What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan? (What Happens To Men #1)
by Jill Knapp
Summary from Goodreads:
The question that 23-year old Amalia Hastings wants the answer to is: What happens to men when they move to Manhattan?
Life in the big city gives Amalia a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life then she does the streets of Greenwich Village and finds herself truly lost in the complex world of men, graduate school, money, family, and friendship.
She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough.
Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael. An attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends, to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty.
After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself torn between the possibility of a relationship, and an adventure she’s been planning all along.
She eventually realizes that solely chasing love closes her off to all of the other good things life has to offer. Now she must decide – what is worth the chase?
This book reminded me a lot of Sex in the City, in a good way. I could easily picture this series being a show about college and dating in Manhattan. It was a very entertaining read and a great start to a promising series. I’m intrigued to find out what happens next! Where does Amalia go from here?
Amalia was a charismatic main character. The author did such a great job with her that even though she made mistakes and was far from perfect, I never judged her for it, I just kept rooting for her. Amalia and her group of friends were all going through the trials and tribulations of dating and it was interesting to have all these different stories intertwined in one. They were a fun group and I hope the series keeps going with her friends as well.
By the end of the book the characters learn some valuable lessons which is basically the essence of new adult. Being in your early twenties when you’re just starting to live your life, being on your own for the first time and having to figure things out as you go, stumbling and falling sometimes but ultimately learning from your mistakes.
I’ll be looking out for the next book!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
4 out of 5 stars