Anna is looking forward to her senior year
in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris—until she meets Étienne St. Claire: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy
accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.
As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near-misses end with the French kiss Anna—and readers—have long awaited?
“Mademoiselle Oliphant. It translates to ‘Point zero of the roads of France.’ In other words, it’s the point from which all other distances in France are measured.” St. Clair clears his throat. “It’s the beginning of everything.”
I look back up. He’s smiling.
“Welcome to Paris, Anna. I’m glad you’ve come.”
One of the factors that I found surprising was the many facets of relationships that were explored within this book. Friendships, Marriage, boy-girlfriends and how each are handled through different characters give this story substance and and edge that keep it from being sugary sweet. I will admit to hating St. Claire's father with a passion intensity of a thousand suns, but we always need a villain in a story to throw our hatred at.