Release Date: July 29th 2013
Series: The French Girl; Book 2
Summary: Maude thinks her life can’t get any better: her first music album is a hit, she’s about to meet her extended family, and she’s looking forward to her first date with teen pop star, Matt.
But when scandal strikes, Maude must part ways with Matt and watch Soulville Records fall into the hands of an ambitious Alan Lewis, who will stop at nothing to turn Maude into an unparalleled star.
Between glamorous parties, an unauthorized tell-all book, a web of lies, new revelations about her French past, and her rivalry with Lindsey Linton attaining a whole new level, Maude must fight for her voice to be heard and decide if being a star is more important than her love for music.
Review: In the first book of this series, A French Girl in New York, Maude and the crew are introduced. As Maude starts to get more and more successful, it seems like everything is finally going right. But unfortunately, in this book, we discover that as things seem to be going smoothly, obstacles will make their unwanted appearances.
In A French Star in New York, Maude is still great. However, her decisions get a bit chaotic. That isn't a bad thing, though. It just shows that through all the additional challenges, Maude is still able to think on her feet.
I was sad that Matt and Maude faced some struggles in their personal lives together, but I still loved how everything happened. There was depth and intrigue, and honestly, every time Matt and Maude were together, it was a swoon-worthy moment. Don't worry, though. There's definitely a lot of Matt and Maude and Maude and Matt scenes that are hilarious and great and of course, swoon-worthy.
Through Maude's rise to fame, her newfound New York family has her back, but as Soulville gets taken over by the conniving and manipulative Alan Lewis, things get messy, because Alan Lewis is a great guy... said no one ever. He's truly terrible, and I say that with a degree of admiration, because it takes a certain drive to try and control others in a purposefully negative way. That being said, Alan Lewis adds the necessary villain-type character that brings the plot of this series to a whole new level. And I thoroughly enjoyed that.
Additionally, there are many twists and turns. They could have the ability to cause unnecessary drama, but Anna Adams crafts them in a way that leaves a reader (also known as, me, yours truly) looking forward to the next time something unexpected comes along. All the characters handle each situation, whether they are expected or not, in a surprising manner, and that in itself creates a book worth reading.
A French Star in New York, like its prequel, is light, funny, and refreshing. The storyline and characters and everything in between were enjoyable and smoothly created. I hit no bumps, and only wanted to keep reading and never stop reading.
I kept reading, of course. And boy, was I glad I did. This book ends on an awesome cliffhanger, and the result of it will change everything. Everything happens so quickly and craziness ensues throughout A French Star in New York, but it's a great kind of fast-paced crazy, one that I just can't get enough of.
So, in the fashion of my review of the first of The French Girl series, please stay tuned for the next wonderful book in the world of Maude and her journey of following her dreams.