Thursday, 5 October 2017

Book Review - Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

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Title: Moonlight Over Manhattan
Author: Sarah Morgan
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: HQ 
Publication Date: 5th October 2017
Rating: 5 Stars


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?

Call her the #QueenofChristmas or as I often say the Queen of romantic trilogies, or just the queen of romance, whatever your preferred superlative for Sarah Morgan is, I think she has surpassed them with Moonlight Over Manhattan. 

One of the things I was most excited to see was towards the end of the book, but it pleased me and frustrated me in equal measure. Now I'm not going to give any spoilers, and that is what frustrated me as I want to be able to say just how and why I loved something so much but I can't as that wouldn't be fair.  The only thing I'll say if if you are a huge Sarah Morgan fan, there is some crossover of other books! 

The book started with me laughing, at an escape from a bad date, and our discovering that shy, quiet Harriet from the previous books, is embarking on a personal challenge between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and is going to do one thing each day that scares her, and tries to get her to move away from her comfort zone. 

She is still absolutely brilliant with animals, and I loved not only seeing the caring, nurturing side of her personality shine out with regards the dogs she walks, but the lengths she goes to, to make sure Madi is comfortable in her temporary home with Dr. Hot otherwise known as Ethan. 

I loved seeing Ethan in his work place, as an ER doctor, I always do love an element of a medical romance. so I took to him reasonably quickly, apart from him being rather unsure about how to look after Madi, while his sister deals with a family emergency. 

Harriet and Ethan are not off the best of starts, but I loved seeing how their communications developed over time, as well as how they both developed as characters. 

This is the first time in weeks that I have sat and enjoyed a book so fast, which is testament as to how much I always enjoy this author's writing. Instead of falling asleep on the train which I was exhausted enough to do, reading Moonlight Over Manhattan actually gave me energy, and so much enjoyment that I was annoyed when the journey was over - especially on the way home when I reached a part, that if you read the book you will understand would be the most annoying place to have to pause reading a book ever! 

As you might be able to tell I adored every second I spent with Harriet and Ethan, including a couple of real jaw dropping moments.  This is a joy to read, and the best way to spend a cold winters night is to curl up with this book and lose yourself in its pages. 

Thank you so much to HQ and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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