Title: City Love
Author: Susane Colasanti
Release Date: April 21st 2015
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books.
Genre: Contemporary, YA
Source: ARC from publisher
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.
While writing this review I’m listening to Welcome to NY by Taylor Swift! I know, I know, but when I started to read this book it was the song I had on my mind the whole time and I just couldn’t help it, I needed to inspire myself to write this review and so here we go.
When I heard about this book I was very excited, I wanted to read it so badly because I’m obsessed with contemporary love stories and the fact that these love stories develop in New York (the city I love of course) made me want to read it even more. There are a lot of things I like about this book, the first one is the way Susane described the city, I haven’t gone to New York yet, but she described it in a way that was so easy for me to imagine it and with that she makes you think like you are part of the story. Now the story introduces us to 3 girls that are roommates Rossana, Darcy and Sadie. These three characters are super amazing, they have they own kind of personality, they are very different from each other and have their own adventures. Darcy, for example, is from Chicago, she’s the wild one, the one who is always flirting and dating guys. She does this because she broke up with her boyfriend and since she was going to NY she promised to not fall in love, but suddenly she meets a boy and she can’t get it out of her mind, she tries to forget him, but somehow she keeps thinking about him. By the end of the book, things start to change for her…
Sadie, actually, is from NY. The apartment where the three of them are staying is very close to her parents house. I liked her character because she represents all the helpless romantics out there, she believes that she will find her true love; she is always looking for him in every corner, in every passing car, and when she found him everything changed. They started to date pretty quickly, I was very surprised because well I thought it was super fast and I thought she was very lucky, but sometimes reality strikes and not everyone can have their happily ever after…or could they?
And last but not least Rossana, she is the good girl of the three of them. I mean, the three of them are good girls, but she is the one who always wants to do the right thing. Her family has financial problems and she’s always tries to not spend too much money, THEN she meets this handsome rich guy at a party; Everything changes in a way, He starts to care about her, to fall in love and she starts to wonder if that could actually happen to her, her story was so heartbreaking and I hope she can move on from what happened to her and starts to live her life.
The three of them have a past neither of them want the others to know about, and I think Susane did an amazing job with that, it makes us wonder what could have happened, because while reading the story you can get some memories of their past.
It’s so amazing! I cried and laugh and I LOVE IT, I hope you all love it too; I’m not disappointed at all and I can’t wait to read the next book.
**Thank you to the publisher for providing an arc in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my view of the book.**