Smile #217 – Paris for One

With only so many hours in a day, it is hard to allocate a time to sit and read.  Ding, ding, ding, audiobooks is here for the rescue!   Audiobooks is the perfect companion on the way and back from work.

Ever since I listened to One Plus One by Jojo Moyes, I am addicted to her books.  She is the author of the popular title and now a motion picture, Me Before You.  She has also penned so many other great novels.   Her latest is Paris for One and Other Stories.  I have been on the waiting list at the library for a few weeks.  I was excited to pop the CD in my car.

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Without spoiling any details, Paris for One is about Nell, a 26 years old, who has never been to Paris.  She’s never been on a romantic weekend away to anywhere before.  Nell was left alone in Paris when her boyfriend ditched her for their romantic getaway.  Under the unfortunate circumstances, she discovered more about herself and a whole lot more.

This story is charming and sweet.  Moyes managed to developed each character is just a few chapters.  I was immersed in the storyline.  While it is predictable at times, you can’t help but go through the entire emotional roller coaster with Nell.

It brought back the time when my friends and I took a cross-Europe road trip upon the completion of our study abroad.  One of the stops was Paris.  Given we were there for New Years, the city was absolutely chaotics.  Despite the crowded streets, the city still relay a romantic vibe.  As unrealistics as the story is (or isn’t), a weekend in Paris is always a good choice.

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