[ Review ]
Unless if you’re following my Instagram account (@whatshotblog), you probably don’t know that I just moved to Paris where I’m doing an internship for 5 months. In preparation for this, my friend gave me ‘Paris for One’ by Jojo Moyes to read on the Eurostar (without knowing that she is one of my favourite authors!) and this was the book that kicked me back into reviewing. (Sorry for the long absence!)
Paris for One is part of the Quick Reads collection by Penguin to try and encourage those who don’t have time to read. This title certainly serves its purpose well as it is only 95 pages long, but Moyes has packed in a full-blown adventure into this short story. It’s the sort of story that you can pick up and put down again as you go about your business, no harm done. The story is lighthearted without any complications and it’s not the sort of read that you need to dedicate a chunk of your time to. It’s the story of Nell, who isn’t particularly adventurous and has never been to Paris. She makes a spur of the moment decision to book two Eurostar tickets for herself and her boyfriend but things start to fall apart when he doesn’t meet her at the train station in London. Ploughing ahead, Nell goes to Paris by herself, assuming that her boyfriend will meet her in Paris, but everything changes when she gets there.