I Heart New York: A Novel [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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I Heart New York: A Novel

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Overview

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?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In Kelk's debut novel, rife with familiar chick-lit tropes, Londoner Angela Clark discovers her fiancé Mark's infidelity at her best friend Louisa's wedding and impulsively hops a plane to New York the next day, funding her trip with cash from their joint account. After checking into a fancy hotel, she's befriended by concierge Jenny Lopez, who seems to have nothing better to do than take Angela on shopping sprees and gush about how she's become her hero. Meanwhile, bland Angela curiously attracts several charming, attractive men, eventually having to make a rich man poor man choice between banker Tyler Moore and musician Alex Reid, equally handsome. Angela begins making a startling amount of money writing a blog that documents her experiences in the big (sex and the) city, and soon she's faced with a dilemma: stay in NYC with her new life or head back to England, where she's been offered a fabulous magazine job? Will she hold the interest of those amazing men? Will she have to grow up and face people from her past? Perhaps designer bag-crazy, extraordinarily lucky Angela has something else going for her. Unfortunately, readers will never know. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062018533
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 83,029
  • File size: 446 KB

Meet the Author

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.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    Excellent

    Its a fast read that stays entertaining! A great book for someone looking for a good love story that will make you laugh... a book to put you in a good mood(:

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2010

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for Teens Read Too

    At her best friend's wedding, Angela catches her boyfriend of ten years cheating on her. Plus, her best friend's known about it. She goes back into the wedding, breaks the groom's hand, and makes a huge scene. She has no idea what to do next, so she flees. She jumps on a plane to New York and doesn't look back. She instructs the cab driver to take her to a hotel where she meets the concierge, Jenny. Jenny takes one took at Angela and immediately takes her under her wing. She takes her shopping for a new wardrobe and new makeup, attempting to create a more put-together Angela. She invites Angela out with her friends, who also welcome her with open arms. In a stroke of luck, she meets two guys, both who ask her out on a date. And she has an interview for an online blog for a magazine. The magazine loves her Bridget Jones meets New York blog idea. Angela begins dating the two men, each very different. While she juggles both of them, she writes about their dates. Her viewers eat up her drama. She has no thought towards her future, she's simply living in the moment and loving it. Before long, she moves in with Jenny and thinks seriously about staying in New York forever. She loves the city. How can she ever leave it? Lindsey Kelk knocks it out of the park with her debut novel. I love how Angela falls in love with the city and explores it with eyes wide open. I love the commentary running through her head, especially while she's out on dates (the Cheetos bit, especially). Angela's adventures make you cringe, laugh, and fall in love!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2011

    I Heart New York

    This book is great! The characters are just wonderful and the plot keeps you interested. I could not put this book down! If you are a fan of Devil Wears Prada and Confessions of A Shopaholic then you will deffinitly like this book. It's exciting, fun and girly. The perfect book for a book club or to give to a friend. Read it! you will not be disappointed! Lindsey Kelk is an amazing writer!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    Terrrific book

    I really enjoyed this book. As a blog-a holic, it was really nice to see how this 21st century phenomena is weaving into our lives. (Here's to Candace Bushnell and Sex in the City).

    Angela, bad wedding scenes,end of a decade old relationship and a chance to start over again. Add 2 guys, a chance to truely start over and the painting "Christina's World" (my favorite painting of all time) and you get stuck in the middle of a fast past entertaining read!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2012

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    March’s theme in Chick Lit and Other Fiction is location,

    March’s theme in Chick Lit and Other Fiction is location, location, location. The destination chose New York City by way of London England.
    Synopsis:

    Angela is attending her best friend Louisa’s wedding in London England, when she discovers something in her car. All she wants is to change her shoes from these dreadful louboutins that she had to wear for the ceremony. Mark her boyfriend surprises her with his cheating partner. Angela’s world collapses as she realizes that her world has changed forever. Her answer leave go to New York City in the United States. Angela arrives with little more than the louboutins and her bridesmaid dress. Enter Jenny her new best friend who helps Angela heal from her heartache and take a different path. Angela is confronted by many changes but what will she choose?

    My Thoughts:

    I have heard a lot about this series and the initial book of the series I Heart New York. I am always game for trying new authors. I loved how the writing seemed to flow. I could have taken a little less of the sex issues between certain characters. I liked Angela as a character and thought her cohort Jenny was great as well. The author does a great job describing Angela’s dilemma and her indecisiveness. I just didn’t find myself loving the book as much as I thought.

