Review of the I Heart Series by Lindsey Kelk


Published: 2009, 2010, 2010, 2011, 2012
Harper Collins

#1 – New York


Get ready to meet Angela Clark as she flees the world’s worst wedding for a new life… It’s official. Angela Clarke is in love – with the most fabulous city in the world. Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridesmaid dress, a pair of Louboutins and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination – NYC.  Holed up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog (Carrie Bradshaw eat your heart out). But it’s one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it’s another figuring them out for yourself … Angela has fallen head over heels for the big apple, but does she heart New York more than home?


Angela isn’t the typical skinny girl (YAYY!) from London and I was extremely pleased that Lindsey made her as realistic as possible. This made me love Angie even more. Thank you Miss Kelk!

And so, I sat on the loo and pissed in the bag.

The book is full of love, friendship and classic one liners. Angie was an absolute hoot and I loved her no filter mouth. In a matter of hours, you’ll be hooked on the book and the outside, real world will disappear around you. If you haven’t visited NYC, that doesn’t matter because the descriptions of the beautiful city are fantastic. It’s as if we’re there, being Angie’s invisible friend.

#2 – Hollywood


Angela Clark can’t believe her luck… she’s an English girl living in New York with a dream job at hip magazine The Look and a sexy boyfriend. Her latest assignment takes her to Hollywood to interview hot actor and fellow Brit James Jacobs.Thrown in at the deep end she heads west with best friend Jenny dreaming of Rodeo Drive and Malibu beach. Soon Angela discovers that celebrity life in Hollywood is not all glamour, gloss and sunshine. Despite his lady-killer reputation, the only person who seems genuine is James. Then a paparazzi snaps them in an uncompromising position and suddenly Angela is thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons… Can she convince all those close to her – especially her boss and her boyfriend – not to believe everything they read? And will Hollywood ever win Angela’s heart?


Just when you think Angie’s world is dramatic enough, she heads to Hollywood where the drama awaits her. Through the second book, Angie’s personality shines through and despite her being a walking disaster, readers will fall head over heels in love with her and her quirky ways.

#3 – Paris


Angela is in the city of love – but romance is taking a nose-dive… When Angela Clark’s boyfriend Alex suggests a trip to Paris at the same time as hip fashion mag Belle asks her to write a piece, she jumps at the chance. But even as she’s falling for the joie de vivre of Paris, someone’s conspiring to sabotage her big break. And when she spots Alex having a tête-à-tête with his ex in a local bar, Angela’s dreams of Parisian passion all start crashing down around her. With London and her old life only a train journey away, Angela can’t decide if should stay and face the music or run away home…


Does Angie ever get a minute to relax? It would seem not. She’s off to Paris in the third part of the series with her GORGEOUS boyfriend Alex. But once she gets there, everything falls apart and you won’t be able to stop yourself from feeling sorry for her.

Everyone has a history. Everyone knows a bitch. But when the two collide, Angie wonders whether she should run away. I was screaming NO! DON’T DO IT! at my Kindle. Just like the previous book, Paris brings out another side to Angie’s personality; jealously. We’ve all been there but surprisingly, she handles it well.

#4 – Vegas


Angela Clark loves her life in New York. She a Brit who’s conquered the Big Apple. Unfortunately, she’s also a Brit who’s lost her job. And when, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the immigration department gets wind of this, Angela needs to find a new job urgently. Or a husband. And she doesn’t think her boyfriend Alex will be keen. A girls’ weekend in Vegas with her best friend Jenny seems the perfect way to forget her troubles. From the minute they arrive Angela is swept up in a whirl of cocktails, outrageous outfits, late nights and brushes with the chapel of love. But rather than escaping trouble, Angela is up to her neck in it…. But what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – right?


I was really enjoying the I Heart series but I felt as if the Vegas  book didn’t match up to the others. Yes, it was jam packed and very dramatic but it seemed as if something was missing but I don’t know what. 

At times, this book will have you sitting up straight, on the edge of your seat and throughout, you’ll be thinking – will they, won’t they?

#5 – London


Angela’s back on home turf – and in her biggest romantic scrape yet… Angela Clark has fallen in love with New York – and it’s starting to love her back. But when she’s summoned home to London, she’s at risk of losing her shiny new life to never-ending English rain, warm beer and bad memories. Talk about stepping back in time. There’s Mark, the ex-boyfriend – who she ran to New York to get away from. There’s Louisa, her best friend, with her terrifying new baby. And there’s her mum, still talking to her as though she’s fifteen. Now there’s a wedding in the offing – and everyone remembers how well Angela behaved at the last one. . . Can the arrival of boyfriend Alex and best friend Jenny save her from a re-run of her old self?


Angie is back on her home turf but the drama greets her like an old friend. For me, this was one of my favourite books of the series. I loved the development of the plot. The return of her best friend Jenny, seeing Louisa after quite some time and of course, there’s a big chance to drool over her boyfriend Alex once more.

I’ve purposely made these reviews short and sweet. For me, it’s best to read them back to back and to do this, I had to whistle my way down my TBR so I had the chance to really enjoy them. I haven’t read the sixth book, I Heart Christmas, so I’ll be treating myself to that once the Christmas period is upon us.

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2 thoughts on “Review of the I Heart Series by Lindsey Kelk

  1. Great reviews! I’ve really enjoyed the I Heart series too and am looking forward to reading I Heart Christmas come December. Much as I’d love to read it now, I just can’t bring myself to read a Christmassy book in spring. 😉


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