I was on a NetGalley-spree lately – you know, where you go through the ARC’s you don’t need to be approved for – and I came upon this little gem.
No need to hide that I was, once again, in a romantic mood when I picked this one, haha. But come on, the title? And then this cover?
It’s like… Here, let me give you romance, and a huge city that you would love to explore one day. Oh, and let me add some Christmas feels and snow to that as well! Maybe I should also add that my favorite color is blue and… That’s the only color represented here.
Yup, I was sold. I wanted to read that book. I needed to read it! Nobody stopped me, so I did. Ha!
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?
I really don’t have much to say about this book, apart from: just pick it up already! I know it’s Summer – yes, I’m dying in this heat as well – but that makes me long even more for those cozy winter days where you can just curl up with a book and a mug of hot chocolate.
Or you can be like Charlotte and be stuck at an airport when your flight’s been canceled.
This book is beautifully written. It reads like a freight train, honestly. Especially the way both Charlotte and Anthony have the ability to ramble – but especially Charlotte. That rambling is written in such a way that you’re actually rambling with her in your mind. I thought that was amazing, especially since I caught myself doing that multiple times, haha.
I haven’t just danced around my point, I’ve moonwalked and Gangnam Styled.
There are also times that you just have to laugh out loud. Or when you’re cheering for the geekish references. Yes, Harry Potter is being mentioned, ha. But that’s not the only one!
Both characters really are amazing and easy to relate to – I mean, who hasn’t had a break-up at the most inconvenient of times? I know I have.
You just notice the way they’re growing towards each other, but also separately, on their own. They’re finding some peace for themselves and that makes this book a wonderful read.
I cannot find one negative to this story, so I’m giving a 5 / 5!
Kiss Me in New York is a beautiful winter romance about two brokenhearted people crossing paths, deciding to spend Christmas Eve together. Will the ten steps to get over their exes bring them closer together?
As for my famous munches… I’ll have to go with what I said earlier. That amazing, giant and delicious glass of hot chocolate – with a whole load of caramel. “Do you want some marshmallows on there?” Yes please!
I had so much fun finding a place where I could get a good-looking hot chocolate, haha!