Paris is Always a Good Idea by Jenn McKinlay feels like reading the book version of your favorite Instagram travel blogger. It’s an escape, makes you dream of visiting far off places and it’s full of beautiful people. Excuse me while I hit the follow button with unnecessary force.
When her introverted mathematician father announces he’s getting remarried, Chelsea is forced to acknowledge that her life stopped after her mother died, and that the last time she can remember being happy, in love, or enjoying her life was on her gap year. Inspired to retrace her steps–to find Colin in Ireland, Jean Claude in France, and Marcelino in Italy–Chelsea hopes that one of these three men who stole her heart so many years ago, can help her find it again.
Basically Paris is Always a Good Idea is like Mamma Mia! but with less singing. If I ever turn a book down with that premise call the police. I’ve been kidnapped.
This is a story of grief, self-discovery and finding love where you least expect it. The underlying love story is one you’ll see coming from a mile away. However, that allows the reader to cheer Chelsea on as we beg her to open her eyes -and heart- to what’s right in front of her.
Paris is Always a Good Idea releases Tuesday, July 21st. Pre-order it today.
Heidi is currently obsessed with watching people make bad decisions on TV, being a coastal elite, artificially avoiding any sign of aging, reading feminist romance novels, and getting the biggest laugh at her own expense. She has a husband, 3 kids, a dog and anxiety.