In a dynamic city of over eight million people, you’re bound to find some romance! Here are some noteworthy reads that will stir up love for the Big Apple.
Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin
Ellen is a successful New York photographer, living in a great apartment with her adoring husband, Andy. Life seems perfect…until a chance encounter with Leo, the ex-boyfriend that got away. Soon Ellen is frantically reevaluating her life and wondering if she’s made the right choices, especially when Andy’s work relocates them to Atlanta. Giffen writes intelligent yet accessible stories about the complicated emotional lives and relationships of modern women, many of which take place in New York.
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
In this amusing young adult novel, the author duo of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan alternate chapters as Norah and Nick, respectively. These two hip, music-loving, burgeoning lovebirds each give their unique perspective on a serendipitous night rollicking through Manhattan as they sort through their complex emotions (and growing feelings for each other) in the process.
Deadly Pleasure by Brenda Joyce
Step back in time to old New York at the turn of the last century with Francesca Cahill, a high society woman with a penchant for solving mysteries. Having previously solved a case with handsome police commissioner Rick Bragg, Francesca and Rick are starting to see each other as more than just crime-fighting partners. That may have to wait, though, when Rick’s notorious brother returns to town, coinciding with another murder.
Accidentally Yours by Susan Mallery
Okay, I’m cheating a bit: this one takes place in Seattle. Settlers to Seattle originally named the city “New York Alki,” meaning “New York, by and by.” While our fair city didn’t quite reach the scale of New York, it’s the largest metropolis around, and a great place to find love – as well as a billionaire! Or rather, a billionaire who can donate 10 million dollars. That’s the price tag to continue valuable medical research that may save Kerri Sullivan’s son, and it’s up to Kerri to convince wealthy Nathan King to fork it over. Naturally, this battle of wills becomes more than just a financial request!
Discovering Vintage New York by Mitch Broder
Did all of the previous books leave you wanting a romantic New York adventure of your own? Pick up this charming travel guide to our nation’s largest city, and discover hidden historic gems that are off the general tourist radar.