New York, Actually

Molly was an advice columnist who had a big following but she was a fraud as her relationships never worked. Then she met Daniel but she still knew that it would never last.

Daniel was a divorce lawyer who was good at his job. He was happy with his job and satisfied with his life then he saw Molly. He knew he wanted to get to know her and when he does he figures out she was what was missing from this life.

New York, Actually is the fourth book from the series From Manhattan with Love by Sarah Morgan. I really enjoyed this book. It started out a little slow for me but quickly picked up as I got to know Molly and Daniel.

Molly’s character was intriguing. She was adamant about not being good in relationships which was her own way of sabotaging any chance at happiness. I was intrigued with whatever she had been running from and I loved that Daniel helped her by showing she can love. I will say that I was a little disappointed with her ex who basically got his happy ending by destroying Molly though I can’t be too angry because in the end she was happy as well. Daniel’s character was a good man. He might have started out their meeting with a white lie but he did everything right. He was a solid presence in her life and was someone who did not run when things got tough.

I am looking forward to continuing with the series. There are two more that I need to read which are about the twins who are introduced in this book.

Miracle on 5th Avenue

Eva Jordan is a romantic who will always look on the bright side of things. She had lost her grandmother but she had the support of her friends to get through the loss. She will be given a job to help design Lucas Blade, the writer, apartment but she will be surprised that he was at home. Lucas Blade was supposed to be writing in Vermont but will be staying at his apartment trying to write through his writers block.

Miracle on 5th Avenue is the third book to the series From Manhattan with Love by Sarah Morgan. Alright I liked the book, it was cute and sweet and all about moving on but I guess I just wasn’t as invested in this book.

Now I liked Eva’s character but she was a little much at times with her positive behavior. I didn’t want her character to not be positive but it was a lot at times. Other than her enthusiasm I liked that she was kind and did what she could to help others. Lucas’s character was still brooding about his wife who had passed away several years ago. He also had writers block because of his mood. It was interesting that Eva helped solve the writers block. What happens to his story is predictable and a little comical but it helps bring them closer. I will say that even though I wasn’t that invested in the book I thought the ending was sweet and brought a smile to my face as I finished the book.

Sunset in Central Park

Frankie Cole never thought love was for her because of her parents divorce. She threw herself into work as a designer for gardens. That was her true passion. Frankie will notice things start to change between her best friend Matt, who she liked more than she should’ve. She knew that if something happened between them it would not end well, but Matt will keep pursuing and Frankie will start to wonder.

Sunset in Central Park is the second novel to the series From Manhattan with Love by Sarah Morgan. This was a cute book.

I had to get into more of the novel to really love Frankie. It wasn’t right away but once I was there I really liked Frankie’s character. She was definitely shy and kept people at a distance when it turned romantic. I liked that she finally took a chance and really had a talk with her mother which really helped her find love. Matt’s character was the right man for Frankie. He was sweet to Frankie and wanted the best for her. Also wanted her romantically as he had loved her for years. I wanted Matt to take a chance and tell Frankie, subtle didn’t work with her. There are predictable problems but it makes it all the more sweeter when things go right for them.

I am on the list for the third book which will be about Eva who is the hopeless romantic of the group.

Sleepless in Manhattan

Paige Walker had been the sick girl in her hometown. Paige wanted a fresh start in New York and she was making it but then her dreams will be crushed. She will rely on her friends for help to get her dream on her own. She will get help from her friends, Frankie and Eve as well from her brother Matt. The one that she will be hesitant to ask for help will be the man she loved since she was a teenager, Jake Romano.

Sleepless in Manhattan is the first book to the series From Manhattan with Love by Sarah Morgan. I had seen this book when this series started but I wanted to wait for several books to be finished. I thought this was a sweet story. Its a story of second chances and your heart will melt when Jake finally realizes what he was missing.

I liked Paige’s drive for organizing. I am completely the same with organizing the things in my life. I thought she was brave to try and not because she survived surgery but because starting a business is not an easy task. I liked that she was nervous, excited and scared as hell throughout the story. It felt real. The romance between Jake and Paige was not there but that is because Jake could not let himself be with Paige that way. Though things will change and Jake will finally let himself want Paige but it will still take a while for him to open his heart up all the way.

I am interested in reading about Frankie and Eve who are the best friends of Paige and who are part of the business.

At the end the book there was another story, Midnight at Tiffany’s. This was a prequel to the series From Manhattan with Love. This book is about Matilda who is an inspiring writer who is looking to get a chance to get her book published. She is working as a waitress to pay the bills which is when her life will get changed forever. She will meet Chase the man whose brother has a publishing house but she did not know the man was Chase.

