This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Sunset in Central Park
Summary: 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?
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Well, this is the 2nd book in the From Manhattan With Love series and after not just LOVING Sleepless in Manhattan, I was unsure what to expect.
An ongoing theme in this book is friends to lovers and while I really enjoyed Matt more than I enjoyed Jake in the previous book (I’m kind of over the whole bad boy and want the nice, clean, wholesome looking dude next door), I did want to tell Matt to slow his roll a bit. Frankie, who is pretty interesting, has ISSUES (all caps) and while I know he was trying to show her how loved and desired she was- it felt a bit 0-120mph.
Appreciated the nice nod to Puffin Island- it was nice to see that series tie in with this one 🙂
I did like Sarah’s care with Frankie- she has rough edges while Paige is all independent “I am woman and I don’t need you to take care of me”. Frankie’s issues were handled with care and I respected that.
Bottom line: I may have liked this one a tad more than Sleepless in Manhattan, but again, it was not a LOVE book. I’m now eager to see if Miracle on 5th Avenue is going to be a bit more my speed!
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T