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Scarlett O’Brien, utterly addicted to romantic films, has found her leading man. She’s convinced Sean is Mr Right, but the day-to-day reality of a relationship isn’t quite like the movies. With Sean constantly away on business, Scarlett and her new best friend Oscar decide to head to New York for the holiday of a lifetime. From one famous landmark to the next, Scarlett and ...more
Paperback, 425 pages
Published November 22nd 2012 by Sphere (first published 2012)
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Megan Readinginthesunshine
I have been a big fan of Ali McNamara for ages, and I absolutely loved her novel From Notting Hill With Love…Actually. In fact, it has been read so many times that I know the book off by heart. So when I found out that Ali was releasing an eagerly anticipated sequel, I was so excited and could not WAIT to get started on it! I will just state that although this is a sequel and reading the first book beforehand will help you to know who some of the characters are straight away and more of the back ...more
Book Addict Shaun
I give this book an infinite amount of stars. This book is my 123rd read of 2012 and I have to say it could possibly be my favourite book of the year. I started it a few hours ago and could not put it down. I only read the first one earlier this year, From Notting Hill with Love... Actually and devoured that ridiculously fast as well. Ali McNamara is a fantastic author and has created an amazing character in Scarlett. Much like a certain Becky Brandon née Bloomwood, Scarlett O'Brien has everythi ...more
Alexa
I absolutely loved From Notting Hill with Love... Actually and I was really super looking forward to this sequel. I thought Scarlett and Sean were such a great pairing and I especially liked the flamboyant Oscar.
So, the sequel had a lot to live up to and as you can guess from the 2 star rating - it really didn't.
The story started out OK, but slowly as the story progressed it became more and more and more far-fetched and ridiculous. I won't spoil it by revealing the most preposterous plot twist
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Jacqueline
Oh dear me, this was dreadful. A wafer thin plot, trying desperately to recapture the zest of the prequel, but not quite managing it. Part of the problem for me was that I worked out the 'big twist' very early on (it wasn't difficult, believe me), and as the tension relied on that twist, the rest of story was sadly lacking in any sort of dramatic tension or frankly interest for me. The main character, Scarlet was hard to like and I wasn't convinced about her relationship with Sean at all, they w ...more
Leah
When I read Ali McNamara's debut novel From Notting Hill With Love... Actually a few years ago, it quickly became a firm favourite. It had everything that I love about the genre, all in one book, with characters you adore, and the best bit? It featured some of the most amazing movie scenes you could dream of. But when I heard about the sequel From Notting Hill To New York... Actually, I was a bit surprised and worried. See, I love books. I love books in a series, but sometimes a sequel can compl ...more
Babeborre
I loved the first book as it was funny and had a good plot. This one is not even close.
Rebecca
I don't really know how to feel about this book because while I thought the plot (while predictable) was clever and weaved together well, the characters are borderline annoying. I think they are well written and each is developed with enough time dedicated to them - but I just don't find them likeable. The conflict with Sean was forced and he didn't come across well in the book at all. Scarlett is way too perfect. Everyone spends the book telling her she is wonderful and hilarious and kind and f ...more
Olivia
This is the first ever book I've pre-ordered on my kindle. I just couldn't wait for it a second longer than I had to. It lived up to all the expectations I had from the first book and then some. Scarlett's character got even more likeable and I thoroughly enjoyed Oscar's exploits. Jamie and Max were an entertaining pair and Peter and the children at Sunnyside were all adorable. I'd advise not to read until you've read From Notting Hill to Love...Actually, because together they are pure escapism. ...more
Verity Wolfe
I absolutely loved the first book of the series, but felt somewhat let down by this book.

All the usually characters were back, and there were a few new ones to get to know. I liked them all, and the plot was good, but I just didn't enjoy it as much.

It was all a bit too predictable. I had my suspicions really early on, and then at half way though it was confirmed.

