Paris is Always a Good Idea

  • Author Jenn McKinlay
  • Release Date July 21, 2020
  • Publisher Berkley Books
  • ISBN/ASIN 9780593101353
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  • Reviewed by Jo

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PARIS IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA had me traveling from Boston to Ireland, to Paris and Italy, and back to Boston again. Chelsea raises funds for a cancer nonprofit, and her job consumes her. She hasn’t been open to love, friendship, or new adventures¬† since her mom died of cancer seven years before. Chelsea likes her boss and her co-worker Julia but not many others.

Her coworker, Jason, grates on her. He has a lack of ambition and is overly friendly with everyone, in her opinion. When she and Jason are forced to work together on a major corporate ask that was originally her deal, she’s not happy, but she does her job to the best of her ability.

Family issues aggravate her routine, leaving her frustrated and at odds, so she decides to go back to Europe, the last place she was truly happy. She takes a leave of absence and a leap of faith to reconnect with guys she met in Ireland, Paris, and Italy. Little does she know how it will all pan out and who will come to her rescue more than once.

Chelsea is a bit naive to think relationships with past boyfriends will pick up where they left off. While she enjoys her memories, reality is something quite different from perfect.¬† When Jason unexpectedly shows up in Paris due to the account they’re working on, more conflict arises, and the story heats up.

The author set the scenes and sights and sounds throughout Europe, taking the reader on a tour of fun. The story flows smoothly as the characters aim for that happily ever after. The heart-to-heart talks Chelsea shares with her sister make the story, and Chelsea’s relationships are so much richer because of it.

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