Veena’s review of Holiday in the Hamptons (From Manhattan With Love, Book 5) by Sarah Morgan
Contemporary Romance published by HQN Books 29 Aug 17
Ms. Morgan’s stories are heartwarming, funny, emotional, and all together delightful. They always hit the right chord for me, though I had a hard time with getting past Go with this one. As a matter of fact, I actually read Harriet’s story before I could get myself past all the starts and stops on this one.
The Knight siblings have severe emotional scars from their childhood and growing up with an emotionally abusive father. Felicity deals with her emotions by burying them deep and containing them behind reinforced concrete walls. When her ex-husband shows up in Manhattan, she runs away to the Hamptons and pretends to be her twin rather than facing up to Seth Carlyle.
Seth, as it turns out, has let ten years pass since their relationship ended but has come to the epiphany that Felicity is the only one for him and is now determined to do what it takes to win her back. He feels the first time around their youth and their hormones made their relationship passionate but lacking in substance, and now older and wiser he wants to win Felicity on more than sexual chemistry.
Felicity does not make it easy for him, first by pretending to be her twin and then keeping a polite and friendly distance. But between her grandmother’s coterie of friends, the local community, and seduced by her love of the surf and sand, Felicity finds herself falling in love with Seth all over again. Will the second time be a charm?
The author gives her readers a lot more than a great beach read by adding in strong emotional elements and witty conversation throughout the story. Will Seth and Felicity finally break down all the emotional walls and find the ultimate intimacy in sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly?
The perfect summer escape?
Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him—too gorgeous, and still too good for her—and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in the Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the ideal way to escape her past.
Their relationship might have lasted only a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss—if she’s run away to the Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog, Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…