What Happens in Paris

What Happens in Paris

by Jen McConnel

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619635371
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Series: Adventures Abroad
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Jen McConnel first began writing poetry as a child. Since then, her words have appeared in a variety of magazines and journals, including Sagewoman, PanGaia, and The Storyteller (where she won the people's choice 3rd place award for her poem, “Luna”).

She is also a former reviewer for Voices of Youth Advocates (VOYA), and a proud member of SCBWI, NCWN, and SCWW.

A Michigander by birth, she now lives and writes in the beautiful state of North Carolina. When she isn't crafting worlds of fiction, she teaches writing composition at a community college. Once upon a time, she was a middle school teacher, a librarian,
and a bookseller, but those are stories for another time.

Follow Jen on Twitter @Jen_McConnel, and visit www.jenmcconnel.com to learn more.

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What Happens in Paris 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
Camie is an art major on a full scholarship. But she meets and falls for Jim and he breaks her heart. Her studies suffer and she is on academic probation and had to get a loan for more classes until her grades come back up to where they are suppose to be. She takes a little money from the loan and goes to Paris. She meets Hunter at the airport where he thinks she is trying to take his luggage. I liked the story and plot it felt like you were right there. I like the characters but was not happy with Hunter when he took Camie's virginity the way he did. But the rest of the novella was worth reading I recommend. I received an ARC of this story for an honest review
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
Having read the first book in the series, I did not know what to expect before reading this book. The first book did not impressed me at all, but after reading What Happens in Paris, I can say that we do get more background information of the characters, and there is just more substance to the story that made me keep on reading. When we first meet Camie, she is at her university trying to find what she really wants to do after her counselor tells her that she is loosing her scholarship until she gets better grades. Not knowing what she is going to do next she decides to take on a loan to get herself back on track, but after her friend convinces her that she needs a break, Camie takes more loans to pay her flight to Paris. Now she is in a completely new city, alone, without anyone to help her out. After meeting Hunter, and having a series of adventures, she has a one night stand with him that changes the course of her journey. Without having second thoughts, she pulls away from the one person she was starting to get interested in and finds herself meeting two other girls that understand what she has been through and invite her to go to Italy with them. With that said, Camie embarks on a different adventure with her new friends. Like the last book, this book ended quickly as well. Although we do get to meet and learn more about Camie at the beginning, things start to go downhill the minute she arrives to Paris. The lack of character development and detail description of her adventure makes reading the book not as enjoyable after a while. The way she ends things with Hunter was abrupt, and leaving everything behind to go onto her next adventure just made everything flat for me. I would say that the writing was good, yet if you're looking for a rather rushed book with not a lot of going on then I would suggest this reading this book/series. ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
DownrightDystopian More than 1 year ago
What Happens in Paris started off with a bang just like What Happens in London! Camie is failing out of a class in her college and ends up having to take out a loan in order to pay for her classes until she gets her grades back up since she's on a college scholarship. She ends up deciding to take the excess money and goes on a trip to Paris and tells her mom that she is going for school, even though she isn't. While in Paris, she falls for a guy named Hunter, who just happens to keep showing up whenever she goes out! It even gets to the point where she faints at a museum and he helps her up! That was probably one of the most adorable moments in the book. However, just like book one, this one ended in a way that made me want to read more!
gaele More than 1 year ago
Admittedly not the target group for this story: but travel using funds to secure your future, and then not tell your family where to find you? Ummmm… bad choices. And I could have lived with Camie’s depression and heartbreak over a relationship break, and even her heading to Paris to “clear her head”, I quickly lost patience with her and the story. Camie is a grade A class whinger, immature, selfish and thoughtless. I can’t say stupid, since she was on scholarship at university, but she has ZERO common sense. But, even that didn’t bore me as much as her continual bad choices, without thought or consideration for anyone. Someone this immature should not be allowed out in the world, and, fortunately for her Prince Charming arrived in the form of Hunter, to rescue this hopeless maiden, in a one night stand. Well, I use that term loosely since Camie was drunk, Hunter took advantage and assured her that she was “into it”, but guess what – until that point she was a virgin. So, we add in sexual assault (Just because you woke up together – nothing – N O T H I N G mitigates the fact that you were in a situation of no or dubious consent. Period.) WHAT is with this week - two books have had problematic scenes of dubious consent with poorly constructed reactions from perpetrators and victims. I do hope that this is not a sign of the ‘new trend”. But in a continuous collection of bad choices and ideas, she is now ‘besties’ with two girls who were staying in the room next door – and they are off to Italy with a new friend in the group- Camie. A short novella that was lacking in plotting, character development, questionable situations that were handled badly at best, and a heroine who actually shows zero growth, remorse or learning from ANY of it. It’s not the brevity or the ‘one night stands in various European cities’ that bothers me, I have read and enjoyed a New Adult erotic series that holds the “one night’ to the premise. It was the lack of characters that held any spark of redeeming qualities or personality that makes me want to know them. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility