New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan

New York, Actually

Meet Molly New York’s most famous agony aunt, she considers herself an expert at relationships…as long as they’re other people’s. The only love of her life is her Dalmatian, Valentine. Meet Daniel A cynical divorce lawyer, he’s hardwired to think relationships are a bad idea. If you don’t get involved, no-one can get hurt. But then he finds himself borrowing a dog to meet...

Title:New York, Actually
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ISBN:0373804105
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:384 pages

New York, Actually Reviews

  • Nicola
    Jan 18, 2017

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    I was over the moon to discover that Sarah Morgan was continuing her

    series, it was one of my favourites of 2016, but I was equally intrigued over who the new characters could possibly be. And she's done it seamlessly, introducing us to the Knight siblings; twins Harriet and Fliss and their older brother, Daniel. A divorce lawyer whose opinion on love is backed up by his career.

    A borrowed dog, a little white-lie and plenty perseverance leads to friendship and

    .

    I was over the moon to discover that Sarah Morgan was continuing her

    series, it was one of my favourites of 2016, but I was equally intrigued over who the new characters could possibly be. And she's done it seamlessly, introducing us to the Knight siblings; twins Harriet and Fliss and their older brother, Daniel. A divorce lawyer whose opinion on love is backed up by his career.

    A borrowed dog, a little white-lie and plenty perseverance leads to friendship and more with agony aunt, author and dog lover Molly and despite her protests it's evident that they have some chemistry bubbling away.

    In comparison to its predecessors, I liked it but I didn't love it. I admit having read so many books by Sarah Morgan I do have high expectations as I know she has the capability to create fireworks between her couples--and I'm not just talking about between the sheets--but Molly and Daniel lacked that something uniquely special that I've grown accustomed to.

    This is New York City. There is no normal, that’s why I love it.

    But it's romantic, Molly and Daniel are endearing and it's by no means a difficult read: I enjoyed

    , it's simply a case that it's not my favourite in the series. And with plenty of scope for Fliss and Harry's stories I'm excited to see how they get their HEA's.

  • Claire Robinson
    Jan 14, 2017

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    Stars!

    Amazon UK -

    I am so pleased that the

    series continues into 2017, and Sarah Morgan has moved on from giving the

    girls their happily ever afters, by introducing us to the siblings behind

    in the coming books.

    Although if we are being picky, Daniel isn’t part of

    it is run by his sisters Fliss and Harry, that-said he isn’t averse to borrowing the odd foste

    4 -

    Stars!

    Amazon UK -

    I am so pleased that the

    series continues into 2017, and Sarah Morgan has moved on from giving the

    girls their happily ever afters, by introducing us to the siblings behind

    in the coming books.

    Although if we are being picky, Daniel isn’t part of

    it is run by his sisters Fliss and Harry, that-said he isn’t averse to borrowing the odd foster-dog as a part of his attempts to start a conversation with a fellow jogger, he sees in Central Park most mornings and finds exceedingly attractive.

    Molly who spends most of her time working at home, uses her daily jog with her dog Valentine in the park as a way to decompress and get herself out of her flat, does she notice the guy running with his unruly dog most days? Yes… But for Molly relationships are a big no-no, so when Daniel starts making inroads on getting to know her,

    is her default setting after each meeting. It doesn’t take her long to realise, that there is something about the enigmatic lawyer and his dog Brutus that keeps her coming back to the same part of the park, and their same bench day after day.

    As their meetings move from the park into regular dating, Molly’s private life and reluctance to step away from their agreed friends-with-benefits type arrangement starts to pique Daniel’s interest more and more, especially as he is the one opening his heart (something he has never done with a woman previously) and letting her see everything he is and has too offer, it’s clear to him that Molly isn’t quite as willing to divulge all the details about herself as easily, but with his feelings growing he is prepared to take as much as she is willing to give.

    would have been a five star read for me, but the one gripe I had was the massive double-standard when it came to telling untruths/withholding important aspects of yourself. This is something that I usually struggle with anyway, so it didn’t really detract from my enjoyment, I am just someone who prefers the truth to come out and the couple to deal with that as they build their relationship, rather than keep the truth withheld until everyone is emotionally invested and then wonder why it all went wrong.

    Sarah does a great job of teasing you with Fliss and Harry, I have a feeling both of their books are going to be winners, because in the process of this story being told you find out one of them has already been bruised by love, and the other showers her love on animals to reduce the risk of getting hurt by a human. You get a little interaction with some of the characters from the previous books as well which was nice, and I cannot wait to read Fliss’s book

    due for release June 17.

    ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my pleasure to provide the above honest review.

  • Paromjit
    Jan 13, 2017

    This is the second novel that I have read of Sarah Morgan, and it is full of charm. Set in New York, we have Daniel, a divorce lawyer, who is keen to become acquainted with this woman that he sees running in Central Park with her dog. He thinks the way to do it is to borrow a dog from his sisters, Fliss and Harriet, and so he runs with a German Alsation, a dog he struggles to control. Molly is a psychologist, who relocated to NYC after a disastrous set of events occurred. The only man in her lif

    This is the second novel that I have read of Sarah Morgan, and it is full of charm. Set in New York, we have Daniel, a divorce lawyer, who is keen to become acquainted with this woman that he sees running in Central Park with her dog. He thinks the way to do it is to borrow a dog from his sisters, Fliss and Harriet, and so he runs with a German Alsation, a dog he struggles to control. Molly is a psychologist, who relocated to NYC after a disastrous set of events occurred. The only man in her life, is Valentine, her beloved dalmation dog. Not interested in a relationship, Molly keeps busy with activities like cooking, salsa and spin classes. However, she has a successful blog and book under the pseudonym of Aggie, an agony aunt. She guards this secret with her life, the only ones who know are her gay friends, Mark and Gabe, and her publisher.

    The story runs like a humorous romcom film which I could picture in my head. Molly and Daniel have damaged family backgrounds and specific relationship issues. Their relationship is littered with obstacles and quandries. The author does wonderful friends and family members. There is the recurrence of characters from previous books like Lucas and Eva and Urban Genie, the company run by the three friends. If you like dogs, you will definitely like this novel. A seamless delight from beginning to end, I would recommend this for when life is getting you down or just because you fancy a well written feel good contemporary fairy tale read. Many thanks to Harlequin for an ARC.

  • Karen Whittard
    Jan 28, 2017

    Be prepared to be swept off your feet in this wonderful romantic read. If you love romance and chicklit this book is defiantly a must buy must read for you.

    I simply love Sarah Morgan's books. She always has this amazing ability to wish me away. To submerge me in a book and have you greedily devouring it in one sitting.

    In this book we are whisked away to New York and the slender that is Central Park. A place that has a special place in my heart as we honeymooned last year all over New York and

    Be prepared to be swept off your feet in this wonderful romantic read. If you love romance and chicklit this book is defiantly a must buy must read for you.

    I simply love Sarah Morgan's books. She always has this amazing ability to wish me away. To submerge me in a book and have you greedily devouring it in one sitting.

    In this book we are whisked away to New York and the slender that is Central Park. A place that has a special place in my heart as we honeymooned last year all over New York and spent a lovely amount in the city and in Central Park.

    We mostly follow the love story of Molly and Dan. But there are a few other characters that we see quite a bit of too, and who are o feel just as important to the story. Mainly Floss and Harry Dans sisters who are fantastic characters in their own rights. Who I loved.

    I really loved all the characters in this book. They each had their own unique personalities and I think that's why that all stood out individually for me.

    Mainly in this boo we follow the love story of Dan and Molly. Dan is a successful divorce lawyer who takes on case where the people who are getting divorced have children involved. For Dan believes that it is better for a child to be brought up in a single parent home then to be brought up by parents who hate each other and who are just together because of the children. This is due to his own childhood and growing up with parents who hated each other and who argued all the time. Dan is a great character. He has bags of charm and charisma. He sounds like a really attractive man you you can help falling for him just a little bit while reading the book.

    Molly is fiercely independent she holds her own and takes no prisoners. She certainly has her own mind and is an independent woman. Due to her mother walking out on her when she was little and taking her. Eat friend the family dog with her. Molly has forever found it hard to commit to anyone and she has never ever fallen in love. Instead had left a string of broken hearts behind her.

    Dan has been seeing Molly run with her Dalmatian dog valentine in Central Park for the past few weeks and has been drawn to her with animal carnal instincts. However Molly had never noticed Dan when he runs past her. So Dan decides to take things into his own hands. He borrows one of the dog s his sisters fosters and decides to change its name to Brutus and to take it running with him to get the girl.

    What happens next is a series of sweet and romantic encounters. But is there love and a happy ever after on the cards for Molly and Dan well you'll just have to read it to find out.

    I simply loved reading this book. It is pure escapism. I greedily devoured it in a few hours. I wish for more from Dan and Molly as I really did love this book. Perhaps if you were to write another book it could show some romances for Floss and Harry because I simply loved them as characters too.

