I've really enjoyed this book; it’s a real life slice of American life. Sometimes I find American authors have Anglicised a book to appeal to those of us across the pond – however this book felt very American (in a good way). In fact some of the references you may not get it you don’t know a lot about American life. But don’t let that distract from what makes it a “true to life” read.
The hunt for an apartment was very insightful and I real felt for Emma and Nick as they encountered problem after problem, some housing related others personal. I felt the author really got to the underside of living in New York – rather than a “Friends” plasticised view of life.
We also got to see life in the NY suburbs and what happens when the lights literally go out.
I’ve been to New York, but this book made me feel like I’d lived there it was so realistic in the writing. There are so many different strands to this book, which were all brought together seamlessly by the author, making for an enjoyable and intelligent read. This is sooo much more than chick lit!
My thanks go to Netgalley and Kensington Publishing Corporation for allowing me to read an advance kindle copy of the book.