Title: City Love
Series: City Love #1
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Page Count: 336
Publication: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen (Harper Collins)
Format: Physical ARC
Source: Sent to me by the publisher for an honest review
Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.
Sadie is a native New Yorker. She is hopeful, romantic, and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate. Then she meets her dream boy: cute, funny, and quirky in all the right ways. The chemistry between them is unreal. Could he be the one?
Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources. Moving to New York City is just another adventure for her. Darcy wants this summer to be all about boy adventures—nothing serious. But how much fun is too much?
Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC so she can put her past behind her and reinvent herself. The only thing standing in her way is the grand total of seventy-three cents she has saved. Then she meets a guy who wants to show her the glamorous side of New York—a side that she would never get to experience on her own. If Rosanna doesn’t resist, she may find herself in city love.
Told from alternating points of view, City Love captures the moments in each girl’s life when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.
I loved this book, this is definitely the Susane Colasanti that I know and loved. All I Need didn’t show her potential.
City Love is the first in a trilogy and it’s written in 3 different perspectives. Darcy, Sadie and Roseanna. If you’ve read So Much Closer (which is one of my favorites) then you might recognize Sadie. Brooke and John are also mentioned. I loved that she brought back a side character and gave her a new story. We go back to the High Line in this book, which if you’ve read So Much Closer, we’ve been there before.
Sadie to me was the most relatable character. She was basically a mix between Darcy and Roseanna. She still had Darcy’s wild side, with a little bit of Roseaanna’s reserved side. She grew up in New York City, but she’s always loved it there. I love that this series is set in NYC, Susane lives here, so we can tell she knows what she’s talking about, and she’s expressing her love for the city through the book, I could actually recognize some of the places she mentioned, which was great.
Darcy is from the opposite coast, which made me instantly like her, because I really want to go to Cali. She’s definitely on the bolder side of things. She’s rich, and is just here to have fun. She got her heart broken before moving to NYC so she’s kind of against any possible new relationships at the moment.
Roseanna is our little reserved girl from Chicago. She didn’t come to NY with a lot, but she’s determined to make it work.
Although, this book is definitely about each girls romantic adventures, it’s also about friendship and it’s a really nice fluffy read. Unlike her other books, at the end of this one, all the girls stories don’t get resolved. In fact, Sadie’s story was the most shocking honestly. Darcy’s I saw coming and as for Roseanna’s well she has a lot to learn and express.
Guys, I really liked this book, I think her writing has improved so much from When It Happens (her first book). If you like Stephanie Perkins then you’ll like her too.