Series: From Manhattan with Love #0.5
Published by HQN on April 1st 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Three best friends embrace life—and love—in Manhattan, in USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan's sparkling new series. Find out where it all begins in this enchanting novella!
Matilda is a New York waitress by day, but an aspiring author by night – and she loves to write about kickass heroines!
So when she meets gorgeous millionaire Chase Adams, she decides to channel them and act on their sizzling attraction! One magical night later, she's living the dream, but will a trip to Tiffany's make it a reality?
After reading the first full-length novel of the From Manhattan with Love series (Sleepless in Manhattan), I was very curious about the prequel novella that led to the events of the first book. So I immediately got my hands on a copy. While Midnight at Tiffany’s by Sarah Morgan didn’t quite live up to my expectations, I did enjoy this quick read.
Midnight and Tiffany’s is about Matilda, who works as a waitress for an events planning company in New York. But she has dreams of becoming a published author. Matilda can be shy and clumsy, but she makes her heroines confident. When she accidentally spills Champagne, her boss fires her on the spot. She’s pretty emotional when she gets into the elevator, which is where she meets Chase. And then she tells him a little white lie.
Chase runs a super successful business, and is quite wealthy, but he’s not happy. He sick of socializing with people he’s not sure like him for him, or for his money. When he meets a woman in the elevator, he’s apprehensive about revealing who he is. So, he also tells a little white lie. And then they have a fabulous night together exploring NYC.
I liked both Matilda and Chase. It was very easy to sympathize with Matilda, especially given her shyness and clumsiness. And I loved that her goal in life was to be a romance writer. But sometimes Matilda was a bit much. Her little white lie that she tells Chase, is that she’s the heroine of her novel. And I understand that she did that to encourage herself to be brave, but it was kind of weird. Still, I really did like Matilda.
Chase was wonderful, though. He was kind and respectful, and totally the hero I’m into these days. And I love how ardently he searched for Matilda after their night together. Swoony! I really did want for Matilda and Chase to be together.
Midnight at Tiffany’s by Sarah Morgan was a fun novella that kickstarted the From Manhattan with Love series. While it wasn’t amazing, and sometimes Matilda frustrated me, it was a pleasant read.