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Kiss Me in New York

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  2,163 ratings  ·  486 reviews
It's Christmas Eve at JFK in NYC.

Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the airport after three months apart. Charlotte has just been dumped, and Anthony is about to be dumped, right in the middle of the holiday crowd.

Charlotte's flight is canceled when a
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Kids Can Press (first published October 3rd 2016)
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Mar 15, 2020 rated it did not like it
wow proud of the not like other girls trope for writing a whole book by itself!!

also this had more exclamation points than my aunt's facebook posts.

a real nightmare all around.


there are two main reasons i'm reading this book:
- it's under 200 pages
- anytime you check out a stack of books at the library, you should always have at least one with an embarrassing title. to keep you humble
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
Kiss Me in New York is a cute read that will cheer you up this winter. Although a bit clichéd, the story of two strangers meeting at an airport in New York is so entertaining. The idea of two people bonding over a breakup is heartwarming, and the main character is logical and doesn’t whine. This story is super short and can easily be read in one sitting.

This book tells the story of two people who meet at an airport coincidentally after they are both dumped. Together, with the help of Get Over Yo
Yuli Atta
I do not particularly like books like this one but I cannot deny that it's sugar-sweet.
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
I don't know if I didn't like that book, because I was reading during the summer, but I really couldn't feel the characters. The characters were really annoying and unrealistic. Seriously those were the most unrealistic characters I have ever read about. First of all they are practically strangers. They meet and a couple of hours later they are in love.
The only things I liked about this book were the double points of view.
I liked the whole Christmas and winter atmosphere. Right now where I liv
chloe ♡
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: i-own, review-copy
I was given an eARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

[I'm reviewing this way past the archive date. (Sorry Netgalley! :P)]

I read this for my Christmas reading challenge. Honestly, I had no idea what the book's about until I found a list of YA Christmas books and apparently THE STORY IS SET IN NEW YORK CITY (kinda obvious) DURING CHRISTMAS (not really that obvious)??!! New York City + Christmas = two very awesome things, so before reading this book, I already knew that

▪Plot 2/5
▪Details 2.5/5
▪Characters 2.5/5
▪Romance 3.5/5
▪Logic 2/5
▪Writing style 2/5
▪Enjoyment 2.5/5

Cheesy. Not so much logic in it. Writing style is meh.
Izabella (Pages Full of Stars)
"Thank you. For letting me see it's all right to be scared sometimes."

Kiss Me in New York is a warm and fun contemporary romance novel for young adults, set in beautiful New York on the brink of Christmas.

Charlotte is a British foreign exchange student, who's waiting for a flight home for Christmas. She wanted to try studying in New York, because she dreamed of something bigger but now, dumped by her boyfriend, all she wants is to go home and spend holidays with her family. When her flight i
This review is also on my blog illbefinealonereads

This was a really cute and fast read, I finished it one sitting.
The characters were well developed, in my opinion they were one of the best features of the book. I also loved the way the magic of New York and the Christmas atmosphere were embroidered in the text, I could practically smell winter. The dual-POV was pulled off masterfully too, and not a lot of writers can do it so well.
I did find the plot slightly clichéd, but it was still fun to re
Hedi [ The Dutch Reader ]
Thanks to Netgally for giving me a copy of this story in return for a honest review

Kiss Me in New York is a warm and fun contemporary romance novel for young adults, set in beautiful New York on the brink of Christmas. It kind of reminded me of a Stephanie Perkins book, the same fun and sweet story.

The story follows Charlotte, a British exchange student at JFK Airport on her way home for Christmas. She just has been dumped by her boyfriend and all she wants to do is go home and never come bac
Laurence R.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is adorable! It reminded me a bit of Dash & Lily's Book of Dares since it takes place at Christmas. I really liked the characters, especially Charlotte. She reminds me of myself, except she's so much stronger! I loved that about her. I wish the book had been longer though... I read it in one sitting! Thank you NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Grace {Rebel Mommy Book Blog}
Apr 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This was such a perfect little read for around the holidays. I mean Christmas in New York? Yes please!!

Here we follow Charlotte, who has a recent broken heart and just found out her flight home for Christmas is canceled, and Anthony, who gets dumped at the airport on Christmas Eve, as they try to get past their broken hearts and crappy circumstances with a night in the city.

I loved all the silly things they do to try and follow the "how to get over a break up" book they had. Each step ha
Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
Kiss Me in New York was such an adorable holiday contemporary that is perfect as the weather starts to get colder. Charlotte and Anthony spend the day together after a snowstorm leaves Charlotte stranded. Both are coming off breakups and decide to spend their night on a quest to get over their exes and in the process, grow closer themselves. The romance between Charlotte and Anthony was adorable. I feel like I really got to know them as characters as well, not just love interests. The wintery Ne ...more
Ashley ❣️
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought this was a good cute read I wish I would have read it around Christmas tho, but I really enjoyed it and thought it was good. But at times the main character was super whiny and that bothered me
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well...that was sweet!
Brina (Brina and the Books)
4 Stars

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

It was still summer when I requested this book on NetGalley a few months ago. I know, how can I think about a book set around Christmas when it's still summer! That's what I thought too, but I couldn't pass on this opportunity, the blurb sounded too cute. Plus, if the shops put out their 'Spekulatius' (almond cookies) as early as September, I think it's OK to read a Christmas-y book also. ;)

OK, I lied. As much as I loved the blurb of this
Althea | themoonwholistens ☾
// Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review //

"So, look for a door. Theres always a way out. There's always a new path. But you can't find it if you stand still, you know what I mean?"

I thought this was going to be super cliche. . . but it started out pretty different than usual. IT was a very unusual start that left me impressed and really kept me reading.

