Love is in the air Personal shopper Annie Valentine has a dream job in the heart of fabulous ManhattanDaughter Lana is lost in the heat of first love, but has she fallen for a heart breaker In London husband Ed faces a scandal at work and knows, in his heart, he needs Annie backWhat s a girl to do when her true love is in London but her new love is New York Does it have to be fashion or family, or can Annie Valentine have it all


10 thoughts on “New York Valentine

  1. Danielle Danielle says:

    This is the fifth book in the series about Annie Valentine Starting with the personal shopper, where we got to know funny, warm, enterpreneurial Annie Valentine, mom of two and personal shopper Each book since this first one has been great It s like catching up with a dear and old friend I wasa wondering if I would like this one as well Could Carmen Reid still bring Annie Valentine to life the way she did in the first books Well, she did it I couldn t stop reading, even though maybe the p This is the fifth book in the series about Annie Valentine Starting with the personal shopper, where we got to know funny, warm, enterpreneurial Annie Valentine, mom of two and personal shopper Each book since this first one has been great It s like catching up with a dear and old friend I wasa wondering if I would like this one as well Could Carmen Reid still bring Annie Valentine to life the way she did in the first books Well, she did it I couldn t stop reading, even though maybe the plot was a bit less then the previous books If you concider buying this book, make sure you have read the other sequals first You can easily read this one solo, but it s so much better when you read all the books in the right order


  2. Dawn lawson Dawn lawson says:

    ConfusesI was give this book not one i usually read However I was very confused in what year the story was based on I realised this was book 5 so I need to read book 1 to be fair on my review.


  3. Abi Holligan Abi Holligan says:

    New York Valentine follows Annie on her journey juggling family, a career in fashion tv and a love life When Annie discovers her TV show How Not To Shop has been cancelled She panics with what to do next, enter Svetlana and Elena who are having trouble with their new business Perfect Dress over in Manhattan, so Annie jets off with Lana in tow to help her realise what career she wants, leaving Ed, Owen and her new twin babies behind At first Annie is home sick missing everyone so much, but onc New York Valentine follows Annie on her journey juggling family, a career in fashion tv and a love life When Annie discovers her TV show How Not To Shop has been cancelled She panics with what to do next, enter Svetlana and Elena who are having trouble with their new business Perfect Dress over in Manhattan, so Annie jets off with Lana in tow to help her realise what career she wants, leaving Ed, Owen and her new twin babies behind At first Annie is home sick missing everyone so much, but once she gets down to business she really sees herself staying in Manhattan, for maybe longer than she thought..I thought New York Valentine was ok, I enjoyed the storyline s The good thing about this series is that even though there has been previous books it always seems in every chapter something is going on and something is happening to want to make you read , which must be a challenge after three or four other books I enjoyed seeing a bitof Lana s character Annie s daughter now that she s older she seemed to begrown up and discovering what she wants to do in life I obviously enjoyed Annie, I think she is a fantastic character and so relatable and of course Svetlana who wasn t in this book as much and her daughter Elena I thought it was hilarious when Annie jumped into the skip for materials, I could definately picture that, in her designer gear and high heel shoes From the end of the book it sounds like there is a gateaway to yet another Annie Valentine book, whether that happens, we ll have to see


  4. Elīza Elīza says:

    o Karmenas R das gr matu izv l jos pavisam nejau i,tikai izlasot uz v ka sniegto aprakstu Mani piesaist ja t ma par iepirk anos un modi, t p c nol mu gr matu izlas t Esmu izlas jusi gr matas pirm s 40 lappuses, ta u st sts par tr sdesmit gadus veco person go stilisti Anniju mani jau pasp jis aizraut Annija ir veiksm ga, rado a sieviete ar v ru un etriem b rniem, vi ai ir veiksm ga karjera un pa ai savs telev zijas ovs, kur stiliste sniedz p rv rt bu padomus, pal dzot cilv kiem uzs kt jaun o Karmenas R das gr matu izv l jos pavisam nejau i,tikai izlasot uz v ka sniegto aprakstu Mani piesaist ja t ma par iepirk anos un modi, t p c nol mu gr matu izlas t Esmu izlas jusi gr matas pirm s 40 lappuses, ta u st sts par tr sdesmit gadus veco person go stilisti Anniju mani jau pasp jis aizraut Annija ir veiksm ga, rado a sieviete ar v ru un etriem b rniem, vi ai ir veiksm ga karjera un pa ai savs telev zijas ovs, kur stiliste sniedz p rv rt bu padomus, pal dzot cilv kiem uzs kt jaunu dz vi Ta u vien br d viss sagrie as k j m gais Annijas lab k s draudzenes meita, kura ujork vada modes uz mumu, iek uvusi nepatik an s un l dz pal dz bu S kum Annija atsaka, jo nevar doties uz ujorku, pametot b rnus, v ru un darbu Ta u notiek negaid ts pav rsiens, un vi as vad tais ovs tiek p rtraukts Sieviete ir izmisum , ta u pamaz m s k v lreiz apsv rt domu par ujorku Jau da as dienas v l k vi a ar vec ko meitu s as lidma n , lai divas ned as pavad tu lielo iesp ju pils t , m inot pal dz t draudzenes meitai


  5. Siobhan Siobhan says:

    I started this not realising it was part of a series, however this did not spoil my enjoyment of the story I ll probably add the others to my to read list as once I got into this, I quite liked the characters It was a nice easy poolside holiday read I thought it took a while to get going but once it did, it was a nice plot line.


