Sunday, September 22, 2013

I Heart New York: A Book Review

I can’t exactly remember who it was that I saw with this book … I believe it was someone on YouTube that was talking about this series.  And being that Travel and Tourism major that I am, I was immediately attracted to the titles of the books (as well as the covers which I found on The Book Depository!).  Plus it sounded like a fun, light, summertime read!  Sign me up! :)

Title: I Heart New York
Author: Lindsey Kelk
Series: I Heart #1
Genre: Chick Lit, Contemporary
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: June 25, 2009
Pages: 307
Out in Paperback?: Yes; June 25, 2009
My Rating: 4/5

Goodreads Summary:

Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, get ready for the summer debut of the year...When you're running away from a broken heart, there's only one place to go...Adjusting tiaras at the foot of the aisle, Angela and her best friend prepare for the wedding of the year. But events don't go as planned. And when a girl is in possession of a crumpled bridesmaid dress - and can't go home - New York (for the very first time) seems like an excellent idea. Angela's new friend Jenny Lopez gives Angela a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps, and a makeover. Who hasn't dreamed of starting afresh with a sassy New York wardrobe, a new haircut and a trip to the make-up counter? Before she knows it, the new Angela is getting over her broken heart by having dinner with two different boys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her fabulous new blog. But it's one thing telling readers all about your romantic dilemmas. It's another trying to figure them out for yourself! Warm, funny and unputdownable, I Heart New York is an unforgettable debut.


I really did enjoy the main character, Angela.  She was sweet, cute, funny, and very likeable!  Her 2 love interests, Alex and Tyler, both were very likeable as well, each in their own way.  Tyler was romantic and sweet, but Alex was cute and down-to-Earth and very kind.  Angela’s new friend in New York, Jenny, was a little crazy at times, but always had the best intentions.  Overall, the main characters were sweet and funny and interesting to read about!


The novel takes place over the course of 2 weeks.  It begins with Angela finding out that her boyfriend is cheating on her, so she travels from her home in London to New York to get away and regroup.  The beginning is a little rough, simply because Angela meets Jenny as she is working in the hotel where Angela is staying.  I get that the author needs to have someone there for Angela to talk to, vent to, and to help her in the city; however, the quick relationship (and the free room service that Angela receives because of her relationship with Jenny) just seem a bit too convenient.  However, this is just a cute, summertime novel, and sometimes you just have to look past those minor issues.  I did just that and ended up really enjoying the book! 

Writing Style:

The writing style was really different for me because there was a lot of “England” talk, a bit of slang that I didn’t really understand.  LOL.  But it was still fun to read and see a bit of the culture.  The writing flowed well with several funny moments that made you laugh out loud!  I really felt like the style of writing reminded me of “Sex and the City” (also because Angela writes a column once in New York about her love life and relationships).  But overall, I really enjoyed the writing style because I felt like I could actually hear the characters talking, and this made them seem more real!

Have you read this book?  I think I’m definitely going to continue on with the series, and see what happens to Angela next in Hollywood!

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