Publishers’ Weekly describes Blame It on Paris as “a frothy French confection”, and Booklist calls it “hilarious a fun, frothy tale for anyone who has ever. Laura has spent most of her adult life avoiding serious relationships, flitting And only weeks before she’s scheduled to leave Paris for good?. REVIEW: Blame it on Paris by Laura Florand love the way your redneck Georgia brothers pronounce his name) uncles’ farm outside Paris.

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Blame It On Paris

Move over, Bridget Jones. I enjoyed reading this, I just wish she’d written characters loosely based on her own life and named them something totally different. However, none of that later change is really mentioned or even strongly hinted at in the opening of the book, so I found it a bit of a struggle to get through the first chapter or two as younger-Laura said some really obnoxious things about French people in general all of which she explicitly regrets and disavows later in the bookand I can imagine some readers giving up at that point, which would be a real shame.

And if that can’t get you to read it, then you are hopeless and should just go bury your nose in some Herman Melville or something equally horrid for the rest of eternity. Not only was he cute, he was my hero. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s just not fair. Then she sees this extremely gorgeous waiter in a hole-in-the-wall restaurant and despite “knowing” what she does about French men she can’t help but coming week after week month after month to harbor her crush on the French waiter.

I did think that the author was very harsh on her character a lot, to the point where I really wondered about her self esteem issues view spoiler [With issues like that it’s easy to see why she wonders what Sebastian is with her but the fact that he sticks through everything she throws at him so be more than a hint of the depth of the love but I guess sometimes to hard to see things from so close hide spoiler ].


Otherwise I enjoyed this cross-cultural love story about a girl who goes on study abroad to France and falls for a man there just as she is getting ready to move on to the nex I really liked this, though I still can’t tell if it’s supposed to be fiction or nonfiction. Weeks and months passed rather quickly without the readers realizing; it didn’t get stuck, it flowed well and this was very enjoyable.

FYI, I very rarely ever not like a book. Maybe she HAD to make him perfect for the sake of their marriage. I will have to look up her bio to see if this book is really based on her life or not.

My husband and anyone who has ever met me, padis will tell you that this is a pretty tall order.

Best of all, she turns the tables and lets us see our own culture through the fresh, French eyes of the man she loves. And I wanted more of how they got to that place! The main character can be neurotic and annoying. Characters – I have to admit that Laura sometimes annoyed me with her insecurities, but given this is a “real” story and not fiction, I can underst 4. Account Options Sign in. I really enjoyed reading it. I am not even joking but I think I like this book more because it feels more real and true to life which duh, based on the author’s real life romance and I found myself rooting for both Laura and Sebastian about halfway through and never stopped.

BLAME IT ON PARIS – Laura Florand

Such a girl after my own heart! Come along and become one of the family. Florand and finally found this book in my library. SinceLes Halles had been the biggest market in Paris and perhaps even in Europe, the market that supplied all other markets, filled dlorand energy at all hours of the day and night. This kn novel tells the story of Laura, a student in Paris who doesn’t like the city parris stumbles upon a waiter that she can’t resist. Up and down the street, rivals in the sex sales business competed using their own sledgehammer-subtle titillation, neon glistening on rain-wet cobblestones.


Presumably he has some! With the knowledge that Laura is a real person and the author, I can revise my opinion of her some, and have respect for her willingness to expose less than perfect parts of her character.

Blame It on Paris

If I read one more negative self-thought by the narrator I was going to throw the book away. This is a great read for romance, travel, and just plan fun. I told you to stop. Did I mention Blaame hate Melville, but I loved this book? The homesickness and the study abroad and the fish out of water part of this story was fun and apris. She’s very upfront about just how miserable she was when she first lived in Paris, for natural reasons – feeling like a total outsider, being treated as culturally inferior, getting sexually harassed on the street, and not having many French friends to show her the positive sides of Parisian life.

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She’s from small-town Georgia. Also, no guy is as perfect as the love interest who has the same name laurx the author’s husband as well as the author and heroine’s names being the same, and they met in Paris The story might be interesting but it is interrupted by insecure narrative. Look at the way he moves. This book was a total waste of hours that I will never get back. The reader is with them as they navigate work, Ok, as you can tell, I really like Paris stories.

I pxris not sure why it is under “Fiction” though, I am assuming that this bo I really liked this.