Sunday, 26 April 2015

City Love by Susane Colasanti

Sponsored Post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
City Love
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.


City Love by Susane Colasanti

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


City Love(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“Operation Shiny New Summer is a go.”



This was a YA contemporary story about the love lives of three girls living together in New York City.

I found it quite difficult to keep track of which girl’s story I was reading in this book, even though the girls were quite different, and kept having to go back to the start of the chapter just to check on who’s point of view I was reading!

Anyway, Sadie was a girl who couldn’t wait to go to college, and couldn’t wait to move away from home. She was doing an internship at the department of city planning, which is where she met Austin.

“I cannot freaking wait for college to start.”



Darcy had money and was determined to have a summer of fun, and to not tie herself down at all. She didn’t have a fake ID, because those were for amatures, and she was happy to hook up in random places if the boy was hot enough.

“Fake IDs are for amateurs. I’ve been crashing bars since I was fifteen.”



Rosanna was one of five kids so money was really tight. She was on a budget, unlike Darcy, or the boy that she meets called D.

“The total almost gives me a heart attack. Our dessert and coffee is basically my grocery money for the week.”



The storyline in this followed the three girls as they started their lives together in the city, and their romantic escapades. Other than a few dates, and a couple of encounters for Darcy, not a lot happened though, it was just these girls going out with these guys, and the dates weren’t even all that romantic.

“See you tomorrow,” he says. Then he hugs me goodbye.
I can wait for our first kiss.




There was one twist in the story, but to be honest I guessed that right from the start!

“He looks at me. And kind of forgets what he was saying.
Our eyes lock.”




The ending to this was okay, but other than the above twist, not a lot happened. The story just stopped, and we got told that the story would continue in the next book. Can’t say that I’m desperate to read the next one though unfortunately.
6 out of 10

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