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‘The perfect book to curl up with’ - Heat Great friends. Amazing Apartment. An incredible job. Paige has ticked off every box on perfect New York life checklist. Until disaster strikes and instead of shimming further up the career ladder, Paige is packing up her desk.Her brother’s best friend Jake might be the only person who can help her put her life back together. He al‘The perfect book to curl up with’ - HeatGreat friends. Amazing Apartment. An incredible job. Paige has ticked off every box on perfect New York life checklist. Until disaster strikes and instead of shimming further up the career ladder, Paige is packing up her desk.Her brother’s best friend Jake might be the only person who can help her put her life back together. He also happens to be the boy she spent her teen years pining after, and Paige is determined not repeat her past mistakes. But the more time she spends with Jake, the more Paige realises the one thing that was missing from her world all along: The perfect New York love story…Praise for Sarah Morgan'A gorgeously sparkly romance about letting go and learning to love again.- Julia Williams, bestselling author of Coming Home for Christmas'Full of romance and sparkle'– Lovereading'Morgan is a magician with words'– RT Book Reviews'Definitely looking forward to more from Sarah Morgan'– Smexy Books'The perfect book to curl up with'– Heat...

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Sleepless In Manhattan Reviews

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-10 12:21

    ★★★½I started this series with installment #3 because this is the type of series that allows you to do that. You can come and go with no confusion. I loved #3 which was themed perfectly for the holiday time in which I read it. Afterwards, I found the first two installments and quickly got started. Sleepless in Manhattan wasn't quite as enjoyable as #3 in my personal opinion, but it was a solid contemporary romance with surprising layers. The hero is plagued by a dysfunctional perception of relationships due to poor modeling on his parents' part. The heroine has been in significant medical treatment the majority of her life which caused her character to have some interesting complexities. This is a friends to lovers romance, but as you can see, it's not that simple. Given the complicated characters, I felt that they were still portrayed fairly superficially but I can recognize that this is not intended to be a literary fiction nor a boring case study. It's a steamy but humorous romance, so superficial is sometimes allowed and happily overlooked. I did very much enjoy Sleepless in Manhattan and am excited to continue on to #2...and yes, probably #3 (again :P).My favorite quote:“Can we watch something romantic for a change?” “I was thinking horror.” Matt typed a reply to one of his emails. “Silence of the Lambs, or maybe some Stephen King-” “No way!” Eva recoiled. “I hate horror. Unless you want to wake up and find me shivering in your bed because I'm too scared to sleep alone, you'd better pick something else. No serial killers. No dead children. Those are my rules. Can we watch Sleepless in Seattle?” “Not unless the reason they're sleepless is because there's a serial killer on the loose.”Sarah Morgan's From Manhattan with Love series includes the following installments as of December 2016:#0.5: Midnight at Tiffany's#1: Sleepless in Manhattan#2: Sunset in Central Park#3: Miracle on 5th Avenue#4: New York, Actually#5: Meet Me in the Hamptons#6: Moonlight over Manhattan

  • Claire Robinson
    2018-11-28 16:16

    5 - "Sometimes you just have to take that leap." Stars!I think if I met Sarah Morgan, I’d give her a hug and thank her profusely for being a writer, while gibbering nonsensical words and phrases about how much I love her books. I’m still relatively a new reader of this authors work, but knowing she has over seventy published books, a large number of which I have still too read makes me a happy girl.Sleepless in Manhattan grabbed me from the get-go, and it is the start of a series that I just know is going to get better with each and every book added. Paige, Eva and Frankie have been friends since childhood, and now live in a converted Brownstone together, with Paige’s brother Matt filling the last apartment. "Magic happens in this city. It’s full of hope and possibilities."One thing that shows this authors irrefutable skill as a writer is that fact that all three of these women have very diverse characteristics and differing personalities, and it is very clear that Paige is the organizer of the three, Eva the glass half full, romanticist, and Frankie the blunt and down to earth one of the group, but you can also feel the great love and depth of friendship they have for each other as well.Jake Romano, is Matt’s best friend. He has been there for Paige through thick and thin, the rock she leant on when her health was suspect as a young woman, the man she fell in love with during the time they spent together, while he kept her company when she was stuck in a hospital bed. The love then wasn’t returned, and Paige has spent the intervening years trying to move on from the fact that she read the situation with Jake so wrong."I’m not your brother and I’m not your parents. You don’t have to do the happy act with me. I can cope with the truth."But Paige wasn’t as wrong as she thought she was, and through the culmination of several big life changes that ensures they end up spending more time together and alone than normal, she finds that her feelings for Jake may not have been as one sided as she initially thought. This in itself brings about a whole new level of problems though, with him being her brothers best friend for one, and a total commitment-phobe sitting at the the top of the list."My new favorite hobby might be kissing off your lipstick."I loved this book, I loved all the characters in it, the locations and the overall story arc between them all, and the focal story-line between Jake and Paige, was all that I wanted and expected it to be. "When I’m with a woman, I’m with a woman. She is my starter, my main course and my dessert. There are no side dishes."The author has set this series up extremely well, in that there is a huge amount of scope for the future books, and that you have three very different women all with their own personalities and ideals in regards to men and relationships. "I’d take any risk to be with you."Predictably perfect as usual, Sarah took me away, and put me in New York, with a group of women I’d want to be friends with, and several men I’d like to find myself in-between the sheets with! Frankie and Matt are due next with Sunset in Central Park due for release in July.ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.

