Kisses and Croissants
by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau (Goodreads Author) 4.10 · Rating details · 252 ratings · 189 reviews As sweet as a macaron from Laduree, with writing as crisp as a freshly baked baguette, this romantic novel set in Paris about an American ballerina and a charming French boy is parfait for fans of American Royals and Netflix’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
Sixteen-year-old Mia, an American girl at an elite summer ballet program, has six weeks to achieve her dreams: to snag an audition with one of the world’s best ballet companies. But there’s more to Paris than ballet—especially when a charming French boy, Louis, wants to be her tour guide—and the pair discover the city has a few mysteries up its sleeve.
In the vein of romances like Love and Gelato, this is the perfect summer adventure for anyone looking to get swept away in the City of Love.
I spent a lot more time anticipating reading this book than I actually enjoyed it. It wasn’t terrible, it just could have been better.
I liked the fact that this book had The Lizzie McGuire movie vibes throughout the whole book. There was the whole touring a city with the boy, and rooming with an enemy from the ballet group going on. And then Mia becomes friends with Audrey and I really liked that bit.
I actually think the story would have been fine without the romance in this instance. Others will probably like this story more, I just happened to lose interest a little quickly on that part.
Kisses and Croissants was just a two star rating for me. It was ok and had potential to be better. Thank you Netgalley and publishers for allowing me the chance to read and review this. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
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