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I Heart New York (I Heart #1)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  13,204 ratings  ·  704 reviews
Angela Clark is in love—with the most fabulous city in the world!

When Angela catches her boyfriend with another woman at her best friend's wedding, she's heartbroken and desperate to run away. With little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins, and her passport in hand, Angela decides to jump on a plane for . . . NYC!

Settling into a cute hotel and quic...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Harper Perennial (first published January 1st 2009)
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This was one of the smallest books in my collection, and for that reason I read it the night before I went on holiday. Quite frankly I wish I had not bothered. The writing is terrible, cliched, and if there was any originality in the book then I must have blinked and missed it.
Rather than any form of detailed plot we have details of designers (was the writer trying for freebies from Marc Jacobs???), numerous descriptions of handbags, shops etc.
I think this is meant to be some sort of modern fair...more
Renee Beaucage
I loved everything about this book! I've never been to New York, but it's my dream destination right now, and I'll take any opportunity to read about it. That's what drew me to the book in the first place. Kelk has a wonderful ability to make her readers really connect to the characters. Everything that Angela goes through, from the horrendous break-up, to the simultaneous dating, to being a newcomer to a huge city is something that many women have been through, therefore they can relate easily....more
Lydia Laceby
Originally Reviewed at Novel Escapes

What fabulous and fun chick lit! I whipped through I Heart New York, finding it full of laughs and connected with Angela’s character and enjoyed following her as she tried to figure herself out.

I Heart New York was such a fun read. I laughed out loud and was fully immersed into Angela’s life. She felt real to me. She had wasn't too ditzy, she had aspirations and I felt her love for the city shine through, along with her confusion about how she ended up there i...more
Aug 05, 2010 Antonia rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one

didn't enjoy this. at all. so full of stereotypes of what women "want" and are engrossed by apparently. shopping (the right brands obviously), drinking alcohol to have fun, drinking coffee (of course from the right coffee shop) and finding a mate. but then, what did i expect, it came in a magazine with the exact same content.
the two things that annoyed me most were the constant brand name dropping and the fact that alcohol featured so much - in fact every time the characters went somewhere...more
Lindsey Kelk's 'I Heart New York' is being marketed at Sophie Kinsella fans and yes there are similarities, however,whilst Sophie often makes me laugh out loud - this book had me sighing in annoyance in many places.

Dumped girlfriend takes the first plane to anywhere - ends up in New York City - meets lots of lovely, fashionable and rich people and immediately turns into a beautiful, succesful woman herself. The plot is quite improbable - very far-fetched but very easy to read. Ideal for passing...more
At her best friend’s wedding, Angela Clark finds her boyfriend cheating on her in his car. After storming back into the wedding to confront her best friend, Angela flees to New York and ends up staying in the first hotel she comes to. The girl working on the concierge at the hotel, Jenny, befriends Angela and takes her under her wing, giving Angela a make-over and showing her New York City’s sights. Within days, Angela is dating two guys and has a job blogging about her adventures in the City bu...more
At her best friend’s wedding, Angela walks in on her long-term boyfriend Mark cheating on her with someone on the back seat of their car. Nice. So she does what any self-respecting woman would do – flees… not just the wedding, but the country as well! Angela ends up in New York City with no friends, no money and no job.

But she soon makes friend with hotel receptionist Jenny and she’s determined to put a smile back on Angela’s face. Cue a LOT of spending in Bloomingdale’s, getting drunk and meeti...more
Kim Martin-whyte
Fun chick lit, read while I was in NY as it is set there. It's a good story, a definite page turner. I have liked it enough to purchase the next book in the series.
Nilam Suri
Feb 13, 2013 Nilam Suri rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nilam by: Nina Ardianti
Shelves: chick-lit, ebook
I read it yesterday, and literally in just one sitting. This book made me nailed my butt in Starbucks from noon till nearly evening, unable to move and unable to stop.

I can't remember the last time I enjoy a chick-lit book this much, hell, i even can't remember the last time i read chick-lit, the genre that i adored (and gained me the title the queen of chick-lit among my peers) in college. But this book, make that inner chick-lit die hard fan back in vengeance!

The story is heartwarming, the he...more
I never really got into the chick-lit genre so what made me pick this book to read, I'm not really sure. Maybe it's because I've always had a yearning to flee to New York, have a trendy makeover, spend obscene amounts of money on designer clothes, find the perfect indie rock god boyfriend and land the perfect job.

