Veena’s review of Moonlight Over Manhattan (From Manhattan With Love, Book 6) by Sarah Morgan
Contemporary Romance published by HQN Books 28 Nov 17
This is an absolutely delightful ending to the series trilogy. Ms.. Morgan delivers her surefire recipe of interesting characters mixed with the right touch of emotion, story, and dialogue, finally pulling me out of a reading slump.
Harriet is one of the most delightful characters that I’ve met between the pages of a book. She’s such a contradiction of love and pain and goodwill that I wanted to reach out and hug her. There are quite a few times when I wanted to shake Ethan, but it’s a good thing that he managed to redeem himself in my eyes by the end of the book.
Last night my girlfriend was relating her niece’s adventures with dating ala the internet dating sites. Her stories are so reminiscent of Harriet’s adventures, particularly the one that has her crawling out of a bathroom window of a restaurant to escape her latest fiasco. Of course, the fact that her jump in unaccustomed high heels lands her in Ethan Black’s ER are a perfect start to her story.
For all the chaos of a busy ER in a New York hospital, Ethan enjoys a well-ordered home when he does get a break. When a family emergency sees him caring for his sister’s rambunctious puppy, that well-ordered life is thrown for a loop. Enter dog walker Harriet, whom Ethan remembers for her patience in his ER. In order to restore order in his home, Ethan offers Harriet a large sum of money to live in his home and care for the puppy. Soon Harriet is doing what she does best, baking cookies, cooking dinner, and creating a home out of his sterile apartment.
Even as he resents her efforts and tries to keep her at arm’s length, her sad and funny stories of creating an independent life without her twin touch his heart and her beauty touches other chords in his body. The author brings alive how lonely a big city full of people can be, especially around the holidays. Harriet, with her care and nurturing warmth, is a treasure who readers know Ethan is going to mess with. He’s a man and they’re selfish to boot, and when his fellow ER doc has an accident and fights for her life, Ethan retreats and closes himself up.
This is a great Christmas story that will touch hearts and restore faith in love.
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?
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