Most teens dream of visiting the City of Lights, but it feels more like a nightmare for Sophie Brooks. She and her brother are sent to Paris to spend the summer with their father, who left home a year ago without any explanation. As if his sudden abandonment weren't betrayal enough, he's about to remarry, and they're expected to play nice with his soon-to-be wife and stepdaughter. The stepdaughter, Camille, agrees to show them around the city, but she makes it clear that she will do everything in her power to make Sophie miserable.
Sophie could deal with all the pain and humiliation if only she could practice piano. Her dream is to become a pianist, and she was supposed to spend the summer preparing for a scholarship competition. Even though her father moved to Paris to pursue his own dream, he clearly doesn't support hers. His promise to provide her with a piano goes unfulfilled.
Still, no one is immune to Paris's charm. After a few encounters with a gorgeous French boy, Sophie finds herself warming to the city, particularly when she discovers that he can help her practice piano. There's just one hitch—he's a friend of Camille's, and Camille hates Sophie. While the summer Sophie dreaded promises to become best summer of her life, one person could ruin it all.
This book had an interesting plot. Girl goes to Paris because her dad who ran away wanted her to and she isn't happy until she finds love. I really liked how passionate Sophie was about her piano playing. It is important for everyone to have a passion. I didn't feel that we got to learn enough about the French boy Mathieu. We learn about him being French but not about what he has a passion for. The relationship she develops with her brother while they are in Paris is really good and I enjoyed seeing that.
I would give this book a 3.5/5. It was a good book but not my favorite. It is a clean teenage romance.
Buy on amazon.com! it comes out June 7,2016. I received a free copy in return for an honest review through Netgalley.com.
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