  • Jacqueline
    2018-12-03 17:31

    4/5 starsVideo Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egF2Z...I really enjoyed this book and I'm very much looking forward to the others in the series. I thought it was an easy, fun, romance book. I found myself flying through the book! Highly recommend picking it up if you enjoy adult romance novels!***received this book because of Booktube Tours. Harlequin sent this book to me in exchange for an honest review***

  • Geri Reads
    2018-12-07 13:06

    I adored this book. There's just something about Sarah Morgan's characters especially her heroines that endear them to me. And Paige is no exception. Paige life was been a series of hospital visits and spending her life under the watchful eye of her parents, brother and Puffin Island. She made a move to New York to become an events planner and live her life to fullest. Jake Romano is Paige's older brother's best friend. He came into her life when she was at her lowest and they forged a friendship. Paige is harboring a crush on Jake that ended on heartbreak. When Paige and her friends got fired from their job, Jake agreed to help them set up their own events business. This brought back old feelings from Paige. Not wanting to get rejected again, Paige tried to guard her heart especially since Jake doesn't seem to be willing to fully trust his feelings for her.Jake has some serious issues in this book. He's broody and tortured as all get out. In other words, he's irresistible. Paige doesn't stand a chance. I enjoyed the evolution of their relationship starting from when a very young Paige met Jake and then later on as adults. The attraction between Jake and Paige sizzled within the pages of this book, and Sarah Morgan did a phenomenal job of writing those sizzling sexy times. I also enjoyed the seamless introduction to other possible pairing in the upcoming books featuring Paige's two best friends. I definitely want to read more about them. Also, I love the female friendship in this book. They remind me a bit of Nancy Drew and her two cousins, Bess and George, which is odd. I can't wait to read their books. Sleepless in Manhattan is typical Sarah Morgan, which is fantastic. Great dialogue, great characters and excellent romance. ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  • Astrid Langeveld
    2018-12-16 14:27

    Sarah Morgan wist toen ze acht jaar oud was dat ze schrijver wilde zijn. Ze voltooide haar eerste manuscript toen ze thuis zat met een baby. Ze heeft twee zonen en woont in de buurt van Londen. Ze schreef tientallen romans waarvan in totaal meer dan 15 miljoen exemplaren zijn verkocht. Ze won meerdere prijzen voor 'beste romance-acteur' in de Verenigde Staten en heeft fans over de hele wereld. Als je meer over haar wilt weten neem dan een kijkje op www.sarahmorgan.com Het boek gaat over Paige en haar twee beste vriendinnen die samen een eigen evenementenbureau beginnen. Helaas gaan de zaken rampzalig, waardoor ze gedwongen wordt om hulp te vragen aan de beste vriend van haar broer, ICT-miljonair Jake Romano. Het probleem is alleen dat ze al jaren verliefd op hem is en dat niet bepaald wederzijds lijkt te zijn. Daarom doet Paige haar uiterste best om het voor hem te verbergen... Aan de hand van de verhalen van drie vriendinnen brengt Sarah Morgan het bruisende New York tot leven.Ik vind de omslag echt heel mooi. Heel romantisch! Ik lees niet zo heel veel romans, omdat ik niet zo heel erg van zoetsappig houd,maar dit boek heeft mij echt compleet verrast! Ik moest het boek vanacht echt uit lezen, want ik wilde weten hoe het zou aflopen. Ik leefde echt met Paige mee! Het leest als een trein! Ik heb nog niet eerder iets van Sarah Morgan gelezen, maar dat ga ik absoluut nog wel vaker doen! Ik heb dit boek gewonnen bij chicklit. Nogmaals dank voor dit prachtige boek! Ik geef het 5 sterren! Het boek is te koop als paperback voor €15,00 en als e-book voor €9,99. Het heeft 352 pagina's. Het is gepubliceerd in september 2017 door Uitgeverij Harper Collins. 

  • Tami ReadingTeabag
    2018-12-17 11:27

    2,5 Sterne.Schlechte Idee gewesen, das Buch direkt nach "A Court of Mist and Fury" zu beenden. Alles war lahm und schnulzig und hat mich nicht interessiert. Und die ganze Story an sich fand ich nicht schön, so wie Sarah Morgans andere Bücher. Das Setting ist einfach nicht mein Fall gewesen.

  • Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
    2018-12-01 15:02

    I have been reading Sarah Morgan’s books for sometime now so her books are on my must have list as soon as they come out.This series is about Paige and her two best friends Eva and Frankie as well as Paige’s brother Matt and his best friend Jake. They all have know each other since they were little and now live in New York City. This story features Jake and Paige and their love-hate relationship.Jake has been trying to avoid his attraction to Paige for years. Her brother is his best friend and made him promise years ago to never lay a hand on her. Because of this and the way his birth mother treated him he has become known for not falling in love with anyone. Paige and her friends were just let go from their event planning company. With the help of Jake they start their own company. It isn’t going so well at first so Jake has them throw an important party for his company. Now Paige and Jake have to spend more time together. In doing so they find it hard to fight the attraction they feel for each other.Sleepless in Manhattan is the first book in the From Manhattan with Love trilogy. I can already tell you that this set of books will makes for some wonderful summer reading this year!

