English Girl in New York

english girl in NYEnglish Girl in New York
by Scarlet Wilson
Published by Harlequin
256 pages
Genre: chick lit, romance 
Thanks to NetGalley for the preview
3 / 5

Carrie McKenzie has had a bad year.

No, really. Hers truly was bad, in a very sad, heartbreaking way.

So when her boss offers her the opportunity to spend a year in New York, she takes it. Perhaps what she needs is a change of scenery?

She lives in a cute brownstone and is surrounded, for the most part, by elderly dwellers. Except for that one good looking dude who doesn’t give her the time of day.

Thanks to a freak October snowstorm and a baby abandoned on the doorstep, though, Carrie meets this man and discovers that he’s a police officer. And that he isn’t just good looking, he’s HOT.

For his part, Dan Cooper is one of those “I serve the citizens of New York” kind of guys who’s too busy to spend quality time with the ladies. His idea of a relationship is breakfast the morning after. So when Carrie shows up with that abandoned baby, he is none too thrilled.

All it takes, though, is a few days of forced living together to bring these two crazy lovebirds together.

As Cute Romance Novels go, this one is fairly standard. Both Carrie and Dan have what you’d call tortured histories, and of course their broken souls are drawn to each other. In Cute Romance Novel fashion, they have a wizened helper (not to mention a newborn infant), and it doesn’t take long for them to wonder if perhaps they shouldn’t take each other more seriously, romance-wise.

There isn’t much to this, other than its cuteness. The ending is quite tidy and convenient, but hey. It’s a Harlequin romance with nearly zero hot headboard rockin’, so, you know. It is what it is.

Cute, quick read.

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