From Manhattan With Love (Book 1)
Paige was a sickly child with a heart condition, and her brother Matt has been overprotective ever since. She’s had a crush on Matt’s best friend Jake since high school, when he gently rejected her and promised Matt he’d keep away.
Fast forward and Paige is a successful events planner, working in NYC with her two best friends. Eva is a chef and Frankie is a floral designer, but they all lose their jobs in a huge layoff.
The girls are all despondent, until Jake suggests they start their own business. But a start up is a lot of work and in this case, pretty much no reward. Until Jake steps up and has them create a party for him that is a huge hit and gets their business going.
The old feelings Paige had return in full force, and the heat between her and Jake leaps off the page. Jake has his own problems; he’s a wealthy bad boy and a serial dater with childhood issues still plaguing him. The relationship between the friends rang a lot truer for me than the romance, but all in all it was a very enjoyable read.
This is the first book of a series and from what I understand, Eva and Frankie will get their own stories. I am looking forward to both!
6/16 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN by Sarah Morgan. HQN Books (May 31, 2016). ISBN: 978-0373789153. 464p.