  • Julie
    2018-12-04 19:23

    Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan is a 2016 HQN publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Romantic comedies! Who doesn’t love ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, or ‘When Harry Met Sally’? This cute contemporary romance pays homage to the classics, while introducing us to a new series centered around best friends trying to start their own business in Manhattan. This story places the spotlight on Paige, a vibrant young woman who survived a childhood riddled with illness and long hospital stays, due to a heart problem. Her condition caused her family to over protect her, especially her brother, Matt. When Matt realizes Paige has a teenage crush on his best friend, Jake, he forbids Jake to act on it, so Paige makes the first move, with disastrous results. Now, Paige is a confident career woman determined to make her own way without Matt or her parents, but she has never gotten over Jake, even though they constantly bicker and he goads her at every turn. But, when she loses her job, and decides to start her own business, Jake is the perfect person to ask for advice. so pushing her pride aside, Paige goes to Jake for help. Can she keep it on a professional level or will she finally seduce the man who has held her heart all this time? Jake has done everything in his power to keep Paige at arm’s length, from breaking her teenage heart, to picking fights with her, but when she comes to him for help with her business, he finds his resolve melting away. But what about his promise to Matt? I loved the quips that began each chapter and thought the idea of incorporating favorite romantic comedies into the story was a nice touch. I don’t have a brother, but I know there is an unspoken rule about hitting on your best friend’s sister. This rule can cause a lot of heartache when a person has to give up the love of their life for the sake of their friendship. In this case, Jake is not just trying to keep a promise to his best friend, he is also avoiding love at all cost, which is something he feels Paige deserves, so he tries to keep her at arm’s length. But is Jake’s nobility really a cloak for his own fear and cowardice? The story has a lot of promise, but there were a few issues, such as the slow pacing, and lack of emotional connection between Jake and Paige. The story sagged a little here and there, and lost momentum a time or two, and with both characters working so hard to keep things fun and light without using any language suggesting commitment or love, it sucked the chemistry out of the relationship and failed to evoke any emotions from me. The conflict was flat and Jake’s reasoning, stemming from his mommy issues didn’t seem convincing to me. His attitude improves a little as the story progresses, but his refusal to admit his love for Paige, even in his own mind or heart, kept me from warming up to him. But, in true romantic comedy tradition, Jake redeems himself, which made it all worthwhile in the end.This is a cute ode to romantic comedies, with some fun banter between friends, and a long overdue happy ever after, which is good enough for me. 3 stars

  • Anne
    2018-12-12 13:07

    I am a sucker for a good romance novel, and this one is perfect for me.Our heroine, Paige, has met -- in fact exceeded -- all of the goals set for her at an events planning company, and she's ready to tackle her promised promotion. Except instead of getting promoted, she's laid off, along with her two closest friends.When Paige's brother's best friend Jake -- who was also Paige's first serious crush -- offers her a chance to start her own events planning business, she jumps at the chance. But how can she stay focused on planning the event of the year when sparks are igniting with Jake? And what if he doesn't feel the same way?Like I said, I love a good romance!

  • Floripiquita
    2018-11-24 17:15

    Me ha costado acabarme este libro, pues lo he encontrado algo lento al principio. La historia no está mal, pero es bastante predecible y la declaración final, sonrojante. Le doy un 2,5.

  • Susan
    2018-12-03 19:30

    Sleepless In ManhattanSarah MorganSLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN has got to be the best feel good story I have read in a long time. Paige, Frankie, and Eva have been best friends since they were young. They all work at the same event planning company and one day out of the blue, they are all fired. It's not bad enough that they are unemployed and have to find new jobs, but where are they going to find a job where all three of them can be together. There is nothing out there.They come up with an idea to start their own company. After going through some names, and some of them are laugh out loud funny, they come up with Urban Genie. Against everything that she is, Paige goes to Jake for advice. Now Jake is the man who Paige has been in love with for years but he is also Paige's brothers best friend. Oh yeah, you know how well this is going to go. Jake has a reputation for being a player, love them and leave them. Will Jake ever be able to let go of the past and give Paige the love and commitment she needs and deserves?I have never read Sarah Morgan before but after reading SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN I know I will be reading everything by her that I can get my hands on. Paige hooked me from the very first page. She has had to deal with so much in her life including Jake being a jerk to her. She has spent so much of her life in the hospital because of heart problems. Back then, Jake would sit for her for hours just talking to her and watching over her. How could she not fall in love with a man willing to do that for her? He rejected her when she let her feelings be known and now she is guarding her heart. We all know how that goes right? The heart always wants what the heart can't have.The relationship that Paige and her friends has is perfect and they all compliment one another. They are always there for each other. They genuinely care and love each other. That is a special thing and I'm so glad that no man comes between them. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series to learn more about Paige and her friends. Not to mention, seeing where Sarah Morgan goes with Paige and Jake's story line. SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN has it all, romance, great dialogue, and awesome characters.

  • Nicola
    2018-12-01 18:12

    I think I may have developed a bit of an author-crush on Sarah Morgan. Sleepless in Manhattan is the first book I've read from her and I've already been on a one-click shopping spree. Centralising around a group of friends living in New York, Sleepless in Manhattan introduces us to Paige, Frankie and Eva; childhood friends and are now living with Paige's brother, Matt in his Brooklyn brownstone. And these ladies quickly pull you into their fold, stamping the pages with personality--Eva being the romantic dreamer, Frankie the sarcastic, dry, disbeliever in love and and Paige the realist and organiser of the three."Paige Walker wasn’t little. She was all grown-up. And his feelings toward her were far from brotherly."And then there's Jake, playboy, successful entrepreneur, Matt's best-friend and the guy who was there for Paige whilst she went through some pretty life-changing health problems growing up. The time they spent together led to Paige falling in love with him, he didn't reciprocate and Paige has spent the subsequent years questioning how she could have got it so wrong. Something it appears may not be the case when Jake begrudgingly agrees to help Paige and the girls with their fledgling events business. I absolutely loved every element of this story--novels like this are one of the reasons I first visited New York and I was transported back to all the places that make it one of my favourite cities. Combine this with a fabulous cast of characters and a wonderful romantic journey for Paige and Jake and you have a book that was the perfect read. Not that I'm one to wish time away, but I can't wait for Frankie and Eva's stories. And if it needed to be cemented that Sarah Morgan is now an auto-read author for me, Midnight at Tiffany's did it. This is the perfect accompanying novella to Sleepless in Manhattan, giving us Matilda and Chase's story and it may be fairly short but it crams in the romance, the sexy-time and they're another couple to fall in love with. Copy received courtesy of Harlequin via NetGalley for an honest and unbiased opinion.

