Saturday, 8 August 2015

Book Review - What Happens to Men When They Move to Manhattan? by Jill Knapp - #HIReadathon

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Title: What Happens to Men When They Move to Manhattan?
Author: Jill Knapp
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 24th July 2014
Rating: 3 Stars

Life in the city gives 23 year old Amalia Hastings a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life then she does the streets of Greenwich Village!

She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough.

Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael. An attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends, to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty.

Amalia is essentially torn between two men, and Michael is torn between two women. Her best friend Cassandra is being strung along by her "boyfriend", Bryce, and even her friend Olivia is having a secret relationship!

After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself asking – what happens to men when they move to Manhattan?!

I found this book to firstly have a ridiculously long title, but generally to be a quick and easy read, that was amusing and enjoyable, but that had no depth to it.

 I found Amalia to be a likeable character, who had a bad breakup with a boyfriend, and then shortly after declares herself to be in love with one of her other friends. She is a graduate student, and this books takes place over a university year. 

She has plenty of friends, none of which seem to be having a great time with men, but I didn't overly feel attached to any of the characters. I am very curious as to whether if I read the next book in this series, whether I would feel more involved with the book, just due to character familiarity. 

If you want a nice simple romance, that is a relatively short but effective story, then this is worth a look. 

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