Book Review: In Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais

Rating: 2.5/5

A “love story” that felt more like a tragedy/horror than a romance.

Book CWs

  • Profanity
  • Violence
  • Suicide/murder

Premise

Eugene and Tatiana were thrown together when they were just teenagers. Eugene’s best friend was dating Tatiana’s sister so they often found themselves in each other’s company. They might have even fallen in love if things went a little differently.

Ten years later, they meet once again, and though a spark is still there, they can’t seem to figure out how to move on from what happened all those years ago.

Review (No Spoilers)

I borrowed this book from a local library because it was December (of 2019) and I wanted to read as many cheesy romance stories as possible by the end of the year. The books that I went to the library to try to find weren’t there so I ended up grabbing a bunch of random books that I found in the Young Adult section that seemed romantic.

The blurb on the sleeve of the book seems very promising. It even says that the book is “a timeless love story for the ages” but that is SUPER not what it is (as you can probably tell from my CWs). Sure, the two MCs have romantic interest in each other, but for most of this book I just found myself wondering wtf was wrong with Eugene because he genuinely seemed like a sociopath.

Another thing that contributed to my low rating is that the book is written in verse, which was a first for me. In my opinion, the style mostly just took away from the experience. I admit, there were times where it offered more emotion than prose would have provided, but I often found myself confused on how I was supposed to be reading. On top of that, the narrator is some kind of omnipotent being or something and I still don’t understand what was going on with that.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s