Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: Sleeping with Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Charlotte Summers is a sassy, young French teacher who is two days away from moving to Paris with the love of her life and from fulfilling her dream of studying at the prestigious Sorbonne University in France. But when she discovers her fiancĂ©’s online dating profile and has a little chat with the busty red-head he’s been sleeping with on the side, she gives up on committed relationships altogether and decides to navigate Paris on her own.

Determined to stop other women from finding themselves in her shoes, Charlotte creates an anonymous blog on how to date like a man in the City of Love—that is, how to jump from bed to bed without ever falling in love. But, with a slew of Parisian men beating down her door, a hot new neighbor who feeds her chocolate in bed, and an appearance by her sleazy ex-fiancĂ©, she isn’t so sure she can keep her promise to remain commitment-free.

And, when Charlotte agrees to write an article for a popular women’s magazine about her Parisian dating adventures—or disasters, rather—will she risk losing the one man who’s swept her off her feet and her dream job in one fell swoop?

What a delightful debut novel from an amazingly talented author, Juliette Sobanet. I adored the characters in this novel. From the heartbroken and clearly scared Charlotte to her wacky girlfriends to the very charming Luc. I loved how their stories wove together and their strengths and weaknesses are wrote with so much passion you feel you are part of the story being told. Paris is brought to life in your mind as the author takes the time to describe the scenery without going overboard. I did wish that Charlotte had gotten the chance to tell off the truly awful Madame Rousseau, but there truly isn't anything that can be said other than do yourself a favor and read this book.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you again for your wonderful review, Michelle. I'm so excited you enjoyed Sleeping with Paris:)