If you are of a certain vintage like me, you will almost certainly now be singing Don Henley’s song with the same title as this book. Although, I was impressed when one of my daughters spotted the book and also started singing it. She tells me she knows the song from Friends. Accordingly to Don Henley ‘everything can change in a New York Minute’. I’m very grateful to Chloe at Pan Macmillan for sending me a copy of this book for review. It’s actually out now in ebook (and just 99p when I checked) but the colourful paperback is due out on 2nd March. I will be reviewing on 5th March which just happens to be my birthday!
Here’s what the book is about
Their love story has gone viral. But it hasn’t even begun . . .
Franny Doyle is having the worst day. She’s been sacked, the subway doors ripped her favourite dress to ruins, and now she’s flashed her unmentionables to half of lower Manhattan. On the plus side, a dashing stranger came to her rescue with his (Gucci!) suit jacket. On the down side, he can’t get away from her fast enough.
Worse yet? Someone posted their (entirely not) meet-cute online. Suddenly Franny and her rescuer, Hayes Montgomery, are the newest social media sensation, and all of New York is shipping #SubwayQTs.
Only Franny and Hayes couldn’t be a more disastrous match. She’s talkative, and creative. He’s serious, shy, and all about numbers. Yet somehow, Hayes and Franny keep running into each other. It seems fate isn’t done with the subway sweethearts just yet . . .
Kate Spencer’s In a New York Minute is a fresh, modern take on romantic comedy for fans of The Flatshare, Our Stop and One Day in December.
And just in case you fancy listening to the song, here you go.
About the Author
Kate Spencer is the co-host of the award-winning podcast Forever35 and author of the memoir The Dead Moms Club. In a New York Minute is her first novel. She writes a bi-monthly column for InStyle and her work has been published by the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed, and numerous other places. Previously she worked as a senior editor and producer at VH1. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two daughters.