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. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American), 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?
I'm at the point in my reading career where I'm swearing off flashy paranormal premises for a while. For today, I wanted to feature something contemporary, quieter, more thoughtful, introspective... but then I kept coming back to this book. It's contemporary, sure. But, if this book is anything like Stephanie's magnificent blog, which I love to pieces, then it sure won't be quiet--in a good way! The book reminds me of a romantic comedy movie, which is my favorite type of movie. Plus, I've heard nothing but wonderful things about it. Much like how I'm always searching for the next keeper in my collection of romantic comedy DVDs, I'd be thrilled if this one's a keeper too. I'm counting down the weeks until this one's available!
Anna and the French Kiss will be published in hardcover by Dutton Juvenile on December 2, 2010.