by Sarah Morgan
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publish Date: 5th October 2017
Title: Moonlight Over Manhattan
Author: by Sarah Morgan
Book: #6 of From Manhattan With Love
Rating: 4 Voodoos
From the number 1 bestselling author of Sleigh Bells in the Snow ‘An absolute delight’ Sunday Times bestselling Veronica Henry
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 24-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?
I didn’t expect this to be the book to break through the funk I’ve been in recently, I was just conscious of the fact it was a CHRISTMAS story and Christmas was pretty close….
Nevertheless it was! Long may the break continue!
I read this book is a day and I really enjoyed it. I liked how it was written – not just because it was from both of their points of view, but because the characters were well established. We were given a decent amount of back story and fleshing out which isn’t exactly something you’d expect from a romance novel. I’ve discovered this is book 6 of a series! And while I don’t think I’d likely read all the others, there are at least 2, numbers 4 and 5, that connect to this one which I might consider reading too. I’d also like to read the one after this – if it’s connected of course. I think I know the likely candidate too, but I’m not gonna share that.
I thought that Harriet and Ethan were good for each other – they complimented and enhanced each other without seeking to ‘improve’ the other. She brought him out of the Harsh-and-Arrogant-Doctor role he seemed hell bent on living and, once he took the time, he really understood her and was able to support and encourage her in her goals.
Misunderstandings didn’t last long – though they were mostly his. Possibly because he was far more outspoken and was therefore more likely to put his foot in it.
What DID last long though was the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I, not being American, was pretty sure it was a month long gap but when you total up the weeks I’m pretty sure there’s at least 6 weeks…
Of course this was and ARC so perhaps it was picked up but someone who read it on time…
It was a very quick romance for all it felt well paced. Luckily her last decision worked out really well, it has to be said, but she really didn’t give him much of a chance. I can see her point, but really it was only 3 (or 6) weeks!
I would liked to have seen more of her with the godmother, a nice little chat about cooking or helping out in the kitchen or something and I’d also have liked us to see him meet her family, so I’m really hoping the next book is going to be connected!
There was no love triangle, pretty sure no jealousy, a tiny rift type thing and no terrible embarrassment so if they’re things you stay clear of, this book is safe for you!
But the biggest question of all is; the heck did those kittens come from?!