Book Review – Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love #2) by Sarah Morgan

Heartwarming and sweet!!

 

In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it’s been right under your nose all along… 

Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents’ divorce, she’s seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt—but that’s strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race…

Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he’s known forever and doesn’t want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?

 

Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 30th 2016 by HQN Books 
(first published July 14th 2016)

 

Sarah Morgan is one of the authors that I discovered only recently. I started the series From Manhattan with Love by reading book 3, then I went back to book 1 and now I’m reading book 2 and book 4 is already waiting on my kindle – I’m aware that I’m mixing this all up.:D

The first three books are about three friends that started their own concierge business in Manhattan – I love the idea. I should maybe think about opening one in the Bay Area. 😀 Lots of people with NO time on their hands.

The premise and storyline was right up my alley. I love Manhattan – the fast pace, the people and of course The City That Never Sleeps is fascinating to me. And the idea of having three best friends, all talented in different areas come together to start a business, is a dream come true – and yes I understand that’s it’s just FICTION. 😀

ANYWAY, I adored the last two books and finally reading Frankie’s story is just the icing on the cake.

Frankie has always been the more gruff and prickly one of the three friends. And finally i found out why that was.

She was witness of her father’s cheating and the way he treated her afterwards was just shocking. No wonder she had some issues to work out first. Fortunately Matt, the guy she knew since she was a child and her best friend’s older brother, had a lot of patience. He had been attracted to her for a looooooong time and just waited for the right moment to pounce.

The right moment presented itself when he lost an employer in his landscape business and needed a replacement ASAP. Frankie had the knowledge and expertise that was needed and no good reason to say no. While working together and struggling with her growing attraction she slowly warmed up to the idea of Matt and herself.

Matt gave her space and let her lead but he also knew when to push for Frankie to step out of her comfort zone so she could realize that her past and the memories that came with it weren’t all as bad as she thought or remembered.

I thought Matt was a perfect match for Frankie.

He had known her when they were young. He also remembered what happened in a much more objective way that allowed Frankie to see it from a different angle.

So far Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love #3) has been my favorite, but all three novels in this series have been exceptionally entertaining and wonderfully written.

7 thoughts on “Book Review – Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love #2) by Sarah Morgan

    1. Thank you so much Suzanne!! Like you any book set in NY makes me pay attention. It was such a sweet book, and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.:D

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