Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.
Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.
A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.
Adorable - that's the word that I think best describes this book. Lucy and Owen's relationship is fun and cute. I love the way they correspond through emails and postcards. It's reminds me of the way I always send postcards back home to friends and family and how it's really a lost art. When I finished this book, I wanted to run out and send postcards to my friends and family. I think Jennifer E. Smith excels in writing adorable, cute romances that just make you feel good. After reading this I just felt warm and cuddly inside.