While the plot in general is kinda cliche, the style of how it was written is pretty unique, appreciated the little
alice (arctic books)
This one was pretty cute and fluffy. I would probably enjoy this a lot more if I hadn't read this in the middle of summer but rather during winter, but it reminded me a lot of THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. If you liked that contemporary romance, be sure to check this one out.

Thank you to Kids Can Press for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Charlotte is a British foreign exchange student who has recently gotten dumped. Her flight home is canceled due to bad weather, and she's stuck spending Christmas day alone instead of with her family. Anthony has just gotten dumped in the middle of JFK airport on Christmas eve. With one last night left in NYC, Charlotte makes it their mission to get over their exes.

I didn't like this book as much as I thought I would. I got excited that it was set in my hometown, NYC, but there wasn't enough ref
Sarah Louise
Nov 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas-themed
I hate the airport, but for whatever reason I love a fictional airport romance ... especially during the holiday season.

Charlotte and Anthony have both been recently dumped. Their fates intertwine on Christmas Eve where they embark on a silly adventure of following advice from a book, Get Over Your Ex In Ten Easy Steps, through New York City.

A few of their missions were quite silly, but still fun and enjoyable. I’m stumped on how they plan to return their makeover attire after ripping the tags
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
“So, look for a door. Theres always a way out. There’s always a new path. But you can’t find it if you stand still, you know what I mean?”

I expected Kiss me in New York to be a light-hearted and delightful romantic read that can warm my heart in chilly days, but it turned out to be a lackluster. Kiss me in New York is a story about an accidental meeting between 2 people whose heart are broken. By following steps in a healing book after broke-up, they gradually put the past behind them and fa
Dec 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
I don't know why I put myself through the trouble of trying to read holiday books. Especially YA holiday books. They're always the same. Cliche, predictable, and down right boring. And this one was no different. I couldn't get behind anything that happened in this book because it was just so unrealistic. And while that might be what some people like, it's not for me. Should've learned when I read Let It Go by John Green? So meh. But of course I'm putting myself through torture with another. Lol.
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I don't tend to read many contemporary novels, not for lack of interest, but more because I tend to gravitate towards other genres - contemporary can sometimes be too realistic when I am reading as a means of escape, but I really enjoyed this one.

Charlotte is getting ready to fly home to England on Christmas Eve after a semester (in high school) abroad in the United States, where she just had her heart broken. Anthony is a fres
Lisa Mandina
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An adorably sweet story! One of my favorite types of romances is when we got both points of view, every other chapter basically. And this book does that perfectly. The fun part is when at the beginning you think Charlotte has met Anthony, and you're like, wait, not that guy, right? It made me happy to know that wasn't Anthony. Even though Anthony wasn't really my favorite at first for how he acted toward her. But you had to give him a break, I mean, he'd just been dumped, very publicly.

You can
4-Sugary Sweet-stars

Thank you to Kids Can Press for the ARC, provided via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a sweet book to read. It was quirky, fun, full of cuteness and light-heartedness. And Kiss Me in New York had this in spades!

But before I get to the book review, I have to go off tangent for a bit:

I love the Christmas season. It is a magical time for family and friends. Full with memories and of laughter. I love movies and I love romance. So it is not surprising tha
Jul 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review is also up on my blog: https://princessofbookaholics.wordpre...

About: This is a story about two strangers who meet at JFK at New York on Christmas Eve, Charlotte- a British girl going back home and Anthony- a New Yorker who came to the airport to surprise his girlfriend. Charlotte was dumped by her boyfriend two weeks ago and Anthony got dumped right in front of her when he realized she was cheating on him with someone else. When Charlotte’s flight gets canceled, these two strangers,
cute. predictable. super boring read.

Kiss Me in New York did not get me into the Christmas spirit. I just couldn't like any of the characters... except for the puppy. Mistake, aka the puppy, was definitely my favorite character out of everyone in this book.

Anthony and Charlotte both got dumped around the Christmas. Charlotte got dumped like two weeks before the holidays and of course, the day she was going to go home - her flight is cancelled. So, she's stuck in NY until a flight opens up. Lucki
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
All my reviews can be found at:
I don’t usually read Christmas stores, but the publisher KCP Loft sent me an arc copy. Kiss Me in New York ( referenced as Kiss Me for the rest of this review) is meant to be read at Christmastime. It is one of those sweet and magical stories that you go all ‘goo goo’ for.

Kiss Me reminded me of a couple of movies: Before Sunrise and Serendipity. I need to watch both again and finally watch the sequel
Manon the Malicious
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
*3.75 Stars*

I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kiss Me in New York is a Young Adult romance. It tells the story of Charlotte, 17, who spent a semester of her senior year in New York. Everything was going great until she gets dumped by her boyfriend and now all she wants is to go home.
The book starts as Charlotte is at the airport, about to go home but it turns out that she cannot because of a blizzard. Also, it’s Christmas Eve.
While she’s at the airport, she see
Nov 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
*I received this book for free from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. *

DNF at around 25%

We follow Charlotte, a british girl who was dumped a few weeks ago during her semester abroad at New York. On top of that, her flight to London is cancelled and now she's stuck at the airport on Christmas eve. Charlotte sees Anthony Cute name!, our second MC and POV, being dumped that day by his (ex) girlfriend. They end up going over New York following the 10 steps for getting ove
Mandy White
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
well that was a very quick read. a sweet but totally unbelievable story of strangers meeting at the airport after both being dumped. they spend Christmas Eve in New York City. it was cute and made me smile. thank you to Kids Can Press via Netgalley for a copy of this book to read and review
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A pseudonym based on the dual effort of authors James Noble and Stephanie Elliott.

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