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?
In a Facebook post, someone asked just recently what is the most romantic place for a couple to take a mini vacation - I answered New York City. And Frankie and Matt proved me right ten fold.
This story is filled with love, adoration, devotion, passion, loyalty, humor, and joy. Yes, it also has some serious issues, problems that require help from the police, real life matters, but it certainly made me smile and sigh and think all kinds of happy thoughts.
The story is filled with joyful, loving banter, drizzled with positive humor, and written so well, I was hanging on to every single word, not wanting to put the book down.
Frankie is such a mess with her issues and phobias. At first, I was little frustrated with her since I am a firm believer that part of maturity is that you stop blaming your childhood for your problems and take responsibility for your own actions. Surely Frankie could have used a few sessions with a licensed therapist, but as her story unfolds, and the actions of her parents come to light, it is easier to understand why Frankie is so afraid of relationships, commitment, and love.
Matt, he is just perfect. Even as I tried to find a fault in him, I couldn't, and not because he didn't have any, but because those made him just even more perfect for Frankie. He is the understanding, listening, passionate, compassionate, caring, loving, protective, sensitive man most women dream of, and if there was one book hero from 2016 I should pick, that would be him.
I loved how their story is progressing. They have known each other over twenty years, so I thought the advanced speed of the things was appropriate. Their circle of friends is the family of heart they have made over the years, and the loyalty to them runs deep and wide.
The writing style reminded me a little of Jill Mansell, a Britt author who's work I adore, and Matt and Frankie's story is one of those you want to return to again and again, a paperback keepsake for sure.
A delightful, luscious, and captivating tale, that pulled me into the story. The events unfold like a big screen movie in front of you, while you are cheering, sighing and swooning with and for the characters. This delectable tale, a little bit on the lighter side, was just what I needed right now.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated 4 times for the prestigious RITA Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.
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