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9 July 2016

Blog Tour: 'Sunset in Central Park' by Sarah Morgan!

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?

Today I'm incredibly excited and also honoured to be part of the blog tour for Sarah Morgan's latest release 'Sunset in Central Park'! Ever since I got the chance to read and review Sarah's novel 'Some Kind of Wonderful' (click here to read my review), I've been a big fan of her work and I'm always looking forward to her next book. I loved her 'Puffin Island' trilogy and have now also fallen in love with her latest series, 'From Manhattan with Love.' the series focuses on three best friends Eva, Frankie and Paige and in this second instalment we get the chance to get to know Frankie a bit better. If you're as excited about this book as I am (and you should be!), be sure to visit some of the other book blogs that are part of the tour, you can find the links on the blog tour poster!

Twenty-something Frankie Cole wants nothing to do with love, romance or sex. After having had some bad experiences and an even worse example in the form of her parents, Frankie is satisfied with what she does have: a lovely apartment in New York City and a fantastic job where she gets to work with her two best friends who support her through thick and thin. Yet, no matter how hard Frankie tries, she can't seem to get rid of the butterflies she feels whenever she sees her friend Matt. There has always been something between them, but Frankie knows it would only ruin everything between them. But when Matt needs an extra garden designer for one of his projects, he's determined to get Frankie, not just because she's the best but also because it gives him a chance to finally convince her of the fact that they are indeed meant to be together...

Over the past 1,5 year or so I have really become a big Sarah Morgan fan and I'm glad to say 'Sunset in Central Park' has once again confirmed what a wonderful romance author Sarah is. This book is the second instalment of the 'From Manhattan with Love' series, which has a simply fantastic setting, namely the heart of New York City, and a group of three different and great female characters in the form of Paige, Eva and Frankie. In the first part of the series we were introduced to Paige and her story, but now it's Frankie's turn. I loved once again being reunited with these characters (and even a few familiar Puffin Island faces from Sarah's previous novels!) and while I would recommend starting this series at the beginning, you can also definitely pick up this novel as a stand-alone because there's enough description and background to make sure you can understand it all.

I really love the dynamic between the main characters in this series. Paige, Frankie and Eva are the best of friends, while they have very different personalities, and Matt and Jake add a good dose of male testosterone to the novel. While I have to say I had a bit of trouble with all the different issues Frankie seems to have (I did relate to her in some ways but it seemed like a bit too much for me), I did really enjoy her story. I loved how Matt simply knows he wants to be with Frankie and is willing to do everything necessary to win her over; the romance element in this novel is really great and the chemistry between Matt and Frankie is undeniable. Sarah's writing is, as always, amazing and so easy and comfortable to read. 'Sunset in Central Park' is another stunning, romantic, and simply wonderful read by the lovely Sarah Morgan; I love this series and can't wait to read Eva's story!
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Thanks to the publisher for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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