- File Size: 5059 KB
- Print Length: 104 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1974241254
- Publisher: Rutherford Press (September 12, 2017)
- Publication Date: September 12, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B075769LLK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,458 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."
Originally included in the Love in Transit anthology, Times Square by Jana Aston is now available separately. With an enjoyable storyline and fun characters, it’s a delicious treat that is funny, sweet, and sexy.
Lauren had her life all figured out. She would graduate from University of Iowa, move to New York City to be with her fiancé, get a great job, get married, and live happily ever after. What she didn't figure in was the fact that her fiancé was a cheating jerk. After her world crumbles she is stuck with a low paying job, living with three roommates in a one-bedroom apartment, and cynical view of love... until Max walks into her life. He is a breath of fresh air with his addictive energy and enthusiasm, and soon she discovers that maybe fairy tales do exist.
I really enjoyed this novella. It’s a lighthearted read that is sure to put a smile on your face. The story was entertaining and I adored Lauren and Max. Even after the heartbreak she has suffered, Lauren is still lively, funny, and outgoing, and I liked her from the get go. Her internal pep talks are hilarious and the things that come out of her mouth are amusing. Max is adorable and I fell for him from the start. He has a good heart and is considerate, and I loved that he knew how to treat a woman. He was down to earth while still having a wild side. He was perfect for Lauren and the only one who could "put a smile on [her] face during a really craptastic day." I loved his energy and optimism when it came to Lauren and everything he did was either sweet, swoony, or sexy, or a combination of all three.
I enjoyed the flirty banter between Lauren and Max, and the nice buildup of sexual tension and their intense chemistry added the heat to this novella. While their relationship was hot and heavy at times, it still had the playful parts that had me grinning. As a couple, I loved that they were functional and mature. There wasn't any stupid between them even when some secrets were revealed that could potentially create a major rift between them. It was refreshing when they acted like adults and faced things head on. Overall, Times Square was a fun, quick read that is sure to make you giddy and warm inside.
"Your smile changed my life.
...Your love changed mine."
Writing style: 1st Person POV
Dual format read (Kindle e-book and audiobook) – check!
Original Audible Title: One of my top favorite novella reads in 2017!
Overall rating: ★★★★★
Audiobook Performance rating: ★★★★★ Erin Mallon’s performance was excellent! She is one of my favorite narrators, so this came as no surprise to me.
Story rating: ★★★★★ - Gah, I wish I had Lauren’s life! That’s why I eagerly read this one for the 2nd time back in October. It was so easy to slip into her life and cheer her on as she triumphed over a crappy boss and attracted a fantastic boyfriend who’d had his eye on her for months as she updated her book blog in the coffee shop they both frequented. And the engraving Lauren and Max each chose for the other’s rings were so perfect!
I can see myself listening to this one yet again when I need a quick mood fix because it was such a fantastic pick me up romance.
When she announced she was releasing it in its own book, I told myself I was buying it because I love Jana and want to support her in every way, but really I bought it again just so I could read it again, and shake my head and smile all over again. These two people may have met in a very unconventional way, but their relationship followed the standard boy meets girl, boy asks girl out, boy and girl get their freak on....you get my drift.
For only being 23, Lauren was pretty mature and had a really good head on her shoulders. Max made me swoon hard!! And if I ever move to NYC, I am so going to be a squatter in his apartment. Don't tell him though.
Reading this a second time, I was reminded again of Jana's signature funnyisms with the things that came out of Lauren's mouth. I would not be opposed at all if Jana ever wanted to expand their story, or you know, insert them as side characters in some future book? That would be A-Okay with me.
Every word of hers I've read, I've loved. The Wrong series was about as perfect of a romantic comedy as you can get, and now this?! I'm so grateful it's published solo, as I really just wanted to read more by JA. Her writing is flawless and fluid, her characters are smart, sassy and tangible. The dialogue is full of wit and class and absolutely laugh out loud funny! It's physical comedy for the mind! That has to make sense to someone...
Lauren and Max are people you want to know...or do know. The little time we as readers get to spend with them is priceless. Nothing here is overdone. Everything makes sense. It's still so new, that I don't want to spoil the story with details here.
I honestly think of this as the perfect novella. The perfect short story. A perfect romance.
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I read Times Square while it was included in an anthology called Love In Transit.Read more