  • Sara
    2018-12-13 15:15

    4.5 StarsI enjoyed this romantic comedy. The leading man was a darling and the relationship tension constantly mounting...If you follow my reviews, you know I particularly enjoy love/hate relationships. This was interesting and different being the hate part intentional.Also I enjoyed the fact that there are different POVs in the storytelling. I love having glimpses of the male point of view.I can't wait to read the second book in the series...Reasons why the half-star deduction: One. The word protect/protected it's repeated so many times it made my eyes roll!Two. The ending was a bit over the top, I mean especially considering the characters will make sideline appereances in the following books it could have been (view spoiler)[ Let's be together, move in with me or something, instead of going from I don't want to date you to marry me... (hide spoiler)]

  • Vi~Inkvotary
    2018-11-25 11:05

    Inkvotary4,5 starsWhat a GREAT book! Taking risks in life, living it every day to its fullest, having true friends, the love of a caring and protecting family and siblings, hot sex and yes, falling in love. This novel is all that and so much more. There is a darker tone in it as I am used to when it comes to Sarah Morgan, but here it fits completely. And Puffin Island is in the game as well. I enjoyed every second while reading, I had tears running down my cheeks and was a wreck when it came to the worst. And still, I am alive and had a great time reading this beautifully written novel. Thank God I have the next one already laying here. Need to know how things will go on with those three girls.If you love Sarah Morgan and her books, then this is a must-read for you. Absolutely thrilled!

  • Dianna
    2018-11-25 13:14

    At 18, Paige got naked and declared her love for Jake. She was coming off some heart surgery, it was a really big deal, he’d been there for her, and she thought they’d made a real connection. He very gently told her he wasn’t interested.It was such a lie.Now 28, Paige’s two biggest life lessons from the experience were: stay cheerful so your family don’t overreact, and don’t trust your instincts about men and their potential feels. She’s still in love with Jake. She sees him regularly, and she loves him even though he keeps his distance and treats her to mild snark.This book is the first of three romances about three best friends from Puffin Island (setting for another Morgan series) who are making it big in New York. Paige, Frankie and Eva are fired from their jobs at an events planning company. There is a novella-length set up (Midnight at Tiffany’s) that acts as a prequel to the firing, but since I read it after this one, you don’t really need it to work out what’s going on. Paige, with the support of her brother, and (more reluctantly) Jake, sets up her own events planning and concierge company, and employs Paige and Eva to work with her.The firing is perhaps the oddest detail in the book. It works great as a call to action, but some of the focus is on Cynthia, the horrible boss doing the firing, and she reads more as a villain than as an antagonist. Given this is a series, it might be that Morgan is planning to use her as a villain in a later book. There is a lot of set up in this book. There’s a lot of referencing back to Matilda (the prequel heroine). It doesn’t detract, but it does work to emphasise that the important and wonderful relationship in this series is the one between the three women. I loved it. Each of them are individual characters, they are supporting and loving toward each other, and it’s all balanced so none of them are cheerleader yes-girls, and neither Eva or Frankie usurp Paige’s starring role.Paige is a wonderful heroine – she’s smart, a planner, focussed on her business, a loving friend, and someone who cares about the happiness and security of the people she’s close to. I liked that she didn’t snap her fingers and have immediate success, and I loved all the notes that were hit on women in the workplace: getting over that first confidence hurdle that she’s good enough to do this, the ongoing concern for those she’s bringing along on her crazy scheme, her initial refusal to accept any help, in the belief that you have to do it all alone rather than rely on those who will be your biggest assets, simply because they are friends/relatives.It’s not quite the same, but Morgan’s ‘Doukakis’ Apprentice’ is another great read for how women can do work and be innovative and interesting without feeling they are compromising their femininity or fitting a mould that doesn’t suit. This is a romance, so while the work and the business is an important part of the plot, it doesn’t overshadow the friends to lovers relationship between Jake and Paige. Jake has the fairly typical hero commitment character flaw. He’s holding back because he loves Paige and wants to protect her, but his mother left him so he knows relationships don’t last, and it’s ultimately better to leave before it all falls apart. He’s also promised his best friend (Paige’s brother) that he’ll stay away from her. The chemistry between Paige and Jake is strong, and it’s both beautiful and frustrating to watch Jake battle his attraction for Paige, his overwhelming need to protect her, and the depth of his own feelings. While the set-up isn’t out of the ordinary, what elevates Jake over typical heroes is Morgan’s light touch in revealing his background. She presents the worst moment in his life without melodrama, with very simple detail, but with enough that you experience what this must have been like, and why it scarred him. Jake’s been lucky – he gets a second chance at a childhood with an adoptive family and a lot of love, but that incident from his childhood still weighs heavily on him. And I like the way Morgan didn’t resolve everything for him, after that inevitable point where he hurts Paige and pushes her away. New York roof gardens are the other fantastic character in this book. They feature again in the next book, but Paige and her friends live with her brother) in this incredible converted Brooklyn house with separate apartments and a roof garden where they watch movies. They go to other roof gardens for events and drinks and look at the Manhattan skyline and I had a huge sulk about it, because I want it. And I want to complain that I’ve only been in one Manhattan roof garden, and I want to complain about that sincerely, because I need to visit more Manhattan roof gardens, and I refuse to feel guilty that I’m expressing this as ‘need more’ rather than ‘grateful to have experienced one.’The romance between Paige and Jake was beautiful and made me cry. The friendship between the three women was beautiful too, and I wanted to read all the books now, and had a further sulk that the third one isn’t out on Kindle in Australia for another few months (travesty!). This book was so very welcome after a couple of recent bad/indifferent books, but then I knew it would be. Sarah Morgan is one of my reserve authors, for when I know I need something really good, right now.

