Men and Martinis

Girlfriends of Gotham, #1

Delancey Stewart takes readers back to a time when dot com dollars led to some fantastic fodder for gossip magazines and water cooler chatter was almost as glamorous as the parties the night before. Candace Kanie is a delightful heroine, she’s not perfect but she is confident, and that certainly helps her with most things. This story reminded me a little of another group of women winging their way through the social pitfalls and dating disasters of Manhattan and how from the outside their lives look like something to envy. I enjoyed getting a closer look at what this lifestyle is like and I’m looking forward to seeing what these other Gotham gals get up to. This was fun and light read, perfect to take you away from the hum drum of everyday. After all, I don’t think I’ve encountered that many handsome men in my entire life and especially not in one geographical location. I can’t wait for Natalie’s story!

Candace Kanie is used to getting what she wants! She plays it cool in the boardroom and in the bar but things in the boyfriend department just aren’t going as planned. She’s clever and she’s confident and maybe a bit arrogant too but perhaps it’s time to change up the game plan. Thankfully she has her Girlfriends of Gotham to cheer her on as she leaves her mark on 1990s Manhattan.

Book Blurb for Men and Martinis

It’s 1998…and New York City just might not be prepared for the Girlfriends of Gotham...

Natalie Pepper knows almost nothing about New York City, except that it’s far, far away from her home in California. When she packs up everything she owns and moves there on a whim, luck is on her side. She stumbles into a promising marketing job in the developing Internet industry and finds herself surrounded by poised and polished men who are nothing like the guys she knew back home.

One guy stands out from the rest… CJ: All-American hunk and genuine good guy. But they work together, and giving in to their mutual attraction could put Natalie’s sparkly new world at risk, so she resolves to look, but not to touch.

Natalie’s new friend Candace Kanie has no such concerns. From the barroom to the boardroom, she’s used to getting exactly what she wants, and her no-crap attitude ensures that nothing gets in her way. But when she meets Damon, the notorious playboy at Natalie’s company, she finds that her take-no-prisoners style might not be as effective in the romantic realm.

Frustrated and often irrational, Candace pushes for what she wants until something’s gotta give. And when it does, she realizes that the one thing she might not do better than anyone else is change.

The first book about the loves, lives, and laughter of a group of friends finding their way in the city is a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy full of Men and Martinis!

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2014 3.50