Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Top 5 Reasons New York Makes the Perfect Romance Novel Setting by Sarah Morgan, Author of Sleepless in Manhattan + Giveaway (US/Can only)

Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love #1)
Lindsay McKenna

USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces a sizzling new trilogy about three best friends embracing life—and love—in Manhattan

Cool, calm and competent, events planner Paige Walker loves a challenge. After a childhood spent in and out of hospitals, she’s now determined to prove herself—and where better to take the world by storm than in the exhilarating bustle of Manhattan? But when Paige is let go from the job she loves, she must face her biggest challenge of all—going it alone.

Except launching her own events company is nothing compared to hiding her outrageous crush on Jake Romano—her brother’s best friend, New York’s most in-demand date, and the only man to break her heart. When Jake offers Paige’s fledgling company a big chance, their still-sizzling chemistry starts giving her sleepless nights. But can she convince the man who trusts no one to take a chance on forever?

Reasons NYC Makes the Perfect Setting for Romance

  1. It feels as if you’re on a movie set. So many movies have been set here, including some of my favorite romantic comedies. Wherever you go in Manhattan, you’ll feel as if you already know it, and you probably do. If you’ve seen You’ve Got Mail, When Harry met Sally, Hitch and Serendipity, you’ve probably seen a good portion of Manhattan. The skyline looks great from every angle and there’s nothing more romantic than a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset.
  2. You can eat anything, at any time of day. Whatever your tastes, if you’re a foodie, then this is the city for you. Whether it’s a bagel in Brooklyn, a cheesecake from Juniors or an unforgettable night at the Rainbow Room high up in the Rockefeller Center, New York is a city that has something for every budget. Or take inspiration from romantic movies and enjoy a frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3, or a pastrami sandwich from Katz Deli, home of that famous scene from When Harry Met Sally. There’s even a sign marked with "Where Harry met Sally—hope you have what she had. Enjoy!" I’m sure they’re talking about the food…
  3. The shopping is the best in the world. Whether you’re heading to Barneys or Bloomingdale's, which occupies a whole block on the Upper East Side, or exploring the cobbled streets of Soho, New York is a city where you really can shop until you drop. And for true romantics there’s always the flagship Tiffany store on Fifth Avenue.
  4. New York is a city of neighborhoods. Each of the city’s neighborhoods has a different personality, so whether you’re looking for urban excitement or a leafy residential community, there’s something for everyone. If you’ve had enough of shopping and skyscrapers, head to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, or Central Park, 849 acres of green space where you’ll find fountains, vast lawns, archways and romantic bridges. The buildings peeping above the treetops will make sure you don’t forget you’re in Manhattan. For the ultimate in romance, head to the Brooklyn Botanic gardens when the cherry trees are in bloom.
  5. New York is the city that never sleeps. Broadway shows, comedy clubs, summer concerts on the lawns of Central Park, New York offers a variety unmatched anywhere else in the world. Whatever their taste, everyone visiting the city can find a way to be #SleeplessInManhattan.

About the Author


Author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy, contemporary romance, and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as “a magician with words” by RT Book Reviews, she has sold more than 11 million copies of her books.

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, England, with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, she loves being outdoors.


Giveaway!


Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy of Sleepless in Manhattan—yay!!

To enter, all you have to do is tell me in the comments below:
What's your all-time favorite city you've visited? I'd love to hear your recommendations from any part of the world! If you've never traveled to a large city before, what's the first on your bucket list?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Sarah and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

I've got to say Manhattan is a breathtaking borough in New York. I love San Francisco and Seoul too. Would love to visit Ibiza or Copenhagen in the future as well.

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