City love by Susanne Colasanti paperback

City love by Susanne Colasanti paperback

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In this first book of a captivating new series by bestselling author Susane Colasanti, three girls share a Manhattan apartment the summer before college begins. City Love captures the essence of summer love, self-discovery, and sisterhood, a perfect fit for fans of Sarah Dessen, Jenny Han, and Jennifer E. Smith.

This summer will change everything for Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna. Sadie is all about dreaming big and following her heart, hoping her soul mate is right around the corner. Darcy wants a summer of boy adventures with New York City as her playground. Rosanna is running from dark secrets of her past, desperate to reinvent herself. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.

Told from alternating points of view, City Love resonates with the moments when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying all at once . . . in a way it will never be again.



Praise for City Love: “Smart girl chick-lit.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Readers will feel the strong, vibrant pulse of city life as Colasanti traces the romantic encounters of three incoming college freshman, who are as enamored with their West Village neighborhood and newfound independence as they are with the boys who steal their hearts. ” (Publishers Weekly)

“This book is pure romance.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))

“The strength of this work lies in its reverence for New York City culture and its ability to capture the excitement of embarking on a new adventure.” (School Library Journal)

Praise for Susane Colasanti: “Realistic dialogue, multi-layered characters, musical references and issues that matter most to teens make this story happen. Like Sarah Dessen, Colasanti knows how teens operate.” (Kirkus on When It Happens)

“Colasanti ably captures the teenage voice through language that is real and not forced. Her easy writing style will speak to teen readers.”” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) on Take Me There)

“Colasanti presents an authentic picture of how complicated it is to be a teenager, especially one in love.” (Publishers Weekly on Waiting for You)

“Colasanti has a knack of sustaining the heart-pounding suspense of young love for the length of a novel while managing to make it read, charmingly, like a conversation.” (The Philadelphia Inquirer on Waiting for You)

“Colasanti has her finger on the pulse of teenage dialogue and emotions.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) on Something Like Fate)

“Captures the rush of teen love and lust...Colasanti’s attention to detail is what makes her readers return.” (Boston Herald on All I Need)

From the Author


When I was in high school, every summer break had the potential for magic. Not that anything ever happened in Middle of Nowhere, NJ. But being an eternal optimist (even in my teen years, the worst time of my life), every summer began with a sense of infinite possibility. The possibility that I would have a boy adventure. The possibility that I would figure out who I really was and stop caring about what other people think. And especially the possibility that I would reinvent myself. I looked forward to every summer as the Summer of Reinvention, during which time I would completely transform myself into a girl kids would hardly recognize when school started. Of course that never happened. The important thing was that I believed it could. There was always the anticipation that tremendous things could happen over the summer, and that anticipation sparked my passion for the City Love series.

Writing a series about summer love, self-discovery, and sisterhood has been a magnificent journey. I hope the City Loveseries brings you those magical summer feels...and that you live every single day like anything is possible.


About the Author


Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding On, All I Need, Now and Forever, and the City Love trilogy. She lives in downtown Manhattan. You can connect with Susane at

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