Friday, 1 July 2016

Sleepless in Manhattan - Book Review + Author Interview

Summer reading season is here! I have a number of sexy summer reads lined up for the blog over the next couple of months, and today we are starting with the fun contemporary romance Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan. Sleepless in Manhattan is the first book in a new romantic trilogy set in NYC.

Paige has been in love Jack Romano, her brother's best friend, since she was 17. When she was a teenager, she thought he felt the same way but was humiliatingly shot down when she tried to act on her feelings. Years later, Paige is living in New York City with her two best friends, Eva and Frankie. Jake is also living in NYC, still best friends with Paige's brother, and is the city's hottest millionaire bachelor. After Paige loses her job, she is forced to accept Jake's help to start her own business. As they work together on a project, old feelings resurface and sparks fly, even though Jake makes it clear he is not interested in a serious relationship.

This is my first Sarah Morgan novel, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The story moved along well and had a few twists I hadn't predicted. Mostly though, I couldn't get enough of Paige and Jack. They were just so perfect together! I loved their background stories, their little arguments, and their sexual tension. Their whole story was deliciously fun, and the setting of the sparkling night lights in New York City is fitting for any romance story. I kept picturing this book as a real romantic comedy film while I was reading it. Whether you're headed to a vacation in a big city, a weekend at the beach, or just doing some lounging by a pool, Sleepless in Manhattan is an excellent guilty pleasure to bring along.


1. How long have you been writing?
I’ve loved writing since I was 8, but I didn’t consider it as a career. Even when I eventually submitted and was published, I didn’t think it would be something I would do full time. For quite a few years writing was something I did in my spare time alongside another job, as it is for so many people. I do feel very, very lucky to be able to do this full time! I make a living by telling stories and that is truly my Dream Job.

2. Where do your ideas come from?
Ideas come from everywhere - from something I’ve read, or something I’ve heard (if I meet a couple I will ALWAYS ask how they met). Sometimes ideas appear from nowhere and that is the magic of writing. It is so exciting when that happens and all you want to do is rush and write the book immediately! Creating characters is fun and gives endless scope for variety. People ask me whether I’m running out of plots but there are as many plots as there are people, so the answer is no.

3. If you were stuck on a deserted island which three books would you want with you?
I love reading and have many favorite authors, but right at the top would be anything by Nora Roberts, Sarah Addison Allen, and Jill Shalvis. I also enjoy historical fiction and love Georgette Heyer, Lisa Kleypas and Nicola Cornick.

4. Where do you like to write?
For years I wrote wherever I could find space, but now I'm lucky enough to have a beautiful office in the garden. It's secluded, shaded by apple trees, and my only visitors are squirrels, birds and bees. It's very peaceful, and I appreciate having protected writing space. I can stick my notes all over the wall and I don't have to move them. Readers can see pictures of my office on any of my social media pages.

You can connect with Sarah Morgan on Facebook, Twitter, or her website.

Sleepless in Manhattan is available for purchase here from Amazon and here from Chapters.


Disclaimer – I received a copy of Sleepless in Manhattan from the author and TLC Book Tours in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. To check out what other bloggers had to say about Sleepless in Manhattan, here is the full book tour. Enjoy!

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