Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan book review

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Holiday in the Hamptons written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ, is available in ebook, paperback and audio download format from Thursday 15th June 2017.

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She’s moved on…

Felicity Knight loves New York. But when she spots her ex-husband in the city, Fliss is desperate to escape!

He’s moved back…

Vet Set Carlyle is back from California to establish his own practice and settle down. When he learns that his ex Fliss still lives close by, that future is looking a whole lot brighter…

Will a perfect escape bring them back together?

With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see he’s never stopped loving her!

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Sarah Morgan’s stories never disappoint, each story wraps itself around my heart caressing it with it’s delicious storyline of love finding it’s way.  I absolutely adored this story; Holiday in the Hamptons is the perfect antidote to a wet English summer’s day.  Sarah Morgan takes us on a beautiful journey to an idyllic coastal setting of the Hamptons.  I could hear the distinct sounds of the waves and the call of the sea birds and felt the light breeze in the air.  I was there sat on the beach with Fliss, the leading lady in this story.

Fliss 10 years ago had an intense hot summer in the Hamptons with Seth Carlyle.  The chemistry shared between the couple was to remain and a decade later when Fliss finds out he is in her neighbourhood, the city of New York suddenly feels like a very small space and Fliss is afraid of bumping into him so she escapes to stay with her gran in the Hamptons.  Her escape route doesn’t go to plan when the first person she meets is non other than her ex Seth Carlyle.  She is left almost speechless and goes to extreme lengths to keep her closely guarded feelings to herself.

Fliss together with her twin sister Harriet and older brother Daniel have had a difficult upbringing.  The trio have remained protective of each other and the insecurities they held as children are still felt in the background.  Seth’s upbringing was the total opposite to Fliss his family were loving and open with each other.  Can the shared love of the sea and dogs bring the couple back together?  Will the warmth from the setting melt away Fliss’ barriers?  A gorgeous, heart stopping romance that I didn’t want to end.  5/5*

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New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan book review

 

 

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New York, Actually written by Sarah Morgan, publisher HQ is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audio download format.

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Meet Molly

New York’s most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine.

Meet Daniel

A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no-one can get hurt. But then he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning…

Molly and Daniel think they know everything there is to know about relationships…until they meet each other that is…

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I’ve just finished reading this irresistible novel and had to put down my thoughts straight away.  Sarah Morgan’s novels are a guaranteed page-turner and a delight and this latest one of hers; New York, Actually, is just simply wonderful.  You will fall in love with the characters, fall in love with Valentine and Brutus and best of all you will fall in love with the story.

New York, Actually is book 4 in The Manhattan with Love series.  You don’t have to read the other stories in the series as New York, Actually can be thoroughly enjoyed as a stand alone but to fully gorge yourself in the wonderfulness of this series I would recommend reading all the books in the series, which are:

  • Sleepless in Manhattan
  • Sunset in Central Park
  • Miracle on 5th Avenue

Molly has a secret persona, she is New York’s famous agony aunt and is owner of the relationship blog Ask a Girl.  Molly moved to New York three years ago following a relationship break-up that was publicly slammed on social media sending repercussions to her professional and personal life.  She never received any support from her so called friends back then and has continually blamed herself for what happened and believes she is a disaster in relationships.  However, her professional expertise in relationships is flourishing.  The only man in her life now is her dog Valentine.  Valentine is a Dalmatian breed dog with a sweet heart shaped nose he loves nothing more than to go jogging with Molly in Central Park.

Daniel is one of the top divorce lawyers in New York, he’s brilliant at his job and has a ‘love them and leave them’ attitude with women.  He doesn’t want everlasting love as he doesn’t agree in love.  Events in the past have hurt Daniel and his twin sisters badly and love is not on his agenda at all.  However, Daniel can’t stop thinking about the girl in the park running with her Dalmatian dog.  He normally has no problem with female attention but this girl seems to have ‘Daniel shaped blinkers’ against her eyes.  Daniel seeks the help of his sisters to try and attract the girl’s attention.  He decides to borrow one of the dogs from The Bark Rangers, the pet walking and fostering business, his twin sisters run.  Daniel claims to not be a dog person but the Alsatian dog he has taken for a walk soon takes a shine to Daniel but when the unlikely pair do meet up with the girl and her dog in the park the Alsatian and the Dalmatian become an instant hit.  Will this attraction spread to their unsuspecting humans?  Will Molly and Daniel learn to let down the barriers they’ve built from past experiences and give love a chance?

This story had it all!  It was full of sexual chemistry, romance, emotion and warmth.  Scenes to grip you and leave you fighting the pages to find out what happens next.  A gorgeous story that I just didn’t want to end … 5/5*

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Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan book review

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Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love, book 3) written by Sarah Morgan, publisher MIRA is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audio download format.

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Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. Even if she is spending it alone housesitting a spectacular Fifth Avenue apartment. What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous–and mysterious–owner.

Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, he’s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?

