Series: From Manhattan with Love #6
Published by HQ on October 5th 2017
Narrator: Jennifer Woodward
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?
I came across Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan while I was browsing my library’s Hoopla site. I checked it out on a whim, and started listening to it immediately. And you guys, this was such a good decision because I absolutely loved Moonlight Over Manhattan.
Moonlight Over Manhattan is about shy dog-walker Harriet Knight and dedicated ER doctor Ethan Black. Ethan is tasked with dog sitting his sister’s dog due to a sudden family emergency. This is how Ethan meets Harriet, who is the dog-walker. Harriet and Ethan don’t get off to a great start, but of course things change. And of course, romance happens.
I really loved Harriet, who is trying to challenge herself to do things that would normally make her uncomfortable. Harriet has shy tendencies and she also tends to be a bit of a push over. But she’s determined to change things. Although she can be quiet, I did love how she could stand up to Ethan, although it did take a little time for her to gather her courage. It was also so sweet seeing how much Harriet loved all the dogs she walked. She takes their safety seriously, and it just made me happy. Truly, there was nothing I didn’t love about Harriet.
Ethan is definitely more of a grumpy hero, and he did have some gruff moments. However, Ethan really is a nice guy, he just has a lot on his shoulders. It was fantastic to see how much he loved his sister and niece, and how he would do anything for them, including watching a dog that could be a bit of a pain.
Ethan and Harriet together just made my heart melt. I loved them together. I loved seeing Ethan realize that he was too gruff with her, and how he immediately felt horrible about that. And how encouraging he could be with Harriet. They had chemistry, but also a strong emotional connection that made their romance so easy to love.
Moonlight Over Manhattan by Sarah Morgan was a surprise hit for me, and I recommend anyone who loves contemporary romance to pick this one up as soon as possible.
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