City Love

City Love

by Susane Colasanti

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Overview

City Love by Susane Colasanti

In this first book of a captivating new series by bestselling author Susane Colasanti, three girls share a Manhattan apartment the summer before college begins. City Love captures the essence of summer love, self-discovery, and sisterhood, a perfect fit for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Jennifer E. Smith.

This summer will change everything for Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna. Sadie is all about dreaming big and following her heart, hoping her soul mate is right around the corner. Darcy wants a summer of boy adventures with New York City as her playground. Rosanna is running from dark secrets of her past, desperate to reinvent herself. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.

Told from alternating points of view, City Love resonates with the moments when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062307705
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/03/2016
Series: City Love Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 299,863
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding On, All I Need, Now and Forever, and the City Love trilogy. She lives in downtown Manhattan. You can connect with Susane at www.susanecolasanti.com.

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City Love 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally drags on. Not invested in the characters and it just ends. No desire to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But the plot just crawls along. Predictable story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wonky recommend for anyone over 14
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
SADIE IS FROM "SO MUCH CLOSER" A BOOK BY SUSANE AAAAAAND ETHAN CROSS FROM HER OTER BOOK "NOW AND FOREVER" IS MENTIONED TOO THE EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD MAIN CHARACTERS SAID THEY LIKED HIM SINCE NINTH GRADE SO THIS BOOK IS SET FARTHER IN TIME THAN ALL OF HER OTHER ONES I THINK ITS SO COOL HOW SHE'S MENTIONING HER OTHER CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK!!! I LOVE IT SO FAR AND ITS AMAAAAZZZINGG!!! I LOVE SUSUANE AND HOPE TO MEET HER SOMEDAY AND TELL HER HOW GREAT AND FUNNY SHE IS MUST READ!! :D
MissPrint More than 1 year ago
Sadie has lived in New York City her entire life but when she moves into summer housing before her first semester of college, it feels like she's discovering a whole new city. She is so ready to meet her soulmate and fall in love. When she finally meets the perfect boy at her summer internship it's almost too good to be true. Darcy decides to use her move from California to New York to embrace Summer Fun Darcy while she gets a head start on her classes. With rich parents backing her adventures, Darcy is sure that her summer is going to be unforgettable. The only problem is Summer Fun Darcy might not be prepared when the chance for something real with a new boy comes her way. Rosanna knows moving from Chicago to New York is going to be hard--especially since her family can't give her any monetary support. But moving to New York has always been Rosanna's dream so she is determined to make it work even if that means a less-than-glamorous summer job. No one is more surprised than Rosanna when a handsome, rich guy breezes into her life ready to sweep her off her feet. Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna are unlikely roommates and friends. But one summer in the city they all love will bring these girls together right when everything starts to change in City Love (2015) by Susane Colasanti. City Love is the start of Colasanti's City Love trilogy. The story will continue in Lost in Love due out May 2016. Colasanti delivers another fresh, fun romance in City Love. The novel alternates chapters with first person narrations from Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna. At the start of the novel all three girls are at a crossroad waiting for things to happen and their real college lives to begin. Each girl also has a secret--something they are running away from, coming to terms with, or hiding from--that they withhold from each other and the reader. This trope, which sometimes can only lead to frustration, is handled well in City Love where readers are ultimately rewarded with answers by the end of the novel. City Love presents a shiny, elegant version of New York filled with fancy restaurants and expensive stores that locals might not often seen. The novel itself is imbued with Colasanti's abiding love for New York and evocative scenes of popular destinations like the High Line and Union Square. Set during the course of one tumultuous week for the girls, City Love is an exciting story of romance, new beginnings, and taking chances. This book reads as a contained story with a satisfying conclusion for most plot threads although hints of what's in store for Sadie, Rosanna and Darcy will leave fans eager for the next installment. City Love is a great choice for readers looking for a stylized version of college life with all of the freedom finally being an adult affords. An ideal choice for contemporary romance fans as well. Recommended.
MackenzieOReally More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful taste of what it is like to be in love with the glamorized version of the City - and boys - through a few teens' wishful visions. Books written by Susane always give me bursts of inspirational feeling, which can only be achieved through reading a book so delved into the deepest thoughts and realizations of the three characters. Ms. Colasanti does an incredible job of bringing these three girls together, while still keeping their individual stories separate. Each girl had a completely unique personality, different from the others, allowing the reader to have many chances to relate to at least one of them. By page 42, I was already getting butterflies by the way Colasanti described a certain male character. Books that make you feel like that are always worth the read. At the same time, the boys in the story are seen with the same mystery as we see them in real life - without knowing what is behind their actions. This gives the book an extra level of realism. I read the entire book in one day, because I was so invested in the characters' lives, and wanted nothing but to actually be living theirs. City Love ends with an effective cliffhanger, while leaving you with the longing to be in the City (if you aren't already) and find your epic summer romance.
