RATING : 4 STARS
I got I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk on a whim during a plane ride to San Francisco. Once a while I do love to read chick lit to ease my stress. Many readers suggested that if you like Sophie Kinsella, you'll enjoy Lindsey Kelk. Honestly I haven't read a single Sophie Kinsella's novels *confession time*. I started I Heart New York without any high expectation and surprisingly I loved it. A perfect book for a relaxing plane ride exploring the Big Apple. I didn't know it was a series when I got the book and glad I read the first one and craving more of the I heart series.
I Heart New York, is a chick-lit about Angela Clark, (the protagonist) who finds her boyfriend cheating on her at her best friend's wedding. She decides to take a hiatus by taking off to the wonderful New York city. Being a total stranger to the Big Apple, she takes a taxi and arrives at a hotel. Jenny Lopez, a friendly concierge recognizes her breakup and tries to cheer her up by transforming into an absolute New Yorker.
Jenny takes Angela for a New York City makeover, shopping and all the girly stuff and from there Angela is a new person, certainly ready to socialize. Within a week of her arrival she starts dating two men. With Jenny's help, Angela gets a blogging job for a popular magazine. Things seem to be perfect on the outside but on the inside, Angela deals with a whirlwind of emotions. She is uncertain of heading home to England.
Angela dates another two completely different men-Tyler, the businessman and Alex, the rocker. It was interesting to see Angela experience New York city for the first time. I should say, I found myself taking Tyler's side initially and as the story progresses, Alex seemed to takeover. After what happened to Angela back at home, she is now ready for little fun.
I Heart New York is a total fun read. One of the things which surprised me was Angela's blog. She keeps writing about dating two men without mentioning either of their names and the blog becomes a big hit overnight,eventually both of the men figures out about who she writes. I expected a blow-up which certainly did not happen. I found this a little unrealistic and that was the only issue I had with this book. Despite the minor unrealistic part, I loved this book.
If you would like a fun and relaxing book and also want a dazzling introduction to New York City, then join the club with Angela and have fun. One of my favorite scene would be the sunset from Empire State Building, it was like dream come true. All in all, I Heart New York is a guilty pleasure book. For all those who would like to visit the Big Apple, I Heart New York would quench your thirst.