Completely unbelievable of course, but this is exactly what the heroine Angela does in this thoroughly enjoyable read. You have to suspend your disbelief as Angela, aided by new best fr...more
I was delighted to win this book in one of the Goodreads' giveaways. That is until my spouse lost the book envelope in a pile of bills to be filed. Thus, until I got around to filing, my least favorite thing (besides dishes) I couldn't recall where the heck I had put the book after I got it. Imagine my delight to find, in the middle of endless sheets of monotony disguised as bills and other important documents, a new book to read.

The delight lasted until I started reading. The whole clueless wo...more
Rea Sinfield
Lindsey Kelk has wrote three books in the I Heart series
I heart New York,
I heart Hollywood
and I heart Paris.

If you have read my previous reviews you will know I was unaware of this as I read the I heart Paris which is the last book first and only once I started reading this book did I fall in that there were previous books.

I thoroughly enjoyed the last book and so I decided to go back and read the first one I Heart New York which I managed to find in the Library.

All of the I heart books lo...more
Angela is 26 and maid of honor at her best friend's wedding, when, dressed in a horrible coffee-coloured fish-tail bridesmaid dress, and clutching a pair of Louboutins in her hand, she finds her fiance having sex with another girl in the back of their car.

After screaming at him she discovers that he has been seeing this girl for months, and that her best friend and her new husband have been playing doubles tennis with them!

Storming back into the wedding she screams at the bride, and fractures th...more
When I picked this book up I thought, yep, nice easy read, nothing special. I think I read this in one day. It's possibly one of my all time favourite books. I've read it and re read it so much I'll need to buy a new copy as mine is getting dog eared. I found it hilariously funny and the heroine cringe worthy but real. I envied how she had the courage to (unrealistically) up and start a new life half way around the world when things got tough at home. I'm glad she stood firm and never wavered ab...more
I've heard good things about the I Heart series, and with Lindsey Kelk just announcing an additional book to the series- I Heart Christmas, due out later this year, I decided to give it a go. What I love about this book is that there is no time wasted; it jumps straight into the story within the first chapter.
Angela, a wannabe writer, has just found out her boyfriend has been cheating on her... and all of her friends knew. So, what better to do than jump on the first plane out of England? Angela...more
Barbara Elsborg
I didn't get on with this book at all but I won't grade it because I know I'm not the target audience. The more I read, the more uncomfortable I grew. Running away from heartbreak straight into bliss - is not likely. I didn't like the fact that she was dating two guys at the same time (Not a spoiler - it's on the back)Considering what had happened to her, it seemed the wrong thing to do. But it was the way everything fell into place for her so easily that aggravated me the most. Immediately find...more
I started reading this one awhile back, but stopped at 79% and I don't know why!? I still remember a few scenes from the book, which I suppose is a good thing because I usually forget what happens in most cotton candy fiction. Though I don't think I will continue on with the series or finish this particular story - it was too predictable in a boring way and didn't have me laughing out loud enough.
I've read all 6 books that are in this series and I have to say that they are all overrated.
There's nothing special about them and most of the time it's just repetition because the main character Angela Clark is just travelling to different places; there's a bit of mayhem and then the problems are slowly getting solved towards the end of each book.
I dislike the main character because she's lazy and all she does is go out and drink and whine all the time.
Out of the whole series, I Heart New...more
Bree T
British freelance writer Angela Clark is bridesmaid at her best friend’s wedding when she finds her boyfriend getting it on with someone else in the backseat of his car….during the reception. After making somewhat of a spectacle of herself that includes breaking the groom’s hand with her shoe, Angela decides that she needs to get away and now is the perfect time. She boards a flight for New York.

Landing with little more than her laptop, a crumpled bridesmaid dress and the hand-breaking shoes, sh...more
March’s theme in Chick Lit and Other Fiction is location, location, location. The destination chose New York City by way of London England.

Angela is attending her best friend Louisa’s wedding when she discovers something in her car. All she wants is to change her shoes from these dreadful louboutins. Mark her boyfriend surprises her with his cheating partner. Angela’s world collapses as she realizes that her world has changed forever. Her answer leave go to New York City in the United S...more
Angela, recently shocked by the sudden discovery of her fiance with another woman in the back of their car, has decided the best way to face the problem is not to. Within mere hours of her discovery Angela Clark decides the best resolution for her problem is to jump on a plane to New York City. Upon arrival she quickly discovers that she could easily make her way in the Big Apple with the help of a new friend, Jenny, a complete make over, a few good shopping trips and of course, boys. It all see...more
Maria Casey
I thought now was a good time to read this book as I'm going to New York next week for an 11 day holiday. What can I say, I'm already in love with the city after reading this...

