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When in Paris... (Unforgettable You #1)

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Alternate title & cover - ISBN13: 9780983800651.

College freshman Olivia Montgomery is thrilled at the chance to start over, escape the rumors that plagued her in high school. And she can finally put her juvenile crush, Zachary Pearson, where he belongs--in her past. Then her unrequited love strolls into her French class, shattering Olivia's newfound peace, and the feel
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Published December 30th 2012 by Season Publishing LLC
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This is going to be a short review, but I cannot begin to say how disappointed I am with this book.

I picked up Beverley Kendall's "When in Paris..." looking for a refreshing read and I think the moment I hit about page 16 or 17, I realized what the problem with the narrative was - the style of the writing. It did not work for the story at all - it was mostly telling, not showing, and none of the characters were identifiable. Their voices didn't feel authentic, the only thing that really defined
This review was originally published at Dear Author.

Dear Ms.Kendall:

For the past week, I've had seven New Adults staying in our house--my four, my eldest's girlfriend, a good friend of his from college, and a visiting Australian. The New Adult world you write about in When in Paris not only has nothing to do with how New Adults actually behave, it's also a whole lot duller than New Adult reality. (Although there does appear to be less arguing over whose turn it is to unload the dishwasher.)

The h
This was an unusual bk for me. I’m glad I persevered because I almost chucked it. It was S-L-O-W to start, the first half was a struggle and although this is considered a NA read (H/h college freshmen, sexual detail) it read a bit young and more like YA. A lot of juvenile game playing – The H/h looking/not looking at each other, misunderstandings on who did/didn’t like each other. When the bk finally picked up I had a hard time keeping the older age in mind. I did like the alternating POV’s, and ...more
This book was "okay"... I didn't "hate" it, so I won't write a scathing review. There were a few parts of the novel that I DID like, but there were even more parts that left me feeling indifferent. At times, the writing was choppy & lacked fluidity.... Furthermore, the novel ended somewhat abruptly, & in my opinion, the story seemed "unfinished." *2.5/5 stars (at most)*
*I received a free ARC of When In Paris... from Season Publishing via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

This and other reviews can also be found on my blog (un)Conventional Boookviews all my reviews are originally posted on my blog.

Only For You is a typical romance, with complications that don't really have anything to do with the main characters. Olivia is a beautiful young woman, used to having boys chasing after her - all the boys apart from the one she wants. Zach has something again
Anne OK
Pretty typical of the NA genre's college football player and the sweet little virgin trope. Both, of course, are carrying backpacks full of angst, secrets and hormones! There's a side trip to Paris that upped the thrill of romance. Definitely not a love or hate category. It's just run-of-the-mill and nothing I could not have lived without reading.

This book is the first in the series that continues with secondary cast members moving into the starring roles. I'm undecided as to whether or not I'l
Aretha melina
Beverley Kendall, has wowed me once again with this romantic and oh so sensual tale of two college kids who fight against the sexual inuendos they have towards each other.
It's like an emotional tug of war that keeps you engaged until the end.

The sexual tension and loves scenes certainly got my pulse pounding over and over again. All those delicious flutters and this story reminded me a lot of what it felt a teenager...ah, teen love *sigh*
Anne Leigh
When I wrote Love Unexpected, I thought of a sweet guy who loved a girl no matter what. Well this book is reminiscent of that. I love sweet stories! I believe that love is supposed to be that way. Beverley Kendall has been one of my favorite authors since forever. So yes,I loved anything she writes. But this one, I had read and re-read MANY times!
Kindle cheapie
This book wasn't my thing. It's mostly pages upon pages of the lusty bodily reactions and thoughts between the two main characters to and about each other. Their relationship felt pretty shallow so I never got a sense of very much besides lust between the two of them. I also get bored by page after page of the beauty and perfectness of both of the two's looks (and all of their friends are exceptional looking as well apparently). In real life- everyone one in the world doesn't go co
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I was approached by the author to read her book in exchange for an honest review. Because I was lacking on lighthearted romance, especially with February around the corner, I said yes. I'm glad I did, because it was a fun read!

