Book review: Poppy Does Paris (Girls On Tour BOOK 1) by Nicola Doherty

Posted October 3, 2014 by thischickreads in review / 2 Comments


The first installment in this hilarious, romantic and unputdownable five-part series. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk’s I Heart… novels.

Paris. City of love, city of romance. The last place you want to go to on a work trip when you’re in the middle of an epic dry spell. But that’s where Poppy is headed, along with her colleague Charlie, who’s shallow and annoying but very, very good-looking. During a white-wine-fuelled session with her friend Alice, Poppy concocts the perfect plan: work by day, and have some no-strings fun with Charlie by night. Of course, it might prove a little more complicated than that, but it’s nothing Poppy can’t handle – or is it?

Girls on Tour is an irresistible series of interlinked stories about four friends, ordinary girls who have extraordinary fun in faraway places. Expect the unexpected, the utterly hilarious and unforgettable, on this rollercoaster ride of love, laughs, surprises and sparks. You have a VIP pass to join each girl’s adventure, so pack your bags and buckle your seatbelts, because just about anything is possible…


*Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Novellas were never my thing, because though I’ve read some which were good, they didn’t make me WOW! They were either too short for me to enjoy them completely or they lacked character development. On the other hand, that’s the challenge with writing these short stories, authors are aware they need to impress a reader in a short time (very few number of pages), so baring this in mind I really appreciate authors who have this ability. Nicola Doherty is one of these authors.

Before publishing her novellas, Nicola has written two full length novels, “Out Of Office Girl’ and ‘If I Could Turn back Time, but the funny thing is I read her latest novel after I read ‘Poppy Does Paris’ and ‘Lily does L.A.’. Basically, ‘Poppy Does Paris’ was the first of Nicola’s works and it took her just one short story to become one of my fave authors.

I’m not easily impressed, so trust me when I say these novellas ROCK! Poppy Does Paris is the first in the series of 5 novellas and is about Poppy, who works in the publishing industry and who’s off to Paris to sign a deal with an author. Accompanying her on this task is her colleague, Charlie whom I become fond of the second he was introduced. What I loved the most about this book was the dialogue and the banter between Poppy and Charlie. The humor presented in this little cute read is so effortless and fresh. It was really easy to connect with Poppy, I even felt slightly jealous of her job. Not just the traveling to Paris part, but working in the publishing industry..HELLO! Isn’t this every bookworm’s dream? Of course, adding a gorgeous colleague was another thing I was jealous of.

Overall, this was a great, easy and short read and one you’ll devour in less than an hour. Perfect for your commute or coffee break and I strongly advise downloading a copy for your reader. Giggles are guaranteed, trust me. FUN-TASTIC series Nicola, I’m already looking forward to reading the other installments. One of the best novellas I’ve read in my life.

My rating: 8/10


2 responses to “Book review: Poppy Does Paris (Girls On Tour BOOK 1) by Nicola Doherty

    • thischickreads

      It’s such a cute and fun read, and Nicola is an amazingly talented writer. Glad you’re enjoying it.

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