Sunday, June 21, 2015
TITLE: J'Adore Montréal
AUTHOR: Isabelle Laflèche
GENRE: Chick Lit
I love Isabelle Lafleche's books. I discovered them, by sheer fluke, a few years ago and as soon as I started reading J'Adore New York, I was hooked.
J'adore Montréal is the newest member of the family, unfortunately, it is, at this point, a short story, but nonetheless, I was thrilled that a) Isabelle was offering us something new in the series and b) the setting is my hometown.
Catherine is back and so is Rikash (I love him, although I always think his name is Rishkah) and they are spending some time in Montréal, enjoying a Dior event at one of the classiest places in town. Of course, Catherine cannot stay out of trouble and soon finds herself caught up in a situation that made for some entertaining and fun reading.
Even though this is a short story, Catherine`s style, class and intelligence still find their way into the story, I loved that Isabelle kept Catherine honest and true to herself. Of course Rikash was as always, funny and scary - every time I read a passage involving him, I feel like I am looking at a speeding train that may or may not stop in time - its wonderful and adds a little bit more spice to the story.
Let`s face it - Catherine and Rikash are great together and THEY are the story - oh let`s not forget the glamorous Dior - never far from being a central character and in this story, beautiful Montréal is front and center.
Isabelle is a Montrealer - which makes her Montréal based story authentic. Her descriptions of the stores, of the food and of the 'style' of Montréal are spot on. Making this an even more entertaining read for me.
I need this to come out as a full book.