From the bestselling author who brought us Perfect on Paper and Cassidy Lane comes the tale of a young woman who wakes up one day and decides to start over.
Katrina Lynden has always walked a straight line in life, an approach that has resulted in a stable career and pleased her hard-nosed parents but that has also left her feeling unfulfilled—and miserable. When her best friend suggests they quit their Silicon Valley jobs and embark on two months of adventure in New York City, Katrina balks at the idea but ultimately agrees, terrified yet proud of herself for finally doing something interesting with her life. But when her friend has to back out at the last minute, Katrina finds herself with a tough decision to make. Much to her surprise, she summons the courage to go alone, and the resulting journey is transformative, both emotionally and physically. Along the way she makes new friends, loses others, learns what is really important to her, and finds a way to grow up without leaving herself behind.
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Katrina Lynden is an accountant that is horribly shy. She has always done what is right and what will please her parents. But her best friend Deb comes up with the plan to quit their jobs and to spend two months in New York. When the faithful day arrives Kat quits but Deb has a surprise promotion and stays at her job. Determined to follow through with the plan even though it is scary, Katrina goes on the trip by herself. I can’t help but feel for Katrina, I’m the same way. Give me my numbers and leave me alone. I can understand where she is coming from. I loved how she followed through and went to New York anyway. Of course she is naïve and scared but she finds so much on this trip, especially the knowledge that she is strong than she knew. Overall I really enjoyed this story. I love watching Kat grow as she got out and did things outside her bubble. This is a great story and I think it will appeal to many women. I received Katwalk from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.
After a glance over the book cover and blurb, I expected Katwalk would move at a speedy, perhaps even a hectic, clip with all of the rush and clamor of New York City streets, but the story actually moved at a much easier pace, unfolding in a rather low-key fashion. It wasn't so exciting and eventful as it was introspective, and though my interest waned a bit while I got through some scenes, author Maria Murnane weaved it all together in the essence of a coming of age story. Katrina reminded me so much of myself, and I found myself rooting for her during her change. Reid made me cringe, Grace made me smile, and Justin's presence was refreshing. An enjoyable read. ____________ I received a free copy of this book, for which I give my honest review, through Goodreads First Reads.