Jessie <3 NYC
July 7th 2011
Jessie's just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex.
New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend's girlfriend.
They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they ever find each other?
Once again, Keris Stainton comes out with an awesome book! I loved her first, Della Says OMG, but Jessie really takes the cake. Though, as Raimy so well put it, it was like choosing between sisters (the characters) ;) It was just fabulous. And you could tell just from reading how much Keris loves New York. That was one of my favourite parts of the book! It just made me want to go there and walk down Broadway and Central Park and see Small Change (even though it isn't real..) and hopefully bump into a lovely bloke like Finn ;)
Jessie character Jessie was so lovely! And so excited to be in NY, and I'm sure I would be just the same! But she also had just the right amount of teen angst. There was a whole load of business going on with her mother and, all the parental issues were what really made the book for me. The blurb puts it across like it's just a romance, but it really is a lot more, plus the romance, adorable as it was, kicked in about at least halfway through the novel. Which was something I liked too. It gave us time to really get to know both of the characters and who they were and their problems before they did. And they were really good together! Finn was lovely too, and realistic.
I loved Emma as well! She was a great kid and a great friend to Jessie, providing a bit comedy too, and the whole Sam-Scott situation really helped to develop Finn's personality too. And I liked that there wasn't al happy endings everywhere. I mean, the ending was happy, but realistic too. It wasn't like in Disney where everyone is happy as can be. But it was a very fun, uplifting book. I smiled A LOT.
Jessie Hearts NYC is a cute, happy, awesome, very-very-shiny (seriously, the cover is AWESOME IRL) and just generally brilliant book that you should all try and get your hands on. Now. And Della Says. Like, serioulsy, you will not regret it. 5 stars :D