Have you ever clicked on one of those viral videos: “This woman’s dress ripped on the subway, you won’t believe what happens next!”-type of videos? Well, Franny and Hayes find themselves the stars of one such video, recognised as the #SubwayQTs all over their city. Only they don’t know each other, and if first impressions are any indication, they don’t care to. Kate Spencer’s In A New York Minute is a fresh new rom-com, and Pan Macmillan Australia were kind enough to send me a copy for review.

In A New York Minute is a very gentle read. The stakes are low, the early conflict is minor, and there are no triggers as far as I can tell. There are wonderful friendships, passionate speeches, and meets that are abundantly cute. If you need something easy and kind to read, this is the pick of the bunch for you!

The only downside is that there’s not a lot thrusting the plot forward (especially seeing as the happily-ever-after is a foregone conclusion). The enemies part of the enemies-to-lovers trope isn’t particularly lengthy or vehement, and aside from a few small speed-bumps, everything cruises along to an easy resolution.

Still, In A New York Minute has a lovely premise and it makes for good-clean-fun reading.