Book Review: Moonlight over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

Today's review is for Moonlight over Manhattan, the third book on Sarah Morgan's latest trilogy, set in New York. It can be easily read as a stand alone but I'd recommend reading the first two, to get to know the characters better and because they are fantastic stories too. Here are my thought on this one:

Title: Moonlinght over Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love #6)
Author: Sarah Morgan
Published: October 5th 2017 by HQ

Blurb: 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 twenty-four-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? 

Review: After reading the first two books in this trilogy, I already knew a bit about our main character here, Harriet Knight. She's quite a shy girl who doesn't like going out of her comfort zone. Up until now, her big brother and her twin sister have always protected and cocooned her, so she has never challenged herself. But with both her siblings happily living with their partners, it's time for Challenge Harriet.

Thanks to Challenge Harriet, the story starts in quite a hilarious way, with Harriet jumping from a toilet window to avoid an online dating disaster. This jumping though, leads her to sexy doctor Ethan. And this being a Sarah Morgan book, you can already guess that the sparks fly between these two. 

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, New York, Actually, but the second one, Holiday in the Hamptons, fell a bit short for me. I am happy to say though, that the magic Morgan touch is back in full force with this one. I loved both main characters and I really enjoyed catching up with some old ones. The story line was fresh, compelling and unpredictable enough to make me keep wondering what was going to happen next.

Harriet is a really nice and interesting character to get to know. At the beginning of the story we meet quite a shy and two-dimensional character but as the story progresses, we soon discover a very intelligent, lively and brave woman in her. You can really see how she evolves and the role Ethan plays in it. She certainly managed to surprise me several times and I had a great time following her, especially reading about her amazing culinary skills. Someone please give me chocolate chip cookies right now!

I also found the new characters, like Ethan's colleague, to be the perfect addition to this story. They added something quite special and balanced the main romantic storyline perfectly. 

Even if the book is set around Christmas, I wouldn't say it is a extremely festive read. It is, though, a very magical and wintery read and one I enjoyed immensely. Perfect to escape for a few hours and forget about everything else. Even better with a hot chocolate and something sweet to go with. 

Rating: 4.5 stars

I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a copy of this book. This is my honest opinion.

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