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I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book and would like to thank the author and publishers for this.  Wow!  I so wanted to take my time reading this book, the 3rd instalment in the Manhattan series, I didn’t want the story to end.

This is Eva’s story.  Eva is a sweetheart who everyone adores.  She is beautiful with a sunny outlook on life and she is hoping for her own happy ever after.  Eva is one third of the event’s management company Urban Genie and her latest assignment is to decorate the apartment and cook and prepare meals for the bestselling crime fiction writer, Lucas Blade.  Eva is startled to learn that Lucas is still in residence of his apartment but a jobs a job and Eva carries on with her assignment.

Lucas and Eva are very different people, Eva is so upbeat and optimistic and Lucas with his secrets and heartache and with his head surrounded by crime writing he finds it difficult to trust people and to see the good in them.  As you can imagine these opposites clash a lot but slowly Eva’s sunny disposition starts melting Lucas’ exterior.

Lucas is suffering greatly with his heart since the sudden death of his wife 3 years ago,  he’s also suffering with his writing and with his grief and solitude Lucas is struggling to even start his next book.  With a deadline looming fear sets in.

Can Eva be the one to ignite Lucas’ writing and can she help him learn to love and trust again? Will Eva find her happy ever after or will the past cast a spell of doom for the future?

This was such a beautiful, heartfelt love story that was charged with so much chemistry it was powerful enough to melt the strongest of snowstorms!  I felt the grief, the emotions, the need and desire.  Sarah Morgan managed to pack this story with it all.  A heart warming, desire filled story that I wanted to go on and on.  5/5*

To find out more about Sarah Morgan and her books please visit the following pages:

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Sunset in Central Park by Sarah Morgan book review

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Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love book 2) written by Sarah Morgan, publisher MIRA is available from THURSDAY 14th July 2016 in ebook and paperback format.

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https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sunset-Central-Park-Manhattan-Love/dp/1848454724/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1468343315&sr=1-1

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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?

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I’d like to thank Sarah Morgan and her publishers for an arc in return for an honest review.

Sunset in Central Park is book 2 in the From Manhattan with Love series.  The books are set around 3 girl friends living, working and looking for love in New York.  The books are standalone but to appreciate and fully enjoy the characters I would recommend reading all the books in the series.  The books in chronological order are:

  1. Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love, book 1)
  2. Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love, book 2)
  3. Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love, book 3)

I fell in love with all the characters in book 1, Sleepless in Manhattan, very early on in the book.  Sarah Morgan is very good at writing characters that are relatable and easy for readers to bond with.  You can find my review for Sleepless in Manhattan here.

This second book in the series was gorgeous, sexy, heart warming … all that I expect from Sarah Morgan and more.

This story concentrates on Frankie.  I loved Frankie’s character when we first met her in Sleepless in Manhattan, although she was very reserved and you could tell there was some hidden depth to her persona.

Frankie is one third of Urban Genie, the event organising company, the girls set up recently.  Frankie is the creative flair in the florist and horticulturist field.  Although she loves flowers and nature she is not a girlie girl and is quite a strong, independent young woman who likes her own company and especially likes escaping with a good horror book or thriller.  However, Frankie does have a vulnerable side to her and Matt, who is the brother of Paige and close friend to all 3 girls thinks he knows and understands Frankie.  Matt is hoping to break down Frankie’s barriers as he has been secretly holding a very bright flame for her and has been for a long time.

Matt understands he has to be careful with Frankie and play it real slow and gently ease their friendship into something more.  Frankie’s heart has been broken in the past and she doesn’t trust romance or relationships.  She believes they will all end in disaster.  Can Matt make Frankie realise that relationships and love can work?

This story was just so addictive.  It was a beautiful tale of friendship with some very poignant moments.  Sarah Morgan describes the locations of Manhattan and its surroundings including the idyllic Puffin Island so vividly, I could see the moody colours from the sunsets, smell the coastal air from Puffin Island and feel enveloped in the cosy atmosphere in the log cabins … bliss!  The mixture of romance with desire and heart warming moments was perfect.  I can’t wait for book 3: Miracle on 5th Avenue.

I’d like to share a quote that I particularly enjoyed from the story:

Would she spend less time worrying about things going wrong, she wondered, if she’d spent more time seeing them go right?

To find out more about Sarah Morgan and her books please visit the following links:

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Urban rooftop garden, New York … courtesy of google images

 

Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan book review

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Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan, publisher MIRA is available in ebook and paperback format from THURSDAY 10th March 2016.

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sleepless-Manhattan-perfect-York-fairytale-ebook/dp/B015IC42AI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1457340637&sr=1-1&keywords=sleepless+in+manhattan+sarah+morgan

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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…

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I received this book in exchange for an honest review and would very much like to thank the publishers for this arc.

Oh my where do I start with feedback, this story was like your very own award winning romance movie at your fingertips.  It was so romantic and sexy you could feel the heat emanating from the characters from the pages.  The sexy scenes were tastefully done and were true to the characters history and personality.