What I did love was the movie references at the end. I loved the end! It brought back some of what I fell in love with in the first bo
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Simona
I LOVED LOVED LOVED the first book of this series and that’s why I was really excited about book #2. The ending of the first book was stunning and I didn’t expect that at all from Sean.
Sean and Scarlett are such an adorable couple and I really wanted to read more about the two of them.

They have settled in in his house in Notting Hill now. Sean is away a lot on business and something seems to be missing from Scarlett’s life. The excitement is kind of gone.

She decides to go to New York and visit
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Love Fool
Scarlett O’Brien, utterly addicted to romantic films, has found her leading man. She’s convinced Sean is Mr Right, but the day-to-day reality of a relationship isn’t quite like the movies. With Sean constantly away on business, Scarlett and her new best friend Oscar decide to head to New York for the holiday of a lifetime.

Ughhhhhh... this broke my heart. Seriously. I LOVED part 1. I even recommended to several people on Goodreads. Part 2 felt different and dare I say even childish. I HATE when a
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Shaz Goodwin
From Notting Hill to New York … Actually continues Scarlett’s adventures. I thoroughly enjoyed her escapades in From Notting Hill with Love … Actually and couldn’t wait to read about Scarlett’s new adventures.

The story opens with Scarlett and Sean at home in Notting Hill. Sean’s had man flu and been at home. We’re brought up to date with their lives. Scarlett’s father has set up a New York branch of their business.

Straight away we’re into the fun that Scarlett seems to attract. Off to the gym wi
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Christine
I fell in love with Scarlett O'Brien in From Notting Hill with Love... Actually. She so easily made me laugh, and I adored her love of all things movie related. I was excited to see that there was going to be a sequel, even though we had to wait quite a long time between book one and two.

This story picks up shortly after book one. We find Scarlett and Sean settled into the routine of normal life. You get the impression that things are just that, normal. When a book ends and the characters get th
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Abbey Liddle
Scarlett O'Brien, utterly and addicted to romantic films, has found her leading man. She's convinced Sean is Mr Right, but the day-to-day reality of a relationship isn't quite like the movies. With Sean constantly away on business, Scarlett and her new best friend Oscar decide to head to New York for the holiday of a lifetime. From one famous landmark to the next, Scarlett and Oscar make many new friends during their adventure - including sailors in town for Fleet Week, a famous film star, and J ...more
Agi
Very, very strong 4 stars.
Rellay nice, fast reading, sometimes just too obvious and too cliche. Scarlett is just so prone to accident but on the other hand she is a really nice person. From time to time I was really desperate with Sean and wanted to slap him, his questions and investigations were too much for me. Oscar - I adored Oscar, he was the best bit in the book and it wouldn't be such a read without him. Please, I want a book about Oscar now :)
Although I must say I'm a little tired with b
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Laura
There's a reason why I dislike chic-literature. They're usually pretentious, far too convenient and the characters shallow, self obsessed and truly annoying. Usually though there's a cute, endearing storyline to redeem the book.

I enjoyed the first book in the series so I picked up this one in a deal in Tescos just before Christmas. Scarlett symbolises everything I hate in a chick lit character. She's so one-dimensional, she's pretentious, shallow etc In the first book, she had an endearing Romco
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Chris
I couldn't put this book down and read it very quickly, even though the outcome was pretty predictable. Another feel good book along a similar vein to the author's other books, except the heroine had already fallen in love in the last book. I did think all the events were a bit too convenient and had sussed out who Jamie was as soon as she met him as there was some serious signposting going on, but the characters were laugh out loud funny, especially Oscar, Scarlett's gay best friend and her boy ...more
Courtney Jones
Adorable. Initially wasn't fond of Sean's character and thought the Jamie story line was heading some place else, but the final chapter was an absolute dream. Would recommend to anyone looking for a chick flick on a lazy Sunday.
Elise
I saw this book in Tesco one day and I decided to buy it as I'm in love with Richard Curtis' work in films especially Love Actually. I started reading it at the start of this month and at first I couldn't really get into it and I thought I would end up not being able to finish it but then finally after my exams were over I decided I would sit there and just read and I just loved it. There is a huge plot twist in the book that just makes it so much more interesting and I love how it happens over ...more
JuliaEvelin
Sorry Ali but you should have just stopped after the first book. This is called milking it. There's nothing with this story that is any good. Which kind of disappoints me since I liked the first book so much. But now Scarlet is taking things to far and so are you, Ali. This reminds me much of the swedish blogger and author Sofi Fahrman and her Elsa-trilogy. Where the first book has an alright storyline but when it comes to the sequels the author has without a doubt bit of more than they could ch ...more
Lisa Bentley
Synopsis

