Guys, guys, GUYS!! D day has finally come, and I can reveal my review of Sarah Morgan’s BEAUTIFUL new book, SUNSET IN CENTRAL PARK. If you know me, you should know I’m a HUGE fan of Sarah Morgan and I’m always soooo excited when she’s got a new book out. This one is absolutely brilliant and a must read for this summer, so do read my review and head to amazon to grab a copy. It is that good, so so good! Many thanks to lovely Sarah and Cara from HQN for the review copy and the chance to be part of my fave author’s blog tour. <3
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan
Series: From Manhattan with Love #2
Published by MIRA
Published on 14.7.2016
Genres: contemporary romance, women's fiction
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True love can be hard to find. Even when it’s been right under your nose all along…
After witnessing the fallout of her parent’s divorce, love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. The only man in her life 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, has always played it cool. Until he uncovers new depths to the girl he’s known forever, and doesn’t want to wait a moment longer.
Matt knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can he persuade her to kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?
You know how mothers love their babies even before they first lay their eyes on them? How the moment they found out they are pregnant their whole world changes and they love that little bump with all their heart? THAT is exactly how I feel about Sarah Morgan’s books! Each new book Sarah writes, I know I’m gonna love it the minute I hear about it (long before actually reading it). How is that possible, e? Well, I’ve read so many of her books and I’ve loved each one so strongly. It’s natural that when I hear she’s got a new book out I know by default I’m gonna love and devour it. She’s my go-to author any time I’m in need of a sweet, tender, exceptionally written romance. It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of hers and I believe many will agree with me, Sarah Morgan is one of the best contemporary authors out there.
‘Sunset in Central Park’ is the second part in From Manhattan with Love trilogy and a book I’ve been dying to read. Ever since I’ve read ‘Sleepless in Manhattan’ (which I’ve yet to review, but will do it soon) I’ve been waiting to hear Frankie’s story as I totally totally loved that girl. From Manhattan with Love trilogy tells the stories of three friends who work in a same event planning company, then are made redundant and start their own business, but it also follows their friendship and the quest for Mr Right. ‘Sunset in Central Park’ tells the story of Frankie (the coolest of the trio, in my opinion) and Matt and though there were hints about their possible romance in book #1, in this part we got to finally see and feel more.
Paige seems to have find her HEA, Eva hasn’t yet given up on love despite not being the most successful one on that field, but Frankie…oh Frankie is the friend who simply doesn’t believe in love. One can’t blame her, she’s from a family of divorced parents who’ve pretty selfishly ruined her life on Puffin Island. Her father leaves her mum for a much younger girl (and seems this betrayal wasn’t the first one) and her mum starts dating practically every male on Puffin Island as her way to heal her broken heart. Pretty soon Frankie’s got a reputation she’s earned based on her parents’ behavior and finds the only way out by moving to New York, the city where no one knows her and doesn’t judge her. Together with her two best friends she moves to NY and rents a flat in Matt’s house (Matt is Paige’s brother).
Frankie is an amazing character, she’s strong, reliable, she’s a fantastic friend who’d do anything for Paige and Eva. However, when it comes to love she simply doesn’t let herself go with the flow. As I said, her parents’ experience is all to blame and she’s fine being single. She’s very happy and is definitely not the romantic dreamer (unlike Eva). This is why I loved her the most! Once upon a time before meeting my prince, I felt exactly like Frankie. I don’t come from a broken home and my parents had and still have a wonderful, solid marriage of +50 years, but I must say, being romantic is not something that comes easily to me. I preferred hanging out with friends, having fun, celebrating my youth and not committing until…until my husband came along.
What I love most about Sarah Morgan’s books is the fact she invests so much in her characters, making them feel so real, showing you every side of their personality, all their faults and good sides. But it’s exactly because of this that you get to feel them and really know them. Loads of women will connect to either of the three friends, maybe even to all of them. You could be organized as Paige, romantic as Eva, or down to earth and a real tough cookie as Frankie.
It feels kind of weird commenting the romance, as HELLOOOO…this is Sarah Morgan! She creates the MOST AMAZING, HEART WARMING, BREATH TAKING romance stories that leave you with the biggest smile on your face. She’s also well know for creating some truly sexy heroes, ad dishy Matt is no exception. He’s smart, kind, gentle, friendly..basically everything any woman of any age dreams about. As is always the case with Sarah’s books, there’s a hint of their chemistry from the beginning, and then it’s gradually built, finally exploding in a wonderful romantic moment that will take your breath away.
I absolutely loved each second of it and devoured it in one single sitting. ‘Sunset in Central Park’ is by all criteria a perfect summer book, so I strongly advise you to grab a copy and start reading now! By far, the easiest 5* I’ve given this year and I CAN NOT WAIT to read Eva’s story.