Title: Sunset in Central Park
Author: Sarah Morgan
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Mira / Harlequin
True love can be hard to find. Even when it’s been right under your nose all along…
After witnessing the fallout of her parent’s divorce, love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. The only man in her life 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, has always played it cool. Until he uncovers new depths to the girl he’s known forever, and doesn’t want to wait a moment longer.
Matt knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can he persuade her to kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?
If you are a follower of my blog, then you will know that I have only recently discovered the talent that is Sarah Morgan when I reviewed the first book in her new From Manhattan With Love series, Sleepless in Manhattan.
I adored that first book and learning about Paige, Frankie and Eva, three very close living in the same building, and although the book was primarily Paige's story, we got to know Frankie and Eva fairly well as they started up their new events and concierge business, Urban Genie.
Sunset in Central Park, still features all three girls but concentrates more on Frankie. As we know from the first book, Frankie is defensive, private and wary of happy ever afters due to her hard upbringing on Puffin Island. Her only real love is her gardening and flowers which is why she works so brilliantly at Urban Genie along side Paige's organisation and a drive to succeed and Eva's wonderful baking skills.
Urban Genie has grown and is still going from strength to strength in this book, however Paige's brother Matt has a dilemma and it is down to Frankie to help save the day by working with him on a roof garden project. Matt has feelings for Frankie, we know that from little snippets and clues in book 1, however as this book is read it becomes clear just how strong those feelings are - and not just for Matt.
Frankie likes him but with her worries about love not lasting for ever, we are left wondering if he can break down her defences enough for her to let him in and trust her.
Sarah Morgan writes with such ease that the words on the page just flow. I've been in a complete reading slump for the last couple of weeks, yet as soon as I picked this up, I couldn't put it down - you definatetly know your on to a good, romantic, feel good book when you wake up and the first thing you think is 'what's happening with Frankie and Matt!'
I've loved reading Frankie's story and seeing a change in her, this is one love story you won't be dissapointed with, but equally it was nice reading about Paige and Eva too (can't wait for Eva's story next!) and seeing more from Matt and his work. Roxy and James who work for Matt are also featured a fair bit - there is definately some chemistry there that I think Sarah can write about.
If your familiar with Sarah's work then you are also in for a treat with a few names popping up from the Puffin Island series but all in all, Sunset in Central Park is just a glorious read that every romantic will love.
My Huge Thanks to Cara and Mira UK for an ARC of
Sunset in Central Park
This is my honest opinion.