Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I Heart New York by Lindsey K Kelk
I Heart New York by Lindsey K. Kelk
From Amazon: Angela Clark is in love—with the most fabulous city in the world!
When Angela catches her boyfriend with another woman at her best friend's wedding, she's heartbroken and desperate to run away. With little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins, and her passport in hand, Angela decides to jump on a plane for . . . NYC!
Settling into a cute hotel and quickly bonding with benevolent concierge Jenny—a chatterbox Oprah wannabe with room for a new best friend—Angela heads out for a New York makeover, some serious retail therapy, and a whirlwind tour of the city. Before she knows it, she's dating two sexy guys and blogging about her Big Apple escapades for a real fashion magazine. But while it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another working them out for yourself. Angela has fallen head over heels for the city that never sleeps, but does she heart New York more than home?
Lindsey Kelk is a writer and children's book editor in New York City. When she isn't writing, reading, or watching more TV than is healthy, Lindsey likes to wear shoes, shop for shoes, and judge the shoes of others.
My Take: This book was a fun "what if "read but I found it not very realistic. I applaud the main character for removing herself from a very bad situation. But very few people have the type of cash lying around that she spends to start her new life. I also found it very unlikely that within three days that she would have been hit on by three different men and gotten date with two of them (one of which was a member of a rock band).
But if you go into the book realizing these things then it is a very fun read and I was routing her on to a better life than she would have had with her loser fiancee. America after all is the land of opportunity and anyone that has determination and drive can make it in this country. (Flags Waving with the National Anthem playing in the background).
There was more language than I would have liked (I still contend that you can write a well written story without resorting to curse words, personally I feel that the authors just get lazy). I also don't agree with pre-marital sex (religious reasons as well as health reasons, too many stds out there). This book obviously has that but it really isn't the main driving force behind the story. (ok stepping off my soapbox).
Personally I would give it a 3 out 5 because of the above reasons but if they would have been subtracted then I would give it a 4-4.5.