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Paris Ever After

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  333 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after?

Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastri
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Published May 1st 2018 by Amazon Digital Services
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Theresa Alan
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn’t love the beginning of this novel, where the author is catching the reader up on what happened in book one, which I didn’t read, but once I got into it, I really enjoyed being transported to Paris and getting caught up in Amy’s dilemmas.

Amy is pregnant and hasn’t spoken to her husband in months. She wants to tell him he’s going to be a father, but he’s still in Phoenix and won’t return her calls or emails. Though they fought, which is why she’s still in Paris, she thinks things can stil
Apr 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Paris Ever After
K.S.R. Burns

MY RATING ⭐️⭐️⭐️▫️▫️
PUBLISHER Velvet Morning Press
PUBLISHED May 1, 2018

Paris Ever After is a cute and quirky story full of magical thinking

Amy Brodie jets off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband. Originally, it was only going to be for a couple days while her husband was out of town. But it turned into a longer stay than she had planned. She met a group of quirky friends while trying to find her way in the City of Light, who have taken her u
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Leaving Arizona and heading to Paris after a fight with her husband seemed like the right thing to do.

Heading back home again after a fight with her husband in Paris and then heading back to Paris definitely was the right thing to do, but now that Amy finds out she is pregnant Amy isn’t sure she wants to tell William and go back to the United States or stay in Paris.

A tough decision, but then William arrives in Paris on Amy’s birthday. What does she do now? William has ignored her texts and e-ma
Kathy - Books & Munches
Apr 08, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: arc-s, read-in-2018
First I have to mention that I didn't know this was the second book in a series so I haven't read the first book, The Paris Effect. Looking back on my reading experience of Paris Ever After, that's a good thing because I certainly wouldn't have read this novel otherwise. [Adding that you don't need to read the first novel before diving into this one.]

I do want to say that I am still intrigued by the concept, by the idea for this story. I just believe it could've been executed better.
Can you see
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my review or rating.

Please note that I did not read the first book in this series, "The Paris Effect."

I really loved the cover. Honestly the cover is what made me request this book. Also it's about Paris. I dream of traveling there and eating all the cheese and pastries I can stand. And yet this book made Paris boring. It made Paris an afterthought. I didn't even know that was possible, yet here we are. We have an unlikabl
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Following on from the first book in this series (The Paris Effect) we are thrown back into the crazy world of Amy and her new life in Paris. While PARIS EVER AFTER by K.S.R. Burns can be read as a standalone novel, I recommend that you read the books in order as it will give you a greater understanding of Amy and what drives her.

As Amy's birthday approaches there have been a lot of changes in her life but none as big as what is happening to her now. And when her estranged husband, Will, suddenl
Lorrea - WhatChaReadin'?
Amy has been staying in Paris for the past few months. After the death of her best friend, she had to fulfill their dream of going to Paris. The problem, she took off without saying anything to anyone, including her husband. When she returns home, he says he doesn't want to see her anymore, so she goes back to Paris. She makes new friends, finds a place to live and even finds a little job to keep her busy. But as she is gathering items for her birthday celebration, she sees her husband in Paris. ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Amy goes to Paris, leaving a husband behind without saying a word. The ability and ease with which she did this took my breath away. Can one just walk away from a husband, home, job, and just jet off to Paris to "find oneself".

Anyway Amy does just that. She lands on her feet, finds a beautiful woman who takes her into her home and heart, links up with her friends and has now made a life for herself. She also did not realize when she left Will her husband that she was pregnant. Now she is well a
Grass monster
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading The Paris Effect some time ago, I was pleased to hear there would be a sequel.
I was eager to read Paris Ever After and catch up with Amy to see what had been happening since we last left her.
The book opens with a little taster of where we left off on the last book just incase all had been forgotten.
Once again we are treated to the delights of Paris, with vivid descriptions of the food, buildings, gardens and culture of Paris, we are lost and transported right back into the life Am
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Enjoyed it. Nothing exciting about this book, it's just about relationships with people and Paris :P

I've never been able to relate to a character in a book before like how I do with Amy. She loves her baby in her womb soooo much it's heart warming :) She's always thinking of her. Every decision she makes is based around her baby.

