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Paris Is Always a Good Idea by [Jenn McKinlay]

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A thirty-year-old woman retraces her gap year through Ireland, France, and Italy to find love--and herself--in this hilarious and heartfelt novel from New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay. --This text refers to the paperback edition.


"A playful breezy read that I couldn't put down!"­
--Abby Jimenez, USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone

"A delightful romance with characters I adored! Jenn McKinlay takes readers along on a fun and charming adventure in Paris Is Always a Good Idea."
Emily March, New York Times bestselling author of Teardrop Lane

"This book made me laugh and swoon and gave me some serious wanderlust!"

"This story read like a glass of champagne--light and fun!"
First for Women

"Eat Pray Love meets Mamma Mia! I devoured this clever novel in one sitting!
Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

"Delivers a fun, feel-good, stand-alone novel that will delight readers. [They] will savor the feisty, adventurous journey of McKinlay's self-deprecating protagonist as she re-examines her past in order to chart her future. Navigating many complications and bumps in the road, Chelsea finds romance and enlightenment over the course of her travels, and discovers how living life can change people--altering destinies, dreams and priorities for the better."
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"Witty, warm and American Fleabag, told with heart, hope and joie de vivre."
Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Moonglow Sisters

"McKinlay spins a funny yet poignant tale."
Jen DeLuca, author of Well Met

"A funny and charming romp of self-discovery.... You'll feel like you've been on a European vacation even if you didn't make it out of your own back yard."
Kwana Jackson, USA Today bestselling author of Real Men Knit

Sparkles with wit yet is profoundly humane at its core. You will be rooting for Chelsea through all her travels.
Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of Mermaid Inn

"Paris Is Always a Good Idea made me smile, cry, swoon, and cheer. It's a beautiful, funny, and relatable story about finding yourself."
Sarah Smith, author of Faker

"This book ticked so many of my boxes: a perfectly imperfect protagonist on a bittersweet journey of self-discovery, relatable family tensions, vividly portrayed international settings, and an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers subplot that made me smile from ear to ear. A thoroughly satisfying read that tugged at my heart and made me happy-sigh when I reached the end!
Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man

"Paris Is Always A Good Idea is the must-have summer read of the year."
Fresh Fiction

"An entertaining romance along with a story with ever changing scenery makes this the perfect summer read."
Parkersburg News

"Readers will have no trouble investing in Chelsea and Jason's enemies-to-lovers romance. This flawless rom-com is sure to delight."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"McKinlay proves she is also a master at romantic women's fiction with this dazzling novel that delivers everything McKinlay's fans expect--deliciously acerbic wit, delightfully relatable characters, and deeply funny dialogue--all deftly poured into a plot that also thoughtfully examines what true happiness really means."

Praise for Jenn McKinlay's romance novels

Jenn McKinlay writes sexy, funny romances that will leave you begging for more!
Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author of Almost Just Friends

Funny, charming, and heart-stoppingly romantic. Jenn McKinlay is a rising star.
Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Man Plan

"McKinlay once again serves up her signature literary cocktail of sassy humor and sexy romance expertly spiked with a surfeit of small-town charm and holiday cheer."
Booklist (starred review)

Witty dialogue and a charming small town filled with warm, loving characters will keep readers coming back to this tender series.
Publishers Weekly

"As cozy as the hero's favorite Christmas sweater, with a warm, home-for-the-holidays feel."
Library Journal

Every Dog Has His Day is] superbly satisfying....A contemporary romance that is practically perfect is every way.
Booklist (starred review)

[Every Dog Has His Day] enchants from the very first page....A sparkling gem of a book that is sure to lift your spirits!
RT Book Reviews(Top Pick)

McKinlay delivers heartwarming humor at its finest.
Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Moonglow Sisters

Clever writing, laugh-out-loud humor, and a sizzling romance. This one is a keeper.
Delores Fossen, USA Today bestselling author of A Coldwater Christmas

--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07ZN4F558
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Berkley (21 July 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3288 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 346 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 759 ratings

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Jenn is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of several mystery and romance series. She is also the winner of the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for romantic comedy and the Fresh Fiction award for best cozy mystery. A TEDx speaker, she is always happy to talk books, writing, reading, and the creative process to anyone who cares to listen. She lives in sunny Arizona in a house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband's guitars.

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4.0 out of 5 stars a good book to get lost in
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 April 2022
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fun-filled, romantic and hilarious novel.
Reviewed in India on 31 August 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fun-filled, romantic and hilarious novel.
Reviewed in India on 31 August 2020
TBH, I felt a sudden gush of love and happiness through me while reading this adorable rom-com.
This story is about Chelsea Martin. She is working for the American Cancer Coalition. When her father announces his second marriage, it is difficult for Chelsea to fathom the same, It’s been seven years since her mother passed due to cancer and she has been tirelessly working and is excellent at her job but she has closed herself and since then has had no real relationship. Something that her sister Annabelle whose been married twice and father who is a mathematician have told her. Prior to her mother’s death, she had been on a post- college adventure to Europe and had fallen in love with three very different guys. One was from Ireland, the other from France, and finally the last from Italy. Determined on finding herself back again, Chelsea decides to revisit Europe and find the guys she loved. What she never expected was her colleague and rival Jason Knightley crashing her trip!

What happens next is hilarious, adorable, cute, romantic and definitely made me cry. (The happy ones)

I loved Chelsea, she’s so much relatable, raw and genuine. As much as I loved Chelsea, I also loved Jason, he’s charming, witty and every girl’s dream.

I can’t wait to dive into more of Jenn McKinlay novels.

I rate it: 5/5
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Sue Seguin
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
Reviewed in Canada on 16 September 2020
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Hilary Duerr
4.0 out of 5 stars Jenn McKinnlay never disappoints
Reviewed in Germany on 19 April 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice light read
Reviewed in India on 6 March 2021
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