Series: From Manhattan with Love #1
Published by HQN Books
Publication Date: May 31st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces a sizzling new trilogy about three best friends embracing life—and love—in Manhattan
Cool, calm and competent, events planner Paige Walker loves a challenge. After a childhood spent in and out of hospitals, she’s now determined to prove herself—and where better to take the world by storm than in the exhilarating bustle of Manhattan? But when Paige is let go from the job she loves, she must face her biggest challenge of all—going it alone.
Except launching her own events company is nothing compared to hiding her outrageous crush on Jake Romano—her brother’s best friend, New York’s most in-demand date, and the only man to break her heart. When Jake offers Paige’s fledgling company a big chance, their still-sizzling chemistry starts giving her sleepless nights. But can she convince the man who trusts no one to take a chance on forever?
SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN is such a fun, sweet and feel good story, the kind that lights you up from the inside and makes you feel really optimistic about love, friendship and everything good. And it’s the perfect way to escape into the magic of New York City, the land of bright lights and endless possibilities.
Paige Walker is determined to live her life on her own terms, even if it means starting her own business with her friends on a wing and a prayer, even if it means asking for help from her brother’s best friend, successful entrepreneur and playboy Jake Romano and even if it means confessing her love to him, again, even if he throws it back in her face, again.
Jake Romano doesn’t believe in love but he can’t deny the chemistry between him and Paige. He’s no choirboy, and he’s fought long and hard to keep her at a distance, even damaging the easy friendship between them but having her in such close proximity has worn down his ability to resist her. Even though he knows the complications of getting involved with her, especially because she is his best friend’s younger sister.
After a long week, this was exactly what I needed to perk me up and it actually felt like the switch turned on to summer and all the fun that comes with it as I read. Ms. Morgan does a really great job with the characters and a very familiar trope. From the eclectic mix of personalities – the dreamer, the organizer and the pragmatic – to the complex relationship between Paige and Jake and everything behind it, every page is pure pleasure to read. The friendship between Paige and her best friends and among all five of them is central to this book just as much as the romance between Paige and Jake is. I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the rest of the series.
With enjoyable characters, witty dialogue and the glitz and glamour of New York City as the backdrop for a sexy romance, SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN should be at the top of everyone’s summer reading list.