This love after loss and betrayal romance is an absolute delight

In A New York Minute coverIn a New York Minute by Felice Stevens

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love how Felice Stevens unapologetically writes Jewish men falling in love and fills them with all the cultural notes which makes them such authentic reads.

This one is pure delight, it’s a tale of love after both loss and deep emotional betrayal between two men with strong family culture that has held them up and supported them in difficult times.

Both Garrett’s Bubbe (grandmother) and Remi’s Grandfather are true forces of nature, loving and accepting and there for their grandsons when they truly need them – if only Rose’s didn’t come along with a billboard in Times Square seeking a loving husband for her beloved grandchild!

This book has subtle humour alongside the romance, there’s nods to the prejudices both Jews and gay men can face within their personal and professional lives but it’s never overly stated or preachy.

The nods to the song New York Minute, which title the book, are cleverly played out throughout the narrative, where life can change in unexpected ways in such a short time and I adored the more muted and quiet friendship and romance which grows between the two men.

This is an homage to New York as much to love, as is often the case with Felice’s work, and I loved the surprise guest appearances towards the end of the book with characters from her wider universe of stories.

There’s no stupid drama here, no ridiculous miscommunication or 75% break-up to bring tension, instead the two men talk, they express their fears and hopes, they talk about their dreams.

It’s a beautiful story and I loved it all.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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