Series: From Manhattan with Love #6
Published by HQN Books
Publication Date: November 28th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
She’ll risk everything for her own Christmas miracle…
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?
If you’re in the mood for a sweet read, Sarah Morgan is always a sure bet. MOONLIGHT OVER MANHATTAN is a delightful and heartwarming addition to this series, with an appropriately festive backdrop that will leave you with fond memories of a woman’s brave quest to challenge herself which leads to the ultimate prize: love.
Harriet Knight is shy and prefers to be in the background, especially in view of how she grew up. She has always let her siblings slay her dragons for her while wishing she was as fearless as her twin or assertive as her elder brother. Enter Operation Challenge Harriet, an opportunity for her to leave her comfort zone, which does not start out so well but leads her to ER physician, Ethan Black.
Ethan is committed to being successful at every undertaking and he’s doing that at his job. Not so much in his personal life and after a failed marriage he has given up on trying again and prefers temporary liaisons that demand nothing from him. Until Harriet makes him want to try again in spite of his fears.
Harriet and Ethan were really enjoyable characters and I loved the slow pace of the story (surprise!) which the author used to draw readers into the world of these characters. The star of this book is obviously Harriet and there is no way to read this book and not have a smile on your face at the end of it. Every page captures her journey from the retiring and bashful character to a confident woman ready to take on the world; like a flower blooming and is an inspiration for anyone looking to make beneficial changes in their lives.
The end of this book was my favorite part, especially the cameo by the O’Neils and the chance to catch up on their lives. This is the perfect read for the season: lighthearted and fun; and I recommend investing in the whole series even though this book can be read as a standalone.