The story is set around 3 girlfriends, a brother and his best friend.  Paige, Frankie and Eva have been best friends for such a long time and when they managed to get employment within the same company they couldn’t have been happier.  However, when the company they work for is making cutbacks and the girls are left without employment they believe they’ll never share a great working relationship with each other again.  Until however, Jake, Paige’s brother Matt’s best friend, encourages the girls to set up their own business.  The girls with renewed enthusiasm prepare to work as a team.

Jake and Matt have been best friends forever and when Paige spent a few weeks in hospital to have a lifesaving operation Jake was her saviour.  He didn’t mollycoddle her like her brother and parents, he treated her normally and made her smile and forget about her illness.  Paige soon became close with Jake and started to develop strong feelings for him.  After many years since her operation Paige is still close to Jake but not as close as before, she let her feelings control her head back then and Jake became cooler with her.  Paige still finds Jake attractive and her feelings for him haven’t really altered and when the pair start working together on an assignment you can feel the underlying chemistry between them.

The story focuses mainly on Paige and Jake’s journey struggling with the intense chemistry which never fades when they are together.  Can their shared history heal Jake’s past which left him heartbroken and confused about the meaning of love?

I loved all the characters in this novel and am looking forward to hearing Eva’s story, she is so lovable and enthusiastic.  Frankie’s story would be quite different I believe to Eva’s.  Frankie is so anti-men, she is independent and happy with her life at the moment, however, she does share a stronger bond with Paige’s brother than Eva and I am hoping Matt can prove to Frankie that not all men are the same.

Sarah Morgan always creates wonderful, warm characters you can easily relate to and want them as friends.  Her description of the book settings are idyllic she sees beauty in all surroundings.

This story left me feeling very contented and wanting more from Paige, Eva, Frankie, Matt and Jake.  Excited for more from these much loved characters.  5/5*

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Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan book review

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Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan, publisher MIRA, is out in ebook format and in paperback in Tescos stores (early release) from TODAY!

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Christmas-After-Puffin-Island-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00U1M9C06/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1444287283&sr=1-1

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Skylar Tempest has never understood Alec Hunter’s appeal. So what if he’s a world-renowned historian? He’s also cynical, aloof and determined to think the worst of her. So when a twist of fate finds her spending the lead-up to Christmas with Alec and his family, she’s not expecting the season to be either merry or bright.

Alec has learned the hard way not to trust beautiful women—and Skylar is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But as he watches her throw herself into his family’s festive chaos, Alec realises there is far more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye.

With Christmas around the corner, Alec and Skylar return to Puffin Island, a tentative bond forged between them. Neither intends to fall in love but as the nights become darker, and the fire between them grows hotter, could this be the chance for Alec and Skylar to find their own happy ending?

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I’d like to thank the publishers for an arc in return for an honest review.

This was such a beautiful, feel good winter warmer of a read.  It was a pleasure to read from start to finish and when it ended I wanted to read it all over again.  Sarah Morgan managed to bring so much to this story; there was sex appeal in abundance, stunning idyllic winter locations that you’d quite happily hibernate in, charming fun loving sub characters that you wish were part of your own inner circle, the two main characters: Sky and Alec  were glamorous, sexy, rugged, creative, adventurous, homely, fun loving, honest, hard working, kind and considerate, sensitive but most of all vulnerable.  They were both vulnerable to their inner most feelings of the heart and were afraid of opening up about these feelings and letting in what made them happy.

Sky had two dreams, one was to be an artist designing and making her own jewellery and artwork, the other was to fall in love with someone that would make her heart swell.  On the night of her premier collection on show in a top London gallery Sky knew she’d gone a long way to achieving one of her dreams.  Although, the night was to prove a momentous moment in the quest for her other dream.

Alec is a maritime historian, author and TV presenter.  He was still suffering scars from his failed marriage and was determined to not fall in love and be hurt or hurt anyone again.  Alec and Sky shared mutual friends back on Puffin Island, Maine, USA.  Their paths had crossed many times in the past but you wouldn’t call their relationship a friendly one.  When Alec agrees to attend Sky’s event during his stay in London his presence at the gallery provides a much needed and surprising support for Sky. A friendship of sorts develops between Sky and Alex, and a mutual understanding is reached.

The story develops from London, to the Cotswolds and to Puffin Island where Sky and Alec share many wonderful, sexy, fun, tender moments with a view to finding out what makes each other happy.  Can they be each other’s happy ever after?

Christmas Ever After is the 3rd book in the Puffin Island series by Sarah Morgan.  I have to admit I haven’t had chance to read First Time in Forever (book 1) and Some Kind of Wonderful (book 2), they are sat patiently waiting on my TBR pile.  Christmas Ever After can be enjoyed as a standalone story but now I’ve read this and fallen in love with all the characters and the island I want to read books 1 and 2 to enjoy the full Puffin Island experience.

A gorgeous, sexy, winter warmer of a story you’ll want to read all over again.  5/5*

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