I don’t know about you, but I have a special relationship with the City of Love. In short, I can’t get enough of it. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that I adore so much about it. I think it’s a combination of things that make it uniquely Paris. The architecture, food, fashion, art, and just the general “vibe” make it one of favourite cities in the world. There are others, but Paris holds a special place in my heart. Each time I visit the city I fall in love with a different aspect of it. The language, the culture, the sense of endless opportunity, the romance of it all. Each time I leave, I vow that our little love affair isn’t over yet, and I’ll definitely be back. I always am.
Given my love of the glorious city, it was almost inevitable that it features heavily in Catching London. The central characters, Arlo and London, tour the world together, but Paris provides the backdrop for some of the most pivotal scenes in the book. As they tread the ancient pavements, worn thin by the feet of lovers past and present, they take photos documenting their trip. Will those photos also document their journey as lovers? Paris is a city of grand gestures and Arlo is a man of grand means, will he use those means to show London Paris like she’s never seen it before?
Will they or won’t they succumb to the inherent romance of the City of Love, or will the romance around them convince them that theirs isn’t to be? You’ll have to wait until February 17th 2018 to find out for sure, but in the meantime, no matter what happens between them, they’ll always have Paris, and the memories they created there.