• Author Sarah Morgan
  • Release Date May 30, 2017
  • Publisher HQN Books
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by LJT

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Our Review

I love books that take place in the hustle and bustle of New York City. So I was very excited to get the opportunity to read NEW YORK, ACTUALLY, by new-to-me author Sarah Morgan. This is the fourth book in the author’s MANHATTAN WITH LOVE series, and I have already put the first three books on my TBR list.

Due to reality TV, Londoner and psychologist Molly Parker was a semi-celebrity. She was enjoying her life until her former costar fabricated an incident that went viral. Molly quickly lost face, and both her personal and professional reputations were ruined. She had no choice but to start a new life where no one knew about her past. It has been three years since Molly moved to NYC, and during that time she has become a bestselling author and a very popular advice blogger. In order to ensure her privacy, she writes and blogs under a pseudonym. Molly firmly believes she is not meant to fall in love, even though most of the advice she provides is about relationships. She is a dog lover, and her Dalmatian Valentine is her best friend.

Daniel Knight is an outstanding divorce attorney whose name is synonymous with winning. He fights vigorously for his clients, and he only represents those who have been truly wronged. Daniel’s good-looks and arrogance are extremely attractive. Relationships are not his thing, so falling in love has never been a concern. His twin sisters manage a dog walking service and foster both cats and dogs. So when he needs a dog in order to introduce himself to a certain woman that runs through Central Park with her Dalmatian, his sisters come to the rescue.

Molly and Daniel harbor many secrets which overtime they share with each other. Their mutual fear of love and commitment slowly dissipates as they earn each other’s trust.

NEW YORK, ACTUALLY is a genuine, passionate, and emotional romantic read. It is complete with desire, well-defined characters, and an engaging plot line. Molly and Daniel are wonderfully perfect for each other, and I immediately connected to them as individuals and as a couple. They have a seductive chemistry, and their ability to learn how to trust each other was quite thought-provoking. The secondary characters, including the charming canines, added a lot of personality to the story. Overall, this is an extremely well-written novel that can be enjoyed as a standalone.

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