P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy was originally written in French and translated into English. The story is a cute, easy read. It didn’t rock my world, but it wasn’t horrible. It was one of those books that you want to stick through to the end because you want to know the end, but you don’t really care about how it ends.
This story is about an unlikely, met-by-chance pair, Paul and Mia. Mia is a British actress on the run from her unfaithful husband. Paul is an American author turned Parisian who is involved in a periodical love affair with his Korean book translator. Paul’s friends sign him up for the same dating website that Mia spontaneously joins. His friends set up a date with Mia, convincing Paul she’s a client for Paul’s other profession – architecture. An awkward first date turns into an awkward, but easy friendship, which turns to love. 80% of the story is highly predictable and I guessed most of the ending within the first few chapters. The one thing I didn’t guess was a small, but convenient, twist that tossed aside anything that could potentially come between our star-crossed lovers. But the twist wasn’t even part of the main storyline. Honestly, when I got to the twist towards the end, I found myself wishing the story had primarily focused on the storyline leading up to the twist. I found myself caring more about what happened to a very minor character that only physically appears in the story once than I did about Mia and Paul. Although, I will admit, I was not very invested in them to begin with.
P.S. From Paris is essentially a kitschy, romantic comedy in book form. It was predictable, eye-roll-inducing, and I found myself more invested in a side story than the main event. If you want a light, predictable read (or that’s what you prefer – no judgment here!) this is good for that. But if you’re looking for something with more substance, I have reviewed plenty of other substantial books on my blog. You can have your pick! 😉 I may pick up a book by this author again (to give him another chance), but not any time soon.
Overall, I give P.S. From Paris by Marc Levy 2/5 stars.
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