Title: Poppy Does Paris
Author: Nicola Doherty
Pages: 65 pages
Poppy is going through a dry spell. It has been almost a year since she last…you know…had a romantic rendezvous with the opposite sex. And she is feeling that it is time to take matters into her own hands. On an upcoming working trip to Paris, Poppy decides she will seduce her co-worker Charlie for some no strings fun. However, life doesn’t always work out as planned as Poppy’s love life takes an unexpected twist in the world’s most romantic city.
Poppy Does Paris, the first instalment in the Girls on Tour series was pretty much the ideal short story for me. I combined two of my favourite things; the world of publishing and the beautiful city of Paris.
What I loved about this short story is that the characters seemed fully developed. They didn’t appear as just brief snapshots. The story didn’t feel like scenes placed together, producing a domino effect. I was able to be charmed, amused and feel for the Poppy and romantic lead, Charlie.
Poppy’s mistakes felt like they could have been made by anyone. You genuinely wanted her not to screw up and felt the embarrassment – nay mortification – when she did. She was such a likable protagonist. Nicola Doherty has managed to create a character who I wanted to be – flaws and foibles included.
I’m very excited to read on with the rest of the Girls on Tour series.
Poppy does Paris by Nicola Doherty is available now.
Lily Does LA (released 25th September 2014)
Maggie Does Meribel (released 4th December 2014)
Rachel Does Rome (released 5th February 2015)
Girls on Tour (released 2nd April 2015)
Follow Nicola Doherty on Twitter @nicoladoherty