I Heart New York
When Angela catches her boyfriend with another woman at her best friend’s wedding, she’s heartbroken and desperate to run away. Especially once she’s confronted her friend and inadvertently broken the groom’s hand, in front of the entire reception. There’s only one place that will cheer her up: New York.
Join Angela as she lands down in the Big Apple, holes up in a luxurious hotel, gets a head-to-toe makeover and meets a gorgeous man in Starbucks. I Heart New York is a fabulous, feel-good romantic comedy, guaranteed to be the biggest summer read and the launch of a huge new talent.
I absolutely love chick lit – they’re so easy to just pick up and read. I’m always on the hunt for new books in the genre, and was lucky enough to land upon this great one.
The story revolves around Angela Clark. After having her heart ripped out and stamped on by a man, she decides to up her life in London and move to the Big Apple. I’m sure this is every girls’ dream. Cocktails, Manolos, Magnolia Cupcakes – where do I sign up? It’s the perfect place for Angela to get over her cheating man.
We follow Angela as she starts her new life Stateside from scratch. Her life is a whirlwind of meeting new friends, exploring the city and doing some serious damage to her credit card. This was real escapism for me – I was totally living vicariously through Angela! Especially when she lands a job writing a dating blog column… and finds herself dating two men at once…
Angela is a great protagonist and I found myself really empathising with her. I enjoyed every minute of this book, especially the brilliant descriptions of New York, which Kelk described so vividly. They really made me feel like I was in New York too.
The secondary characters are all also very well written. In this book you will meet her new BFF, Jenny, and after some pretty awful dates, two possible love interests. If I have anything negative to say about the book it’s probably that neither of these two beaus particularly thrilled me, and I wasn’t really that invested in this side of the story. However, they worked well as plot devices.
If you’re after a feel-good, easy read snuggled under the duvet with a bar of your favourite choc, this is definitely for you. It’s chick lit at its finest, and I thoroughly recommend it. Now, I’m off to pack my suitcase for NYC. A girl can dream, right…?