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I'll Take New York

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,591 ratings  ·  154 reviews
The author of the Sunday Times bestselling Take a Look at Me Now, returns to New York with her most heart-warming, romantic story yet.

Have you ever given up on love?

When her boyfriend lets her down for the last time, Brooklyn bookshop owner Bea James makes a decision – no more. No more men, no more heartbreak, and no more pain.

Psychiatrist Jake Steinmann is making a new st
Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 4th 2014 by Avon
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Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

So, this book is really special to me. I’ve read three of Miranda’s books already; the others are ready in my bookshelf. When I saw a tweet to join #TeamBea I took the chance. All I had to do was tweet my fave character out of her books. Until now it has been Romily from It Started With A Kiss, now I think Bea took over that role. A few days later I was mentioned in a tweet announcing the winner, I was one of them, I couldn’t belie

Originally posted on This Chick Reads

*Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Miranda Dickinson is a well established name on the chick lit scene, and probably one of the most read British authors. Every time I would open my twitter I see someone either reading one of her books, or mentioning how much they want to read them.

If you ever give 'I'll Take New York' a chance, I'm sure you'll understand what I'm saying, and it's safe to say you'd want to read Miranda's backlog. Th
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous book thoroughly enjoyable, so well written, just could not put it down and didn't want it to end. Really love this authors books :-).
Fabulous Book Fiend
Aug 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review: this book was everything I hoped it would be and more. I am a massive fan of Miranda's first novel, Fairytale of New York and so when I found out there was going to be a spin off novel/sequel to that I could barely contain my excitement, then when it popped through my letterbox, even more excitement and then to know that I'm actually in a scene in the book-wow, heaven! But seriously, this is an awesome book and I read it cover to cover in one sitting because I was so caught up in the wor ...more
Book Addict Shaun
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Miranda Dickinson has been on my TBR for ages and the fact that this is her sixth book and it's only the first I've read is ridiculous, because I loved it! Some of my favourite bloggers are huge fans of Miranda's books so I did start this book with very high expectations, all of which were exceeded.

Bea James has been let down by her boyfriend too many times, finally ending their relationship she throws herself into her business, telling herself no more men. Jake Steinmann is leaving San Francisc
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Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014
Miranda Dickinson is a name very well known in the chick - lit world and she seems to have thousands of very faithful and devoted fans who adore her writing. Although "I'll Take New York" is her sixth novel, it is the third book by her that I've read, and reading them was like being on a rollercoaster: either very high or very down. This time, I'm really sorry to report it, I was down again. I really seem to be in minority here, and it's okay, I'm sure the book is going to appeal to many people ...more
Mandy Baggot
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was the story of Brooklyn bookseller, Bea searching for a better life now she's newly single. She can be happy without a man surely! Jake is reeling from the breakup of his marriage and moves back to New York to start again. Does Fate draw Be and Jake together or are they destined to be alone forever?

A story about all kinds of relationships. For those who like a gentle-paced read with a touch of romance.

Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Miranda Dickinson....I love you! What a wonderful book I'll Take New York is (although I expected nothing less!). It is perfect, so perfect i actually hugged it after the last page. I have devoured the pages and was so sad when I got to the final one as I just didn't want it to end. I am definitely a member of Team Bea and such a fan of hers! I feel a massive book hangover coming on.....I am not going to be able to do this book justice with my review.

So, I'll Take New York tells the story of Be
Aug 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Today I am part of the fabulous blog tour for Miranda Dickinson's new book I'll Take New York! Now what isn't to love about Miranda's books, I am such a big fan of her books and the covers are always pretty!

I'll Take New York is about two people, Bea James owner of Brooklyn bookshop is let down by her boyfriend for the last time, she makes the decision no more men, no more heartbreak, and no more pain. Psychiatrist Jake Steinmann is having a fresh start too, leaving his broken marriage behind in
Megan Readinginthesunshine
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I always eagerly look forward to Miranda’s books – and I was especially excited about I’ll Take New York!

When her boyfriend lets her down for the last time, Brooklyn bookshop owner Bea James makes a decision – no more. No more men, no more heartbreak, and no more pain. Jake Steinmann is making a new start too, leaving his broken marriage behind in San Francisco. From now on there’ll just be one love in his life: New York. Bea and Jake meet at a party, and decide there’s just one thing for it. Th
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audio
While cute, this story was too much like When Harry Met Sally without any of the endearing originality or honesty. You know the ending of the book after reading the first third (or, arguably, after reading the blurb), but it takes until the last 10 pages for the inevitable resolution. The path between is littered with plenty of incidents that make you think, "saw that coming" and "really?", but I guess I shouldn't be too harsh on a book I picked up for a light read.

