“There’s a dash of action, a sprinkle of cheer, and a lot of love to warm up this sweet, sexy wintertime tale.” —Publishers Weekly on Moonlight Over Manhattan, starred review
Determined to conquer a lifetime of shyness, Harriet Knight challenges herself to do one thing a day in December that scares her, including celebrating Christmas without her family. But when dog walker Harriet meets her newest client, exuberant spaniel Madi, she adds an extra challenge to her list—dealing with Madi’s temporary dog sitter, gruff doctor Ethan Black, and their very unexpected chemistry.
Ethan thought he was used to chaos, until he met Madi—how can one tiny dog cause such mayhem? To Ethan, the solution is simple—he will pay Harriet to share his New York apartment and provide twenty-four-hour care. But there’s nothing simple about how Harriet makes him feel.
Ethan’s kisses make Harriet shine brighter than the stars over moonlit Manhattan. But when his dog-sitting duties are over and Harriet returns to her own home, will she dare to take the biggest challenge of all—letting Ethan know he has her heart for life, not just for Christmas?
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At the start of this endearing holiday romance, the sixth in Morgan's From Manhattan with Love series (after Holiday in the Hamptons), shy dog-walker Harriett Knight winds up in the ER with a twisted ankle, sustained while escaping a date gone awry. Dr. Ethan Black is used to argumentative patients who threaten to sue him, so he's pleasantly surprised by Harriett's easy acceptance of his advice. When Ethan becomes guardian to his sister's dog, he hires Harriett to move in and calm the constantly howling pet, who's causing complaints from the neighbors. Harriett's mellow demeanor and nurturing ways in a nice bit of turnabout, she nurses Ethan through the flu enhance Ethan's appreciation of her natural physical beauty, and the usually workaholic Ethan starts spending more time at home as their relationship morphs into romance. Ethan blames himself for the end of his first marriage, believing his wife left because his profession requires him to shut down his feelings; Harriett, unloved as a child, now refuses to settle for less than full emotional commitment. With the help of kind family and friends, they come to terms with their pasts. There's a dash of action, a sprinkle of cheer, and a lot of love to warm up this sweet, sexy wintertime tale.
Good subway read....