Franny Doyle is having the worst day. She’s been laid off from her (admittedly mediocre) job, the subway doors ripped her favorite silk dress to ruins, and now she’s flashed her unmentionables to half of lower Manhattan. On the plus side, a dashing stranger came to her rescue with his (Gucci!) suit jacket. On the not-so-plus side, he can’t get away from her fast enough.
Worse yet? Someone posted their (entirely not) meet-cute online. Suddenly Franny and her knight-in-couture, Hayes Montgomery III, are the newest social media sensation, and all of New York is shipping #SubwayQTs.
Only Franny and Hayes couldn’t be a more disastrous match. She’s fanciful, talkative, and creative. He’s serious, shy, and all about numbers. Luckily, in a city of eight million people, they never have to meet again. Yet somehow, Hayes and Franny keep running into each other—and much to their surprise, they enjoy each other’s company. A lot. But when Franny’s whole world is turned upside down (again!), can she find the courage to trust in herself and finally have the life—and love—she’s always wanted?
Title: In a New York Minute
Author: Kate Spencer
Publication Date: March 15, 2022
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Comedy
“You have to know by now…that at my core I’m pathetically romantic and mushy, right?”
I loved this book so much! It was funny, heartfelt, and so stinking romantic that I definitely, shamelessly, cried multiple times.
I’ve gotta start with the two protagonists: Hayes and Franny. Hayes was a type A, serious kinda guy that had a bad past with work/relationship balance. Franny was a hot mess with so much talent and heart to share. When these two were together, things were explosive. Hayes was so stinking cute that I almost couldn’t stand it. He was so awkward and always seemed to say the wrong thing and couldn’t read Franny very well and I just loved every minute with him. Also, since this was dual POV, I got LOTS of minutes with him. Franny was so amazing and relatable and just the perfect match for Hayes. She had so much to figure out in this book that I couldn’t help but respect her for everything she had to put up with.
Now, let me get into their relationship just a little more. This was a slow burn and I loved every second of it. Franny and Hayes had so many good moments that were cute and mushy and made me fall in love with them as they fell in love with each other. There were also lots of really cute lines shared between the two of them. I loved every minute they spent together and was on fire with the ending of this book. It was perfectly them and I loved it.
The reason I had to give this book 4.5 instead of 5 stars is that the reason for their breakup sucked. Like, it was so bad that if I could grade the breakup separately from the rest of the book, I’d give it a zero.
Overall, I’d recommend this book to anyone who loves rom-coms, messy and type A characters, NYC, low-spice romances, or anything in between.