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Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Series: From Manhattan With Love #6

Title: Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Author: Sarah Morgan

Publisher: HQ

Published: October 9th, 2017

Pages: 400

Rating: 5/5

Sarah Morgan is (IMHO) one of those elite authors, a definite favourite of mine, that I always keep an eye on for when they have new books being released. She is a skilled wordsmith, bringing to life the characters, scenarios and ensuring her readers feel connected to them. This is the sixth book in the series – Sleepless In Manhattan, Sunset in Central Park, Miracle on 5th Avenue, New York Actually and Holiday in the Hamptons are the earlier books. Whilst they have some of the same core characters in them, I don’t think it is essential to have read the earlier stories to appreciate this one, though it is great to discover what has happened to them!

As usual, this is a heartwarming, uplifting story of overcoming fears to face challenges head on and growing in confidence as a result. The heroine is Harriet Knight, who has always been protected by her twin sister, Fliss, and brother, Daniel. Now her siblings have found the love of their lives, Harriet is challenging herself to face her fears and move on without their constant backing. One such challenge is to use online dating – and this third such date results in her visiting A&E with an injured ankle. Here she is treated by the hot doctor, Ethan Black. Both assume they’ll never meet again but fate is about to intervene in the form of his sister’s dog, Madi……

As, after a stormy initial encounter, the two work together to look after Madi, it is heartening how Ethan helps Harriet face her challenges, and both develop personally and in their relationship as the story progresses. There’s a particularly dramatic episode when honesty threatens to ruin any possibility of them having a HEA together but the finale is so sweet and poignant – so appropriate for this delightful festive romance. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this (and all Sarah Morgan’s other books) to anyone who enjoys beautiful stories of facing fears and overcoming impediments to achieve your HEA to read this brilliant page turner that I really didn’t want to put down until I’d read it from cover to cover!

I requested and received a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Synopsis

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 24-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?

Buy Links:    Amazon (UK)         Amazon (US)        Barnes and Noble

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