Kim Carmody. Those are two words and one name you need to remember. Keep it fresh in your minds because I feel like something big will come from her. Honestly, it only makes sense for one release, somewhere down the line, to go BOOM for Carmody. She has written a spectacular debut novel, and if this is only her debut? Goodness, I can’t wait to see what’s in store. Her writing style is fun, fresh, and yet so eloquent. You can tell that she gave it her all with the characters and she’ll make you fall in love with them, flaws and all, but that’s where this story is a bit different. These characters don’t have to have broken backgrounds and painful memories. It’s simply a feel good tale of two people with an intriguing love story, and that, in my opinion, can’t be beat.
This is one of those books that took me back to the “good ole’ days” of reading. Before blogging. Before a schedule. Before even book signings or realizing I could follow authors on Facebook. When it was just me, my Kindle, and hours of reading while trying to decide whom and what I really enjoyed. Lexington and 42nd had those moments written all over it for me, with the ups and downs, heart beating out of my chest, the angst that makes my tummy flip, and the moments that make my cheeks hurt from smiling. It will forever be one of those books that I’ll think, “Man, I wish I had that first-time-feeling of reading that one back.”
Overall, if you’re a lover of all-things romance, whether that’s angst and torture (of the best kind), swooning and sugary sweet romance, or maybe all of the above, Lexington and 42nd is the book for you. Carmody has hit it out of the park and I can’t wait for so much more.