Way back in the distant mists of 2009 I picked up a book by an unknown author and took it on holiday with me. “I Heart New York” was the first of many books by Lindsey Kelk and I’ve been sharing my summers with her ever since. Kelk has always had a rare ability to make you feel like you’ve stepped inside the book and that you’re best friends with all of the characters. I’m pleased to say that this hasn’t changed with this one off story.
Annie works in Social Media Marketing. She set up a business with her best friend Miranda and things have been a little difficult. They have more work than they can reasonably cope with but NO-ONE pays their bills and it is getting harder to make end meet. Plus to top it off her ex-boyfriend has just proposed to his new woman in front of millions of people at a televised football game. Things are not going well.
When landlord Martin and hotshot Charlie from down the hall bet her that she can’t turn a complete stranger into an internet sensation Annie’s competitive spirit kicks in. Twenty thousand Instagram followers in a month? No problem. Except the first person who walks through the door is Dr Samuel Page, a crusty historian who looks a bit like a homeless man. Annie really has her work cut out to win this bet…
If you are looking for a great summer read by the pool then you won’t go wrong with this book. Engaging characters and a real sense of place make you want to work at Content with them! Annie is such a kickass character that it would be a shame if she doesn’t pop up again.
Supplied by Net Galley and Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication Date: Jul 5 2018. 416 Pages.
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. I love sharing my favourite books with friends - nearly always spoiler-free as I hate reading a synopsis of the whole book in other reviews.