Love in the City
Find out what happens when a Kiwi girl ventures into the big city in this sexy and funny slow-burn romantic comedy about going after your dreams.
Have you ever stopped to look around at your life and realized nothing is how you want it?
Turning thirty has a way of making you take a good, hard look at your life. And I think we all know what any sensible adult does in...more
Although this did feel a bit like a movie at times as the book starts with the MC making a rash ...more
While grappling with some difficult subject matter such as unsupportive parents, heartbreak, divorce, an ...more
I don't exactly know how to start this review because I am just so in awe with this book and I just want to shout about it from the rooftops.
I tend to be very picky with romance novels and I’m definitely very stingy when it comes to rating them. And the reason is because I don’t want to be reading a romance novel about a man who is abusive and toxic but that somehow is romanticised. I don’t want to reading about lost women who are nothing without their men. I don’t want to be reading dr ...more
It has all the elements of the perfect romcom. A loveable, flawed heroine who is, above all, relatable; a cast of supporting characters that you WISH you could be friends with; a setting that you can imagine yourself being both awestruck by and fitting right into - I am so desperate to go to New York after reading this.
And then there is The Hero. The hero in this b ...more
This was cute overall but I admit to having a really hard time with how easy it was for the MC to move to the US and finding a job without a work visa (which illegal 🥴). It's a very romanticised view of immigrating to the United States and while I realize that it's fiction, it was just hard for me to completely ignore. ...more
This book is filled with so many of the best things: good girlfriends, crap ex-boyfriends, wise sisters, risk taking, hilarious awkwardness, a hot and sometimes grumpy Hero, a curvy and optimistic ...more
Alex stays with her best friend’s buddy in the City named Cat and that’s how Alex meets her upstairs neighb ...more
For her debut novel, @jenmorrisauthor knocked the ball out of Central Park (see what I did there 😉)
We meet Alex, a New Zealander who is ready for a big change in her life & flies across the world to NYC to live out her dream of writing & finding true love. When she arrives, things don’t go as planned, including a hot & steamy (literally) encounter with a grumpy sexy guy, Michael.
I loved that this wasn’t only about Alex & Michael, but als ...more
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I enjoyed getting to know more about the characters, and really liked Alex, as she fought against the constant criticism from home to achieve her dreams.
Looking forward to seeing what's next in this series.
This is an honest review in exchange for a free copy of the book. Many thanks to Jen Morris. ...more
1. Alex, the heroine, feels so much younger than 30. I understand that she’s supposed to be in a rut and unhappy wi ...more
Almost immediately she finds out the apartment she leased is a scam and she spills coffee on a good looking, grump of a guy. Things begin to look up, though, when she finds a group of friends - including one who lets Alex crash at her apartment - and finds out grumpy guy is actually Michael who lives in the ...more
Alex wakes up with a hangover the morning after her 30th birthday. She’s been dumped by her boyfriend and in her drunken haze, she spends all of her savings on a flight to New York and the deposit on an apartment there to follow her dream of becoming an author.
Alex arrives in New York, gives the address of her new apartment to the taxi driver and off she goes. Unfortunately for Alex, she’s been scammed and the ap ...more
Romance + New York is my absolute favourite combination.
I really liked the fact that Michael is a little older - I don't feel like this part of romance is often explored, its always a couple in their late 20s early 30s but Michael was a mature, lovely man (who happened to sound sexy as hell!)
The characters were really well written, I loved not only Alex and Michael ...more
This book had everything: a romantic picture of New York City, a #swoonworthy single dad ...more
YALL, THIS BOOK WAS THE CUTEST, FILTHIEST, BEST THING IVE READ IN A HOT MINUTE AND I MEAN IT WAS, WHEW CHILE, I???? NO WORDS. THIS BOOK??? GOOD???? GOOD. GOOD.
MORE WORDS, BIG WORDS, GOOD WORDS. READ THIS BOOK PLS AND THANKS
Alex is very naive; she seems easily taken advantage of. She often misunderstands people's intentions. Alex dreams of being a romance author. Her fear of people judging has become its own antagonist in the story. It rings very ...more
It had everything I love about a romance novel!! Amazing setting ✔️ gorgeous leading man ✔️ brilliant main female character ✔️ and lots of humour ✔️
I adored it so much! Michael and Alex are so believable and lovable and I just couldn’t put this book down!!
I loved this one. It was cute, and such a perfect Autumn romcom situated in my favorite city, New York.
Alex wakes up after a drunken birthday night and comes to find out she's been dumped by Travis the guy she thought was the one again. She's also quit her job as assistant manager of the town bookstore and bought a ticket to New York City to become a writer.
Laugh out loud hilarious, the journey be ...more
This was a quick, fun read. It might sound familiar - Alex is a blogger, wannabe writer and flees to NYC on a whim after breaking up with her boyfriend (similar to I heart New York), then along comes 41 year old, bearded, sometimes grumpy, Michael and he makes all the difference. I enjoye ...more
When Alex turns 30 she realizes she’s wasted her 20’s and isn’t any closer to any of her dreams. On a drunk whim she leaves New Zealand and moves to NYC to pursue her writing career....NYC in the fall, come on! Dream come true! I loved Morris’s descriptions of the city and following along with Alex as she started her life there. Of course it didn’t come without it’s challeng ...more
Alex leaves her small town in New Zealand to try her hand at being a writer in the Big Apple, only to find her plans in New York fall through (in the most epic way imaginable). She's broke and a little desperate, but luckily she meets some amazing friends who help keep her off the streets.
She also meets Michael, the big, brawny hunk of a man who keeps showing up around town. He's a grump at f ...more
I knew when I read the synopsis of this book I was going to love it and I was not disappointed in the least! The premise is fantastic. Alex shows such courage moving to New York from New Zealand so she can make her dreams a reality. It is really inspiring to be able to go on that journey alongside her. Then there’s Michael....ahhhh swoon!! He is a won ...more
I was extremely lucky to be involved with this amazing book right from the Beta read and then again with the Arc and as soon as I read it, I fell in love.
All-in-all it’s a perfect rom-com, with just the right amount of laughs, r ...more
You're introduced to Alex as she embarks on a life changing move to the city that never sleeps. There she meets the lovely Cat, fabulous Geoff and of course, the romantic hero to end all romantic heroes, Michael (this guy gave me serious heart eye emoji's I'm no ...more
Her books follow women with big dreams as they navigate life and love in the city. Her characters don’t just find love—they find themselves, too.
Jen lives with her partner and son, in a tiny house on wheels in New Zealand. ...more