It is sweet, it is light, but
Julie Cohen
Miranda has done it again! Feel-good, romantic, a wonderful luscious escapist read.
Mar 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Becca's Books ~

I'd like to begin my review with a very heartfelt thank you to the fabulous Olivia Wilson for inviting me along on the blog tour & for sending me across my very own, beautiful paperback copy of I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson. I also need to thank Miranda Dickinson herself, for whisking me away to the stunning setting of New York, and for providing me with such an inspiring, uplifting story, I was wiping away tears
Nov 12, 2018 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book – long at almost 500 pages that I managed in a couple of days – and I did like it in spite of its predictability. But ……. there was absolutely no sense of drama because the whole story is summed up on the back cover. How I wish publishers would STOP doing this ……….

I’ve read both Fairytale of New York (that I flicked through again last night actually at my Zumba book swap) and Welcome to my World, and enjoyed both of those, so I liked the way this story linked to
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, fiction, romance
I originally picked this book up for the cover... how glad I am for that decision!! I don't usually go for books based on romance but this book blew me away.

I loved everything about this book. The characters were all so amazing, Miranda Dickinson has done an incredible job making all her characters likeable as there is usually at least one person who grates on you, I loved every single character.

The way this book has been written is just beautiful. The chapters alternated between Bea's viewpoint
2.5 stars. I liked the idea of the story, the New Yorky feel, the lovely romance of Rosie and Ed but, but, but... I guess I felt the same frustration as I did watching “Sleepless in Seattle”. I was very impatient with the two main characters for being so clueless and some of the side stories, especially the Russ one, felt ridiculous.

Also, there really wasn’t any of my favorite witty, snarky humor and dialogue. The story wasn’t dark; it was more blah than anything. Good enough to read to the end
Dec 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It gives me great pleasure to be part of this blog tour organised by the lovely Liv Wilson at Avon Books and what better day tour date could I have been given than today - as it's my birthday :) I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which I'm more than happy to give. I've been book blogging and reviewing for just a year now and have read several of Miranda's previous books before I started reviewing and loved each of them so when the opportunity was offered to rev ...more
Mehak Garg
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Honestly, this book wasn't anything phenomenal, it just made me feel really good and for me, that's all that matters: the way a book makes you feel!
A Page of  Fictional Love
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The book begins with Bea waiting with her family for her boyfriend Otis to arrive.... thing is he doesn't show up and like relationships that many of us ladies have found ourselves in at some time, enough is enough. Bea decides to walk away from him and start a year of being single. She's completely off men, and who can blame her when her boyfriend of 5 years lets her down... again... in front of all her family.

Bea decides to throw herself into her business; Hudson River Books in New York- a bo
Zoe Hartgen
Dec 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the third book I've read by Miranda Dickinson in the last month or so and I have to say I think I've found a new favourite! Such romance can only possibly belong in books! The whole will they, won't they gets me from page one every time! I loved this book along with the other 2!!!
Alida Arabelle
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: girl
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Debs :-)
Sue Seaman
Jul 11, 2015 added it
Shelves: 2015
after having read some intense books recently decided on some light easy reading and was not disappointed love miranda dickenson easy flowing,reads very under rated author in my opinion
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was ok
A very typical feel-good, should-be-a-film chick lit. Predictable but sweet. I will say it was a little on the long side which I didn't feel was overly necessary but a fun little story :)
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
i will put a review up soon
This was a reread
This book was awesome, sweet, cute, Made you fall in-love with the characters and Romantic
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
While this certainly wasn't a bad book, there are aspects I found lacking.

I think around 100 pages or so could have been cut with the amount of unnecessary detail or descriptions given. Small descriptions given that didn't build character or add to the story, and the same phrases used over and over again. It felt a little like a TV show where at the start they say 'this is what happened last time on.....', but we had just read the same stressed feelings/hopelessness, etc in the last chapter, and
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
📖 📚I’ll Take New York 📖 📚 .

I flippin love(!) this book! Anyone who knows me will know I’m obsessed with New York, I love reading about it. I love how big this book is, I love chunky books where you can get absorbed into the story and the lives of the characters. .

This book really did have me laugh and cry. Half way through I got soo angry with the decisions Bea and Jake made, I knew it was coming, bit it still made me physically angry. .

I really love the character of Bea; I love go relatable she
Holly Kelshaw
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-favourites
Finished this book within a day!

Loved everything about this book, although I was initially drawn to its setting in NYC. The two main characters, Jake and Bea, are lovable, quirky and caring and grow into a great partnership as they see the sights of New York. The author writes the book with perfect timing and consideration for the storyline...even if I was starting to pull my hair out in the last 50 pages to the characters stubbornness!

Overall, an easy and uplifting read which gives hope in a
Lauren White
Jan 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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Miranda Dickinson has always had a head full of stories. Coming from a creative family where stories and songs were always present, it was perhaps inevitable that she would end up adoring words. A songwriter for over 15 years, Miranda has successfully penned over thirty songs, delivering both live and recorded performances in a range of venues across the UK and Europe. Her first solo project album ...more

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