Jessie Hearts New York by Keris Stainton
Published by Orchard
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?
I have no idea why I left it so long before reading this book. It was a huge mistake because I thoroughly enjoyed it and am looking forward to Emma Hearts LA even more now.
Jessie is one of those fuzzy lovely books which you can devour in a matter of hours and be left with a lovely heart-warming feeling in the pit of your stomach.
Jessie is one of those characters you can't help but love. She in vulnerable and wears her heart of her sleeve. Her recent relationship with her mother hasn't been great and she's now in New York to spend time with her whilst getting over her recent split with her boyfriend.
I loved the relationship Jessie has with her best friend Emma. Had I ever had a girly best friend at that age I would have wanted her to be just like Emma.
The book is split Point of View. The other main character being Finn who is just adorable. The boy is just too gorgeous for his own good and your heart breaks a little bit for him each time you see Sam (his best friend's girlfriend) through his eyes because it is plain to see her completely and utterly adores her.
I loved the setting of this book. All the references to new York has made me what to go and visit and see it all for myself. I also loved seeing how the two main characters kept crossing over as Jessie explored New York and the role of fate involved in their meeting
What I like most about this book is the what is said about teenage girls and the peer pressure they feel to have boyfriends. Jessie had this boyfriend who she is 'getting over' but as the story goes on you start to see that actually he wasn't all that special and that Jessie probably went out with him because she felt like she should have a boyfriend. It wasn't until she met that someone special that she starts to realise this.
Don't expect an action-packed read - that isn't what this book is about. If you are looking for a enjoyable and engaging read about relationships (both romantic and platonic) this would be a fantastic place to start.