Chase (What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan? #1) by Jill Knapp

Title: Chase (What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan? #1)
Author: Jill Knapp
Genre: New Adult; Chick Lit.; Romance
Publication: July 24th 2014 by HarperCollins
Purchase at: Book Depository; Amazon; Barnes & Noble
Source: Author (Thank you Miss Jill!) ● I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

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 was entitled Chase. It has a better cover than now. I frankly do not like the title because it is too long and also the cover. I am sort of confused to what title suits better for the book. I am bit disappointed with the latter because it is really a good book that I rate it four and a half stars.

New York, Manhattan, The City That Never Sleeps—who could not think to live in this so-called perfect place? But to Amalia Hastings, the men that come to the city are deemed to be despicable. Amalia is sympathetic, overly dramatic, frayed, a bit dippy, makes risky options but an adorable character. She has it all. What I detest on her part is that she is closer to her best friend's parents than her own. I am hooked and keen to know what Amalia does next.

The BFF of Amalia, Cassandra, is the best friend you would really want to have for the rest of your life. She always know the best interests of your heart. On Olivia, I found her daunting but it fled away as the story goes.

There is really wrong with the men on this book as I knew it already from the title. Beyond my expectations, the male characters surprised me, I hardly like them. They were idiots. Their flaws are legion, hidden beneath their calendered facings.

What I learned from what I read are LIES from douche bags: LIES, darling.
  • "Amalia, you're the one."
  • Baby.
  • "I'm all yours."
And I crown the dumbest of them all: "You're gone. Not a moment has passed in the two weeks we have been apart that I haven't thought of you. It doesn't make any sense. Nothing makes sense anymore. Amalia."  I could not understand why someone like Amalia and Cassandra was involved with *ssh*l*s.

I want to read a book of Alex and Olivia. Weeks already pass since I finished reading Chase and I still think of them both. What happened to those two? Did their relationship worked? *Sigh.*

There are lots of characters to get interested in. Also, relationships and unparalleled attributes to understand. The characters are smooth and their duologue are brisk and amusing. The story left me hanging because it has lots of enigmas but it was honest and has endless diverseness. But it was naturalistic with real issues that young ladies that have just finished college have to face.

Chase gives the reader an interesting snippet of big city life and shows how it raises or spifflicates the individual it attracts. It clearly outlined an eld that can be unmanageable with the long awaited notion of freedom and searching it is not as absolving as they think it would be. "Might not be everyone's cup of tea, but will be something you keep reading."

Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

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