Reminds me soooo much of One Summer in Paris by Sarah Morgan, with the odd exboyfriend/husband chasing after a girl who fled to Paris. The girl is in the hopes to renew/
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can Amy’s rocky start in Paris turn into a happy ever after? Amy didn’t realize how stale her life was until she jetted off to Paris without telling a soul—not even her husband—and had the adventure of a lifetime. Now as she tries to establish herself in the City of Light, she finds that despite a fun (and quirky) group of friends and the ability to indulge in French pastries whenever she wants, reinventing her life is much harder than she imagined.

Then on Amy’s thirtieth birthday, two unexpecte
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this adventurous frolic through the streets and tunnels of Paris... and fell for the setting first and then the characters. I adore reading about Paris and love the way the French language is interspersed eloquently throughout Paris Ever After. Author, KSR Burns does a splendid job of introducing the reader to Amy- she's a hot American pregnant mess who has somehow made friends with the neatest characters. You know- the people we would love to have as our own friends in a far aw ...more
Daniela (Only If For A Page)
This is a book 2 in a series but there is a recap at the beginning, so it can be read as a stand-alone:

Amy's best friend died, she left Phoenix to go to Paris for a few days without telling her husband William, who got mad and told her to go to hell. Currently, she's 5 months pregnant (with her husband), living in Paris with an old lady, whose daughter had disappeared but now have reappeared and is kicking Amy out of the apartment. William comes to Paris with unknown intentions.

This was a quic
Lesley Hayes
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are some journeys you live through that you enjoy so much you are sorry when they end. It’s much the same with reading books. I was so taken with The Paris Effect that I not only wrote a glowing review but asked the author if I could read a review copy of the sequel when it came out. Two years later I have been lucky enough to follow Amy on her own journey in Paris Ever After. Once again I found myself immersed in her intensely personal Paris experience to the extent that I could almost sm ...more
♥ Kym
Apr 26, 2019 rated it liked it

I received an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest book review.

It was a hit-or-miss story for me. Amy decided to leave everything behind and went to Paris, not because of YOLO or that she's a wanderlust, but because she wants to find herself.

AND Take note: she is married - literally leaving her poor husband without any valid reason or whatsoever.


Ooops! Not that kind of Paris.


there we go!

I understand tha
Jennie Goutet
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read the first book in the series, and although I loved Burns's writing style, the quirks in the plot, and her masterful description of Paris - (seriously. I live in France and I still learned things about Paris and appreciated its beauty through her writing in ways I had not before) - I didn't love the ending of that first book, which left a major thread hanging when I prefer everything to be tied in a neat little bow. That's just a personal preference, wholly unrelated to the book's worth.

Patricia Sands
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Magnifique! Fall in love with Amy as she stumbles through her new life in Paris, gradually learning what means the most in her unscripted world. Burns' dry sense of humor and intimate knowledge of Parisian life are woven through the story as perfectly as the Hermès scarf in one of the book's most unforgettable scenes. Heartwarming and full of colorful characters, the surprise-filled narrative is smart, wry and poignant. You won't want to put it down. Five stars! ...more
Keith Sickle
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a tale of love found, lost…and found again?

Amy’s got a lot going on—homes on two continents, a marriage on the rocks, and friends who may not be what they seem. K.S.R. Burns does a masterful job of drawing us into Amy’s world as she lurches from crisis to crisis. I had a hard time putting the book down because I kept wanting to know what happened next. And talk about surprises! This book is full of them.

Paris Ever After is a well-written novel with a fast-paced plot and a colorful cast o
Literary Redhead
I’d read the author’s previous novel, The Paris Effect, and like this sequel even more! What a fun romp in The City of Light with characters we grow to care very much about. 5/5

Thanks to the author, Velvet Morning Press and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine.

#Pariseverafter #NetGalley
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paris, romance
It has been a few years since I read book one, The Paris Effect, where the likable, but rather screwed up Amy takes a life-changing trip to Paris, but I remember clearly that I found certain parts of it, and some of the characters, slightly disturbing. However, it was a real page-turner that kept my mind on full alert, as things aren’t always what they first appear to be. I was delighted to have the chance to return and see where Amy was now.

