Thanks to another goodreads giveaway for this review, "Katwalk" would not have been a book I would have picked up (different genre than I typically read), but I found it delightfully surprising and couldn't put it down!
Katrina is boring, respectable, and does just as she's told to and is expected to, and it has never bothered her. When a friend suggests they quit their jobs and do the unexpected in New York City for two months, Katrina reluctantly agrees and begins to make plans, but when the well laid plans begin to crumble Katrina must make a choice. Continue with her life altering vacation and see where it takes her, or cancel the whole trip and begin the job searching.
Luckily for us as the reader, Katrina chooses to continue with her planned adventure and she's off to NYC where we get to witness one of the most well written character development arcs I've read in quite a long time. Katrina slowly morphs from the uptight woman we are introduced to into another version of herself, Kat, a much more confidant, dream-driven individual who learns to enjoy the life around her. Kat's metamorphosis is not a smooth and straight one, she encounters bumps and gets a few bruises along the way, but with a little trust in herself and her friends along the way, I was delighted with where she ended up at the end of the story.
New York was the perfect setting for this novel and reading of all the places Kat travels and the sights she sees, anyone having visited NYC can't help but be swept away with the feelings and emotions that Kat goes through. Her daily coffee shop, reminded me of mine and the locations she visits are described with enough detail to make a non-native want to plan a trip and experience what she did.
Side note on book quality: This book was delightful to read also because of its wonderful craftsmanship. The paper was a thicker quality with a clean crisp font, and the cover was simple, easy to read and made of a deliciously soft matte material.