Book Review – Kiss Me in New York by Catherine Rider



aboutthebook2Hardcover, 189 pages

Published October 3rd 2017 by Kids Can Press (first published October 3rd 2016)

Genre(s): Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Holiday


It’s Christmas Eve at JFK in NYC.

Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the airport after three months apart. Charlotte has just been dumped, and Anthony is about to be dumped, right in the middle of the holiday crowd.

Charlotte’s flight is canceled when a blizzard blows in, and Anthony can’t bear to go home. So, they set out into the city together, clutching a book Charlotte picks up in the airport gift shop: Ten Easy Steps for Getting Over Your Ex. For this one night, they’ll focus on healing their broken hearts … together.

Step-by-step, the two struggle to put the past behind them. But the snow is so enchanting, and the holiday lights are so beguiling, that soon their shared misery gives way to something else. Soon, they’re not only over their exes — they’re falling for each other.

Then a subway ride splits them up by mistake. Will they reunite before Charlotte’s flight leaves New York forever?





3.75 – Short, Sweet, and Adorably Entertaining


I visited New York last year during late October and really enjoyed my time there. I don’t think I can ever move and live there, but it’s such an enchanting city that I definitely wouldn’t mind going back every now and then. This book reminded me of all the fun things I love about New York City and I really had an awesome time reading this story.

Here’s my Kiss Me in New York moment with my Bubz. (Or more like Kiss Him in New York cause he’s camera shy when it comes to PDA LOL).



Kiss Me in New York is a wonderful story to read during the holiday season, but also an enjoyable book all year round that will make you smile and lift your spirits. It was quick, fun and charmingly cute.

Two strangers meeting, bonding over their breakups, and eventually falling for each other was such a delightfully entertaining story. The concept has definitely been done before, but I still had a really great time reading and getting to know Charlotte and Anthony. I thought the writing style was effortless and engaging and the plot was fast-paced with plenty of fun surprises sprinkled throughout. There was one part about the romance that didn’t sit that well with me, but overall, I thought it was adorably sweet and cute. The story concluded beautifully and left me feeling happy.

I liked Charlotte and Anthony. I thought they were both interesting and relatable characters and I loved watching them get to know each other. They definitely had their own emotional baggage to deal with, so it was really fun to read their POVs and see them go through the steps to healing their broken hearts. I really did enjoy the progression of their relationship and thought their chemistry felt natural and sweet. The romance was realistic to some extent, but I didn’t particularly like something that happened towards the end. However, this is a love story during Christmas time, and anything is possible with a little Christmas magic right?

This book was lighthearted, fun, and entertaining. I loved the different adventures, mishaps, and heartwarming moments. The characters were likable and the romance was adorable. Kiss Me in New York was a quick short read, but it was also incredibly sweet, funny, and uplifting. I’m definitely looking forward to going on the next adventure and more swoons in Kiss Me in Paris.

If you’re in the mood for something adorably entertaining, then I highly recommend you add this book on your TBR.

I received an advanced reader copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and fair review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I really hope you enjoyed reading my review. Have any of you read this book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.



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