No one could accuse Scarlett O’Brien of having a boring life. Recently she has sought out her long lost mother, ran out on her fiancé on their wedding day and fell completely in love with another man. This is the stuff of movie plots…which is kind of fitting because Scarlett O’Brien loves the movies. However, over the past few months life has settled down. It is not exactly humdrum but it is certainly less dramatic than it has been in the past.

Scarlett is a stuck in a bit of a rut but wh
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Jennikirsopp

I absolutely loved the first book 'From Notting Hill, with love actually.' And equally I adored this one, just the same. I whizzed through this book in four days! I just could not put it down.

We are delved into the wonderful, and exciting world of Scarlett who has now been living in Notting Hill for one year. However, things aren't as rosy as they once were with her and Sean, as they are now settled and living together. Scarlett is obsessed with the internet and tracking celebrities on Twitter,
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Alba
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So do you remember Scarlett? The movie obsessed girl who managed to live her own romantic movie thanks to gorgeous Sean? Yes? Ok, so she was sure life with him wouldn't be boring... but as reality hits her, she realises that real life couldn't be more different from the movies: Sean is constantly away and she feels quite alone. So when the opportunity arises to go to New York with Oscar, her new best friend, she doesn't hesisate for a minute and
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Elise Oliver
Loved this book. It was such a head warming tale. A real feel-good easy read for a winters afternoon. Not a bad word to say. The first person view point worked really well for this novel where sometimes it can get a little frustrating. Ali McNamara writes beautifully. Highly recommended to all chick-lit lovers out there!
M1ssb3rry
Loved this! Its really cute, the ending was predictable (of course) but it really was worth the read
I am going to read the last book straight away so I don't forget whats going on :)

I loved the ending though, that was really cute
Angela
Scarlett was just as lovable but I found the storyline a little too outlandish (I know it's fiction but it just seemed too much) and a bit predictable. I still loved it though overall!
Leggere A Colori
Mi sono approcciata volentieri alla lettura di Da New York a Notting Hill perché ho apprezzato i precedenti romanzi della McNamara, in particolare Innamorarsi a Notting Hill, ed ero quindi curiosa di scoprire come l’autrice avrebbe fatto continuare la storia. Purtroppo, questo secondo romanzo è stata una delusione pressoché totale: temo che McNamara si sia fatta trascinare dal successo dei precedenti best-sellers e abbia voluto cavalcarne l’onda, senza produrre nulla di nuovo.

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Talli Roland
A cute, fast-paced read. Love catching up with Scarlett.
Leah
When I read Ali McNamara’s debut novel From Notting Hill With Love… Actually a few years ago, it quickly became a firm favourite. It had everything that I love about the genre, all in one book, with characters you adore, and the best bit? It featured some of the most amazing movie scenes you could dream of. But when I heard about the sequel From Notting Hill To New York… Actually, I was a bit surprised and worried. See, I love books. I love books in a series, but sometimes a sequel can completel ...more
Victoria Austin
Scarlett O'brien, the main character of the book, who absolutely loves movies, leaving her husband at home, she heads off to New York for an adventure with her best friend Oscar.

I picked this book up when shopping in a supermarket, I'd heard of the first book in the series before but I hadn't got round to reading any of them until now. However, having read this as the first book instead of the actual first book first, I felt the book to me was an excellent story in it's own right so you didn't n
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