Evie Dexter is in pursuit of a career as a European tour guide. Heart set on success and buoyed on by booze, she begins 'enhancing' her CV and soon lands a job with Insignia Tours, guiding their Paris breaks.
Bursting with professionalism, Evie quickly checks her copy of Vogue Paris to remind herself where France actually is. Task accomplished, she's determined to become a cultured and respected chaperone. And she would be, if only the French wine wasn't so delicious and Rob, her sexy coach driver, so deliciously distracting . . .
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PARIS: If you want a bit of Ooh La La in Paris, and some light reading with a bit of Gallic flair, then this is the book for you.
Evie Dexter is in pursuit of a career as a European tour guide. Heart set on success and buoyed on by booze, she begins 'enhancing' her CV and soon lands a job with Insignia Tours, guiding their Paris breaks. Bursting with professionalism, Evie quickly checks her copy of Vogue Paris to remind herself where France actually is. Task accomplished, she's determined to become a cultured and respected chaperone. And she would be, if only the French wine wasn't so delicious and Rob, her sexy coach driver, so deliciously distracting . . . set also in Nice, Tooting and Scotland.
The author has a Paris set quiz at the end of the book. Go on, give it a go!
"What amazing gift did the French people give to America?" 1) The Statue of Liberty 2) The Empire State Building 3) The Golden Gate Bride
I happened to see some favourable reviews for this book which is Molly Hopkins debut so took a chance and ordered it on my Kindle. I had zero expectations, with all new debut novels and surprisingly found myself laughing out loud within the first chapter.
The one thing I want to point out is that Chick Lit is meant to be whatever the author chooses. It doesn't have to be meaningful, or in particular close to real life. My own opinion means that I read this type of book to sometimes get away from real life. If this is the sort of book you want, along with one that can make you laugh out loud give this a go.
Evie Wilson is a hilarious character. She and her flatmate Lulu seem to be a combination of a few of my personal friends. To give you an example, early in the book the pair of them try out a workout DVD, to which they complete the warm up and then decide to "watch the actual workout with a glass of wine, so they know exactly what they need to do"...
I have promoted this book before (on Authors on Show), but just have to do so again. I cannot praise this author highly enough as her writing is superbly funny and most entertaining. This is not the sort of book I would usually buy and have to admit to first buying it as I know the author, had read a little on a writing site we had our books on, and decided I'd like to support her when it was published. Buying it was the best thing I've done in a long time and reading it was even better. The characters are so real and fun to get to know, the storyline doesn't falter or bore for one second and I could not put it down. My only complaint? I contacted Molly to tell her I was now an avid fan and had to buy her next book, It Happened in Venice as soon as it was out - she told me there were going to be two more to buy, which means nothing will get done until both have been read from cover to cover.
Little Brown have found a gem of a new author in finding Molly and Harper Collins...
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