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‘Paris Ever After’ by K.S.R. Burns


Cover Image Of 'Paris Ever After' By K.S.R. (Karen) BurnsSophie places her hand over her mother’s and resumes her monologue.

I listen but as usual comprehend little, which frees my mind to wander. What an unlikely couple they are, Manu and Sophie. He’s measured and calm; she’s jittery. He’s considerate and kind; she’s self-absorbed, from what I can tell.

Not only that, they don’t look alike. Kat subscribed to the theory that we’re attracted to people we physically resemble. Study the wedding photos in any newspaper, she claimed, and you’ll see how often the happy bride and groom share the same smile or brow line or chin. I tried this. It’s true.

Nevertheless, some of us still irrationally insist on falling in love with people who look nothing like us and are probably our antonyms in every other way. Like Manu, who is dark-haired and amiable, and Sophie, who has flaxen locks and thin skin – both literally and metaphorically. The Manu – Sophie couple makes me nauseous, but I have to stop dwelling on something that isn’t any of my business. I need to focus on my own future.


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  • Well I’ve heard of couples who start to resemble as they grow older (or pets and owners looking alike!), but I’m not sure about her theory. What about “opposites attract”?!

    I hope you’re enjoying this one, Yvonne. I still really like that cover!

    • I am still enjoying this one Kelly, in fact I am almost done with it, after a marathon reading session in the hospital waiting room last weekend.

      I hear both sides of the argument which Karen and yourself approach from completely different perspectives – but work this one out….

      Hubbie and I have birthdays which are one day apart, we are the same age and both Gemini. Not only is that a big coincidence, but it means that all four of us have to try and get along!!!

      I totally agree that pets generally look like their owners – or the other way around – whichever is the least offensive 🙂

      • I certainly hope the hospital visit was nothing serious!

        My husband and I have birthdays that are five days apart, but six years. As for the pet business… my nine dogs all look so different, I’m not sure which one I’d most liken myself to! (none of which would be offensive) 😀

        • Hubbie and his mum were visiting my father-in-law in hospital to say their goodbyes and sadly he passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

          It was very sad, but also a relief, as he had been bravely battling dimentia for the past five or so years.

          At 93 he had led a full and active life, with no major illnesses up until that point, so we look on it as a celebration of his life, rather than mourning his passing.

    • Ah! but if you keep on reading the book, all is not as it seems with the Manu / Sophie relationship and the narrator has her own reasons for feeling nauseous when she sees them together!

      I’ll let you into a little secret – It all works out fine for everyone in the end 🙂

    • This book is actually the second installment of the story which began with ‘The Paris Effect’. However, the good news is that you don’t need to have read part one to enjoy ‘Paris Ever After’, as the author has conveniently included a potted ‘story to date’ page, as a prologue.

      I am almost done with the book and can honestly say that as a work of contemporary romantic fiction, I thoroughly enjoyed it and didn’t feel cheated by only having read the second installment.

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

    • This is definitely a character and location driven story, with the romantic elements being kept running almost as a background story and dealt with sensitively.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, it is good to catch up with you 🙂

  • This one sounds good and I like the snippet you shared. I have heard that we are attracted to people we physically resemble or who behave like one of our parents. Like your first commentor mentions, we do look like our dogs a little bit lol. I think mainly the coloring of the dogs fur with the persons hair for some reason. Enjoy your weekend and Happy Easter 🙂

    • Quite often the shape of an owners face can resemble that of their dog also, and of course, men are always warned “If you want to know what your wife will look and act like in a few years time, then take a look at her mother!”. Mind you, I also think is true of men and their fathers!!

      Anyway, I digress…. ‘Paris Ever After’ was a lovely read and I hope that Karen has another storyline brewing very soon.

      Happy Easter 🙂

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