I received a copy of Sunset In Central Park by Sarah Morgan from TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review. After a time period where I waited impatiently for this book to arrive, I started reading the e-copy, even though I really prefer reading print books for so many reasons. The book finally landed in mailbox – all the way from Europe, hence the delay. If I was to tell the publisher one thing, it would be to make sure to ship far in advance of scheduled review dates when shipping from overseas! Luckily, I loved the book and was able to finish it on time!
“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?”
You might remember my review of Sleepless In Manhattan back in June. While that book focused on Paige and her romance with Jake, this book is about Paige’s best friend Frankie and her brother Matt. Paige and Jake appear in this book as well, as does Eva, who will be the focus of the next book in the series. In this type of series, I tend to become attached to the characters and worry about whether I will like focusing on a new main character in the next book. Luckily, I loved reading about Frankie just as much as I enjoyed reading about Paige. This is a romance novel, but it also tells the story of Frankie’s difficulties with relationships stemming from her parents’ failed marriage. It is lovely to see how Matt helps her through this and their relationship develops.
There are hints in this book towards Eva’s story, which comes out in November and I look forward to reading as well!
have you been reading lately?