Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
It’s been a long time since I’ve watched a really good rom com. But parts of Kate Spencer’s In a New York Minute give me those vibes.
Take Meg Ryan walking the streets of NY knowing she has mail…from you; add some BFF moments like in 27 Dresses; add in an uptight lead who’s often misunderstood like Sandra Bullock in The Proposal; & a beautiful, alive city, NYC, that shines & welcomes & helps make magic happen.
But there are other parts of this book, mainly a lot of what happens after 65%+, that frustrate me. Honestly, there was one moment where I deliberated not finishing bc the characters made me that annoyed.
Hayes, the hero, is uncertain & by God ruminates over his mistakes & that feels so RELATABLE & often refreshing. But he also keeps dilly dallying about a relationship with Franny.
Franny, the heroine, is going through a lot professionally & personally. Also relatable. But the conflict—which she urges forward like she’s emptying a bottle of lighter fluid on a campfire where delicate little s’mores are cooking (does this analogy work or not?) 😆—had my eyes & heart feeling like 🙄.
Basically there is so much passivity in their relationship from the beginning to the ending pages. Maybe that is relatable too. But it was not a reading experience I loved all the way through.
There’s a lot to commend itself about this read. It is often adorable. It is often funny. The best friends are amazing. I love how refreshingly insecure the hero can be. But most of the moments shine for me toward the beginning & not so much at the end.
3.5⭐️. Release date: 03/15.
Give me that HEA, please.
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