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Sunday, December 3, 2017

New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

Molly is a famous advice columnist and author. She writes under a pseudonym, so she can lead an anonymous life. Molly is a love expert and thinks she knows everything about relationships. She doesn't want one herself though. After a traumatic experience she is content spending time with her dog Valentine and doesn't want to be with anyone ever again. That is until she meets Daniel, a cynical divorce lawyer. Daniel is interested in Molly and they have plenty of chemistry. However, Molly doesn't want to date. Will Daniel be able to change her mind?

Daniel knows what kind of damage a bad marriage can do to people, especially to children. He helps people to break up and thinks he knows exactly how relationships work. That's also why he doesn't want one. Until he meets Molly and her dog Valentine in the park and borrows a dog so he can talk to her. There's something between Molly and Daniel, but they both aren't ready to see it. Will they be able to give love a chance or are they too convinced relationships will never be in the cards for them?

New York, Actually is a wonderful romantic story. Molly is a sweetheart. She genuinely wants to help people and she's giving good advice. She has caring friends and has finally got the support system she deserves, but after everything that happened to her in the past Molly finds it hard to trust. She's such a great person and I kept hoping she'd discover that there are kindhearted people in the world as well, with friendly personalities, genuinely interested in her happiness. Daniel is the perfect man for Molly. They challenge each other, there are plenty of sparks between them and they have a fantastic intellectual click. I loved his determination and his fabulous flair. I couldn't wait to find out if they'd give each other a chance and read the book in one sitting because of it.

Sarah Morgan has a terrific warm writing style that always manages to cheer me up as soon as I start reading her stories. I love that feelgood factor. She combines it with beautiful relationships. Both friendship and love are important in her books, which is something else I really like. New York, Actually is a story about professionally successful people who have been through a lot emotionally. Sarah Morgan writes about their pain in an honest open way and balances this with a lot of light and joy. I enjoyed that very much. New York, Actually is another spellbinding From Manhattan With Love story that I highly recommend.


If you love big city romance with a small town feeling and like great stories about true love New York, Actually would be an excellent choice. It's the fourth book in the From Manhattan with Love series, but can easily be read as a standalone.

About Sarah Morgan

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 15 million copies of her books. She has been nominated five times for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award three times; in 2012 for her book ‘Doukakis’s Apprentice’, 2013 for ‘A Night of No Return’, and 2017 for ‘Miracle on 5th Avenue’. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot.

As a child Sarah dreamed of being a writer and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream.

Sarah lives near London with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

Facts About Sarah

1. I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was eight years old.

2. I love horses, mountains, movies, good food, books, music and anything that makes me laugh.

3. I trained as a nurse and worked for a few years in the ER, but George Clooney was never on my shift so I decided to do something different.

4. I fell in love with my husband at work because he was cool and calm in a crisis and my life is one big crisis.

5. We have two sons, which basically means that I have three men in the house. And piles of laundry.

6. I completed my first full manuscript when I was at home with a new baby.

7. I write on a laptop with the internet disconnected.

8.I love to travel. In the UK my favourite places are the wild coastline of North Cornwall and the mountains of the Lake District. When I’m craving sunshine I love the Greek Islands.

9. My favourite city is New York.

10. I’m an extrovert and sitting in silence all day typing is torture for me. I’ve been known to talk to my laptop.

11. When I’m not writing I love spending time with family and friends.

12. I carry a notebook and pen everywhere. I’m always scribbling and sometimes I sneak a horse or two into my books.



One very lucky reader of With Love for Books will receive a paperback copy of New York, Actually by Sarah Morgan.

The winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to respond. All of our giveaways are international.


  1. I'm not really a contemporary person but this book sounds so nice and cute!!

  2. I love last chance at love stories! New York is the perfect setting. People seem cynical there, but they aren't at all.

  3. New York, Actually sounds like a smart and funny romance about letting go and learning to love again. The perfect book to curl up with.

  4. love the cover and the book sounds great!

  5. This sounds like a great book. New York is one of my favorite cities too.

  6. Look forward to reading this Sarah

  7. I love your books, and especially this series, right from the very first one, Midnight at Tiffany's

  8. Great interview! It sounds like an awesome book for the holidays :)

  9. Love your book, so lovely. :-)

  10. Hi! I just watched your video! It's nice to be able to "visit"! This book sounds so good! Can't wait to read it!

  11. Last time I read one of hers it was winter, awww, that was a lovely one. i do want to read more by her

  12. Sounds like a fun tale of a lovelorn columnist!

  13. I haven't read any of Sarah Morgan's books before, but this sounds really awesome! :)

  14. Sarah, your book looks captivating!

  15. i love NY so it'll be fun reading ;)

  16. I like the mix of a boig city setting with a small town feel.

  17. Oh this sounds so good! So excited to read!