I Heart New York
By, Lindsey Kelk
Genre: Chick lit, romance, travel
This book has been on my to-read list for a while. I think a friend suggested it or they wrote a good review on it. I’m not sure because it was a while ago. The book began with main character, Angela, being a bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding when she discovers that her fiance is having an affair! Angela takes running from her problems pretty seriously and flies to New York! She doesn’t have any specific plans, but she ends up in a hotel where she meets a friend. That friend leads to getting a place to meeting two hot guys to writing for an online magazine about her New York experiences.
This book was pretty engaging. The big event at the beginning really draws you in. I have been to New York only once and I don’t think I went to any of the same places that Angela did, but I really enjoyed seeing New York and its magic through her eyes. She has a lot of interesting and fun experiences.
So why am I only giving this book three stars? This book was pretty unrealistic, which made it hard to relate to Angela. She meets a friend her first night in New York, even though all she does is check-in at a hotel. This friend takes her on as a project, almost literally. This friend has a friend who happens to have a connection at a huge magazine and gets Angela a job. Angela also meets two extremely desirable men while in New York, one of whom is a rock star. The other takes her to Tiffany’s on their second or third date. These kinds of things just don’t happen to normal people in a short amount of time.
If you’re looking for a light-hearted book with some romance and aren’t concerned about its realistic-ness, then this is a fun read. I wouldn’t mind reading the others in the series, but I don’t plan to seek them out.