Excerpt from Amazon:
New Adult – mature content (language & sex)College freshman Olivia Montgomery is thrilled at the chance to start over, escape the rumors that plagued her in high school. And she can finally put her juvenile crush, Zachary Pearson, where he belongs–in her past. Then her unrequited love strolls into her French class, shattering Olivia’s newfound peace, and the feelings she’d thought buried for good come rushing back. Now she can’t shake her unwanted attraction to the one guy who can twist her stomach into knots with just a smile…but has never given her the time of day.Zach’s good looks may have always gotten him his pick of girls, but it’s the star quarterback’s skill on the football field that gives him his pick of the Big Ten colleges. To escape the crushing demands of his win-at-all-costs father, Zach opts for a private university in upstate New York. There his present and past collide. And the one girl he’s always wanted but can’t have–and a class trip to Paris–turn out to be the ultimate game changer that has him breaking every one of his rules.
I really enjoyed this book and I don’t normally read a lot of this genre! Olivia reminded me of how I felt when I moved away from home. You long for the chance to start over and recreate yourself. I can only imagine how stunned she felt when Zach walked into her class. It seems like when you think your past is in the past, it walks right in and smacks you in the face. Feeling a strong attraction to someone that can’t even stand to look at you has to be a blow to the ego and self-esteem.
I understood completely where Zach was coming from though and the reasons that he stayed away from Olivia. Family comes first and he did the right thing. However, sometimes destiny intervenes and takes control. The tension that these two exhibit and the interactions between the characters all seem like what would really go on between two college kids. This story seems more real then a lot of college age books I have read.
When in Paris is the story of how attraction and passion can lead to finding the love that was always meant to be.
~I was given this by the author in return for my honest review. I am not being compensated for my opinion.~
Rated 4 Bookworms