  • Ptiteaurel
    2018-12-06 16:26

    coup de coeur absolu . Le prequel avait été une mise en bouche romantique et magique et on continue sur la même lancée avec ce 1er tome sur Paige et Ses amies . Nous avions rencontré notre héroïne dans le prequel et c est un pur bonheur de la découvrir ce roman est un roman feel good et on ressort de notre lecture des étoiles plein les yeux . Sarah Morgan signe aussi une ode a New York ville très chère à mon coeur chronique complète http://thelovelyteacheraddictions.blo...

  • Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
    2018-12-10 13:25

    SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN is such a fun, sweet and feel good story, the kind that lights you up from the inside and makes you feel really optimistic about love, friendship and everything good. And it's the perfect way to escape into the magic of New York City, the land of bright lights and endless possibilities. Paige Walker is determined to live her life on her own terms, even if it means starting her own business with her friends on a wing and a prayer, even if it means asking for help from her brother's best friend, successful entrepreneur and playboy Jake Romano and even if it means confessing her love to him, again, even if he throws it back in her face, again.Jake Romano doesn't believe in love but he can't deny the chemistry between him and Paige. He's no choirboy, and he's fought long and hard to keep her at a distance, even damaging the easy friendship between them but having her in such close proximity has worn down his ability to resist her. Even though he knows the complications of getting involved with her, especially because she is his best friend's younger sister.After a long week, this was exactly what I needed to perk me up and it actually felt like the switch turned on to summer and all the fun that comes with it as I read. Ms. Morgan does a really great job with the characters and a very familiar trope. From the eclectic mix of personalities - the dreamer, the organizer and the pragmatic - to the complex relationship between Paige and Jake and everything behind it, every page is pure pleasure to read. The friendship between Paige and her best friends and among all five of them is central to this book just as much as the romance between Paige and Jake is. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait for the rest of the series.With enjoyable characters, witty dialogue and the glitz and glamour of New York City as the backdrop for a sexy romance, SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN should be at the top of everyone's summer reading list.Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Want more? Subscribe to my Newsletter on The Sassy Bookster.Follow me on Twitter | Tumblr | Bloglovin’. Like my page on Facebook.

  • Olga
    2018-11-18 19:29

    Primer libro que leo de esta autora y leere mas de ella seguro...Me ha encantado como la ciudad de NY se convierte en un personaje mas de la historia y sobre todo y ante todo la historia de superacion de Page y de Jake ( cada uno en su vida y sus circunstancias) y esa historia de amor...Los secundarios de lujo ( que me da la impresion que seran los siguientes protagonistas sobre todo Frnakie y El hermano de Page... me encantaria ver como se desarrolla esa historia), hasts el gato jejeje...Lectura segura cuando saque ( o se publique ) el segundo de esta serie de Desde Manhattan con amor!

  • Saly
    2018-12-03 16:27

    3.5 stars

  • Renae Pérez
    2018-12-13 12:19

    Oh dear. Aside from a few chapters in the middle that were truly unputdownable, Sleepless in Manhattan was actually more of a snooze than anything else. Primarily, Sarah Morgan’s prose and storytelling are haphazard and graceless. Also, the bare bones of the plot itself were just...asinine. This book reads like it was written by someone without any particular talent, just stringing together paragraphs through bullheaded determination alone. Which is admirable, but messy to read.Not even kidding, the entire conflict could have been wrapped up in a few pages if only all of the characters had sat down for a 30 minute conversation about their feelings. (Which is amusing, since there was a lot of sitting around and talking in this book, just all of the talk was pointless.)Don’t believe me? Here’s what up.Paige fell in love with Jake as a teenager. Jake reciprocated, but had promised Paige’s overprotective older brother to “stay away” from her. So he turns her down and she’s humiliated. Now everyone’s 30-ish. The only thing stopping Paige and Jake from being together is that Jake made that promise and Paige believes Jake’s rejection of her was genuine.Mmmkay.Pretending that we’re all grownups, this could be solved very quickly. I’ll demonstrate. Ready?Jake: Hey, I lied when I said I wasn’t interested. I totes am, but I’m a Bad Person and your big bro made me promise to stay away. Paige: Uh, not okay. How about everyone respects me and lets me decide for myself what is and is not good for me? Also, you should consider therapy for your Massive Childhood Trauma.Jake: Cool.The EndSee? Super easy, right?But oh no, Sarah Morgan had to take 400 pages of my valuable time to solve problems that shouldn’t have existed in the first place. I can’t. I just can’t.I understand that the whole “forbidden” sibling of a best friend trope is not my thing in general, but it comes across as so ridiculous in this book especially. The reason Paige is off-limits to Jake is because he’s a Bad Boy who doesn’t believe in love. Because after his mother abandoned him when he was six he doesn’t believe that love is real. (Never mind that he’s had healthy parental relationships modeled in his life ever since then. This is Romancelandia and things never make sense.) That’s just...a really stupid, overblown obstacle that’s just tossed into the plot willy-nilly. It doesn’t even hold up under logical examination. None of this book does.It’s all just so boring and tedious. For instance, literally nothing happens in the first 100 pages of Sleepless in Manhattan. Paige and her 2 best friends lose their jobs and they spend a long time talking about it. That’s all. The author does this thing where she starts a scene, then meanders around explaining a bunch of random shit that is only tangentially related, before she finally arrives back to the topic at hand. Any given scene is thusly expanded to two or three times its necessary length because of all the pointless crap. For instance, I don’t need to know that complete backstories of Paige’s friends because they each have their own novel that’s just going to repeat all that information later. I also don’t need to be continually teased by the ~mysterious~ circumstances regarding some person named Matilda who doesn’t play any part in this story at all, except that she’s the protagonist of the series’ novella, Midnight at Tiffany's.Now, I understand that this is a romance that offers more than a basic “hero + heroine + drama + sex = HEA” plot, but Morgan wanders around so much that by the time she actually focuses on anything (either big picture or in an individual scene), I’ve already forgotten what’s going on and why I should care. Nobody needs to read 40 pages of people talking about how sad it is they’ve lost their job. And a declaration of love should be a page, not an entire chapter. It’s ridiculous. Sleepless in Manhattan rambles, and it makes a huge production of every single detail, no matter how trivial. In real life, this story wouldn’t be worth 400 pages; I don’t see why it should merit that length in fiction either.

  • Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
    2018-12-03 13:27

    Romance carino, ma un po' sottotono rispetto ai soliti di questa autrice. L'ambientazione newyorchese mi è piaciuta tanto, le 3 amiche protagoniste della serie anche.Prima che i due protagonisti principali interagiscano in maniera significativa passa un po' troppo secondo me ...

  • KAS
    2018-11-26 16:02

    WOW ........ just WOW!!! What an incredible read! There is a reason Sarah Morgan is one of my top 5 authors. She can weave a storyline like few others. I simply devour her books and then yearn for more. If you are looking for an exceptional romance with incredably engaging and unforgettable characters, "Sleepless in Manhattan" is the book for you.Jake Romano and Paige Walker grab hold of you from page one and never let go. Jake is a no-nonsense, self-made, man's man and Paige is out to prove she doesn't need anyone's help or pity, especially from Jake. The chemistry between the two is off the charts yummy! Paige fell head over heels in love with Jake at age seventeen, and Jake has had to deny his attraction for her because she is his best friend's little sister, meaning off limits! Paige put herself out there years ago with her undying love for Jake and he shut her down cold. She has been working in Manhattan, lives with her two best friends, Eva and Frankie, and suddenly finds herself unemployed as an event planner. Jake, who also lives and works in Manhattan, comes to the rescue with the perfect job opportunity. Talk about a combustible, can't put the book down gem of a story! I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in this series ," Sunset in Central Park", to be released! *I received this book in exchange for an honest review*

  • Three Chicks
    2018-11-29 14:23

    3.5 StarsReview by Lisa KaneI've read lots of book from Sarah Morgan under the Harlequin line. This one reads like one of those. Paige is the little sister of Jake's best friend. Of course he's sworn not to get involved with her and so he's buried himself in tons of other women in order to stay away from her. Paige loses her job and she's at a cross roads in her life. Jake and she give in to their feelings and start a friends with benefits relationship. But of course Paige thinks Jake is starting to feel the same way she is-boy wants girl, boy pushes girl away, boy really wants girl. This one fell a little flat for me-Jake seemed to have no real problem keeping away from Paige and was enjoying the super models he dated-at least until a month or so was up and he moved on to the next one. He has issues and so he is shy of making a commitment. I think the whole job loss with Paige and her two childhood best friends all working at the same place was a bit of a stretch. Also she kept insisting that living in New York meant that people were too busy to date. Huh? Easy read, I just wish it had a little more umph to it.

  • Kathryn
    2018-12-10 17:05

    Sarah Morgan writes a great romance and Sleepless in Manhattan is no exception. She has three strong friends - women who go way back in life and know the value of friendship. This story is Paige's one. Paige has faced illness and overcome, now she has to overcome losing her job and start something new. She also has to overcome the doubts and fears of the man she loves, at the same time dealing with an over protective brother, Matt. Set in Manhattan, its delightful. So looking forward to the next story - I'm picking Matt and Frankie

  • FMABookReviews
    2018-11-30 16:18

    3.5 Stars!Sleepless in Manhattan, was a cute friends-to-lovers, rom-com. It was light-hearted and low on the angst scale.Paige Walker spent her youth in and out of hospitals and under the watchful and protective eye of her family. As an adult, she was determined to prove she was capable of taking care of herself. She'd had one love, and that was her brother's best friend, Jake Romano.Jake Romano was a highly successful businessman. An all-around nice guy, he was charming, protective and funny. He caused women to swoon and hearts to flutter. But his past taught him love wasn't forever.I had a small issue with the length of the book. To me, there was too much internal dialogue and struggle, that at times, it felt like filler.BUTThere were many things I loved about this book (aside from the story and main characters); the chapter headings, Eva and Frankie and the banter between Jake and Paige.❝Honey, my ego is bulletproof. you couldn't take it down with a rocket launcher.❞I enjoyed this author's voice. I am disappointed that I have not heard of Sarah Morgan before now. But this will definitely not be the last book I read from her.

