Holiday in the Hamptons
(From Manhattan with Love #5)
by Sarah Morgan
The perfect summer escape?
Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him–too gorgeous, and still too good for her–and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in the Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the ideal way to escape her past.
Their relationship might have lasted only a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss–if she’s run away to the Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog, Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…
Sarah Morgan delights with more love and laughter in her acclaimed series From Manhattan with Love, which Publishers Weekly calls “engaging…[a] classic sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience.”
With her father, there was no cause for the anger. It was as if he rose in the morning and bathed in it.
Nothing to tell. And don’t worry, he didn’t see me. Because I dropped to the ground like a Navy SEAL on a secret mission. I didn’t move until I was sure he’d gone. I had to stop a passerby calling 911, which was both annoying and reassuring because usually New Yorkers are too busy doing their own thing to pay much attention to a body on the ground.
We’re not populating Noah’s Ark, Vanessa. We don’t all have to be in twos.
It’s classic Fliss. She puts the imp in impulsive.
There was a hot ball of fire lodged in her throat, and she realized with a lurch of horror that she was going to cry.
“We are the Poker Princesses, didn’t you know? … Why so surprised?” Her grandmother studied her over the rim of her glasses. “You think poker is something played by men throbbing with testosterone in a smoke-filled room, is that it?”
“Live while you’re young,” Dora urged and Jane nodded. “Before your hips creak.”
Sarah Morgan exported her lovely Manhattan Bark Rangers magic to the Hamptons for an engaging yet complicated second chance romance. Ms. Morgan sent along her own special blend of endearingly flawed characters and amusing storytelling with heaping helpings of heart-squeezing angst. There were lots of humorous observations and cute animals to love and enjoy, and along with several clever dogs I was also panting and drooling over the handsome, thoughtful, swoon-worthy and model-sexy veterinarian named Seth. Fliss and Seth had experienced a hot and heavy summer fling that ended rather traumatically when Fliss was all of eighteen, and ten years later and they were both still stinging from the fall-out. Fliss was a closed off, stubborn, and frustrating character, prone to frostiness and mistruths; I wanted to give her a few good pops with my Kindle. Although when Fliss had a grip on her anxiety, she had sass, and I like sassy gals. I also adore Sarah Morgan’s clever humor, witty word-craft, and insightful writing style. I cannot wait to see what she does with Harriet’s story.
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin.
Romantic Times has described her as ‘a magician with words’ and nominated her books for their Reviewer’s Choice Awards and their ‘Top Pick’ slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family.