The first part in this hilarious four-part romantic comedy, from the author of You Had Me at Merlot and The Twelve Dates of Christmas – winner of the Novelicious Debut of the Year award.
Format: Ebook (Kindle)
Published: 4th May 2015
Pages: 80 Pages
Jess has decided it’s time to get out of her comfort zone and live a little. So when her best friend Bryony, a journalist on a gossip magazine, is sent to cover the Cannes Film Festival, Jess decides to seize the day and go along for the ride. Two weeks of glitz, glamour and exclusive entry into celeb-filled parties is just the kind of adventure Jess needs.
Reality soon bites though when Jess and Bryony find they’re staying in a dingy hotel far away from all the action and Bryony’s expenses budget barely covers a glass of local wine. Undeterred, the two women are determined to live like the elite and enjoy one fancy night out to begin their holiday. So what if they have to tell a few white lies along the way? It’s just this once. No harm done… right?
Catch Me If You Cannes is written in four parts so I’ve decided to review each separately. Plus I’m also involved with the book tour, which I’m incredibly excited to be a part of.
Jess and Bryony travel to Cannes in France for the ultimate activity known to them as celeb’ spotting – for Bryony it’s two weeks work, but for Jess it’s a holiday – or is it? They mingle with a host of glitterati and celebrate in style, but will their money last?
When Bryony is off working, Jess meets Leo, a runner who loves Nutella. Their meeting was a little unrealistic, but nice all the same and I love how they met over Nutella and Crepes.
Considering part one is only 80 pages long, you automatically fall in love with both Bryony and Jess’s characters. Lisa does a fantastic job at describing just how relaxing and enjoyable Cannes can be. I’ve never been to France myself so when it’s described well, it makes me want to visit. However, I’m not sure I will ever experience the famous Cannes Film Festival, but we can all dream, can’t we?
I desperately want to find out what happens within part 2, 3 and 4 because you know very little about Jess and Leo’s relationship and how Bryony will deal with her annoying boss.