Moonlight Over Manhattanby Sarah Morgan (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
Series: From Manhattan With Love #6
Published by HQN Books on November 28, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: TLC Book Tours
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I received this book for free from TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Sarah Morgan is back with more love and laughter in her acclaimed series, From Manhattan With Love, which Publishers Weekly calls a “sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience.”
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?
I’ve really enjoyed Sarah Morgan’s From Manhattan With Love series, and each installment keeps getting better and better. In book six, Moonlight Over Manhattan, quiet, unassuming dog walker Harriet Knight meets her match in closed-off emergency room trauma physician Ethan Black. When one of her long term clients unexpectedly goes out of town for a family emergency, Harriet must walk the dog, Madi, from the client’s brother’s apartment. While Harriet spots Madi’s distress and trouble getting used to her new environment, Ethan Black is not pleased that his life has been turned upside down by the dog–as well as his personal space by both the dog walker and the very cute canine that Harriet seems to be much more fond of than him.
Harriet runs a dog walking service with her twin sister that covers Manhattan. But both her sister and brother are recently paired off with loves, leaving Harriet on her own for the first time in her life. While she’s always been protected by her siblings, Harriet’s using her newfound freedom to step outside of her comfort zone–to meet new people, do internet dating–and push herself to be someone that she only hopes to be.
Ethan Black has a pretty stressful yet simple life. He practically lives at the hospital, only spending a few weeks each year on vacation with his immediate family and friends that they’ve vacationed with since he was a child. After one divorce, he doesn’t think that he has the time, patience, or necessary skills to carry out a serious relationship–with woman or pet. But the arrival of Madi shakes up his neatly ordered world so much that he asks Harriet to temporarily move in with him, and her calming presence not only changes the dogs behavior, but Ethan’s as well.
I really liked both Harriet and Ethan. While Harriet is quite friendly and nurturing with those she is comfortable with, she’s quite shy and doesn’t have much self-confidence when it comes to strangers or trying new things. Ethan is quite successful at his job, but he’s become quite detached and a bit cold inside when not with patients, and he’s not sure if he can even turn his emotions back on after so long of shoving them down at work. But when Harriet and Ethan’s slowly begin a friendship, Harriet comes out of her shell and blossoms while Ethan finds that he reluctantly does care about more than his job. And when Ethan realizes that there’s more than friendship between the two of them, will it be too late for them to truly find love?
I give Moonlight Over Manhattan a 4.5 out of 5. With a picturesque, snowy Manhattan backdrop during the Christmas season, I really enjoyed jumping back into Sarah Morgan’s great storytelling and getting to know these characters better. The secondary characters added such lovely dimension to the story, and I especially loved Glenys and how Harriet helped her with her struggles. There is plenty of friendship, a bit of misunderstandings and struggle, sprinklings of humor, and a heap of romance–all with great pacing and plotting that I’ve come to expect from a Sarah Morgan novel. Moonlight Over Manhattan can be read as a standalone, and I look forward to enjoying more books in this series. I highly recommend this book and this series for lovers of romantic comedies, Christmas novels, and chick lit.
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About Sarah Morgan
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin.
Romantic Times has described her as ‘a magician with words’ and nominated her books for their Reviewer’s Choice Awards and their ‘Top Pick’ slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family.
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Sarah Morgan’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS for MOONLIGHT OVER MANHATTAN:
Monday, November 27th: Romancing the Book
Tuesday, November 28th: Moonlight Rendezvous
Tuesday, November 28th: A Holland Reads
Wednesday, November 29th: Books & Bindings
Thursday, November 30th: A Thousand Books to Read on Instagram
Thursday, November 30th: A Chick Who Reads
Friday, December 1st: Thoughts of a Blonde
Monday, December 4th: Cara’s Book Boudoir
Tuesday, December 5th: Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, December 6th: Laura’s Reviews
Thursday, December 7th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, December 7th: Kritter’s Ramblings
Friday, December 8th: View from the Birdhouse
Friday, December 8th: Chick Lit Central
Monday, December 11th: The Sassy Bookster
Monday, December 11th: Ms. Nose in a Book
Tuesday, December 12th: Snowdrop Dreams
Wednesday, December 13th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Monday, December 18th: Why Girls are Weird
Tuesday, December 19th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Tuesday, December 19th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Wednesday, December 20th: Stranded in Chaos
Friday, December 22nd: Thoughts on This ‘n That