From Manhattan with Love Series
November 28, 2017
Sarah Morgan is back with more love and laughter in her acclaimed series, From Manhattan With Love, which Publishers Weekly calls a “sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience.”
Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list—dealing with Madi’s temporary dog sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.
Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi—how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple—he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide twenty-four-hour care. But there’s nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.
Ethan’s kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all—letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?
SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
So, doesn’t it just figure that the first book I read by this author would also be the last book in this series? Ah, well…now I know how it all turns out.
If you read the blurb, you know why I wanted to read this particular novel. Dogs…dogs…dogs! While Sarah Morgan made great use of the dogs, much to my delight, it was her characterization of Harriet and Ethan that drew me in and made Moonlight over Manhattan work for me.
I could identify with Harriet’s desire to challenge herself to take on a new fear/challenge everyday. It’s so easy to live our lives in our comfort zone. It would have been very easy to make Harriet an endless victim, but Morgan allowed her to flourish and grow stronger throughout the book.
The book opens with a waitress helping Harriet escape her date by going out a bathroom window. Great, humorous opening! If you didn’t guess, Harriet ends up badly twisting her ankle, which delivers her to the emergency room where she gets her first glimpse of hot doctor Ethan Black.
You might think that it’s all going to be a fairy tale from then on, but that’s not quite the case. Harriet’s next meeting with Ethan forces her stutter to momentarily return and quells her attraction to him, again, momentarily.
Almost every detail of this novel was well-thought-out, even for the likes of normally nitpicky me. What a pleasure to read such an intelligently written romance! And, for those of your for whom this is a must: there was steaminess.
The characters are all so well-written and the story so enjoyable that I found myself at the end before I realized it. Now, I just have to figure out how to work the rest of the novels into my schedule…and book budget.
This can definitely be read and enjoyed as a standalone.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 butterflies