Today's review is for Sunset in Central Park, the second book on Sarah Morgan's latest trilogy, From Manhattan With Love. It can be easily read as a stand alone but I'd recommend reading the first one, Sleepless in Manhattan, first to get to know the characters better and because it's a fantastic story. Here are my thought on this one:
Title: Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan With Love #2)
Authors: Sarah Morgan
Published: July 14th 2016 by Mira
Blurb: In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it's been right under your nose all along...
Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents' divorce, she's seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with 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, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he's known forever and doesn't want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?
Review: We are back in Manhattan for the second book in Sarah Morgan's latest trilogy. I really enjoyed the first book, Sleepless in Manhattan, which focused on Paige and Jake's story and I was looking forward to knowing more about this trio of friends. Sunset in Central Park revolves around Frankie, the apparently toughest of the three friends.
Already in the first book, I got the feeling that Paige's older and protective brother, Matt, was a bit interested in Frankie and I thought that would be a really interesting story as I immediately liked him. And I was not wrong, their story was so enjoyable and sweet (with a fair bit of hot and cold, to keep you reading non stop) and I think I might have fallen a bit in love with him. He was all in all a good guy with a huge heart. He didn't play games and he was always truthful to himself and his feeling. I contrast, Frankie was quite a complex character, with a troubled past and more insecurities than you might have thought at the beginning. They complemented each other quite well actually.
Something I love in this series is the setting. Who wouldn't leave it all behind and take a plane to New York? And Sarah Morgan really brings this city to life in her stories. Plus, in Sunset in Central Park we also travel to our beloved Puffin Island for a few days. This was such a treat for readers of her previous trilogy! I loved this bit of the story and how it helped Frankie too.
All in all Sunset in Central Park is another fantastically romantic story by Sarah Morgan. I might not have enjoyed it as much as Sleepless in Manhattan but I'm certainly loving this series. And I can't wait to find out Eva's story in the last installment and catch up with the rest of the characters.
Rating: 4 stars
I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*