This isn’t your generic love story. Not even close. If anything, it’s just about as unconventional as they come, but that’s why I enjoyed it so much. I’m not sure what I’m allowed to say and not say, and the very last thing I want to do is ruin this book for you. So let’s go for vague, yea?
The story of Ivy and Patrick is unique, fun, a bit sad, and a whole lot of romantic. As in, like…a lot of romance. It’s sweet, charming, make your heart pitter-patter romance (within reason). It’s a well-rounded novel that will cause laughter, tears, and major swoon within a few short hours. City Beautiful is a fun read, and before you know it, half of the day will be gone and you’ll be at The End. It’s one of THOSE kinds of books.
The biggest aspect of City Beautiful that I love is how unique it is. It’s not your same ole same ole, that’s for sure. These differences combined with Foss’ stellar writing hooked me right from the get go. No expectations, no predictions, I was just going with the flow and riding out the crazy twists and turns with the characters. It’s been a long time since I sat down in the AM to begin a book, and made myself stop everything until I was finished. It just wasn’t a story that I could pause. I needed to know what the next step was in this relationship and where they would end up. I HAD to know.
Overall, Foss has hit a home run. She’s taken your basic love story and flipped it on its head. Everything you’ve come to expect? Forget it all and dive into Ivy & Patrick’s crazy yet calming world. It’s everything I love in a book, and it’s done perfectly. Foss’ humor, heart, and romantic side shine through in City Beautiful, and I love her even more for bringing this book into our lives.