Meet the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. RT Book Reviews has described her as ‘a magician with words’ and she won their Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 as well as making numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot.
Sarah lives near London with her family, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.
From Manhattan with Love Series
Holiday in the Hamptons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The perfect summer escape?
Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him–too gorgeous, and still too good for her–and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in the Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the ideal way to escape her past.
Their relationship might have lasted only a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss–if she’s run away to the Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog, Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…
Here comes the naked truth:
I wasn’t feeling it.
I wasn’t feeling the romance, attraction or chemistry.
Holiday in the Hamptons had the perfect premise: summer, sunshine and the Hamptons. A gorgeous vet, and a spunky dog walker.
After meeting Fliss in New York, Actually I was really looking forward to reading her story. But Fliss wasn’t the easiest to warm up to. She was closed off, and trying her best not to get hurt again, but because of that she didn’t allow herself to be open towards a second chance.
Fliss gave Seth a merry chase – ok maybe not so merry. It felt more like a dentist pulling a tooth. Their story dragged and Fliss did more pulling back than taking a step forward.
On top of that I had a hard time connecting with both, Fliss and Seth. Whereas Seth was the easier of the couple, I didn’t get the feeling as if he was head over heels in love with Fliss, and Fliss did her best to bury her feeling under a prickly but brave front.
I also felt that the couple didn’t have enough alone time, not enough time together for me to feel a mutual chemistry, and attraction. I also was missing the authors often entertaining wit I came to look forward to. Supporting characters spent more time with the two main characters than Fliss and Seth did together.
But what I loved was Seth’s deep understanding of Fliss. He knew her tells, even when she did a typical twin switcheroo. He knew her in and out. And I adored that he didn’t fall for any of her lies.
Nevertheless I’m looking forward to Harriet’s story in Moonlight Over Manhattan. It might be just my last book by this author. We’ll see.