Isla and the Happily Ever After was stunning! I was expecting a more prominent New York backdrop, but was thrilled to find that most of the book takes place in Paris (*sigh*). This story was beautiful. Isla and Josh found each other and were able to realize that they were meant for each other. After Rashmi, I was really really hoping Josh would find someone else, and he did! Isla is so sweet and I loved her character development.
The inclusion of Kurt was something special. Perkins did really well at describing what life is like for someone in his position, and the friendship between him and Isla was so real that I felt like I was living it.
Josh was everything he was in Anna and the French Kiss and more; artsy, quiet, brilliant, and irresistible. Just him alone makes this book worth reading, but there is so much more that it has to offer. The sweet romance that blooms is absolutely precious, and the break up that follows was raw, true, and heartbreaking (aren’t they all?). But don’t worry, it all works out. (my heart melted when he waited in the snow all night)
And can I just say, Etienne and Anna get engaged!!!!!!!!!! That was honestly one of my favorite parts. It was the perfect addition and conclusion to the series.
There is too much to say about this book!!! It was so sweet and cute, as is Perkin’s style.
Ivy B. Lake