Friday, April 18, 2014

{Book Review} The Art of French Kissing


The Art of French Kissing

by Kristin Harmel

First Published: 2008
Pages: 338

ISBN: 978-0-446-58143-1

Dates Read: April 10-14, 2014

Reading Challenges this book is part of: 
- 2014 Books on France

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

How do you say, 'So many men, so little time,' in French?

Well, Emma Sullivan can always figure that out later. The point is -- she's in Paris! Which would be great, except that she's stuck doing public relations for one of the hottest -- and craziest -- rock stars on the planet. Making things worse is Gabriel Francoeur, the sexy and stubborn reporter who refuses to believe her when she tells him that her client was just playing Go Fish in that hotel room with all those scantily-clad girls....

But Emma will always have Paris. The City of Light, of romance, of high fashion and of unfathomable varieties of cheese. If a girl can't reinvent herself here, there's no hope! It's time to leave the old Emma Sullivan behind and become someone courageous, exciting, successful. The type of girl who, when faced with a reporter who won't stop asking questions, knows just what to do. After all, they don't call it French kissing for nothing!

Other works by this author:
  • The Sweetness of Forgetting
  • Italian for Beginners
  • The Blonde Theory

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My thoughts on the book:

This was such a fun book to read. Predictable? Oh for sure. But aren't all "chick lit" books predictable in that "girl gets her heart broken but then meets a guy that is SO much better anyway" kind of way? True to form Emma's fiancé was the one who broke her heart but she will be much better off without him.

After her break-up she takes off to Paris to join a friend to help her manage the public relations of a rock star. We are then treated to an imaginary visit to Paris (which I will happily take any day) as Emma tries to keep up with the antics of the rock star and dating.

While there weren't any profound moments or words of wisdom in this book I'd still recommend it as a great quick read for that long flight or before bed when you just want to relax and enjoy a sweet story.


  1. I haven't heard of this book or author before, and chick lit isn't my favourite genre, but I will read pretty much anything set in Paris, and a fun, light read is great from time to time.

    1. I try to mix my heavier reads with a lighter one in between, though admittedly I'm tend to sway more on the lighter side :-) . And like you anything in Paris catches my eye!