I'm a sucker for a happy ending, and this book certainly had that and more. I loved it from the get-go. It's kinda something I dream of having the guts to do; just get up and leave (in my dreams, the cheating boyfriend bit isn't present of course).

I fell in love with every character, although of them all Angela was proba...more
Naomi Stephens
I enjoyed the first 2/3 of this book more than the last 1/3. The plot became very rushed towards the end and the ending left something to be desired. Also Jenny's character can be quite annoying. Much of the dialogue from her and occasionally the other characters seemed too scripted. I didn't believe Jenny really wanted to help others and be the next Oprah. It felt more like the author wanted to write flowery monologues she thought people would think were full of wisdom. Also the whole Jenny/Jef...more
Nash Nordin
Angela Clark caught her fiancé, Mark having sex with a girl on the back of their car on her best friend wedding day. What’s worse is that her friend had known that Mark has been in a relationship with the girl for quite sometimes. She went bananas — ruined her best friend’s wedding, broke the groom’s hand etc and flew to New York the next day. This is where her adventure starts. She meets up with new friends (Jenny, Erin, Vanessa) start seeing some new guys (Alex and Tyler) and scored a job to w...more
This is the fastest I've read a book in awhile. It might have something to do with the fact that I'm in 3 book clubs so I have a lot to read, but I think it's that I just really enjoyed it. With each page turn I couldn't put it down. At first I was thrown by the single quotes outlining the dialogue, but recently learned that's standard for British authors.

I love the main character (Angela), to me she is completely relate-able. Before my marriage, so pretty much all of my dating days, I didn't k...more
Lindsey Kelk’s I Heart New York was an entertaining — if predictable — novel about a young woman’s late blooming. Though our main character is hardly a teen, it read like a coming-of-age story; Angela’s awakening to life beyond Mark, her stodgy and boring ex-fiance, and the hum-drum life they’d formed together.

Knowing how much I’ve hated other OMG-let’s-go-to-New-York-and-change-our-lives novels, I can tell you that it’s quite a shock for me to be writing . . . a positive review for this one. We...more
Angela Clark’s perfect world is thrown into chaos when she discovers her boyfriend Mark is a man misbehaving badly at her best friend’s wedding. Humiliated, Angela decides to take a drastic course of action and flies to New York, where the city, new friends and a beautiful Marc Jacobs bag make New York seem a more attractive city compared to London. Life gets even better when she gets a job as a blogger for a top magazine and meets two fantastic men who are interested in her, but is New York eve...more
I love this book! :)

I didn't bother reading the blurb, coz when i saw this book cover i thought, ah this should be a good YA novel, seeing how much i enjoyed Keris Stainton's Jessie Hearts NYC. The book opens with Angela being a bridesmaid at her friend's wedding. I figured, this must be a story about a girl, fresh out of college wanting to see the rest of America, with New York on top of her list. As i continued to read, i learn that Angela is also engaged to be married to Mark, who, during the...more
I HEART NEW YORK, by Lindsey Kelk, was a fun and fresh romantic read. Kelk created a lovely broken-hearted heroine that readers are sure to root for during her trek to New York City to reinvent herself after a terrible breakup.

Right from the start I loved this book. I am a big fan of reading books where the characters are from the UK. Angela was the cutest NYC-challenged girl! Her bubbly, no-nonsence personality brought friends to her circle in droves. With the help of Jenny, Angela was able to...more
I haven't been so excited in a series for a long long time now. This was refreshing and really inspiring. I would be lying if i said i didn't think it could have been written better i did. I love it, but at times, though it was easy to be lost in the wold of the very new new yorker, i still felt like Miss Kelk was holding back a bit. I wanted to be pulled to see through Angie's eyes ass she took this adventure, and to a degree i was, but it still felt vey watered down version of what could have...more
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Lindsey Kelk is a writer, beauty blogger, karaoke fan and not-so-secret pro-wrestling fan. She currently lives in New York, trying to get around in shoes she can't really walk in.
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