Love ignites in the City That Never Sleeps, but can it last?
From the glittering streets of Manhattan to the moonlit rooftops of Paris, falling in love is easy for hopeless dreamer Isla and introspective artist Josh. But as they begin their senior year in France, Isla and Josh are quickly forced to confront the heartbreaking reality that happily-ever-afters aren’t always forever.
Their romantic journey is skillfully intertwined with those of beloved couples Anna and Étienne and Lola and Cricket, whose paths are destined to collide in a sweeping finale certain to please fans old and new.
- I loved Isla. I feel like I could relate to her, she was a little shy, goofy, fiercely loyal and sometimes got lost in the mix of her family. She also loved madly and crushed hard. Sadly, I didn’t really ever get the boy that I was crushing on that hard, but I could still relate.
- This was that from-afar-attraction. I love when you don’t realize that someone has been admiring you and how awesome it is when it is put together.
- I love the boarding school setting in books, and this one went back to Anna and St. Clair’s starting place, the boarding school in Paris.
- Josh was probably one of my favorite characters in the first book, so it was awesome to have him as a main character in Isla. I can just see him as that gawky, but hot, arty boy with charcoal on the sides of his hands and tattoos. YUM! As you can tell, he is definitely a book crush.
- I loved having old friends in the book, Anna, St. Clair, Lola, Cricket! Yes yes! It was so fun. I want them all to move to the same cul-de-sac and grown old together, their babies playing together in the front yard and everyone taking family vacations together to exotic places.
- There was a little more insta-love and a little less slow-burn than I want. I know that there was all this history, but I still wanted the awkward coming together stage just a little bit longer.