by Sarah Morgan
Publisher: HQN Books
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: Love has never been a priority for garden designer Frankie Cole. After witnessing the fallout of her parents' divorce, she's seen the devastation an overload of emotion can cause. The only man she feels comfortable with is her friend Matt—but that's strictly platonic. If only she found it easier to ignore the way he makes her heart race…
Matt Walker has loved Frankie for years but, sensing how fragile she is beneath her feisty exterior, has always played it cool. But then he uncovers new depths to the girl he's known forever and doesn't want to wait a moment longer. He knows Frankie has secrets and has buried them deep, but can Matt persuade her to trust him with her heart and kiss him under the Manhattan sunset?
Kritters Thoughts: The second in a series, but maybe the third if you count a novella! The reader returns to the same friend group as book one, but through the eyes of a different friend than the first was based on. Frankie had a hard childhood and because of this childhood she knows that she doesn't want to be in a relationship because she has the fear of the end.
The thing I loved about Frankie is that she was aware that her past had affected her inability to get into a relationship, she wasn't unaware of herself which can sometimes really bother me. I love a character that is aware.
I also love a romance series that stays in the same area, but takes the reader to a different character. I will absolutely be following this series and can't wait for who is featured in the next book.
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.