    Great read I would recommend to all

    Happy reading everyone

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Mar 09, 2017

    New York Actually

    From Manhattan with Love #4

    Sarah Morgan

    May 30, 2017

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    was such a pleasant surprise for me. This was my first read by this author and I really clicked with her writing. It was intelligently written light, breezy fun. I don't always engage easily with third person POV, but in this case, I slid right into the story without any effort. It was a bit of a slow burn romance between

    New York Actually

    From Manhattan with Love #4

    Sarah Morgan

    May 30, 2017

    No

    was such a pleasant surprise for me. This was my first read by this author and I really clicked with her writing. It was intelligently written light, breezy fun. I don't always engage easily with third person POV, but in this case, I slid right into the story without any effort. It was a bit of a slow burn romance between the two main characters Daniel and Molly, but it never felt boring or dragged out for me. The feelings that emerged between these two people who were both so firmly anti-relationship were more natural because of the gradual build.

    Daniel has more reason than anyone to be skeptical of love. His parents' relationship was a nightmare and didn't shed romance in a favorable light to begin with. Being a divorce attorney and seeing the ugly side of marriage day in and day out was just the icing on the cake. He enjoys playing the field with women, but when it comes to looking for something long-term, it's not part of his personal philosophy. When he sees Molly jogging in Central Park, he plans a scheme to catch this ravishing woman's attention for his next diversion.

    I loved that he was attracted to more than just her physical attributes. He was drawn to her strength and the self-possession that she projected. Molly was happy with her life at the moment and at peace with being single. Perhaps that's what called to him because they had that in common.

    Molly is a psychologist and relationship advice columnist under the pseudonym Aggie with a bestselling book under her belt. You could easily say that she makes a successful living off of teaching others how to succeed at love. So it's ironic that when it comes to herself, she is painfully unsuccessful. So painful, that she harbors guilt and shame over things from her past that she keeps locked up tight. Originally from London, she moved to New York to start a new life after a public scandal completely wrecked and humiliated her. Her Dalmatian Valentine is the one male in her life, and she plans to keep it that way.

    Daniel's sisters run a dog service called Bark Rangers which gives him the perfect idea to use one of the dogs in their care to meet Molly. His subterfuge doesn't pan out the way he hoped, he was shot down firmly in his attempt to set up a date with her. But he's a man who takes no as just the first negotiating point, she's no match for his powers of persuasion. These two were highly entertaining. I loved seeing their flirty friendship mature into the desire to risk their hearts. However, they were both hiding secrets and parts of themselves that cause a betrayal of their fragile trust.

    I loved this fun romance set against the backdrop of New York City. I had the preconception that this would be a bit of fluff, but that wasn't the case at all. The author really delved deep into the characters' emotions and developed a well thought out plot. My reasoning for not giving this five stars was my issue with the heroine. Though she was supposedly originally from England, there was absolutely nothing to indicate that in her speech. I found that to be sorely lacking.

    The next book in the series will be about Daniel's sister Fliss and after the lead into that second chance romance, I can't wait to read it. The US release for

    is in September.

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  • .Under the pages
    May 24, 2017

    Daniel is divorce lawyer intended to make justice to all the kids involved in divorces. After going through hell with his sisters when his mother refused to divorce the bastard of his father, he doesn’t want any other kids to go through the same thing. And he’s pretty good at it. Actually, he usually gets want he wants. Wining cases included. There’s just that girl in the park that doesn’t seem to notice that he wants her. So, seeing as she obviously loves dogs, he borrows a dog from his sisters

    Daniel is divorce lawyer intended to make justice to all the kids involved in divorces. After going through hell with his sisters when his mother refused to divorce the bastard of his father, he doesn’t want any other kids to go through the same thing. And he’s pretty good at it. Actually, he usually gets want he wants. Wining cases included. There’s just that girl in the park that doesn’t seem to notice that he wants her. So, seeing as she obviously loves dogs, he borrows a dog from his sisters to walk in the park every morning se he can get closer to her.

    Molly is not interested in relationships. She has been three years without a man in her life and honestly, she’s happy with that. With a history of ending relationships at bad terms, she doesn’t want to risk it again. And then there’s the fact that a business is a secret. For most of the world, she’s Aggie but no one except her close friends knows that fact. Aggie is a relationship adviser with a blog with more that 8 million followers who helps people who are struggling with their relationships.

    But things get messy when Aggie gives advice to a client of Daniel saying the opposite of what Daniel had said.

