Saturday 28 January 2017

✪ New York Nights (A Heart Of The City Novel) ✪ CJ Duggan ✪

Sarah Williams is a spirited, independent Aussie who has always dreamed of New York City. So when a job opportunity arises to become an au pair for a successful businessman in the heart of Manhattan, Sarah jumps at the chance to follow her dream.

What she didn't bet on was a beautiful newborn and a distant, abrasive man whose eyes hold a million anguished secrets. Determined to care for his daughter and face the challenges of the impossible Ben Worthington, Sarah was always prepared to follow her heart; she just wasn't prepared to lose it to a complicated man like Ben.

ARC received for an honest review

This is the second book in the Heart of The City series but completely standalone.

New York Nights is a light, sweet romance with a lot of heart.

I love that Sarah has taken the leap to leave Australia to live and work in New York.  I adore her gumption in going for it, talking life by the short and curlies and actually living.

Ben  - oh Ben. He is quite a prickly one, but then when you meet the rest of his family, it is not hard to understand why he is like he is.  And as the story progressed he did thaw out a bit.

I LOVED that Sarah had the balls to stand up to Ben and his -mostly- horrible family.  She wasn't afraid to ask the questions, tell them how it is, throw some punches, call them on their BS - and there is plenty of it!

I adored the relationship Sarah has with Ben's daughter Grace, and loved seeing Ben with her.  This little bub really is quite the scene stealer.

The fact that Ben and Sarah didn't become the clich`d "dad boning the babysitter" story was a plus too!

New York Nights is sweet and charming, and has given me a whole new list of places to visit when I hit New York later in the year!

Now I am impatiently waiting for London Bound.