Book review: Moonlight over Manhattan - Sarah Morgan + GIVEAWAY
She'll risk everything for her own Christmas miracle…
Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list—dealing with Madi's temporary dog sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.
Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi—how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple—he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide twenty-four-hour care. But there's nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.
Ethan's kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all—letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?
What an absolute gem of a Christmas novel! I truly enjoyed reading this and just couldn't put it down. I cried, laughed out loud... and yes, fallen in love with this gorgeous book and its characters.
I wasn't sure at first what to make of Harriet. To be fair, we do meet her at an unfortunate moment ;-) But she won me over pretty quickly. An even greater mystery at the start of this book was Ethan. Unlike with most book heroes, we get to see some his flaws early on. This only makes you more intrigued to get to know him and to find out what makes him tick. And although hesitant at first, Harriet feels the same way: despite his faults, she sees something which makes her take a closer look. He pushes her out of her comfort zone, and "project Harriet" or not, I don't think she could have walked away from him even if she tried.
The chemistry between these characters - both extraordinary people - combined with cute animals and a Christmas atmosphere... This is the perfect book for a winter's night reading, cuddled up with a hot drink and a warm blanket.
Moonlight over Manhattan is without a doubt one of my favourite Christmas novels, one I'll definitely revisit in years to come. Sarah Morgan just kicked off the Christmas season in a spectacular way!
OUT 5th OCTOBER!