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City of Love

(The Remingtons Universe)

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Her heart is empty in the new life she’s living.
Charlotte Taylor knows she’s gorgeous. She’s been told that all her life. Since she was a child, her mom, a former model and Miss Georgia, has been grooming her for a professional modeling career and tomorrow, she’ll sign with the top agency in New York City. It should be a dream come true.
Alone, and unhappy, she doesn’t know
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Kindle Edition, 93 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Kindle Worlds
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Nancy Stopper
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Story is a lot sweet and a bit sexy. Two people who appear to be on the right track in their lives really aren't. Meeting each other puts them on a path to each other and their future. Love the characters and the premise, and loved the peek into some sights of New York City! It really is a City of Love.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Lynn Mullan
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a great romantic read.
Charlotte Taylor, a model, arrives in New York. She has been forced by a pushy mom to model all her young life, but her heart isn't in it. A southern girl, she is immediately overwhelmed by New York.
Charlotte has to attend a reception for the new agency that she is due to sign with, and meets another model, Olivia, who is very friendly. When they arrive at the reception, Siena Remington (Flames of Love) is there, and she also tries to help calm Charlotte's nerves.
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Isha Coleman
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Charlotte is so much more than a pretty face. Why can't anyone understand that?
Hale leads a life that is hectic and unsatisfying. He has a job he loves but a boss he hates and his brightest moments are spent watching a woman who doesn't know he exists. I received an ARC of City of Love in exchange for an honest review. There is a wistful quality to this read. Hale and Charlotte were living their dream careers in the big city but are not happy. They want more than just work and adoration from th
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Nikki
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a cute little novella. A girl who's been living her mother's Dream for way to long finds her way to be set free. and a handsome hunk, a handsome hunk who can cook, finally does what needs to be done to further his dreams. The story line was very cute and you didn't know what was to come next. I loved everything about it, until the end. I felt there was a few things left out. but maybe the author was trying to leave it to our imaginations. because other then that it leaves a satisfying endin ...more
Kate
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
this is a quick good read. great tie in for the Remington series. Would you have the courage to follow your dreams? What if everything was falling into place? could it be too good to be true. This is a sweet romance with a bit of sexy thrown in and is in keeping with the Remington's. The tie ins are nice and it is always a pleasure to see familiar characters.
KimberlyDawn
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte never wanted to be a model like her mother. Hale wants to run his own food cart, not work under a manager he doesn't get along with. A chance encounter between Charlotte and Hale has their lives taking an unexpected turn. Maybe it's for the best? This was a short, but very enjoyable read.
Karla Andrews
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a nice sweet romance. And some passion. Soul mate, following you dreams. When all the stars line up, it's just meant to be.
Christine
If you're in the mood for an insta-love or love at first sight or HEA kind of romance...City of Love by Kaira Rounda is perfect for you.

So what happens when you're stuck in a position you don't want to be in? A place where you are not truly happy. Charlotte Taylor, a model from Atlanta, flies to NYC for a chance to sign with one of the top modeling agencies in the country. Only problem...it's not her dream, but her mother's. Hale Scott, the head chef of NYC's trendiest restaurant PRIME, cooking
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Alicia
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
*** "City of Love" by Kaira Rouda (Remington Kindle World Series)

Kaira Rouda has written a fun, playful and spunky novella for this second round of Remington Kindle World Series.

