Review: The Paris Effect by K. S. R. Burns

Title: The Paris Effect

Author: K. S. R. Burns

Pages: 264 Pages

Publisher: Velvet Morning Press

The Blurb

Friendship, loss and a tantalizing trip to Paris in this highly praised #1 Amazon Best Seller!

Amy and Kat had planned a secret trip to Paris. Even Amy’s husband wouldn’t know about it. But when Amy loses Kat to cancer, she knows the plan is gone forever. Or is it?

Guided by memories of her friend and dissatisfaction with her own calorie-counting life in Phoenix, Amy sneaks off to Paris while her husband is away on a business trip. Once there, she’s robbed, stalked, arrested and almost kidnapped. Worse, she finds that all her problems have come right along with her.

Through her adventures, laced with luscious descriptions of food and Paris, Amy learns that often in life, love and friendship, nothing is exactly as it seems. Grab a croissant and settle in for a decidedly non-touristy trip to the City of Light.

Fans of Ella Carey’s Paris Time Capsule and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life will enjoy this touching and thoughtful story of self-discovery and second chances.

The Review

I went through a mixture of emotions when reading The Paris Effect by K. S. R. Burns. At first I thought, yes, this is the book for me. A Francophile like myself is just going to drop sticks and go and have a Parisian adventure – something I would love to do. I thought I was going to be able to live vicariously through Amy.

However, as I was reading the book I realised that I didn’t much like Amy as a character. Sure, I sympathised with her over the loss of her best friend but she was a little whiney for my taste.

It was hard to decide whether she was naïve or just really self-centred. It got to the point where I actively began to dislike her rather than just passively so.

However, I did enjoy the story and I think that if Amy had been a bit of a nicer person I would have been able to get on board with some of the things she was doing. I suppose a positive is that I would like to read the sequel and if I really hadn’t liked The Paris Effect then I wouldn’t even contemplate picking that up.

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