Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Kiss Me In Paris Blog Tour and Review

Kiss Me In Paris
Authors: Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Full length novel: 87, 000 words
Tour dates: July 29 - August 11, 2013

Kiss Me in Paris is a standalone novel in the Kiss Me Series. Travel the world with the Deveaux sisters as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places.



Blurb:
When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart.

Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author. She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known.

Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate.

When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test.

Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?





About Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov
Dmytry and Kimberly are the husband and wife writing team behind the KISS ME Series, Eye of Newt, Sunrise and Nightfall, Wanderlust, and The Fallen Series.
Kimberly is the award-winning, bestselling author of the New Adult paranormal romance series The Seduced Saga, the YA paranormal thriller/romance The Forbidden Trilogyand children's fantasy series The Three Lost Kids.

Dmytry writes fantasy—be it urban, dark or epic—is a musical composer, pianist, and designs books covers (exclusively for his wife's and their co-authored books).
They live with three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.


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My Review:

Kiss Me in Paris
3.5 STARS

This story is a good coming of age story. All about going out and making your own way in the world you want to inhabit we get a glimpse of the struggles to travel the path the hero and heroine have chosen despite criticism and lack of support. All the while falling in love and also battling family and friends. We get a fabulous glimpse of life abroad in Paris which I found a joy to read. There are many humorous moments in this book, including a bout with food poisoning. Beware Italian strangers bearing pastries. Also, avoid that douche bag wanna be rapist like the plague. And for god’s sake, be smart when partying in a foreign country with strangers. For a girl from New York, sometimes I wondered about Winter and her lack of common sense.

The heroine, Winter, is an aspiring author. There is much debate in the story about the best way to publish a book and I can’t help but wonder if this is autobiographical in a small way. It was logical that this is discussed in the story and great attention is given to the subject. Also, Winter is struggling with the fact that people are criticizing her for not having enough knowledge about the subject she is writing. Read: sex and Winter is a virgin at the beginning of the book. After she does the deed, magically she realizes how her writing was lacking and writes up a storm. *shrugs* Ok, but I believe that many people can (and do) write convincingly about things they have never done or seen before. Isn’t that really the true mark of a good writer? An apt quote for this story I think as sometimes I wondered what could possibly be going through that troubled girl’s head!

Our hero, Cade, had his own problems with a troubled family dynamic that does nothing to help his quandary. That quandary being: follow his heart and true interests or fall into line and go into the family business. There is a lot of dramatic family history that shapes Cade’s portion of the story and I really felt for him. Half the time I wanted to hug him and say it would all be ok. The way things finally work themselves out, well, you will just have to read the story to find out what happens. All in all, this is a solid 3.5 Star romantic read about love, life and travel.




2 comments:

  1. Thank you for featuring Kiss Me in Paris!

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  2. Thanks for the chance to read your fabulous book and for stopping by.

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