WARNING: This post contains mild spoilers. Read at your own risk!
Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau was a recommendation from a fellow Bookstagrammer after I posted that I needed recommendations for a lighthearted read after being destroyed by another book.
It definitely did not disappoint!
“Seventeen-year-old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to snag an audition with one of the world’s best ballet companies. But there’s more to Paris than ballet—especially when a charming French boy, Louis, wants to be her tour guide—and the pair discover the city has a few mysteries up its sleeve.
In the vein of romances like Love and Gelato, this is the perfect summer adventure for anyone looking to get swept away in the City of Love.”
“This is a chance to step out of my comfort zone, to show off my skills, a real opportunity to shine in front of ABT. I didn’t get what I wanted. I got something even better.”
Read This If You Love…
- Young love
- Young adult romances
Fun fact: my husband proposed to me in Paris, right in front of the Eiffel Tower. Sadly, we haven’t been back since but Kisses and Croissants took me back. I felt like I went on a vacation to France while I was reading this book! I miss the sights and the food, for sure… especially crepes.
Kisses and Croissants is such a sweet, lighthearted book. There are some heavier things that both Mia and Louis go through, but this book shows just how resilient teenagers are and every issue has a resolution, which I love, especially for a young adult novel.
Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau’s writing is so detailed that I could picture every single location, smell every single food, and feel every single emotion that the characters were.
This is the perfect coming-of-age story about passion, love, family, and overcoming obstacles. If you are looking for a lighthearted and feel-good story with a happy ending, you need to pick up Kisses and Croissants. It gets four out of five paws from me!