Charlotte is an interesting character. Showing up for a potential year long modeling gig with the best agency in New York. She quickly realizes, yet again, this is no how she wants to live her life; she has been living her mother's dream; and she is free to make her own choices and decisions based upon who she is and w
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Roxanne Johnson-bisland
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte is living a life that she does not want; she is living the life her mother always wanted.
Charlotte has been part of pageants, modeling and a career in Marketing; all she wants is to live on a beach, painting with watercolors and running a small store catering to art.
Charlotte finds herself in New York to meet and sign a contract for a 1 year modeling career with a big firm. Charlotte is dreading signing the papers and being locked into a life she does not want.
Charlotte takes a leap an
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Ashley
Feb 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Charlotte is in New York to meet a modeling rep but she is coming to realize that it isn't what she wants to do, she just has to figure out what it is she wants. During her one night in town she meets Hale the chef of the restaurant she visits. Hale is unhappy with his job and can't wait to start his own career as a food truck chef. After talking to each other for a few hours they come to realize they both want to live in the same area and have similar goals in life. They are both unhappy but wh ...more
Eileen
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
City of Love by Kaira Rouda is a novella in Melissa Foster’s The Remington’s Kindle World latest releases. We begin this story with a despondent Charlotte Taylor, in New York to sign a contract with one of the country’s biggest modeling agents. Charlotte is a beautiful young lady who is living her life as her mother, a frustrated want-to-be model and Broadway star, dictates. She has decided that is the life Charlotte must live. Charlotte has no desire to live that life but has yet to find the ba ...more
Emily Goodman
Feb 28, 2016 rated it liked it
City of Love by Kaira Rouda is a cute little story about a young woman embarking on her journey of life. It’s fun, sweet, and everything you want in a romance.

The story is your typical romance. Small town girl moves to the big city catches the eye of a chef, they spend a wistful romantic evening together touring the Big Apple while talking about their dreams and aspirations. Who doesn’t find that romantic?

With that being said, sometimes I felt like the story didn’t have enough originality to s
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Danielle
Feb 17, 2016 rated it liked it
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

The story itself was adorable. Girl moves to big city to be a model, catches the eye on an aspiring chef working as a waiter....really cute. I really liked the scene at the beginning where Hale is daydreaming about going up to Charlotte and talking to her.

Unfortunately, I found the story a little difficult to read at times, mainly due to the long-winded, overly detailed sentences. Here's an example of one: "This restaurant, Prime, seemed to hav
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C.M. Albert
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Kaira Rouda, I will be exhausted tomorrow. But City of Love was such a well-written sweet little novella, I simply: Could. Not. Put. It. Down. I fell in love quickly with small-town Charlotte & the handsome chef she meets, Hale, while in the city for a quick trip. Some may question whether things could fall into place so easily, but that's the whole point, the beauty, the magic of love at first sight. Despite an accelerated timeline, their story never felt forced, rushed, or unbeli ...more
Ashley Cestra
Mar 03, 2016 added it
Shelves: arc, reviewed
City of love was a BEAUTIFUL, love at first sight, happily ever after story! As a new York native, having been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the city, reading this book allowed me to reflect on the wonderful sights New York city has to offer. City of love was a perfect novella, bringing in a love for food and art, I was just swooning over the details of this story! The relationship the two main characters share, was cozy and intimate just what my heart needed. Kaira Rouda's writing style ...more
Melinda Garza
City of Love is such a cute and romantic tale of two people who are both in New York. Charlotte is in New York but it is not where she wants to be. She has always lived her life for her mom and her moms dreams. She is very unhappy and lonely.
Hale is a chef at a well know New York eatery but just like Charlotte, he does not want to be a chef at that restaurant any more. He has conflict with his boss. Hale has his own dreams and has finally saved up enough money to follow through with his dream.
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Cindy
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
These young people figure it out fast! The moment they lay eyes on each other they are smitten. They upend their lives to be together and live their dreams. And that’s it – they are telling us to live our dreams – not the dreams that are pressed on us by our parents, or society, or anyone else. Stand up for yourself and what you want. Charlotte does this for herself, escaping the modeling world, and Hale does this for himself by escaping a bad boss. Their dreams, their plans, their lives.

