Get ready to meet Angela Clark as she flees the world’s worst wedding for a new life…
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?
This book, I guess, is my first try on chick lit. It has been only recently that I considered reading books as a last resort when nothing else amuses me, not that it’s part of my New Year’s resolution or anything. I have read Nancy Drew series, Game of Thrones series and a bunch of other books that needed the reader to put a little more brain into what they are reading, and yet to put my sincerest feelings toward this book, I believe I loved and enjoyed reading it. I feel as if I’m roasting my female hormones to excitement while reading this book about the chances of serendipity after a shitload of mishap.
I like how this book appeals to my generation. Getting cheated on by someone you’ve been with for such a long time is a story a lot of women can relate with, and I like how Lindsey Kelk has written this story like she’s been there herself. It’s easy to read and quite engaging. Going somewhere you’ve never been before, finding a new best friend, getting a dream job and dating two exceptionally hot guys at the same time in one of the world’s most beloved cities seems like such a sweet deal. Plus, finding yourself is the one thing we, girls in their early 20s, care most about, and that’s one thing Lindsey tried to point out in her novel.
I know a lot of people may think that going away from your problems instead of facing it head on is cowardly, but on the other hand, realizing you’re surrounded by people who bring about so much negativity in you, you know you deserve a break away from them. No confrontations, no drama, just go away in peace. It’s totally okay, and come to think of it, a lot of Angela did, going to NYC on a strong emotional impulse (not to mention throwing a tantrum in a huge social event), takes some guts.
The only thing I don’t like about this is that everything just magically leads to something amazing every single time for Angela, like an obviously scripted movie. Nevertheless, it still managed to paint a pretty picture of the big apple and the glories of making life changing decisions. Girls need something more than chocolates and ice cream to cure a broken heart.
I will try and read the other novels when I eventually get around to it. Wink.