Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ELLE CASEY, brings readers book 1 of 3 in the contemporary romance LOVE IN NEW YORK series. Sometimes engagement rings can get lost and then found. Sometimes people can too. All it takes is a heavy-duty dose of karma and the magic of Manhattan to make it all come together.Leah is a financially destitute new age hippy. James is a wealthy surgeon with a trust fund. She's awkward, he's poised. She's completely crazy, he's way too sane. People might say they have nothing in common, but they'd be wrong. They both live in Manhattan, they both have no idea how to change a baby diaper, and they're both lost … until they find one another.LOVE IN NEW YORK SERIES READING ORDER:Love in New York: Book 1 (Lost and Found)Love in New York: Book 2 (Cabin Fever)Love in New York: Book 3 (Mister Fixit)About this series: I’d never been to New York City before, but I knew I would love it and wanted to write a story that was set in the most exciting city in the world. So I hopped on a plane with my friend Susan and spent 5 whirlwind days there, soaking up the culture, seeing the sights and nailing down the scenes that would eventually end up in this series. Those of you familiar with New York City know what I’m talking about when I say you just can’t beat Russ and Daughters’ bagels, Central Park, Times Square, Brooklyn, and Yonnah Schimmels’ knishes.
In an Oyster Shell – It was a well-crafted story, that had me pondering things of fate and true love. I recommend it for the mature audience.
The Pearls – The storyline was absolutely epic for me. I love how the story was crafted between the multiple POV’s and it integrated seemingly mundane occurrences in a fantastical way. I have not often seen multiple POV’s of the same story done well. In fact it’s a super pet-peeve of mine with authors, particularly well-known authors go back and tell the same story. I am talking about when a series has been out for awhile and the movies come out than they put out a book with an opposite POV but it’s just sensational, it adds nothing to the story. h is not the case here. I was thrilled that this worked for this story!
The romance was just fun. Two unlikely people, that come together at the hands of fate, how can you not love a story like that? I really like how in the separate POV the author paints a picture of both main characters as complete opposites. Wehn they come together, it is seamless. You probably have gotten it by now but I really enjoyed this story.
I felt like the author weaved and intricate web of sub-plots and everything was resolved by the end of the story. You felt complete by the time the book was over. This is the first in the series so I am curious of where the author is going to go with this.
The Sand – There was strong language in this book, which I prefer mine without. The sex scene was steamy and fun but not the kind of book I usually feature on this blog. So kids don’t read this. Responsible adults… carry on.
I give this 3.5 Pearls.