When in Paris by Beverley Kendall is about Olivia, a girl who is escaping her high school self as a freshman in college. She had a crush on the hottest guy at school, Zach, who never gave her the time of day. In alternating perspectives between Olivia and Zach, we see love
This was my first time reading a New Adult Novel and I will be very honest and say that I was not expecting too much purely because I prefer my characters to be older, wiser and more experienced. I already knew that Beverley Kendall is a brilliant author and if anyone could pull it off it would be her, so I figured it is worth a try.

I was pleasantly surprised, the book had flare and a real sweetness to it. The characters were strong and well written and both quite interesting for 19 year old's.
Ashley - Book Labyrinth
What’s this? A New Adult book with a non-player, non-tattooed, non-bad boy? Woohoo! Colour me shocked and amazed. I really enjoyed ‘When in Paris’, particularly because there were real reasons and obstacles to keep the main characters at a distance from one another. So often in romance there’s a dumb misunderstanding that keeps the hero and heroine apart, so it was nice to see something original in that regard. I also liked how Olivia and Zach had a history of attraction but not speaking to one ...more
Olivia Montgomery sees college as a chance to reinvent herself – get away from the rumours of high school and make a new start. But when Zach Pearson saunters into her French class, it’s like high school all over again. The gorgeous football player is still as standoffish as ever, pointedly ignoring her and going out of his way to make her feel uncomfortable. But when Liv’s best friend Hope pulls out of the school Paris trip and Zach needs a way to avoid his father over break, the two find thems ...more
To say Olivia Montgomery is surprised when she runs into her high school crush Zachary Pearson at college, would be anunderstatement. She's never been able to figure out why he ran so cold when it came to her. Zachary has always wanted Olivia but knows he can't have her. When the two end up having French class together, things look like they might change.

You know when you re-read a story or a book that you love it. Especially when you do it in a short period of time.Just saying.

The story reels
Kristin Anders
4.5 stars

I was lucky enough to beta this book (along with a few other ladies). I've never read a New Adult novel prior to this and I was hesitant. Really hesitant.

Oh how wrong I was. Beverley knocked it out of the park - and I haven't even read the finished version yet. I wasn't crazy about the hero until after page 50, but aside from that everything was amazing. Cancel that - Beverley tweaked Mr. Hero and he's swoon worthy the entire way through.


It's New Adult so there are no drawn out
Jan 03, 2013 Emily rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mature Young Adults/Adult Women
Recommended to Emily by: Beverley Kendall

Beverley Kendall generously gave me an e-book version of her new novel, When in Paris in return for an unbiased and genuine review.

This is the first book of 2013 that I've read. I started the evening of 1/1 and finished up early afternoon of 1/2. This was a fantastic way to start off my New Year.

Beverley Kendall, has wowed me once again with this very sensualicious (my term)tale of two college kids who fight against the sexual lure they have with each other. It's like an emotional cat
Beverley Kendall's 'When in Paris' - WOW! What a book!! One that I devoured and was so engrossed in, which is unusual for its Young Adult genre. It was humorous, had spunky characters, emotional highs and lows, strong character development, sizzling moments, and was just a downright, fabulous story!

Gorgeous and feisty Olivia Montgomery was happy to leave her High School years well behind her, starting afresh at an upstate New York University. She had yet to decide her major, understandably, sti
Olivia Montgomery is starting as a freshman in a college and the last person she expects to walk in her class is her nemesis from high school Zachary Pearson. He is hands-down the most gorgeous guy she has ever had the misfortune to run into. Too bad his personality sucks.

Well, at least when he was around her. And she never knew why.

Zach has his own reasons for avoiding Olivia throughout high school. Just his luck, it’s starting all over again in college. And just like before, she can turn him o
Great characters, cute story. It was a slow build-up, but still enjoyable. The characters are well-developed and engaging. No end-of-the-world drama here. Zach & Olivia went to the same high school, but never became friends because of a family secret he harbored unbeknownst to her. Olivia never understood why Zach didn't acknowledge her in HS, but they surprisingly find themselves attending the same university 300 miles from home and their once non-existent relationship turns into something. ...more
Brandy Dorsch
I really enjoyed this book! Olivia reminded me of how I felt when I moved away from home. You long for the chance to start over and recreate your self. I can only imagine how stunned she felt when Zach walked into her class. It seems like when you think your past is in the past, it walks right in and smacks you in the face.

