I’m really excited to welcome Jill Knapp to the blog today with a guest post about one of the characters from her new book – What Happens To Men When They Move To Manhattan?
What’s the new book about? Here’s the blurb…
Life in the city gives 23 year old Amalia Hastings a ride she is not expecting. As she tries to find her way on the little island that never sleeps, she discovers she has a harder time navigating through life then she does the streets of Greenwich Village!
She thought she had everything she wanted – a new apartment in Manhattan, a first-rate education at NYU, a group of trusted friends and Nicholas, a boyfriend who she once believed was her soul-mate. But somehow, it isn’t enough.
Stumbling through her relationships, Amalia encounters Michael. An attractive classmate who quickly moves from being one of her close friends, to an inconsistent friend-with-benefits. After all, the only thing consistent about New York is its beauty.
Amalia is essentially torn between two men, and Michael is torn between two women. Her best friend Cassandra is being strung along by her “boyfriend”, Bryce, and even her friend Olivia is having a secret relationship!
After getting terribly lost searching for love in all the wrong places, Amalia finds herself asking – what happens to men when they move to Manhattan?!
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Journal Entry of Cassandra DeLuca
The other day I was walking to work when it suddenly hit me, where was I going with my life?
For the past couple of years I had skated by at my job, the one I got straight out of college because I was fortunate enough to get hooked up with an internship there. But was working there always going to be enough for me?
I look at Amalia, and I feel like she’s just as lost as I am, but there’s new girl I met recently. Her name is Olivia, and she really seems to have her head on straight. She’s in graduate school at NYU with Amalia, but she’s really working hard. Sometimes I feel like Amalia just floats down this path because she majored in biology at Rutgers. Most of the time, I can’t really blame her.
Don’t get me wrong, I love working Prestige magazine. I really like my boss, I love the city, and I love all of the perks that I get from working there. But it’s been two years, and I haven’t moved an inch within the company. Not that I have some gigantic aspirations to become editor in chief one day, but it would be nice to move up to Accessories Editor.
Okay it’s settled. It’s time to buckle down at work and really make my career my number one priority. No more wasting time. The goal is to be promoted within a year. My friends will just have to understand that work comes first. That I have to leave my phone on the table in case there’s some sort of work related situation going on.
I’m sure they’ll be annoyed with me at first, but I think they’ll get used to it. This is just how it has to be.
About the author Jill Knapp
She also holds an M.A in Psychology and has taught at the college level for over three years.
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Thanks to Jill for joining me today and sharing with us her guest post. Best of luck with What Happens to Men when they move to Manhattan? 🙂