classic fashion, nothing seems to go right for Serena. First her sister, who was supposed to join her, ditches her at the last minute, then she gets stuck with some random french guy. To top it all off, Serena bumps into her “perfect match” while she’s there. It turns out Serena has a whole lot to learn about love.
Kiss Me in Paris is a lovely YA book. Told in two voices with two perspectives, it ticks all the boxes of what you would expect out of a YA novel. There is a strong main character in Serena, conflict, self-discovery, and a sprinkling of romance. Just the book I would have gravitated to as a teenager and one I still enjoy today when some of the other more “adult” books in my life just get too heavy. I enjoy a good love story told with humour and humanity. Hitting shelves September 4th, put it on your to be read list and pick it up next week.