Title: New York, Actually
Author: Sarah Morgan
Series: From Manhattan With Love #6
Genre: Chick lit/ Contemporary/ Romance
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication: May 30th, 2017
New York’s most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine.
A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no-one can get hurt. But then he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet the gorgeous woman he sees running in Central Park every morning…
Molly and Daniel think they know everything there is to know about relationships…until they meet each other that is…
I was on Goodreads the other day and came across this book, New York, Actually and I totally freaked out. SARAH MORGAN HAD A NEW BOOK?! I was quite decisive then and instantly bought the e-book and started reading. I had to check this book out!!
Molly is a psychologist and is an agony aunt – she thinks she’s great at giving people advice in relationships, but she thinks she’s disastrous when it comes to her own relationships. Daniel, on the other hand, is a divorce lawyer and he’s kind of a playboy: he doesn’t do relationships, he just wants to have fun. So when these two meet in the park… it could lead to something quite fun.
The book is written from Molly’s and Daniel’s perspective, and this is done in the third person. They were both really great characters and I couldn’t do anything less than like them! Molly really reminded me of Frankie from Sunset in Central Park. In some way, they really are alike when it comes to relationships, but just in another spectrum. I think it was refreshing that Molly was a psychologist and giving people advice, I almost felt like asking her for advice. Which is crazy – considering Molly couldn’t even maintain her own relationships (at least: she thought so herself).
Molly really reminded me of Frankie from Sunset in Central Park. In some way, they really are alike when it comes to relationships, but just in another spectrum. I think it was refreshing that Molly was a psychologist and giving people advice, I almost felt like asking her for advice. Which is crazy – considering Molly couldn’t even maintain her own relationships (at least: she thought so herself).
Daniel saw Molly once in Central Park and just like how man are: he just has to get her. So he lends a dog from the company of his sisters and starts bonding with Molly. At least he hopes that’s gonna happen. I liked Daniel, but he had this arrogant aura over him. He was like: I’m the hot, sexy, lawyer and I’m going to sweep you off your feet. So when Molly and Daniel met at the park and Molly was kind of distant, I couldn’t do anything but laugh. Way to go Daniel!
The story moved gradually and there wasn’t anything that was rushed. Actually not at all: Sarah teased me in the way she stretched out the story and waited as long as possible before Molly and Daniel “came together”. Well, not together – but in a friends with benefits kind of way.
Just like the cover says: Sarah always manages to write a sweet story with sexy elements. It was just like with Sunset in Central Park and Miracle On 5th Avenue. I don’t know how she does it, but it’s the perfect formula.
Another thing that was really fun was that the other characters from the previous books were mentioned and made an appearance in this book. Of course, this book is part of a series, but I just loved reading about the other couples.
I loved New York, Actually and I’m so glad I picked it up (almost immediately). I can’t wait to read the fifth book in this series – Holiday At The Hamptons.
So, to sum it up: If you want to read a sweet and sexy story about two characters who don’t even know they can fall I love – this is the perfect fit for you!