    He’s not aware of Molly’s second life but so far he’s hating Aggie, which one is going to win him over?

    I loved this so much. It was my first book by Sarah Morgan but I am definitely going to look for her other books because I loved her writing style. The book is perfectly paced, I never got the urge to skip things or rush on my reading because there’s always something happening and you don’t want to miss a thing. It was definitely engaging.

    The characters are also really good. Daniel is gaining millions with his work but what really keeps him going are the kids. He’s really hardworking but also caring, especially with his sisters. He has a really close relationship with his sisters who I also loved. His encounters with women usually go as far as having a good time. He’s not interested in a serious relationship because after witnessing his parents’ marriage going south, he’s not risking ending up the same way. My favorite thing about Daniel was his refusal to admit being a dog person which was just adorable.

    Molly is also hardworking but she’s already a dog person who loves her dog, Valentine, very much. Her mother left her and her father when she was just eight, so she struggles to see her worth. Then there’s the fact she thinks she’s incapable of love: she ended all her previous relationships, always broking the man’s heart along the way and she doesn’t what the same thing to happen to Daniel so expect a big fight on her end.

    Yes, there’s sexy moments. But don’t expect the book to be all about sex because it’s not. They both have strong personalities which made the book so good so there’s a lot more to it than just sex scenes. But they are good though.

    I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a good romance with a good story behind it.

  • Jennifer
    May 30, 2017

    wasn't quite as engaging as I had hoped it would be for me personally, but it was sweet and somewhat thought-provoking. There's some animal love, identity mystery, adult romance, elements of family drama, and discussion about divorce versus working on marriage. Overall, I liked it (3 stars), but for me it's my least favorite of the bunch. However, if you enjoy this author or follow this series, check it out for yourself!

    wasn't quite as engaging as I had hoped it would be for me personally, but it was sweet and somewhat thought-provoking. There's some animal love, identity mystery, adult romance, elements of family drama, and discussion about divorce versus working on marriage. Overall, I liked it (3 stars), but for me it's my least favorite of the bunch. However, if you enjoy this author or follow this series, check it out for yourself!

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    is the fourth installment in

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  • KAS
    May 30, 2017

    4.5 Stars

    Those three words always describe a Sarah Morgan read. I just know whenever I pick up her latest release, I will be treated to the most endearing characters, an engaging storyline and entertaining conversation! She has yet to let me down!

    Molly, an author, as well as famous blogger

    gives relationship advice and writes about finding your perfect mate. She now lives in NYC after escaping London three years ago with her professional and personal reputati

    4.5 Stars

    Those three words always describe a Sarah Morgan read. I just know whenever I pick up her latest release, I will be treated to the most endearing characters, an engaging storyline and entertaining conversation! She has yet to let me down!

    Molly, an author, as well as famous blogger

    gives relationship advice and writes about finding your perfect mate. She now lives in NYC after escaping London three years ago with her professional and personal reputation in complete tatters. Things got so bad, she even changed her name when she moved to the states to keep from being recognized. She may be able to give advice on relationships, but she has never fallen in love, and doesn't think she is capable. Her perfect soul mate these days is a Dalmatian named Valentine. Their favorite activity is running together in Central Park.

    Daniel, a divorce lawyer and avid runner, finds himself extremely attracted to a beautiful woman who runs at the same time he does every morning. He tries to catch her eye, but so far, much to his dismay, is ignored, which is not the norm. Daniel never has trouble getting dates. So to up his game and appeal, he borrows his sister's German shepherd to hopefully catch her attention. In no way will he need the handsome dog long term, mind you, because Daniel does not do commitment. Never has, never will. Daniel is the love 'em and leave 'em kinda guy.

    Guess the tip of the day to Daniel is 'never say never.'

    When Molly meets Daniel running in the park, unwanted heady, lustful feelings start to surface. In Molly's experience, being in a relationship with a man = trauma and trouble, but just looking at Daniel leaves her nearly breathless. He is not only extremely easy on the eyes and exudes confidence, but is so easy to talk to and to flirt with. He is making her all kinds of nervous. Afraid of letting her guard down around him, she will need to run a different route from now on to avoid him at all costs.

    Guess the tip of the day to Molly is 'good luck with that strategy.'

    Molly and Daniel's story is a charming and captivating romance. I love the premise of how they met, and found their witty, tongue-in-cheek exchanges quite amusing. This is another wonderful addition to the "From Manhattan With Love" series, but is a stand alone.

    *I received this book in exchange for an honest review*


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