Life in the city gives 23-year-old Amalia Hastings a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life than she does the streets of Greenwich Village! She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends, and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough. Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael, an attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty. Amalia is essentially torn between two men, and Michael is torn between two women. Her best friend Cassandra is being strung along by her "boyfriend," Bryce, and even her friend Olivia is having a secret relationship! After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself asking – what happens to men when they move to Manhattan?
*Editor's Pick* What Happens to Men When They Move to Manhattan? is a fun novel set in the college scene. Amalia is in grad school, so she's grown up, but also not quite there yet. She's still figuring out life and love and trying to navigate complicated friendships all while getting her master's degree. Amalia has to persevere through heartbreak and uncertainties in her personal life in order to focus on the bigger picture and what she really wants for herself. Jill Knapp's writing style is lighthearted and insightful, making this an easy yet thought provoking read. From the first page, she transports readers to the often confusing, always exciting time in our lives that is young adulthood. The characters are very real, all with the appropriate balance of immaturity and desire to take more control of their lives. If you're looking for new adult fiction without the romance novel cover and overly serious, graphic content, then definitely give this book a try. It breaks the new adult mold and gives chick lit readers something to enjoy in this category.
Read an excerpt from What Happens to Men When They Move to Manhattan? at Harper Impulse.
A native New Yorker, Jill Knapp spends her time blogging for The Huffington Post where she writes about New York City, dating, and relationships. She has a master's degree in psychology, and she is a former college professor. In addition to her psychology background, she competed in and taught figure skating for over a decade. What Happens to Men When They Move to Manhattan? is Jill's debut novel, and the first in a series of books she is writing about being young, single, and living in New York City. She currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, please visit Jill's website, and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.