After reading Anna and the French Kiss, I was really excited to read Lola and the Boy Next Door. Then I read so many mixed reviews that my hopes for Lola began to trickle down. I’m so glad I gave it a chance anyway and I’m happy to say I enjoyed Lola very much. My opinion: Cricket > Etienne – I just adored him.The brief cameos by Anna and St. Clair were pretty great, too!The whole story is extremely charming and Lola is quirky, adorable, and very likeable. You can’t help but root for her the entire time.I missed the Paris setting, which was my favorite part of Anna, but I felt such a deeper bond and intrigue with the characters in Lola. Their personalities and their relationships with each other are what made the story so fantastic.