Goodbye, Paris by Anstey Harris

Goodbye, Paris: A Novel by [Harris, Anstey]
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078M587P4/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

How I Read It: Audiobook/ Ebook

Dates Read: 5/17/19-5/19/19

I listed this book at the top of my BOTM TBR pile, and was just completely disappointed. To be fair, this book isn’t completely awful, it just could not hold my interest.

This book follows Grace, a string instrument maker (you know, I read this entire book and I am sure there is a word for this and I don’t remember, oops.), who also is in a relationship with married David. When David is in the news (and CCTV footage shows Grace with him), their lives together have been flipped. Alongside all of this, Grace has created what she hopes will be an esteemed cello for a competition in Italy. As Grace learns more information about David, she is forced to decide whether she will ignore it or move on (with destruction in the way).

So here’s the thing, I have always been incredibly uncomfortable in books with unhealthy love stories. I have no idea why, but it has always been a point of issue for me when it comes to reviewing books. This is such an incredibly unhealthy love story. Not only the whole “David being married” part, but also the really creepy way he manipulates and lies to her. I just can’t deal.

Also, while I come from a semi-musical background (especially string instruments), I just felt like we talked shop WAY too much. I felt like she was adding in descriptions way too much, but hey, that’s just me.

Also, side note, I love Nadia. Okay, that’s all.

Despite all the negativity I have just listed, I would probably give this book 3.5 out of 5. It isn’t that bad, I just feel like those points really were the stand out things I wanted to discuss. If you guys have any thoughts or ideas, feel free to leave a comment, find me on social medias at @elizabooksblog, or email me at elizabethslick@elizabethsbookstore.blog. And as always, I will see you all in the next book!

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