Jessie ♥ NYC by @Keris Stainton Review

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 find each other?

I had the honour of reading an early draft of this novel, and giving my feedback, so reading the finished product was brilliant.

I loved ‘Della Says…’ but this – this was SO much better.

I love Stainton’s voice in this novel – Jessie was me at 16 – but me if I got to go to NYC.

The thing I loved the most about this novel was the anticipation Jessie has when travelling to NYC. I’ve been a few times myself, and hope to go again in December, and I know for a fact everything Jessie felt getting closer and closer toManhattanare the same feelings I had myself, and will have again. I genuinely felt nervous and excited along with Jessie.

The relationship that progresses with Jessie and Finn is great – it’s that will they won’t they meet situation which you see in movies now and then, but I’ve not seen in a novel – and it’s done really well here. I love both Jessie and Finn, and although sometimes, knowing what was coming up made me cringe (that’s being a teenager isn’t it – cringy experiences)  I loved them all the way through, loved the development and the story.

There have been a couple of changes that I remember from the earlier version which are totally for the best.

I would totally wholehearted recommend Jessie Heart NYC. If I do get to go in December, I’ll definitely be re-reading it on the plane. IF I don’t, I know I’ll be re-reading it at some point – it’s one of those books.

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