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Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
THE STORY: Becca: City Love is a book that I have really been looking forward to, it was even a WOW pick of mine! The story is about three girls and their journey over the Summer before their Freshmen year in NYC. Going in I thought this was going to be a coming of age/friendship story and although it was that, that was only a small part. It focused more on each girl and their love interest over the Summer. This story was told in three points of view, the chapters would alternate POV’s from each girl. I liked the multiple POV’s and they were very easy to follow. One of my favorite parts of this book was the city! Susan Colasanti made me feel as though I was there! I could hear the sounds and see the sights in my imagination, she described actual places, restaurants and sights of NYC and I absolutely loved it!Lisa: This is my very first Susane Colasanti book. I’ve heard she writes fun contemporary beach reads, so I was very excited to read this book. Especially now, when the warmer weather is just coming upon us and we’re all about summer here in CT. Like Becca, I thought this was going to be more about these girls and their friendship and roommate fun and drama, so I was surprised to see what a small part of the story that was. The majority of this story was each girl’s separate journey for love over the summer before starting college. Yes, we got to see them together in their apartment a few times, but most of the story was told through the girl’s separately. Listening to the audio of this was fantastic because we were lucky enough to have three separate narrators! YAYYYY!! We don’t see this nearly enough, in my opinion, and I’m always overly excited when I see this in an audio. Having the three separate voices to show their individual personalities and uniqueness was such a great addition to this story.   THE CHARACTERS: Lisa: Our three MCs are Sadie, Darcy and Rosanna. Sadie, born and raised in NY, is at home and comfortable in the big city. She’s a hopeless romantic and dreams of a relationship like you see in the movies. Darcy is a California girl who’s very much a free spirit with a love of life. The last thing she’s looking for is a relationship. She’s all about the fun and adventure, not about settling down. Lastly, there’s Rosanna, who’s a bit of a mess. She’s utterly broke and moves to NY with pennies in her pocket and a hope of a better life in her future. These three go so well together and really show off each other’s positive attributes. I just wish we got to see a little bit more of the friendship among the three, instead of only their relationships separately. Becca: Lisa is 100% accurate in her descriptions of these three characters, Sadie the romantic, Darcy the free spirit and Rosanna the too serious pessimist. They each begin to form relationships with different guys, the book mainly focuses on the girls and their love interests. Each guy was just as different as the girls and I liked how Colasanti really created such different dynamics in these characters and the couples as well. For a shorter novel, she really developed each girl and their love interest very well. Although I enjoyed most of it, I really was looking forward to a book more about friendships with some romance, rather than the other way around. More like…OVERALL: Becca: I was shocked by the ending of this book! I had no idea this was going to be a series and was expecting a stand alone novel. With that ending there is no doubt there will be a sequel! Although I cannot wait to see what happens in these relationships, I am hoping for a larger focus on the friendships in the sequel. Which I will definitely be reading! Overall I will say that I really enjoyed this book, it was cute and fun. The descriptions of the City were so perfect and made me nostalgic to visit again. Despite living so close to NYC, I have only visited a few times in my life. This was my first Colasanti book and I really enjoyed her writing style, it was charming and fun! I look forward to reading more by her in the future, including this sequel! Lisa: A sequel? That would DEFINITELY be awesome! I have to agree, this book just kind of… ends. I was listening, and all of a sudden it just stopped. I thought I may have missed something… but nope. That’s where it ends. I would love to see more of this group in another book.
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Operation Shiny New Summer is a go.” This was a YA contemporary story about the love lives of three girls living together in New York City. I found it quite difficult to keep track of which girl’s story I was reading in this book, even though the girls were quite different, and kept having to go back to the start of the chapter just to check on who’s point of view I was reading! Anyway, Sadie was a girl who couldn’t wait to go to college, and couldn’t wait to move away from home. She was doing an internship at the department of city planning, which is where she met Austin. “I cannot freaking wait for college to start.” Darcy had money and was determined to have a summer of fun, and to not tie herself down at all. She didn’t have a fake ID, because those were for amatures, and she was happy to hook up in random places if the boy was hot enough. “Fake IDs are for amateurs. I’ve been crashing bars since I was fifteen.” Rosanna was one of five kids so money was really tight. She was on a budget, unlike Darcy, or the boy that she meets called D. “The total almost gives me a heart attack. Our dessert and coffee is basically my grocery money for the week.” The storyline in this followed the three girls as they started their lives together in the city, and their romantic escapades. Other than a few dates, and a couple of encounters for Darcy, not a lot happened though, it was just these girls going out with these guys, and the dates weren’t even all that romantic. “See you tomorrow,” he says. Then he hugs me goodbye. I can wait for our first kiss. There was one twist in the story, but to be honest I guessed that right from the start! (view spoiler) “He looks at me. And kind of forgets what he was saying. Our eyes lock.” The ending to this was okay, but other than the above twist, not a lot happened. The story just stopped, and we got told that the story would continue in the next book. Can’t say that I’m desperate to read the next one though unfortunately. 6 out of 10