Book Review: Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Title: Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan With Love #1)
Author: Sarah Morgan
Published: March 10th 2016 by Mira
Amazon | Amazon UK

Blurb: 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…

First of all I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

Review: When you pick a novel by Sarah Morgan, you more or less know what to expect: friendship, banter, sexy scenes and lots of romance. But, somehow, with every story she always manages to surprise me. In the first book in her new trilogy, we travel to New York to meet best friends Paige, Frankie and Eva. They work and live together so when their company make the three of them redundant, they find themselves in quite a difficult situation. In this first book, the star of the story is Paige. She is driven and hard working and is determined to turn this situation around so with a bit of encouragement, she decides to set their own events company. 

The encouragement comes from Paige's brother, lovely Matt, and his best friend, gorgeous and dangerous Jake. As you can image, sparks fly every time Paige and Jake meet. But Paige learnt her lesson, when she confessed her love for him when she was a teenager and he politely but firmly refused her. Plus, Jake dates a new girl every week. It shouldn't be a problem for them to work together, should it? But the tension between them just kept escalating and I kept wishing they could see they were made for each. Lucky for us, all this sexual tension lead to some really sexy scenes with these two.

As much as I enjoyed Paige and Jake's story, I also had a great time getting to know dreamy Eva and tough Frankie and, of course, protective and all in all good guy Matt. Sarah Morgan's trilogies always introduce us to a trio of characters and then each book focuses on each of them and I can hardly wait to read all about Eva's and Frankie's stories. Plus, I had the feeling that Matt might be interested in one of them... 

Another thing that made me fall in love with this novel was the setting. I love New York, I've been there twice and I'm already looking forward to going back. With this story I could totally picture myself there, from cool and trendy Brooklyn to posh and lively Manhattan. The life and shine of the city really got through the story and it felt like it was one more character in the story. Plus, the setting gave the novel a movie feeling (the ending also helped with this, what an ending!). I'd definitely love to see this story in the big screen.

All in all, Sleepless in Manhattan is Sarah Morgan at her best. She brings us a romantic story that ticks all the boxes with lovable characters and a stunning setting. What else can you ask for?


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