Kiss Me in New York, Catherine Rider

Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.

The Blurb 

It's Christmas Eve at JFK in NYC.

Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the airport after three months apart. Charlotte has just been dumped, and Anthony is about to be dumped, right in the middle of the holiday crowd.

Charlotte's flight is canceled when a blizzard blows in, and Anthony can't bear to go home. So, they set out into the city together, clutching a book Charlotte picks up in the airport gift shop: Ten Easy Steps for Getting Over Your Ex. For this one night, they'll focus on healing their broken hearts ... together.

Step-by-step, the two struggle to put the past behind them. But the snow is so enchanting, and the holiday lights are so beguiling, that soon their shared misery gives way to something else. Soon, they're not only over their exes --- they're falling for each other.

Then a subway ride splits them up by mistake. Will they reunite before Charlotte's flight leaves New York forever?

My Thoughts 

My heart is so full.

I'm so happy I read this book. Although the premise sounds a bit tragic, a bit sad, a bit down, I found this book to be very uplifting and filled with hope and love. 

I loved getting to know Charlotte and Anthony and to read both their points of view on life and their respective situation. The guide's thread was a clever one, which kept the story short, efficient and on track. 

The two characters felt way too real for me to let them go, and I feel a little lonely now that I've finished reading... Can I get more? Please? I'm a nice girl. I can bake! (No I'm not bribing. Alright, maybe a little.) 

I loved it! It warmed my heart, filled my grey Sunday with nice and sweet feelings, and I'm grateful for this!

Selected Quotes

  • "I was going to be moving to a place where I could live stories." 
  • "If I had a heart that hadn't just been used as a punching bag by another hipster with good cheekbones, it would probably be fluttering a little right now." 
  • "She's silent because she's thinking. And it feels very important to me that I don't interrupt her." 
  • "Never make a big decision based on where a man fits into it." 



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