Thursday, 10 March 2016

Book Review & Giveaway - Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Amazon UK
Title: Sleeplesss in Manhattan
Author: Sarah Morgan
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: MIRA
Publication Date: 10th March 2016 
Rating: 5 Stars

What if the person who broke your heart, is the only one who can help you find your future?

Great friends. Amazing Apartment. An incredible job. Paige has ticked off every box on perfect New York life checklist. Until disaster strikes and instead of shimming further up the career ladder, Paige is packing up her desk.

Her brother’s best friend Jake might be the only person who can help her put her life back together. He also happens to be the boy she spent her teen years pining after, and Paige is determined not repeat her past mistakes. But the more time she spends with Jake, the more Paige realises the one thing that was missing from her world all along. The perfect New York love story…

I would like to name Sarah Morgan as the queen of romantic trilogies. The past two I have read by her have been brilliant and now having finished Sleepless in Manhattan which is the first full book in her new series, I am astounded. 

If you have never encountered Sarah Morgan's three book series before, then what you need to know is each book will be standalone, but they feature a set of normally 3 characters, whether they are brothers, sisters, friends, and tend to have recurring characters. Each will focus on a specific romance and they tend to all end happily. 

What makes every book she writes completely different though, and feel completely different are the settings and the details, and the setting for Sleepless in Manhattan is of course New York. 

I am a huge fan of books set in New York, and with Sleepless in Manhattan you really do get a feeling for the city that never sleeps, and its vibrancy. The action centres around Paige and her two best friends Frankie and Eva. They all have different skills and unfortunately all lose their jobs for Star Events on the same day. 

With some encouragement from Paige's brother, Matt's best friend, Jake, the girls decide to set up on their own and Urban Genie is born. I loved hearing all about their new company and what it could provide, and although it wasn't the main point of the book, I really hope to see more of it in the next books of the series. 

Another small thing that really made me smile with this book was that the girls came from Puffin Island, which is obviously a nod to Sarah  Morgan's previous series. Although I couldn't spot any recurring I still liked seeing the occasional mention of the island and mentally being transported back to those books. 

There is clear sexual tension right from the start and in some respects I am amazed they didn't get together sooner, although I do understand the reasonings. I am going to mention the ending made me tear up a bit, and I suspect most romantics will have the same sort of reaction. (If that is a bit of a spoiler then I apologise, but to me a romance book is all about the journey, than the potentially obvious outcome). 

I loved every single second of Sleepless in Manhattan, from the lift scene, to the movie nights, to all the various character interactions. Jake is a sexy bad boy, and I would have loved to swap places with Paige, for just one night even. 

Sleepless in Manhattan is a fantastic book, an complete pleasure to read, and cements Sarah Morgan in my mind as one of my favourite romance authors of all time. 

Thank you so much to Netgalley and MIRA for this review copy. This was my honest opinion. 

Happy Publication day to Sarah Morgan. Sleepless in Manhattan is out now. 

Giveaway to win First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan (UK Only)

Thanks to a wonderful goodie bag I received at an event hosted by MIRA, I have a spare copy of First Time in Forever, which was the first book in the Puffin Island series, to give away to one luck y winner. 

Giveaway open to UK only, all options are voluntary, but please do what they ask, as I will be verifying the winner. Giveaway closes 23:59 17/3/2016. Winner will be announced on twitter and emailed, and they will need to reply within 7 days, or forfeit the prize, and I will re-draw for a new winner.  Good luck everyone.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I do like a sexy bad boy! Fab review, Sarah! Thanks for sharing, Rachel! :) xx


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