The Amy we find in Paris Ever After at first appears t
Rhiannon Johnson
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
(I was given a complementary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)
I'm a sucker for any book set in Paris! Paris Ever After is a perfect choice for fellow Francophile women's fiction fans (alliteration is fun!).

Who doesn't dream of running off to live in Paris? While that is not a practical idea for most of us, we can live vicariously through Amy. Although I wouldn't want to deal with what is going on in her crazy life! Paris Ever After is a fun bit of escape. Check it out if you ar
Carolyne Kauser-Abbott
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Paris is a city almost every girl wants to live in at some point. So, who wouldn't want to run-away to the "City of Lights" from a rocky marriage and heartache in Arizona? This K.S.R Burns' novel was hard to put down at night, I was immediately drawn into Amy's story. Paris Ever After is a great read, perfect for your summer reading list! ...more
Mar 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book through LibraryThing giveaway and so thrilled to receive. I read the The Paris Effect so it was great to slide right into the sequel. I typically am not a fan of series but really enjoyed these two books. It gave you a flavor of life in Paris but also of life challenges in general. Many times life has a way of turning things around and new doors do open when others are closed. It was just a delightful story and I would recommend both of these stories (to get the full enjoyme ...more
Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
*Book provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

Paris Ever After is a sequel of The Paris Effect, but it can be read as a standalone. I have to be honest though, I think reading the first book is necessary to actually understand the story. You basically get thrown into the story, knowing little and learning about the characters and their past through the plot. However, in my opinion it would have helped to know these things beforehand.

We follow Amy, who is actually from Phoenix,
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Paris Ever After is a fun and at times emotional read. Amy is definitely one I could relate with. KSR Burns did a fabulous job making Amy a true to life character. I felt like I knew her and understood her life. Of course, I would love to go off to Paris for awhile! I am glad I was able to see the city through her eyes. The author’s talent shines by describing the details of the setting, making a reader feel as though they were part of the story. Amy goes on quite the adventure that she would ha ...more
Jan 25, 2018 rated it liked it
True rating 3.5 stars!

Paris Ever After picks up after the end of the Paris Effect, but the previous book does not need to be read in order to enjoy this book. They can both be read as a standalone. After the death of her best-friend, Amy had made some rash decisions which ended with her being estranged from her husband and living in Paris. She was basically in limbo but getting by with the help her friends. Being in Paris had been a dream come true for Amy but with all good things, they never se
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a Francophile, I am partial to books with a Paris setting. I enjoyed this romp around Paris with Amy, a woman from Phoenix, Arizona who fled to Paris after the death of her best friend, leaving behind a troubled marriage. With some unusual characters, like Margaret, a woman who treats Amy like a daughter, Manu and Herve, the novel follows Amy’s personal growth. I liked it.
Janilyn Kocher
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Paris Ever After is the sequel to Amy's story. I was very slow to warm up to the main character because she relied completely on other people to take care of her. She runs away from her husband and then acts indignant and surprised when she's replaced. I did enjoy the sites and food of Paris the author mentions because both are tres magnifique. The best part of the entire book is the cover; it's very attractive and what initially drew me to request the book. The story fell short, however.Thanks ...more
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a jam-packed little novel from K.S.R. Burns. She takes us on a magical journey through Paris, and on a wild ride of a story line for Amy, the main character. I found myself devouring this book in a very short amount of time. I wasn’t disappointed with the ending and appreciated the fact that there is a happy ending. This is apparently the second book about Amy, but I don’t feel it is necessary to read it before picking up this one. There is enough of a backstory shared with the reader t ...more
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book

This is a review of an audio edition of the book. There is no audio edition on GR.

A woman who leaves a husband she only married because it was important for the moment and then when the moment passed there was no common ground. After she takes off for France they both move on. It’s interesting, and Amy knows it, that her lack of unhappiness at the separation, and her halfhearted attempts to gets not a harbinger in touch with him, is not a harbinger o
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K. S. R. Burns is the author of THE PARIS EFFECT (Velvet Morning Press 2016), a novel about love, food, France, betrayal, adventure, and escape. (Hint: Nothing is what it seems.)

Writing as Karen Burns, she is also the author of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF WORKING GIRL: Real-Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use (Running Press 2009).

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