Monday, 31 July 2017

A New York Love Story

Title: A New York Love Story
Author: Cassie Rocca
Published: 1st October 2016
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes

Giving a present is not always easy. Clover O’Brian knows that only too well: her job consists of helping people in the arduous task of choosing unusual gifts. Christmas is coming, New York is buzzing, and Clover, who has always loved the festive period, savours the atmosphere.

Cade Harrison already has everything in life. A Hollywood actor, he is handsome, rich, famous and popular. Success, however, has its downsides; having just emerged from a disastrous relationship with an actress, he feels a need to hide away in an area unfrequented by stars, in an apartment lent him by a friend, far from prying eyes – especially those of tabloid reporters. But as chance will have it, the apartment in question is right opposite the one occupied by Clover, who until now has seen Hollywood actors only on the big screen. Two quite different lives meet by chance, at the most exhilarating time of year…

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review

Reading this during the festive period with the holidays approaching really made me get in to the book, I could feel the cold during late evenings, sitting on the bed in one position for hours, having coffee/ tea breaks. Whatever was being described in the book, in the alternate universe (so in real life) similar some stuff were happening to me (what a coincidence right? :D). It didn't snow in December (it never does just maybe on the rarest occasion!).

A sweet romance story between Cade and Clover, as the synopsis suggests they are two very different people from different worlds. But isn't that what makes the story so great?

Cade is a famous hollywood actor who is currently hiding from the media after a brief showdown with his ex, he just wants to escape from all of this, live a normal life for once. So what does he do? His friend lents his apartment to him as fate would have it, it's right opposite from Clover's house. They are neighbours!!!! Cade is the type of person I would look for in a boyfriend, he is sweet, tall, considerate, funny (humour goes a long way!) and not to mention handsome *gooey eyes*.

But no really he is sweet and considerate (so you have said already), on Clover's birthday he surprises her but inviting her close friends for a small get together and a birthday cake in the wee hours of the morning. Aren't gestures like this so cute? I love it when the guy impresses his girl with stuff like this.

Clover on the other hand, is like the icing on the cake. She is so helpful, sweet, plays with the local children, and really really funny. Because of her job as helping people choose what presents to buy for Christmas, Clover feels very lonely, she can't remember the last time someone had bought her a present on Christmas, she doesn't want to spend Christmas alone but then she doesn't want to burden her friends either when she tells them about her plans. Her relationship with her family isn't very good, she hardly ever sees her brother, her sister in law hates her so this year she decides to spend Christmas by herself. Cade's relationship with his family is very loving, his mother can be quite bossy in the most adorable way a mother can be, which is why he lies to his family. Unknowingly to both, they are exactly what they were looking for without searching for it.

I did really love Cade and Clover's relationship, it was just so HARD not to love their adorableness at trying to impress one another, Clover overthinking about everything that happens, Cade going to lengths trying to get Clover back and Clover's funny humour (especially when she mentions him signing fans butt *falls of the chair laughing*).

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