New York, Actually is a novel that continues the wonderful style the author has. Some things are a bit changed though, but in a good way. In case you are wondering, why the title of this review sounds different, it is the title, the German edition has. And when I get a book from a German publisher for reviewing, I have to display the German data first.

Verliebt Bis Über Beide Herzen*
by Sarah Morgan
From Manhattan With Love Series #4
Translation Ivonne Senn
Original Title New York, Actually**
Publisher Mira TB on March 12, 2018
Genre Novel
Pages 378
Format Paperback
Source Publisher

All New York adores Molly as a counselor in love affairs. Only she never sticks to what she recommends to others. For what? She has already found her great love. He is loyal, athletic, and his dark eyes are of beguiling beauty: her Dalmatian dog Valentine. But when she meets cynical divorce lawyer Daniel in Central Park, he confuses her expertise quite a bit. Because Daniel has his own seductive views of love …(personal translation ©Vi at Inkvotary)
Molly loves her dog Valentine, walking through Central Park, and writing on her blog. What she doesn´t want, is to become known to the public. Her fans love her for what she does, but no one knows her face nor her real name. That starts to change when Daniel and his dog Brutus step into her life.

The more I read, the more I felt spoken to by the plot and the story itself. Molly seemed to talk right to my heart and it was very comfortable to see that even she has to deal with some very heavy stuff. Sarah Morgan writes sensitively; her style is soft and combined with the perfect amount of humor and tension. I could literally see Molly running through the park with her dog or the way how her flat looked. Together with some wonderfully created figures, this novel is really one you can enjoy on a lazy afternoon.

What I loved about this novel, was the fact, that it reads like something that could easily happen to you. Like this is a story from real life. Though it is fictional. But you never get the feeling that it is too much. Every sentence is well designed, the atmosphere of the novel is great, and you won´t find a page where you get bored. At least that´s how I see it.

It was nice to see other figures from the other books of this series again in this book. Good, I am not very fond of Fliss (Felicity in the next book Holidays in the Hamptons). Her way to see things, to speak and act is not mine. But thankfully she wasn´t the main figure here, so no harm was done.

Molly is very careful whom to trust. During the ongoing story, it becomes more and more obvious, that Daniel is telling her far more from his sad childhood than she does from hers. Nonetheless, their talks contain some fun. There wasn´t one single moment in which I had wished that she´d be a bit different. Molly is one of those characters I call perfectly created.

A very entertaining plot, hilarious dialogues, there are some bitter experiences and two great dogs. All that is wrapped in a sensitive and very touching story that gives its readers a wonderful reading pleasure.

Happy reading

*This book was kindly provided to me by Mira TB in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thank you. Therefore, the cover of the German edition is shown first in this review.

** Title was published New York, Actually by HQN Books on May 30, 2017 

Sarah Morgan
Sarah Morgan ©Rosanna Hancock Photography

Sarah Morgan dreamed as a child of being a writer and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living her dream. She loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance with humor and sensuality. She has sold over 14 million copies of her books and was nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America which she won twice; in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers´ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their `Top Pick´ slot. Together with her husband and children, she lives near London, England.


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