Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 26: Kiss Me In New York, by Catherine Rider

Welcome to "Can't Wait Wednesday"!
This is a weekly event hosted by
Tressa @ Wishful Endings, and inspired by "Waiting On Wednesday", which used to be hosted by
 Jill @ Breaking the Spine.

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As in the previous meme, this one showcases future releases  we book  bloggers 
are eagerly anticipating!!
There's also a Linky widget, so participating blogs can link up!

Here's my choice for this week!

 Kiss Me In New York
Catherine Rider
Hardcover,  200 pages
Kids Can Press
October 3, 2017   
Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, 
Young Adult Fiction

It's Christmas Eve at JFK in NYC.

Charlotte is a British student, waiting for a flight home after the worst semester of her life. Anthony is a native New Yorker, surprising his girlfriend at the airport after three months apart. Charlotte has just been dumped, and Anthony is about to be dumped, right in the middle of the holiday crowd.

Charlotte's flight is canceled when a blizzard blows in, and Anthony can't bear to go home. So, they set out into the city together, clutching a book Charlotte picks up in the airport gift shop: Ten Easy Steps for Getting Over Your Ex. For this one night, they'll focus on healing their broken hearts ... together.

Step-by-step, the two struggle to put the past behind them. But the snow is so enchanting, and the holiday lights are so beguiling, that soon their shared misery gives way to something else. Soon, they're not only over their exes --- they're falling for each other.

Then a subway ride splits them up by mistake. Will they reunite before Charlotte's flight leaves New York forever?

Why I can't wait for this one!

This book was first published in a Kindle Edition
in 2016. This is its first publication 
as a print book, which, of course, 
I MUCH prefer!!

I really like this cover, but what has captivated me the most is the story and setting. I mean, Christmas and romance in New York City? OMG!! This is the stuff of dreams for a die-hard romantic like me!! I want to see how these two characters manage to get over their obviously inadequate exes, to realize that they have found something much BETTER. Mix this up with some holiday spirit, and you've got me hooked! And I don't care how sappy this book might be, either! Like I said, I'm a HUGE sucker for this combination of ingredients!!

Unfortunately, I was unable to locate any biographical information on this author. There aren't any pictures available, either. After doing a Google search, I have not found a website, or a Twitter account, or a Facebook account. The author does have a Goodreads page, but there's no picture on it. Nor is there a bio.

What do you think of my choice?
Leave your link below, so I can
come check out your pick(s)!


  1. This sounds so cute! And a perfect read for the holidays. Is it winter yet...? xD

    1. Hi, Stephanie!

      Yes, it SURE does!! I LOVE to read Christmas-themed romance novels during the holidays!

      Oh, I wish it were winter already!! We're having a heat wave here in Miami. UGH. I have my A/C going, of course! But we don't really get a winter season here....just a few days of "cold" weather, lol. The temps rarely go below 40 Fahrenheit, and that's only at night.

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  2. This sounds utterly sweet and romantic!

    1. Hi, Verushka!

      It SURE does!! I DEFINITELY want to read it this Christmas season!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. Although I don't usually read contemporary romances, I am a total sucker for Christmas stories and romance & the holidays seem to go hand in hand! I'm definitely adding this one to my Christmas reading list. Nice pick!!

    1. Hi, Darlene!

      Yeah, I'm the same way about contemporary romances. I usually prefer paranormal ones. But, like you, I'm a total sucker for romances with a Christmas setting!! They are indeed perfect for the holidays. In fact when that time of year rolls around, these are the ONLY types of books I will read! Glad you liked my pick, and that you're adding it to your Christmas reading list!

      Thanks for the lovely comment!! <3 :)

  4. I hadn't heard of this one before, and I don't normally read much romance, but I do love books set in New York, so I might pick this one up. Great choice!
    Megan @

    1. Hi, Megan!

      Yeah, I just found out about it myself! And I LOVE Christmas romance novels, so this was an immediate hook for me! Plus, like you, I LOVE books set in New York!

      Glad you liked my choice! Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  5. Trapped in an airport love story, and at Christmas, sounds pretty good to me. Nice pick for sure!!!

    Jenea @

    1. Hi, Jenea!

      Oh, YEAH!!! That's why I IMMEDIATELY decided to feature this one! I would have LOVED it if something like this had happened to me! (I say this because I'm married. It would have been SO nice if we had met that way.)

      SO glad you like my pick!! Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  6. Christmas is the perfect time of year for books like this. Is does sound so cute and charming. I don't read a lot of contemporary but do enjoy them around the holidays. Great choice this week. Also, the cover is a perfect compliment to you blog design.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Oh, DEFINITELY Christmas is the perfect time of year for this type of book! It hooked me right away because of that!

      You know, every year I stop reading anything but Christmas-themed romance novels during the holidays!

      Oh, I hadn't noticed, but you're right -- this book cover goes just GREAT with my blog! Thank you!! <3 <3

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment!! HUGS TO YOU & THE BOYS!! WOOF, WOOF!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  7. This looks so adorable! I love the idea of two strangers spending Christmas together in New York. I hope you love it!!

    1. Hi, Gennifer!

      Yes, "adorable" is the right word for this type of book! I fell in love with it RIGHT AWAY!! I KNOW I will DEFINITELY enjoy it!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 <3 :) :)

  8. I like that cover with the skyline! :)

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Me, too!! And I LOVE that the skycrapers seem to be made of sculpted ice!

      Glad you like this cover, too! <3

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 :) :)

  9. I got an ARC of this one recently, can't wait to read it! Great pick!
    Check out my CWW

    1. Hi, Lisa!

      Oh, you got an ARC?! You LUCKY, LUCK girl!! I'm SURE you'll LOVE this book!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 <3 :) :)

  10. This one sounds so cute, and I have the ARC waiting for me to read (and I think it is scheduled to be read soon) and I am looking forward to it.

    1. Hi, Sam!

      Yeah, "cute" is the operative word here! I ADORE cute, romantic reads around Christmastime!

      How GREAT that you have the ARC and can get to it soon!! Lucky you!! Well, I hope you really enjoy it!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! <3 :)

  11. Awwww...this sounds like a cute read! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

    1. Hi, Ronyell!

      Yeah, it SURE does sound like a cute read! Right up my alley, too, even though I don't read contemporary romances that often. I tend to prefer paranormals, but the plot synopsis of this one sounded so enchanting, and I'm such a HUGE sucker for everything related to Christmas, I just decided to feature it!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  12. Maria!!! I am SO sorry I'm so late to this post!!! I saw you commented on my WOW and I feel so bad cos I didn't have time to check out yours until now!! So sorry!!

    But I'm here now!! And amazing pick!!! I love the title, the cover, and the font of the title. I'm also a sucker for any book set in a snowy atmosphere, and this sounds so magical and enchanting!!
    Amazing choice this week! I'm gonna add this to my Goodreads now :)
    HUGS!! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!!! :) :) :) <3 <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. Hi, Amy!!

      Oh, no worries!! The same thing frequently happens to me, lol. Blogging can get overwhelming at times, especially for nice bloggers like us (blush, blush), who make sure to comment back on the blogs of those who have commented on our own blogs. And then, too, life can get in the way. So I totally understand! Besides, you usually comment back, so I figured that, this time, you had just gotten a little busy. <3 <3

      I'm SO glad you LOVE this book, too!! Yeah, everything about it is just PERFECT -- the cover, the plot, the setting.... I ADORE snowy settings, too, Amy!!

      Thanks for such a sweet, lovely, comment!! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, as well!! HUGS GALORE!!! LUV YA!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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