This prequel which is a novella is a sweet and very short. You get everything you want all wrapped up in a bow. I of course want more detail but I was satisfied with how the story was written.

The second book is Sunset in Central Park which I will be reading next.

Maybe This Christmas

Maybe This ChristmasTyler was a champion skier but his career ended when he was injured in a jump. He is at home helping out the family and his close friend. Though when his daughter starts to play matchmaker with him and Brenna, Tyler will not be able to ignore his best friend anymore.

Brenna has loved Tyler from a very young age but she knew that he would never reciprocate those feelings. She had long ago learned to live with the disappoint but when she moves in with Tyler things will start to change, and Brenna will have to be brave and tell him how she feels.

Maybe this Christmas is the third book to the series O’Neil Brothers by Sarah Morgan. I really loved this book. For me this was the best book out of the three. I loved the book because it took two best friends and gave them a chance to find that happy ending they deserve.

I loved Brenna. She was a very confident woman on ski’s but with confrontation she becomes a shell of herself. That was all because of a bully that really screwed up her self esteem. You wanted her to break out of that shell and tell Tyler how she really felt. Now Tyler I liked a lot but he had screwed up. He wasn’t taking a chance on love. You wanted to shake him for not going for Brenna especially as you knew his thoughts were not brotherly. Though I will say that the ending more than made up for any mistakes that were made by Tyler.

Jess’s mother, Janet, was a piece of work. She was pretty horrible and all due to jealousy. I wanted to hate her and I pretty much did. You can understand why she did what she did but Janet went about it the completely wrong way.

As I said above the ending was perfect, and it was a wonderful way to finish the novel. I wouldn’t say the ending was corny, I thought it was beautiful. The romantic in me was very happy when I turned the last page of the book.

Suddenly Last Summer

Suddenly Last SummerElise Philippe was the chef and Snow Crystal and loved her job. She also loved the family that had taken her in, saved her from her past. Elise thought she was safe but she will be wrong as a one night stand will turn to more and that will have her scared.

Sean O’Neil did not do relationships. His job was his life and that was how he liked it. Sean will find himself being dragged back home when his grandfather falls ill. Though this time Sean will not find the task too difficult especially with Elise near.

Suddenly Last Summer is the second book to the series O’Neil Brothers by Sarah Morgan. I really liked this novel.

Elise I really loved. She was a character who lived life, had passion but behind those smiles was a very scared and damaged young woman. I hated what had happened to her and how it was effecting her still. I liked that she was able to live again with Sean as he tried to get past her barriers. Then there is Sean who was mister unavailable all the time. I liked how he started to change to be a man who cared for more than just his job.

Its funny with how the novel starts off with Elise and Sean are so alike with their personalities, both having a relationship phobia. They were the perfect couple as things were kept light and without complications, but then something changed and feelings started to intrude upon them. And I liked that Sarah Morgan did change them but it was not an overnight change, it was very much a gradual change.

The other characters of this O’Neil family were great. I loved the stubborn grandfather, Walter. All he wanted was the best for his family but he just couldn’t express his feelings that well.

I can’t wait to read about Tyler in the third and final book, which I will be reading next.

Sleigh Bells in the Snow

Sleigh Bells in the SnowKayla Green lived her job. She threw everything into her work especially over Christmas when visiting family was not possible. Kayla will get a new client  and she will go over the holiday break to meet them. Kayla will be all business but that will be difficult with the O’Neil family.

Jackson O’Neil needed to find a way to help his family business. His solution was to hire Kayla Green who would find a way to promote their business. Jackson did not expect to feel something towards this woman but he knew that it should not be ignored.

Sleigh Bells in the Snow is the first book to the series O’Neil Brothers by Sarah Morgan. I liked this story. It definitely had that Christmas feeling which will warm your heart. Though I will say that it was a little cheesy with some of the things that were said, but I also wouldn’t have the book without those parts.

Kayla works all the time to help her forget about the lack of people in her life. I hated that Kayla didn’t have a family she could truly talk too like Jackson had. It will make you mad when you find out how her parents treat her. But I liked that she will get a chance at a family again but this time with Jackson. Though her character is too afraid to take that chance, at least in the beginning. So then there was Jackson. I liked his character. He was hard working and determined to make his family business thrive again. I also liked that he was kind which showed when he interacted with Kayla.

I am reading the second book next.