    A popular plot in the chick lit genre is woman dumped by boyfriend and trying to start over. I have actually loved a lot of these plots because it is exciting to see what the main character will choose to do. For instance in I Heart New York, Angela’s growth in character after her decision to leave London. I wish I had a credit card limit like hers. What would you try if you had the chance to start over?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

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    Fun, light read - a New York love story

    Looking for a fun, light read that celebrates NYC? I Heart New York fills the bill perfectly. Suspend disbelief and join Angela Clarke as she leaves her boyfriend of 10 years after discovering him with someone else. Angela comes to NYC with no hotel reservations, friends or plan, but she has amazing luck. As she tells Jenny, the concierge, her story, she makes a friend. And Jenny helps Angela find her bearings in the city. A New York City makeover and thousands of dollars later, Angela draws the attention of a generous and charming Wall Street banker and a hot musician. As Angela juggles the two men, she snags a writing job.

    It's fun to imagine a life like Angela's where everything somehow comes together. Reading the book makes me want visit Angela's New York, to explore the New York outside my doorstep.

    ISBN-10: 0062004352 - Paperback $13.99
    Publisher: Harper Paperbacks; Original edition (September 7, 2010), 320 pages.
    Review copy provided by the publisher.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

    A great story

    This book made me think about what is important in life and the type of people we surround ourselves with. A great story from start to finish leaving the reader wondering what decision the protagonist will make. The ending leaving a reader with the same satisfaction as finishing a good movie and glad it worked out for the best.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 7, 2011

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    such a good book!

    loved it. quick read very funny. it also makes you think about youriwn love life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

    Getting a fresh look on life

    I HEART NEW YORK, by Lindsey Kelk, was a fun and fresh romantic read. Kelk created a lovely broken-hearted heroine that readers are sure to root for during her trek to New York City to reinvent herself after a terrible breakup.

    Right from the start I loved this book. I am a big fan of reading books where the characters are from the UK. Angela was the cutest NYC-challenged girl! Her bubbly, no-nonsence personality brought friends to her circle in droves. With the help of Jenny, Angela was able to build herself back up and start anew in this busling city.

    All of the characters were very "real". I could see these people existing in the melting pot that is NYC, and that made this book very dear to me. Kelk created such emotional situtations for Angela, that I felt her struggles right along with her. This to me is a sign of great writing. I connected with the setting as well. I love hopping on the train and getting lost in NYC in my own life so it was refreshing to see the sights and sounds from a new perspective.

    Although it was an awkward situation for Angela to balance two men in her life, I was happy with the results. I saw both of them as an experience for her that not only furthered her career but made her finally figure out where she belongs. They were both swoon-worthy and that's all I will say!

    I liked the added elements of shopping and eating in this book. Other books I have read in this genre do not focus on this part of a breakup and I thought it was definitely noteworthy. I did wonder at times where Angela's shopping money was coming from but it did not hinder my experience. And I love a girl who can eat! Personally, when I am in a situation of great stress I bring on the ice cream and cookies as well. Overall, this was a great book about starting over and finding yourself even when it seems hopeless. I can't wait to read the continuation of this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    ASTRIDS PARTY HERE

    YOU GO GIRL

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  • Posted July 22, 2013

    Loved the premise of this story

    I very much enjoyed this book. I can relate to being heartbroken and deciding to make huge changes. After all, according to some pundits, it's the definition of insanity to keep doing the same thing, expecting different results. So, the heroine changes things up in a huge way! While a few things are a little hard to believe, such as becoming fast friends with someone she just met in such a short time, I was able to suspend disbelief and really enjoy the story. I loved that her response to betrayal by her fiance and best friend was so gutsy! I was rooting for her all the way through the book and I love happy endings that empower the hero or heroine. I recommend this book for anyone who likes their romances with more depth!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Icekit's bio

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    Posted June 24, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2013

    New York :)

    Loved it! This book was full of vivid details. Its a nice cozy book that entraps you and lets you imagination run free. Entertaining!!

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  • Posted January 19, 2012

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    More like a designer wishlist

    This book is chick-lit and there is nothing wrong with chick lit - thank goodness the genre isn't judge on this book alone.

    Before I go any further let me be honest that as I read this book and stuck with it to the end I was living in hope that the story would improve. It was an unrealized hope.

    Initially I found the premise of the story to be exciting - run away, start over in the big city with friends and guys. However, once I started reading I found it read more like a designer shopping list and a where to max out your credit card guide.

    The story felt lost under the bags of designer swag and shallow characters which the lead been the worst. The 'love interests'.....now one is the typical man we will all eventually meet and hate - unfortunately he seems as inevitable in live as blisters from those cute new shoes. The 2nd man....he left me wishing for the shell of him, but his filling seemed more fluffy then a jelly donut.

    All in all not the sort of book to grab for a girlie holiday, not even the kind of book to grab as you hop on the plane to NYC. Like all impulse buys - you'll regret it in the cooling off period.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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