I will admit, I didn't read a single review before purchasing this book. It had a chick-lit writen all over it - Paris, a funny female heroine, a love story - I was happy to give it a shot.
On first impressions, I found it to be quite funny. As another reviewer mentioned, it was definitely laugh out loud worthy, at least to begin with, and I too had a bit of an embarrassing giggle on the train. However, the humour soon faded to stupidity. Evie Dexter is one of those characters you just want to shake, and possibly slap across the head a few times. Parts of the plot seemed unrealistic, and completely pointless. There were redundant characters galore, and it was a book where you sometimes had to stop and think "Wait, which one is he again?" Some of these characters had no place in the main storyline, and just led to confusion for the reader. When we first meet Rob, our male lead, it's hard to believe he's anything but a conman. After all, how realistic is it to sleep with someone twelve hours after you meet them? However, my impressions of Rob were incorrect - He was not a shady character, rather, our Evie was simply a little too free and easy. At times, the plot seemed to push realistic limits a bit too far, and the characters lacked depth and background.
So why the three stars, you may ask. Well, as I mentioned before, I did laugh out loud quite a bit, which is always a positive for a book. Some reviewers mentioned finding the book a tad crude. I, personally, am quite fond of a bit of smut in a novel - I think it makes it "beach-bag-worthy," and I hardly found this book to be crude. Pershaps some of the other reviewers were just a little taken aback at the idea of sex in places other than a bed, and more often than once a week. Another positive aspect of the story was the plot. While unrealistic at times, its clear Molly Hopkins may be working in the right direction, even if she's not there just yet. Although I cringed, and hmmmph-ed at the ridiculousness of it all at times, I do honestly believe I'll buy the sequel when its released next year, simply to see what happens.
All in all, perhaps this is one best saved for the summer holidays - If your mind is relaxed, you might be able to overlook some of the books flaws, and enjoy it for what it is; A bit of harmless, sexy fun.