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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
Welcome to New York by Luana Ferraz is a clean romance that follows two characters who have left their homes in other cities in order to find themselves – even if it means running away from their troubles – in New York. Harry has arrived from England with his plans in shambles and Alana has moved in from a flyover state in order to make her way on the theatrical road to Broadway. Both arrive with plenty of baggage, although not so much in the traditional sense in that it's almost entirely emotional. Whether or not they can make it in the Big Apple with or without the other (and with some old skeletons hot on their tails) is a question best left to the talented Luana Ferraz.
Welcome to New York is exactly the type of story I needed after reading a whole string of books at the opposite end of the spectrum. It's refreshing and wholesome and just plain wonderful. Harry and Alana are both characters that are easy to empathize with and even easier to root for. They are authentic and stubborn and faulty and lovable, even at the times when they fail to see these characteristics in themselves. The setting of New York almost becomes another character, depicted in a way that wraps the entire story up in a perfectly imperfect bow. Luana Ferraz is a skilled storyteller and this is the kind of book that one can imagine playing out on the big screen. Thankfully, we don't have to wait for that. I'd recommend this book to all those who enjoy a solid romance with all of the right plot twists to keep you aching until the inevitable and happy end.