I Heart New York: A Novel

I Heart New York: A Novel

by Lindsey Kelk

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ISBN-13: 9780062004352
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Pages: 307
Sales rank: 668,394
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lindsey Kelk is a writer and children’s book editor. When she isn’t writing, reading, listening to music, or watching more TV than is healthy, Lindsey likes to wear shoes, shop for shoes, and judge the shoes of others. Born in England, Lindsey loves living in New York but misses Sherbet Fountains, London, and drinking gin and elderflower cocktails with her friends. Not necessarily in that order.

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I Heart New York 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
allybrown More than 1 year ago
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(:
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
kittydanza More than 1 year ago
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.
BeachRead245 More than 1 year ago
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?
gl More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
LAURENb1215 More than 1 year ago
loved it. quick read very funny. it also makes you think about youriwn love life.
sithereandread on LibraryThing 11 months ago
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.
jolzyn on LibraryThing 11 months ago
For someone who is a fan of Sophie Kinsella's book, i enjoyed reading this book. The plot is light and easy with main story focusing on Angela who discovered that her fiance of 10 years has been cheating on her at her friend's wedding. And the worst thing is that all her friends know about it. Without a place to go, she decided to go to New York on her own to rediscover herself again without her fiance. The story then focused on her journey in New York, with her discover new friends and places to go. Her betrayal by her fiance and subsequent runaway has make her new friends envied for her daring action and when The Look's editor engaged her to write a diary on her journey and adventure in New York, Angela became an instant celebrity. I like Angela's character very much. She may sound as though she is crazy but she is in fact very brave. Willing to take the risk and venture out to the unknown land something that i believe not all of us dare to do so and i am just not the one. Although at times, she seems to cause some blunders but i guess she did learnt from the mistakes she make. This is the first of the I Heart series and i am definitely going to read the remaining books in time to come.
cspooner on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Glorious fun; I enjoyed this from start to finish, and I'm a diehard crusader against Sex and the City (which some people might compare this too). There's certainly lots of shopping but fortunately, unlike SATC, the characters are actually very likeable and pretty funny. Will definitely read the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book two years ago when I was experiencing an intense desire to live in NYC. The title--hello. But I also enjoy light reads from time to time. This book is certainly unrealistic and perhaps shallow, but it does relay a very realistic theme: New York is the city to remake yourself. My favorite part of the he whole book is hen Jenny says "People go to LA to 'find themselves', they go to New York to become someone new." Maybe not the most eloquent, gramatically correct statement, but it is so true. Like the quote, the book itself may not be the most eloquent, F. Scott Fitzgerald-style complex, brilliant book, but as an avid reader (and fan of Fitzgerald), I can assure you that if I got past the less-than-perfect aspects of the book, you can too. I think the reason this book works is because it encompasses the fantasies--keep your mind out of the gutter--that people have about New York. We live vicariously through Angela and her pretty glorous NY life. As I said before, two years later, I still read "I Heart NY."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What happens WITH ALEX?? Good book kind of a roundabout when getting to its point.
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diannnoeora More than 1 year ago
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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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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