Welcome to Really Really Short Reviews were the name is long and the reviews are short! Because sometimes short is that much sweeter. (Also, because I’m really lazy!) And there might be quotes too (lots and lots)! (Because everyone loves quotes, right?)
Publisher: Dutton (August 14th 2014)
Hardcover: 352 pages
Series: Anna & The French Kiss #3
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?
Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and Josh are forced to confront the challenges every young couple must face, including family drama, uncertainty about their college futures, and the very real possibility of being apart.
Featuring cameos from fan-favorites Anna, Étienne, Lola, and Cricket, this sweet and sexy story of true love—set against the stunning backdrops of New York City, Paris, and Barcelona—is a swoonworthy conclusion to Stephanie Perkins’s beloved series.
You know it’ll be a fun book when there’s a chapter like this:
Isla & the Happily Ever After is everything you would expect from a teen rom-com – the meet-cute, the bit of insta-relationship, the misunderstanding, the teen angst, the grand gesture, and of course the overly cute happily ever after. (With a bonus of some of our favourite characters).
It was a fun read with a lot of cute scenes:
“Those shoes are insane,” he says.
I wiggle my red feet. “Maybe they were a bit much.”
“Your footwear tends to run on the exceedingly tall side. You know that we all know you’re short, right? It’s not, like, a secret.”
“I like that you’re tiny. I like that I can carry you around in my pocket.”
(See below for more cute moments)
But also a few downfalls: I wished they were in Manhattan more, Isla and Josh were pretty cute but a bit insta-love and the Isla is a bit juvenile.
All and all, a cute ending to a cute series.
“Josh grins. “Just give me your hand.”
“Your hand,” he repeats. “Give it to me.”
I extend my shaking right hand. And-in a moment that is a hundred dreams come true-Joshua Wasserstein laces his fingers through mine. A staggering shock of energy shoots straight into my veins. Straight into my heart.
“There,” he says. “I’ve been waiting a long time to do that.”
Not nearly as long as I’ve been waiting.”
“Why did you want me to dress warmly?” she asks. “Are you taking me to a Siberian prison?”
“Abandoned research station in Antarctica?”
“You’re taking me to practice for our two-person skeleton race at the Olympics.”
a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.