Book Review for “Sleeping With Paris”
All is right in Charlotte Summers’ life. She’s quit her job to move with her fiancé, Jeff, to Paris so that she can study French at a highly acclaimed university. When she goes to Jeff’s office to surprise him (an expensive bottle of champagne in hand to celebrate) he’s not there, so she sits down at his desk and signs into her email to look at pictures of their apartment in Paris as she daydreams about their upcoming adventure. Suddenly a message from another woman pops up, and soon she learns the truth, that her beloved Jeff has signed himself up on a dating website and has been cheating on her.
Leaving Jeff behind she decides to still to Paris to achieve her goals. At first she’s devastated at her broken engagement and longs for Jeff to call her and say he’s made a horrible mistake and that he’s coming to Paris to be with her. After a few days of sulking she get up out of bed and begins a blog based on how women should learn to date more like a man. Along the way Charlotte makes new friends, and without giving too much away, one of her French suitors brings a whole new way of thinking about chocolate and sex.
At the end, Charlotte has an opportunity to be with Jeff when they are both in a wedding. Does she take him up on his offer, or does she kick him to the curb for good, and start over with the suitor I mentioned before, the “Half-Naked French Hottie?”
“Sleeping With Paris” by Juliette Sobanet was one of the best books I read in 2011! It’s a true Chick Lit, and one I will never forget.
From the beginning I liked Charlotte. She was a no-nonsense kind of woman and I find that very refreshing. Just because her fiancé cheated on her, that didn’t stop her from doing what she wanted to do, which I thought was very brave. I think Juliette wrote a very real character in Charlotte, and I felt that I could relate to in many ways.
All of Charlotte’s suitors were very interesting men. I loved how they all weren’t so much alike. At times I couldn’t decide who I wanted her with, but in the end I loved who the choice was. (I’m not going to spoil it for you. You have to read the book).
Not only is this book an exciting read, it’s also gives you a few French lessons through dialogue. If you can’t understand French, don’t worry; you’ll still understand every word. I found myself swiping the pages on my iPad quicker and quicker as the story continued on, even when it was four in the morning and I was halfway asleep.
I recommend “Sleeping With Paris” to anyone who enjoys Chick Lit, wants a light-hearted sweet love story, and to anyone who loves Paris!
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
**Click HERE to read my Guest Interview with Juliette