Something Old, Something New
Since her boyfriend went down on one knee in Central Park two years before on their first visit to NYC, London-native Amelia has dreamed of returning to the city to get married there. Now the dream is about to become a reality and after a few bumps in the road along the way, she and Cody plan to get married in the beautiful Central Park Boathouse by night. More
Since her boyfriend went down on one knee in Central Park two years before on their first visit to NYC, London-native Amelia has dreamed of returning to the city to get married there. Now the dream is about to become a reality and after a few bumps in the road along the way, she and Cody plan to get married in the beautiful Central Park Boathouse by night.
There, overlooking the lake lit up by floating lanterns, they will pledge their vows among a small gathering of family and friends. Amelia can’t wait; finally she gets the chance to be part of a real family again as her parents died when she was a teenager. After craving family laughter and love for so long, she can’t wait to share her happiness with all her friends, never mind get started on having a family of their own soon after. She’s sure that Cody feels the same way. But when they arrive in New York a few days ahead of the big event, she notices that Cody seems distracted and restless. Is he getting cold feet?
Though she adores her best friend and business partner (they run an Italian restaurant in London together) Elizabeth is dreading Amelia's wedding. For one thing, she can’t stand Cody, who she thinks is an idiot and nowhere near good enough for kind-hearted Amelia, and she’s suspicious of the fact that he played little or no part in the wedding preparations, while Amelia threw herself into it with the kind of passion she gives everything, including her cooking. Elizabeth knows she can’t risk their friendship or business by voicing her honest feelings to Amelia; that she thinks her friend is making a big mistake, and that she has no use for the brash, bustling city of New York, Which she’s sure she’ll hate.
Making matters worse, Elizabeth is also dreading the wedding because of another invited guest; her ex Flynt. They broke up almost a year before, when Flynt moved back to Dublin, Ireland; a move Elizabeth couldn’t handle due to the uncertainty of a long-distance relationship. It doesn't help matters that the proverbial ghost of Flynt's deceased wife Madeline seemed to be ever present between Elizabeth and Flynt, exacerbating her fear of letting him and his gorgeous nine year old daughter, Ellie, down. Flynt and Amelia are old friends and Elizabeth knows he and Ellie will be in New York City for the wedding. How will she be able to face him, not to mention see the hurt and disappointment in little Ellie's eyes?
Though he is still hurt by her rejection, Flynt can’t help but feel happy about seeing Elizabeth again at the wedding. Ellie adored her and yes, there were some obstacles to overcome, but he truly felt they had something special together. He’s sure she loves him; can he use the romance and magic of NYC to convince her to give their relationship another chance?
Ellie wants her dad to be happy more than anything. She adores Elizabeth and wants them to be a family. She’s concocted a clever, but unorthodox plan to bring them together again, but can she turn a short three days in The Big Apple, convince Elizabeth that they belong together?
Will Amelia and Cody’s dream wedding go ahead as planned? And can the romance of the city bring Elizabeth, Flynt and Ellie back together for good?
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