Book Review of : The Paris Connection
The Paris Connection
By: Lorraine Brown
Overall: Hannah and Simon are a couple on a train headed to Amsterdam for Simon’s sister’s wedding. They end up in different parts of the train to try and get some sleep. But, during the night, the train separates and Hannah finds herself in Paris, instead of Amsterdam like Simon and all their luggage. She has nothing but her phone. No charger, no luggage, no clothes, no purse. Then, she loses her phone too! Luckily, she runs into another passenger who was also in the wrong car who needs to get to Amsterdam. This other passenger, Leo, is from Paris, and he sees she has nothing, and tries to help her out. Especially after she injures
her ankle tripping over his luggage! But, they find out that there is no train going to Amsterdam for many hours. So, they decide to spend the day together killing time before their train. He shows her around the amazing city of Paris on a motorcycle. Leo is a laid-back musician from Pairs, and very different than Hannah’s boyfriend Simon, who is very controlling and Type A. Hannah and Leo spend a whole day together seeing Paris and then do finally travel to Amsterdam, together. Hannah has lots of concerns about her relationship with her boyfriend Simon. Meeting this new man Leo in Pairs just put’s them under a microscope for her to really have to think about what she wants for her future. Will this chance meeting with a stranger in a Paris train station really change her entire life?
Opinion: I have never been to Paris and have always wanted to go. I buy any book about Paris! When I read that this book was about being stranded in Paris with a handsome stranger for the day, sightseeing in Paris.…. I had to buy it. It sounded wonderful! I loved the beautiful descriptions of all the places they went together. I did feel that Paris magic I was hoping for. Also, I liked Hannah’s character. However, I did not really love the relationships that Hannah had with Leo or with Simon. I did not feel any spark of chemistry really between her and either of the men. Simon seems like a total jerk. Leo seems nice for all the things he does for her while they are there. But, he also seems argumentative and judgmental towards her too. I think she would be better off without either of them! All in all, the premise of this book was very promising but I feel quite disappointed with the actual story. Next to no romance at all in the City of Love? What a waste. Unfortunately, I was underwhelmed by most of this book and would not recommend it. Rating 5 out of 10