Kiss Me in Paris
by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov
Series: Kiss Me (#1)
Publisher: Daring Books
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Available as of July 2, 2013
Read: September 2013
The Book Depository
No one knows my secret. Ever since high school, ever since I started living in fear, no one has known the true me. But then I met him, and I couldn't hide anymore.
He became my hero, saving me from the villain of my past. He became my friend, his smile a blanket of warmth. And he scared me. Because he, this beautiful man, he might become more. Then he'd see the real me, and I couldn't let that happen.
My name is Winter, and what I desire most I can't have.
Flashes of the night I was drugged rush back to me. His strong arms carrying me through the streets of Paris. The feel of his heart beating as my head rested against his chest. The soft press of his lips against my forehead when he thought I was asleep.
Oh shit. I'm falling for the cowboy. Cade.
But we can't be anything more. He has his own secrets. His own darkness he keeps hidden, like the letter he keeps with him everywhere he goes.
The letter he refuses to open.
When I received a request to read Kiss Me in Paris, I couldn't say no. The synopsis alone had me dying to read this book. While I did enjoy it, it took me some time to finish it.
First and foremost, I loved reading from both Winter and Cade's points of view. I loved seeing how they were trying to fend off their attraction for the other and stay in the friend-zone, but, of course, failing miserably. They both had pasts that were haunting them and things they were trying to run away from and this made for a great dynamic for their bonding. It helped that they were taking a French class via immersion in Paris during the summer, too.
This book was extremely easy to get into. Winter had a scene at the airport in the first few chapters that had me dying of laughter. While she was completely and entirely embarrassed, I was reading and hoping I would see the same scene from Cade or, at the least, his thoughts on it. However, the further I got into the story, the more difficult it became for me to finish. I felt that it started to drag and take forever to get anywhere near the end and by the time I had less than 20% left to go, I was constantly checking my progress.
While reading, there were maybe two scenes or points in time where I wasn't exactly sure either a) what was exactly going on or b) how they got so much time away from class. I didn't find out these pertinent tidbits until later in the story. Another thing that bothered me was that in the beginning the French class they were taking seemed to be important, but later it seemed nonexistent. This may have just been me and my take, but it felt like some big things became minor.
Overall, Kiss Me in Paris was an enjoyable read and I looked forward to each time I would see "Le sigh." Winter was adorable and Cade was just a nice big package of hunky cowboy. If you are looking for a romance with some humor, you'll find what you're looking for in this wonderfully written novel. I look forward to the next book in the series!
Look for more from Karpov Kinrade in the Kiss Me series, Seduced Saga, the Forbidden Trilogy and more coming soon.
They live with three little girls who thing they're ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.