17 July 2016

Book Review: Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love, #2) by Sarah Morgan

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: HQN Books
Published: 30th August 2016
Pages: 384
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Frankie, Matt
Date Read: 20th June - 26th June 2016

Rating Given:

In the chaos of New York, true love can be hard to find, even when it's been right under your nose all along… 
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?

I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I like this cover more than I did the first cover in this series as I love the same colour in different shades. I do wish there was more to it as for me it's a bit too simple but it is different which is a plus.

I was a bit dubious about reading Frankie and Matt's book as I didn't really warm to Frankie but I did end up liking it just not as much as the first book. It did take a long while to actually get going so for the beginning I didn't think that I was going to enjoy it. It was the middle part of the book that I really enjoyed to the point where I could have easily given it the full 4 stars. The chemistry between Frankie and Matt was there throughout it was just because of all of Frankie's issues that made me feel as though I didn't even want them together. I liked the garden/flowers used in the story which is surprising as I hate anything to do with the garden but the way it was interweaved with story was great. With most of the book being drawn out you would think that the end would also be drawn out but no it felt a little bit too rushed for my liking.

I kind of liked all of the characters but some of them also annoyed me at times. Frankie was the one character that for the most part I just didn't get yes her parents had a bad break-up but I still don't get why she didn't want any relationship because of them as she was also surrounded by her friends family. I loved Matt even more in this book than the first one as he was just so sweet and would do anything for anyone. It was also nice to see more from Paige and Jake but I was surprised that they weren't in it even more since they are best friends and family with the couple. I am really looking forward to Eva's book as she seems like such a sweet girl who just wants to be in love.

Overall, it was a good book I just wished it was a great book.