Review: You're (not) the One

Why I picked it: I was in the mood for a light/fun chic-lit novel.

Synopsis: Venice, one of the world's most romantic cities, lives by the legend of the bridge of sighs: When a woman kisses the man of her dreams under the bridge at sunset, she will be together with him forever. So eighteen-year-old Lucy seals her fate in the blush of first love with Nate.

Yet ten years later, the pair has completely lost contact-until the day Lucy arrives at Nate's luxury Manhattan apartment with paintings he has purchased from the gallery where she is newly employed. The legend has reunited the couple, and Lucy is overjoyed-until the state of their union is misery.

Type: Fiction (chic-lit)

Quick Take: This is my kind of chic-lit.  It's smart, flirty, funny with a twist.  I was also reminded of Getting Rid of Matthew while reading this one (the books are nothing like each other, I just mean that I had a fun experience while reading the book, the author kept my interest). Lucy and Nate fall in love (while on a trip to Italy), they kiss at just the right moment, securing their love... forever.

Trip ends, flash forward ten years... they meet again.  Lucy has been waiting for Nate, Nate is married.  This is a fun story about what happens next. 

Think back to a boy you dated or had a crush on in high school.  Would you still have a crush today? Would things you adored then still be adorable today?  How far would you go to break a spell (the kiss at the perfect moment)?

Chic-lit fans: I loved this book.  All I can say is... read it.

Rating: 4 stars
Source: Review Copy (NetGalley)

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