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?
Such a good book!
I loved Frankie and Matt–definitely MFEO. He was so patient with her particular kind of relationship crazy–until he wasn’t, but that was okay too, because they needed to get through that part to get to the HEA, and anyway Frankie totally knew how to bring it for that (literally) kick-butt ending–and she was so, well, crazy.
But in a good way. Mostly. A way that was entertaining to read, anyway. I adore seeing into character’s heads and finding out they’re way more messed up than I am.
(We’re going to ignore the fiction – real life distinction, ‘kay? It’s better that way.)
Plus, she found a way to get herself to a less crazy place and learn to trust and hope, so–win-win.
Sunset is both a friends-to-lovers and a best-friend’s-older-brother story–in other words, the best of both worlds. Add in the fact that Matt is such a stellar book boyfriend that he’s even taken in an emotionally damaged cat (aptly named Claws) and really, there was no chance I wasn’t going to love this one. Fortunately, it totally lived up to all my hopes, and then some.
I have no excuse for the fact that book one in the series,Sleepless in Manhattan is sitting patiently on my ereader, waiting to be read–what was I waiting for?–and I didn’t even have to get to the teaser for book three, Miracle on 5th Avenue , to know that it needed to be added to my TBR, like, yesterday. This series. It’s gonna be a favorite, for sure. (In the meantime, though, it worked just fine as a standalone.)
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.