Review: Her New York Minute


The Friendship Chronicles (Book #4)

Harlequin Special Edition


Brenda Larnell (A)


REVIEW: HER NEW YORK MINUTE, Book #4 of The Friendship Chronicles Series features Olivia “Liv” Wright, a British portfolio manager who is getting her “big shot” at advancing her career in New York City. I love the meet cute scene on the plane where she meets Thomas Wright at the end of her flight. Thomas is a lawyer practicing in New York. Not only does this story recounts the romance that develops between Olivia and Thomas, but it also continues the story of tried-and-true friendships that occur between women.

When Olivia’s plane lands in New York she is met at the airport by Reagan “Rae” Doucet,
THE SHOE DIARIES (Book #1), who is a best friend of Robin, one of Olivia’s best friends, and who also happens to live in New York. If you are familiar with this series, Robin is the heroine in LONDON CALLING (Book #3).  Also included in this circle of friends is Jennifer Pritchett, BLOOM WHERE YOU ARE PLANTED, (Book #2). As Olivia gets acclimated to her new workplace and coworkers, she surrounds herself with shopping trips and outings with her circle of girls. I love their camaraderie. The complicated love dynamics between Thomas and Olivia are challenging. Their relationship develops as they explore what it means to “have a Black-a** good time in New York”. You’ll get that when you read the story!

Olivia’s girlfriends, true fashionistas, compose the main side characters who help her to navigate her new life in New York. They contribute to the development of the storyline and the main characters. Author Darby Baham has a knack for describing outfits that the characters wear when they are either in work mode or out-and-about in the Big Apple. It really enhances the New York vibe of the story’s setting. I also like the structure of the story. It is divided into three parts that also represent the stages of Thomas and Olivia’s relationship. The Epilogue gives us a glimpse of the HFN for Olivia and Thomas that shows so much promise.

I thoroughly enjoyed
HER NEW YORK MINUTE. It was entertaining and a testament to female friendships. I recommend it for your reading pleasure.

5th February 2024 |