Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunset in Central Park

OK, so you are probably noticing a bit of a book trend with my posts this week, but I can't help it! I've had so many great books and book related things going on so it's what we've got. But Friday I'll have a non-book post for you, and this weekend I'll have actual things I'm doing so hopefully I'll have fun posts next week, too.

One thing that is super fun is my friends are hosting a Zumbathon for us to help raise money to help us with bills related to the birth of Lucy and me subsequently dying and being sent back to do whatever it is that I was meant to do here. It's in conjunction with our GoFundMe and I'm just super, super lucky to have such great friends.

This was one of the first books I read once I got home since I spent a lot of time laying down, and it was a fun read for my dark mood.

Sunset in Central Park - Sarah Morgan

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? 

This is actually the second in the From Manhattan With Love series, so if you've read the first one, you'll already recognize and know Matt and Frankie. The really great thing is this author writes these as stand alones, so you don't necessarily have to read them in order, but if you do it's a really sweet expansion of story. So there's the technical stuff. 

On to the actual story: Frankie is so stinking stubborn. Almost to the point where she's frustrating to the reader, but it's also what makes her absolutely unique and someone you can relate to at the same time. She's honest, to a fault, she isn't good at romance, she can't flirt and is kind of awkward around others, loves alone time over anything with people, but she's hugely loyal to her friends. I think she wants to have that companionship a partner would bring but she's the worst candidate for it because everything is stacked against her. Like, you have to leave the house to meet people, but she's so awkward and not an extrovert in any way, so it's not going to come easy for her. But then you have Matt, who is so patient and kind, and he's pretty sure that him and Frankie are meant to be so he's spending the majority of the book woo'ing her in the sweetest, most perfect way. 

I'm assuming book three will be Eva's story, so I'm pretty excited! This book was such a lovely read, it's an upbeat, sweet, classic romance but it's also funny so it makes for a fast read. You'll fly through this! I actually have to give this book five stars because I really enjoyed Frankie's character. She reminds me so much of myself that I found myself nodding in agreement with her logic because it's the same as mine. 

You can learn more about Sarah Morgan on her website, Facebook, and of course, Twitter. In the meantime, you can purchase your own copy of Sunset in Central Park on Amazon!! 


Ada said...

I love how Sarah Morgan writes, her characters are always witty and so enjoyable. I'm looking forward to getting to this book but it's definitely on my list of to-read books!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This is definitely the kind of book I want to read when I'm in a dark mood - it is sure to make me smile!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.