I understood completely where Zach was coming from and the reasons that he stayed away from Olivia. Family comes first and he did the right thing. However, sometimes destiny i
Reading this book was incredibly painful, but I'd gotten too far into it to quit.

First, the editing (or almost complete lack thereof) was absolutely HORRIFIC. There were surely thousands of missing commas, contractions instead of conjugations, and an all around disregard/misunderstanding of how the English language should work. I know the characters are college freshmen and not PhDs, but there is an instance where Olivia corrects April's grammar and the writing of the book makes that moment beyo
This was so pointless, I don't even.....Lets start at the beginning.

Girl likes Boy. Boy likes Girl. But can't have her because of some shit that went down with his uncle and her mom.

Then they end up in the same college, Girl takes a few tentative steps to try to become friends, which result in them being on speaking terms, school trip takes them to Paris and Boy's like, to hell with the past!! So they give in to their physical attraction and....well, you know what happens next.

The End
Fan of college age New Adult will enjoy this one. For the most part it was okay but I felt the only reason the hero and heroine connected is because of their lust for one another. They constantly had internal monologues about how much they wanted one another. There was no real emotional connection even when they do get together.

There's some drama thrown into the mix just to shake up the story that I felt wasn't really needed and made me lower my grade, especially a secret the hero knows about re
A very hormone driven novel.
Zach and Olivia went to the same highschool. Didn't go very well. They meet again in college - French class > the place of a very long stare contest (I didn't bother to count the pages but it was hilariously unbelievably long)
- a prejudiced guy, a girl with a perpetual crush
- a BIG secret, lies, cowardice, lust
finally - a HEA

I got more intrigued with Rebecca and Scott. But the next couple is April and Troy. They were dull and April's confession turn
Elisabeth Cole
Even though this is the first book in a series the characters were introduced in "Trapped" as friends of Mitch's from college. I'm seeing a pattern here - even though I really enjoy this author's writing I don't like her lead female characters too much. Olivia came across as kind of needy and wimpy to the point where she annoyed me. She was one of those girls who try really hard and are quick to forgive, no matter what the circumstances are. In this book there is a situation where Olivia (justif ...more
Stacy Sabala
Book Review- Only for You by Beverly Kendall

Olivia Montgomery is shocked to see her high school crush, Zach Pearson, standing at the door of her college French class. She thought she left her painful interactions with him in the past. Apparently life decided to throw her a curve.
Zach is also surprised to see Olivia in his college French class. He always thought she was hot in high school, but also a snob. There was another reason he stayed away from her which was complicated. Now he comes face t
Amy (Turn the Page)
Between 2 and 3 stars.

This wasn't bad, but the relationship between the two main characters was pretty shallow. Not much here apart from lust-filled monologues about each other from the main characters. I like more story and an actual relationship from my romance, not just sex.

Nothing rage inducing - but there were also a few sentences that were too borderline slut-shaming for my liking, which put me off.
Christina A. Marley
I must admit I didn’t like the characters in this novel. I forced myself to read it on days when I felt like I could pick it up. There were just so many things that did not work for me. It was telling things and not showing. A pet peeve of mine. It didn’t really feel like a college atmosphere. It felt like high school. I honestly don’t like Zach and Olivia. I don’t think they are the sort of people that belong together. I really didn’t like Zach. I kept saying ‘She could do better.’ Seriously, h ...more
This was a really good book! I don't read a lot of New Adult books, but I am so glad I took a chance on this one. Now I have to wait patiently for Troy and Aprils book and then Brett's book. Get to writing Beverley Kendall!
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :)

I'm becoming a huge fan of Beverley Kendall, she writes books that are engaging and realistic. When in Paris did not disappointed me at all. From the characters to the lovely setting of Paris, everything tied in very well and it made it enjoyable to read. Olivia is a very relatable character, I found myself connecting with what she was going through (because I'm going through it myself). As a college freshman, she was expecting to leave everyth
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