Saturday, March 21, 2015

ARC Review: City Love by Susane Colasanti

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Expected Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 4 Stars

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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.

 Endings like the one in City Love are the reason I love reading. Sure, cliffhangers can be somewhat annoying but I enjoy the anticipation. It just makes me that much more excited for book two! In this wonderful contemporary romance, we follow the lives of three girls who could be more different from each other. They're roommates and they all become fast friends.

 Each girl is given their own stories involving three separate men. Sadie is the hopeless romantic, Darcy is the wild child, and Rosanna is the practical one. I liked being able to be in the girl's head and loved being able to see how they dealt with love and drama. I enjoy Colasanti's contemporary novels because they're easy to relate to. Of course, she always writes swoon-worthy boys. That always helps!

Sadie. I really loved her to begin with, although at times, her views on love got on my nerves. She's one of those girl's who believes in fairy tales and the like. Which there isn't anything wrong with that in the least but the guy she meets, Austin, is too perfect. If it feels too good to be true, then it probably is. She meets Austin at her internship and the two make googly eyes at each other right away. But I knew something was very fishy about him. He never wanted to take her to his home in Jersey City. The reason? Well, obviously you need to read the book to find out what's going on!

Darcy was freaking amazing! I'm not a free spirit in the least and have never been one of those girls to just "hook-up" with someone I just met and then be done with them. Darcy makes it look easy and fun. She's reeling from a bad break up from back in her hometown in California. She was in love and was totally blindsided right before she was leaving for school in New York. Her views on love are skewered; more realistic than Sadie. She has some flings in the story and then meets a street magician who is adorable. He may want more though...

 Rosanna's storyline was probably my favorite. She's a poor girl who meets this insanely beautiful, rich man. Oh, did I mention that he goes against everything she believes in? Rosanna wants to make the world a better place but she just can't help herself when she falls for the man who is all about the money. I felt like Rosanna could be very judgmental at times; it's explained why she can be so closed off. I totally got her.

 I, for one,can't wait to get to the second book just to see what happens with everyone. All the storylines ended in such gasp-like moments that you can't help but want to wait impatiently for the next book. If you're a young adult fan or a Susane fan, you don't want to miss out on her new series.

Review copy received from publisher for an honest review. All opinions are my own!! 

About the Author:
 Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding On, All I Need, and Now and Forever. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from New York University. Before becoming a full-time author in 2007, Susane was a high school science teacher for ten years. She lives in New York City.

The first book of Susane's City Love trilogy will be released on April 21, 2015.

You can connect with Susane on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and Instagram.

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