#BookReview: Paris For One by JoJo Moyes

paris for oneAbout the Book

Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She’s never even been on a romantic weekend away—to anywhere—before. Traveling abroad isn’t really her thing. But when Nell’s boyfriend fails to show up for their mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone—including herself—wrong.  Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life? Funny, charming, and irresistible, Paris for One is quintessential Jojo Moyes—as are the other stories that round out the collection.

My Review

This book had me a little – puzzled and feeling conflicted. I went into it thinking we were getting short stories, but the first story took up 50-60% of the book. I remember thinking at one point, oh this is just the full story, I misunderstood, and I wasn’t mad about it. I highly enjoyed Nell’s story, I thought it was sweet and romantic and I was totally invested in it. Yes, a little short when it came to an end, but I thought it made a delightful romantic novella. But then the other stories were most definitely short short stories, and I just didn’t understand the pairing overall. Either two novellas in one or all super short stories would have made more sense for me. I’m giving it four stars because I enjoyed the first story that much, but the others really didn’t need to be there.

4 stars

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