Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Review: I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk

I Heart New York by Lindsey Kelk

Published: 25 June 2009
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 336
Genre: Chicklit
Buy the book: Bookdepository

Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella, get ready for the summer debut of the year! It's official. Angela Clarke is in love -- with the most fabulous city in the world. Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination - NYC. Holed up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog (Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out). But it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another figuring them out for yourself ! Angela has fallen head over heels for the big apple, but does she heart New York more than home?

I Heart New York is a fun chicklit story about Angela who finds her boyfriend and his 'tennis partner' in the back of the car at her best friend´s wedding. She decides to take off and what better place to go than New York? She takes a taxi from the airport and lands at a hotel, where she meets her new best friend: Jenny, who is the receptionist of the hotel. Jenny takes care of the post-breakup eating frenzy and sets up a makeover for Angela, to make her a new person to start over again.

At the first night out with the girls, she meets Tyler. Handsome, rich, banker and a very nice guy. He gives her his number and they start dating. A day later, some cute guy picks up Angela's iPod after she has been giving a quick course of the New York Dating Rules. He looks through her tracks and turns out to be the lead singer of one of the bands Angela's gone to see in London. He asks her out and they start dating, too.

To keep track of her time in New York, Angela starts keeping a diary and eventually starts her blog on the website of The Look. It is a hit, but what will happen to Angela after everyone seems to read her blog? 

Angela is like the spicier version of me in some ways, even though I didn't find my boyfriend cheating on me. It's not a pure typical chicklit: normal chicklits usually don't make me cry twice during the book. But this one did. And not just one tear, no. I cried like a baby near the end of the book. Maybe that's just because I'm still overemotional and could relate to Angela really REALLY well. What I can say is that this was a very nice chicklit and I've enjoyed reading every single page of it. I'd say this is one of the better chicklits I've read lately!

My overall rating: 

I will definitely picking up the other books in this series by Lindsey Kelk: I Heart Hollywood and I Heart Paris


  1. This isn't my normal genre to read, but it sounds fabulous! I love a book that can me cry like a little girl:) Fantastic review!

  2. It was really a great book in my opinion. I've really enjoyed reading it and had to put it down so I could get some sleep (I mostly read before bed) haha!


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