Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Rebecca Reads: Isla and the Happily Ever After
Last week, I review the second book the Anna and the French Kiss series. This week, I've finished the series and I'm happy to report that I absolutely loved it. The second book, Lola and the Boy Next Door, was not as good at the other two. However, it is completely worth it to finish the series. Each book is a separate story, but most of the main characters make appearances in each book. Since I've finished the entire series, I would say read each of them in order. Obviously, you don't have to, but by the end of the third book I felt it really brought all the stories full circle.
So, Isla and the Happily Ever After is the last book, and it starts with Isla in New York City. She made a small appearance in the first book, which is set in Paris. She attends SOAP (School of America in Paris). While she's on break in New York City, she stumbles upon Josh. Josh is another student from Paris, and he's her crush of three years. Isla's just had her wisdom teeth out, and she's a bit loopy from pain medicine. She sits down at Josh's table in a cafe and gets very talkative and flirty. They part ways after Josh sees her home, and they don't reconnect until school is back in at Paris.
They rekindle the attraction that began in the NYC cafe and start dating. This starts pretty early on in the book, so it's not much of a spoiler. Most of the story revolves around their relationship and the obstacles they face. They are very much in love, but there are many stumbling blocks along the way before they can be together fully.
To give you some perspective as to how much I loved this book, I read the second half in one night. I couldn't put it down, I was happy crying, and before I knew it the clock read 2:00 am when I finished. I wanted to immediately read it again, to catch those little things you always miss during a first read. But, I've put it back on the shelf for now. I want to re-read this entire series, it was so good.
If you've noticed in my pictures, I have the first two in paperback and the third in hardcover. I am thinking about getting the first two in hardcover, because I love them so much. Do you make sure and get an entire series in the same format? Seeing them in different covers on my shelf is starting to bug me...
I completely recommend this book, and especially the entire series!