  • Casusangelus
    2018-12-06 12:23

    Inhalt:Paige liebt ihr Leben in Manhattan. Sie hat tolle Freunde um sich, genießt die Anonymität der Großstadt und hat einen guten Job, der ihr Freude macht und bei dem sie auf eine baldige Beförderung wartet. Doch dann kommt alles anders als erwartet und sie steht vor der schwierigen Aufgabe, ihr eigenes Unternehmen zu gründen, immer mit der Angst im Rücken, sich selbst und ihre beiden besten Freundinnen Eva und Frankie mit in den Untergang zu stürzen.Meine Meinung:Sarah Morgans neuer Roman "Schlaflos in Manhattan" ist der erste Teil ihrer neuen Manhattan-Lovestorys und stellt eine Art Spin-Off zu ihrer Puffin Islands Reihe dar, das sich allerdings auch super ohne Kenntnis dieser lesen lässt. Der einzige, für mich erkennbare Bezug, war, dass die Protagonistin Paige und ihre Freundinnen Eva und Frankie auf Puffin Island aufgewachsen sind.Das Ausgangsszenario ist in diesem Buch mal umgekehrt zur Puffin-Island-Reihe, denn anstatt ihr Glück in der Idylle der kleinen Insel zu finden, sind die drei Freundinnen froh, in die Großstadt gezogen zu sein und der Intimität der Insel zu entfliehen. Dort gab es für Paige, Frankie und Eva nicht genug Privatsphäre, da auf so einer kleinen Insel einfach jeder über jeden Bescheid weiß und es schwer ist, seine kleinen Geheimnisse zu behalten.Paige, Frankie und Eva sind schon zusammen aufgewachsen, wohnen alle im selben Haus und arbeitet auch in derselben Event-Agentur, wodurch sie ein sehr enges Verhältnis zueinander haben. Auch wenn die drei recht unterschiedlich sind, hat man die Freundschaft und das Vertrauen zwischen ihnen gespürt, was mir sehr gut gefallen hat. Auch mit Paiges Bruder Matt, in dessen Haus die drei untergekommen sind, und seinem besten Freund Jake haben sie ein enges Verhältnis, allerdings ging mir hier der übertriebene Beschützerinstinnkt der beiden Männer ziemlich auf die Nerven, vor allem Paige gegenüber. Man kann zwar bei ihrer Vergangenheit verstehen, wo das her kommt, aber irgendwann muss man auch erkennen, dass sie erwachsen ist und ihre eigenen Erfahrungen machen muss und nicht vor allem beschützt werden kann. Besonders die Aussage von Jake, dass sie nicht stark genug für sie sei, hat mich ziemlich aufgeregt, denn so etwas denkt man doch nicht über den Menschen, den man liebt. Das hat mir die Liebesgeschichte zwischen den beiden leider ein wenig verdorben und mich beim Lesen nicht selten mit den Augenrollen oder genervt seufzen lassen.Positiv fand ich an dem Buch allerdings, dass Paige, Eva und Frankie nach der Gründung ihres eigenen Unternehmens nicht sofort voll durchgestartet sind, sondern regelrecht um Aufträge betteln mussten. Oft genug hat man es in Geschichten ja, dass sofort der Erfolg da ist, doch hier wurde, meiner Meinung nach, mal gezeigt, dass der Start eines eigenen Unternehmens ziemlich hart sein kann.Fazit:"Schlaflos in Manhattan" von Sarah Morgan erzählt eine Geschichte von Freundschaft und Liebe und lässt dabei nicht aus, wie schwierig es sein kann, sich mit seinem eigenen Unternehmen einen Namen zu machen. Der übertriebene männliche Beschützerinstinkt haben mich allerdings nicht selten genervt, so dass es von mir nur 3,5 von 5 Muscheln gibt.

  • Amy
    2018-12-15 16:31

    This is my first Sarah Morgan and I’ll definitely be going back for more! Well written and well executed! It was a fun and interesting read. It felt like more than the typical romance novel - perhaps because the characters were so well done – very complex and quirky. The scenes in the book are vivid and come alive on the page. I really enjoyed this one! I highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys a good story. This is one of those books that would be a great palette cleanser between heavier books.

  • Ami
    2018-12-06 15:19

    2.75 stars rounded upI enjoyed previous trilogies by Sarah Morgan before, so I was happy when Netgalley/HQN approved my request for an ARC. I was curious about this new trilogy, as it 'moved' from small-town in Puffin Island to the big city. Unfortunately, this one didn't exactly hit the mark for me.Let me go with what I liked about it first. I did like Paige. I liked that she was determined to be independent and proved to everybody that she could do things on her own. I liked that she didn't want to be protected all the time -- even if she said it quite repetitively -- and that she was the one who made the first move. Who says that women can't do it, right? Sure, she became too pigheaded to ask for help, but maybe because she was too protected before and she couldn't deal with people seeing her as incompetent. I could definitely accept that.I also LOVED the friendship among the girls -- plus the idea of starting up a new company was exciting. Although it made the book felt a chick-lit vibe more than contemporary romance.... and now what I disliked:I disliked the male hero -- he was so stereotypical/cliché as an Alpha Male with women issues who owned motorbike, rich beyond belief, had different females every month (including a woman named Bambi -- and ON THAT NOTE, can we STOP using name Bambi to portray stupid pretty woman?!? Because seriously, it's getting OLD. I like Bambi okay -- nothing wrong with the name Bambi damn it!), but not wanting to make a move on his best friend little sister because he made a promise to the brother. YAWN. Nothing exciting about Jake, AT ALL. Everything he thought about Paige, and his unwillingness to make his move was outdated and repetitively boring.(Oh repetitiveness, that was definitely a HUGE issue here, by the way)Then Paige's friends ... well, at the moment, I couldn't find anything good to say about them too. Eva was written as too romantic, too positive, with heads in the cloud kind of characters, that I couldn't believe for one second she could exist in real life. She felt two dimensional and caricaturish, something out of a fairy tale book. I couldn't relate to her at all. And Frankie? She was too sharp around the edges, too distrustful, that made her distant to me as well. Yes, I understand that she has problem with her mother, but I prefer my heroines to be a little more nuanced. Not blatantly black and white.However, Frankie's story will be the second book and she will be coupled with more seemingly laid-back Matt, Paige's older brother, so maybe it can be a recipe for a better book. Besides, Frankie and Matt will have one of my favorite romance themes: friends-to-lovers ... Conclusion: I wasn't too impressed so far with the novella and the first book of this trilogy. Fingers crossed that the next one is better. EDITED TO ADD (July 9th, 2016): Got the ARC for Frankie/Matt's story. Didn't like it. So I won't continue reading this series after all.The ARC is provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an exchange of fair and honest review. No high rating is required for any ARC received.