I recei
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IrishdaisylovesRomance
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte is a very nice quiet girl who more or less has her life run by a very controlling mother, who pushes Charlotte to model, which is her mothers dream not her own. Charlotte is called to New York by a very prestigious modelling company. Coming from a Southern small town she found New York very big and a little intimidating, She soon gets her footing and decides modelling is not for her.
Hale is a chef who is in a job with a very snotty, not nice manager of the restaurant he works at. Hale
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Teresa
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I received an advance reader copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. What an awesome novella! Charlotte is in New York City to meet with a modeling agency. This is not her dream but her mothers dream for her. Hale is the head chef at the Prime Restaurant but is struggling to stay due to a boss that does not know how to treat her employees. When fate puts Charlotte in Prime at the right time, Hale knows what he needs to do. This was his chance and he was taking it. He realized quic ...more
Rebecca Austin
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Charlotte Taylor, 23, has been living life under her mom's control instead of living life her herself and following her own dreams.

Hale Scott, 25, has achieved his dream of working as a chef at the hottest restaurant in Manhattan but his boss has him on pins and needles and he is at his breaking point.

When Hale and Charlotte meet will they give each other the strength to follow their dreams or will they decide to take the safe path in front of them?

This was a great novella and I loved how Charlo
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Michelle
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Charlotte is in New York to interview at a modeling agency, not her dream, but her mother's. Hale is a chef at a restuarant and bar ends up at. They are instantly drawn to each other. Hale is tired of working for others and Charlotte doesn't want to follow her mom's dreams for her anymore. A fun read about two people trying to find themselves who end up finding more than they expected when they find each other. I enjoy Kaira Rouda's writing style. She tells the story from each character's persp ...more
Dawn F
Mar 03, 2016 added it
I absolutely love a romance story and this was no exception. I was intrigued throughout the book, although, I felt like a lot of this story was the same as other romance books out there. The coming together of the characters seemed to be second to the long backstory that it took to get there. Although this took a while, I was still enthralled with reading the book and found it to be a nice romance book for anyone who loves this kind of reading. Charlotte is a sweet girl and I can see how someone ...more
Shari
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A sweet with a little bit of sexiness novella that I thoroughly enjoyed. Charlotte has been living her mother's dreams until she went on a modeling interview in New York City, and decided to live her own dreams. She meets Hale, handsome chef for a world wind weekend while in New York City. Love at first site. He too has dreams that he wants to live out, to own his food truck.

A short read but with great character development. This is part of the Remingtons , but can be read as a stand alone.
Geri
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable quick read. A beautiful young woman who has buried her dreams for her mother's dreams is in the big city for a chance at a modeling contract with a major agency. Only thing is it is not what she wants. Hale is working on his dream and endures what he needs to in order to get the payment to make that dream happen. When these two are brought together sparks fly and they wonder if fate stepped in. The story is part sweet with a touch of heat! I enjoyed seeing the city through ...more
Cindy
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given this book in return for a honest review. I enjoyed the book a lot but just wish there was more of the book. It left some questions that I wanted to know. All in all it was a good fast good read. Charlotte was living a dream but not her dream, she finally found the courage to break free of the dreams of her mother. Hale was living doing what he loved with a nasty and rude boss until Charlotte walked into his life. Love at first sight they pulled their dreams together and made both dre ...more
Cheryl
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Charlotte's mom has pushed her for years to be a model and fulfill her own failed dreams. Charlotte wants no part of that life...she wants a little house on the beach and a family to love.
Hale's got a great job in a fabulous and popular NYC restaurant..with the world's worse boss. But he's got plans for a different kind of food business.
A chance encounter, two kindred spirits and a sweet love story...love it!

I received an ARC for a honest review.

Victoria
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed reading this story. Its sweet with some steamy romance. Charlotte in NY modeling and following her mom's dreams. Hale is chef for hottest restaurant in Manhattan. When Charlotte and Hale meet the attraction is strong. Neither Charlotte or Hale are happy with their current choice of careers. Will they take chances? Will they be able to follow their dreams?
Received advance copy for honest review
Julianna
Mar 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A hot chef and a woman finally taking her life into her own hands have a hot and heavy night in New York. Super steamy and sweet. A great quick read. Kaira always knows how to tell a story that will suck you in from the first page.
Barby Parker
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