Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Kiss Me In Paris by Catherine Rider. This tour is being hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. I will have an excerpt to share, plus a giveaway.
Title: KISS ME IN PARIS
Author: Catherine Rider
Pub. Date: September 4, 2018
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Serena has just flown all the way to Paris for a special pre-Christmas weekend with her sister, Lara. They plan to retrace the steps of their parents’ long-ago honeymoon in Paris, and create a scrapbook for their bereaved mother to remember it by.
It’s supposed to be serious sister bonding…until Lara takes off with her boyfriend instead.
Jean-Luc is Serena’s Plan B, a friend of a friend of Lara’s, who has some space in a place where Serena can stay. Just like his latest relationship, his photography final has been an epic fail. He has one night to retake all his pictures if he is to stay in school.
Jean-Luc can’t stand Serena’s loud voice or her bright orange sneakers.
Serena can’t stand his haughty manners or the way his camera is always in her face.
Together, though, they set out into a cold night that will warm their hearts, creating unforgettable photos and fresh romantic sparks in the City of Lights.
When I look at him again, I’m almost startled — he hasn’t moved at all. His eyes are staring straight into mine. He looks both curious and like he’s pitying me. I feel a sudden prickle of self-consciousness — explaining the reasons for my trip in all this detail makes me realize that the trip is actually a little …
“Morbid. That’s what you’re thinking, right?” I ask. “‘What kind of eighteen-year-old comes to Paris to recreate her parents’ honeymoon?”
The kind who is out of ideas about how to get over losing her dad and willing to fly 3,624 miles to see if a special city might do the trick.
“I do not think this.” He lifts his hand off my shoulder, looks to the ground. Pondering something. “It is good to remember.”
“Hah!” The sound I make is completely without humor. “Given how big a disaster this trip has been so far, I’m kind of hoping I get a concussion that wipes the last five hours from my brain.” I turn away from him, stare at the Seine and shake my head — at what, I don’t really know. Paris? Myself?
I whip my head to the right, staring straight into the lens of the camera that he is lowering.
“Pardon,” he says, at least having the decency to blush a little. “Just so beautiful … I mean, the moment was beautiful. The city behind you, the sadness on your face — not that I am happy you’re sad, but … err …”
His face has gone from pink to tomato-red. I am about to put him out of his misery, but he turns the camera to me so I can see the preview screen. There I am in the foreground, staring out to the river and the city. The cathedral is in soft focus, as if it’s trying not to disturb my quiet, contemplative, personal moment, hanging back out of respect for my sadness.
“Feels pretty appropriate,” I tell him. “My body is in one of the world’s greatest cities, but my mind is elsewhere.”
He lets his camera hang on his chest again, smiling at me as his complexion returns to normal. “Then we should walk.”
About The Author:
Two writers sharing a pseudonym. “Kiss me in Paris” (@KCPLoft, Sept 2018).
3 winners will win a finished copy of KISS ME IN PARIS, US Only.
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Thank you for stopping by today and make sure you check out the other tour stops!