  • Angela
    2018-12-03 12:28

    I've been pretty off romance books lately, especially contemporary romances - or anything not by my absolute favorite authors, really. But today I had this urge to read something sweet and fun, bantery and sexy, and settled in our real world. After paging through the many books I have on my to-read list, I settled on this one. It's a review book, a lot of people highly recommend Sarah Morgan, and I've heard good things - all of which meant that I've been meaning to read this for quite a while. I was just waiting for the mood to strike.This is a quick, drama-free read. It's romantic, and empowering (for the most part). And the characters are fun to be around - all of them. I liked that there were real relationships outside of the romantic relationship. It's one of the things I love most about Nora Roberts books (trilogies especially), too. And this book, the start of a trilogy, reminded me a lot of Nora Roberts. Three women, at a crossroads, taking chances - on themselves and each other - and falling in love along the way.Where Nora's books sometimes fall into a sameness that gets a bit repetitive after a while, this was a nicely similar book without feeling too similar. Nora's books are comfort to me, especially the older ones, but I can't read too many of them in a row because I start to see how much the same they all are. This book gave me that feeling of comfort without the sameness that I often get when reading Nora Roberts.Which is all to say, that I enjoyed this quite a lot.I did find some aspects a little...convenient. The business these women start really gets its start because of the 'who you know' aspect of succeeding. And I get that's the way it really is in the real world, but it began to feel a bit like the obstacles were put in their way and then brushed a little too easily aside. Same thing with Jake's aversion to love. It was there, but it was barely an issue for more than a couple of pages, and then it was resolved. But it didn't really matter to me, because while these things did pull at me for a moment and make me purse my lips, they didn't stop me from reading and enjoying this story.There is a slight moment of body shaming in this book, and if it weren't for the fact that I'm so tired of it - in all its forms - it probably wouldn't have even hit my radar. It's minute and over quickly. AND there are a lot more moments of the women empowering other women (beyond the circle of the three friends even). So I was able to get past it.I'm still skimming sex scenes, but they seemed pretty hot. Especially the elevator.This was right on par with what I was expecting and looking for today, a sweet romance with some romantic banter and a strong heroine. And a character that is my romance-novel-spirit-animal in her calls for them to JUST TALK. I'm going to continue the series just so I can see Frankie find a love that's perfect for her - and I already have my suspicions who it's going to be with.Review also available at The Book Eaters

  • Shaz Goodwin
    2018-12-17 12:30

    http://www.jerasjamboree.co.uk/2016/0...With some stories it takes me a while to get into the plot as I'm getting to know the characters and their lives but with a Sarah Morgan novel I'm part of the story straight away. Identifying with the characters from the very beginning means I don't have to feel my way into the story ... I'm already there.When we first meet Paige she is excited about her upcoming promotion at Star Events. Walking to work alongside friends Eva and Frankie we get to know all three. I loved the way the girls personalities interlock and balance each other. Three works particularly well in Sarah's stories. We hear plenty about toxic boss Cynthia but only meet her for one crucial scene which sets the three friends off on a totally different career path.Jake has a very successful business so although there has been a distance between him and Paige, he is crucial to what happens next. Not only is he a top businessman and oozes sex appeal but he talks sense!"Success teaches you nothing, but failure teaches you resilience. It teaches you to pick yourself up and try again."I challenge you not to fall for Jake :)Yes, the 'dance' of the romance is predictable but not how it is done. If you're going to be trapped in a lift then Jake's the one to be trapped with (that was one hot scene). We know where the story is heading but it's one hell of an emotional roller coaster getting there.I have to say I loved the quotes from Paige, Eva and Frankie that start each chapter. They're well known quotes but with a twist that fits the girls personalities.Sleepless in Manhattan is glitz and glamour as well as down to earth and relatable. Manhattan comes alive (loved the roof garden on Matt's apartment building and the movie nights up there). Paige, Eva, Frankie, Jake and Matt all have something in their pasts they need to get over ... and Frankie's story is next in book two, Sunset in Central Park (publishing 14th July) followed by Eva's story in Miracle on Fifth Avenue (October).They can all be read as stand-alone stories but whether you read one book, all three out of order or in order you can be guaranteed of one thing - contemporary romance that will have you falling in love with all the characters and for that all important thing we want from a romance - a HEA :)I purchased a copy of Sleepless in Manhattan.