Published: October 05, 2017
Publisher: HQN Books
“If you don’t push yourself to do the things that scare you, how will you ever find out if there’s more to life than the one you’re living?”
She’ll risk everything for her own Christmas miracle…
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?
This is the last of the From Manhattan with Love series and I kinda feel sad that it’s all over. I will be moving on to a new set of characters. And even though you did not need to read any of the books to read the other for they are in a way a standalone, I still feel like their story has been woven in a way that you would give you a glimpse of the next character’s life.
I have seen Harriet in her twin’s story before. And I love her character so I don’t have any problems with reading her own story. Like every other book, the story is not only filled with romance but it also has a family element to it. I feel like it is stronger here than anything else. Harriet came from a family where dinners were a miserable thing. She was never liked by her father which resulted to her losing her self-confidence. She always think that she is not enough but her growth in this book is spot on. She knows the value of self worth and how changing yourself is not the way to make someone love you. The story deals with a heavy topic and the author did so well of showing how it could affect a person at a very young age. As I was reading the book, I understand the impact and how heavy it is and yet it does not feel like it would darken your mood. It was well executed.
I like the main characters in this book. Ethan’s POV was probably my favorite. Seeing how the life in the Emergency Room worked fascinates me. It’s like seeing a new light in the life of the doctors who try to save as many lives as they can. I feel like I have learn a lot in this book. Also Harriet is one of those selfless characters that you will ever met and yet after everything that happened to her, she could still look at life in a positive way. She always challenges herself to be better not for anyone else’s benefit but for her own self-improvement.
Even though this book is just less than 400 pages, I feel like I have gain a lot from it. It has changed my perspective about doctors and it challenges me to step out of my comfort zone. It was a fun read. It was not just your normal contemporary. So if you’re looking for a book that deals with the meaning of family, self-worth and of course romance then this is the book for you.
That’s all for this review! Be sure to check this book out. Also, if you love adult contemporary I’m sure you would like Sarah Morgan so check her books out.
Till next time!