  6. Heather Heather says:

    I received this book as a Christmas present, and it was just what I needed at the time I was in the midst of essay writing and uni work, and this was a lovely, light and fluffy read The novel put you right into the action of the story, and the writing was engaging and light It was another easy read with a similar tone and pace that you get with most chick lit novels.Despite finding out that it is actually part of a series, you absolutely don t need to read any of the other books for things to I received this book as a Christmas present, and it was just what I needed at the time I was in the midst of essay writing and uni work, and this was a lovely, light and fluffy read The novel put you right into the action of the story, and the writing was engaging and light It was another easy read with a similar tone and pace that you get with most chick lit novels.Despite finding out that it is actually part of a series, you absolutely don t need to read any of the other books for things to make sense It works perfectly well as a stand alone novel.Whilst I enjoyed it, I don t feel the need to read anyin the Annie Valentine series It didn t grip me enough to find outabout the character and her other escapades


  7. Katrina Katrina says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t know that this was part of a series until I finished it, but it did well enough as a standalone I really liked it It was a fun read, however I felt that the stuff with Taylor was over almost as soon as it started The teaser has daughter Lana fallen for a heartbreaker was answered fairly quickly And I was a bit annoyed at Annie for being naive enough to think she could move her entire family to New York just because she liked it Thankfully she didn t, though Anyway It was an I didn t know that this was part of a series until I finished it, but it did well enough as a standalone I really liked it It was a fun read, however I felt that the stuff with Taylor was over almost as soon as it started The teaser has daughter Lana fallen for a heartbreaker was answered fairly quickly And I was a bit annoyed at Annie for being naive enough to think she could move her entire family to New York just because she liked it Thankfully she didn t, though Anyway It was an enjoyable book overall


  8. theautophilereader theautophilereader says:

    This book literally got my attention at the corner of the shelf at the bookshop It never let me down, the cover proved me that the story is way much better than the cover Sexy and hillarious, full of adventureous


  9. Chloe Chloe says:

    Annie Valentine is back, and this time things are feeling a bit different for our favourite fictional fashionista Annie thought her TV show How Not To Shop was going well, but when it s suddenly dumped by the channel without warning, Annie feels like she is up the creek without a paddle When her business partner Svetlana comes calling with a problem with the Perfect Dress business, Annie knows she has to do what she can to help out However, she also knows this means that she has to leave Annie Valentine is back, and this time things are feeling a bit different for our favourite fictional fashionista Annie thought her TV show How Not To Shop was going well, but when it s suddenly dumped by the channel without warning, Annie feels like she is up the creek without a paddle When her business partner Svetlana comes calling with a problem with the Perfect Dress business, Annie knows she has to do what she can to help out However, she also knows this means that she has to leave her lovely husband Ed and twin babies at home while she jets across the world to New York City with teenage daughter Lana in tow Can Annie bring herself to leave her young family, and be miles away from them, all the while enjoying the shopping capital of the world Amazingly, this is the fifth book in the Annie Valentine series by author Carmen Reid, and I still look forward to the release of a new Annie adventure each year I wasn t overly keen on the first in the series, The Personal Shopper, but I feel the books have got better as the series has progressed and now they are certainly ones to look out for on my releases calendar The fifth outing sees Annie Valentine, a superb chick lit character who a lot of women will be able to relate to, jet across to the other side of the world New York I ve been lucky enough to visit there twice, and so it was great to read about one of my favourite cities in the world again Annie Valentine seems happily settled at home, she s married to her husband Ed, with her four beautiful children and her own shopping TV show as well I love Annie s eternal optimism she knows how lucky she is to have her lifestyle, but she also knows she has to lose a few pounds so she doesn t get spotted in the same old comfy dress again and again Annie is a character that a lot of women will be able to relate to she works hard, she runs a family life and of course, she loves her shopping as well I really warm to Annie every time I read a story about her, but at the same time, when I pick up an Annie Valentine book, it s like I ve not stopped reading them, it s like picking up a book about an old friend I really like the fact we see a lotof Annie s teenage daughter Lana this time around She is present in all of the previous 4 books, but we ve never really got to have her as a main part in the story, she sin background, but she is definitely a character that I liked a lot Lana is a typical teenager a bit embarrassed by her mum but we can how she has grown up through the book Lana in the book this time around is fun, she loves fashion and most of all she loves New York, and it s nice to have a younger character in a main role of the book Ed appears a little bit as well, and is just a good as ever, and I loved that we sawof the ever mad Svetlana too.The book mainly takes place in New York City as you may have guessed from the book title and for those of us who are lucky enough to have been there, it ll certainly being back lots of memories Carmen Reid has clearly done her research she takes a lot of big landmarks and makes Annie and Lana tourists visiting them so we get to see them through their eyes and this is fun It was nice to read about New York, but at the same time, Reid introduces us to the not so nice side of NYC we don t always see, the back alleys and dumpsters than Annie ends up in through various things that happen, and it certainly creates some good comedy moments The setting of New York works really well as it s one of the big fashion capitals of the world, and it only seems right Annie Valentine makes a trip over there too Overall, I really enjoyed this book It s another great outing for Annie Valentine, and I like that Reid is keeping the series fresh by taking Annie to other places, and bringing other characters like Lanato the front line, which also adds a fresh perspective to the reader as well Annie is a great character who leads the book so well she s a character the reader will love and warm to, and therefore we care that Annie makes a success of her life and her business The storyline about the failing business and Annie s keen ness to revive it keeps the book moving along at a good pace, and gives it an aim at the end, but it s the journey along the way I really enjoyed Definitely recommended if you are a fan of the Annie V books so far, but also recommended if you re not it ll make you want to read them all


  10. Catherinehaine Haines Catherinehaine Haines says:

    A lovely read I liked all the characters and even though I have not read any of the connected books it stood on its own A book that will make you smile.