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Sleepless in Manhattan

(From Manhattan with Love #1)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  8,077 ratings  ·  993 reviews
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 bust
Paperback, 464 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by HQN Books
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Sarah Morgan Hi Maryam, this book does have an emotional storyline, and also deals with issues of friendship and family. The three women lose their jobs and build …moreHi Maryam, this book does have an emotional storyline, and also deals with issues of friendship and family. The three women lose their jobs and build their own business together, so the storyline weaves between that and the development of the romance between Paige and Jake. The story is not about sex, but there is sex in the book (if that makes sense!). I hope this helps.

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I started this series with installment #3 because this is the type of series that allows you to do that. You can come and go with no confusion. I loved #3 which was themed perfectly for the holiday time in which I read it. Afterwards, I found the first two installments and quickly got started. Sleepless in Manhattan wasn't quite as enjoyable as #3 in my personal opinion, but it was a solid contemporary romance with surprising layers. The hero is plagued by a dysfunctional perception of relat
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "Sometimes you just have to take that leap." Stars!

I think if I met Sarah Morgan, I’d give her a hug and thank her profusely for being a writer, while gibbering nonsensical words and phrases about how much I love her books. I’m still relatively a new reader of this authors work, but knowing she has over seventy published books, a large number of which I have still too read makes me a happy girl.

Sleepless in Manhattan grabbed me from the get-go, and it is the start of a series that I just kno
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
4/5 stars

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I really enjoyed this book and I'm very much looking forward to the others in the series. I thought it was an easy, fun, romance book. I found myself flying through the book! Highly recommend picking it up if you enjoy adult romance novels!

***received this book because of Booktube Tours. Harlequin sent this book to me in exchange for an honest review***
Geri Reads
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I adored this book.

There's just something about Sarah Morgan's characters especially her heroines that endear them to me. And Paige is no exception.

Paige life was been a series of hospital visits and spending her life under the watchful eye of her parents, brother and Puffin Island. She made a move to New York to become an events planner and live her life to fullest.

Jake Romano is Paige's older brother's best friend. He came into her life when she was at her lowest and they forged a friendshi
May 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan is a 2016 HQN publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Romantic comedies! Who doesn’t love ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, or ‘When Harry Met Sally’?

This cute contemporary romance pays homage to the classics, while introducing us to a new series centered around best friends trying to start their own business in Manhattan.

This story places the spotlight on Paige, a vibrant young woman who surv
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who love a great romance with tons of substance!
WOW ........ just WOW!!! What an incredible read! There is a reason Sarah Morgan is one of my top 5 authors. She can weave a storyline like few others. I simply devour her books and then yearn for more. If you are looking for an exceptional romance with incredably engaging and unforgettable characters, "Sleepless in Manhattan" is the book for you.

Jake Romano and Paige Walker grab hold of you from page one and never let go. Jake is a no-nonsense, self-made, man's man and Paige is out to prove she
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have been reading Sarah Morgan’s books for sometime now so her books are on my must have list as soon as they come out.

This series is about Paige and her two best friends Eva and Frankie as well as Paige’s brother Matt and his best friend Jake. They all have know each other since they were little and now live in New York City. This story features Jake and Paige and their love-hate relationship.

Jake has been trying to avoid his attraction to Paige for years. Her brother is his best friend and m
Oh dear. Aside from a few chapters in the middle that were truly unputdownable, Sleepless in Manhattan was actually more of a snooze than anything else. Primarily, Sarah Morgan’s prose and storytelling are haphazard and graceless. Also, the bare bones of the plot itself were just...asinine. This book reads like it was written by someone without any particular talent, just stringing together paragraphs through bullheaded determination alone. Which is admirable, but messy to read.

Not even kidding,
Kate Olson
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Soooo good on audio! Way steamier than I expected too ☺️ 🔥 Can’t wait to continue the series - definitely bingeworthy since it features event planners (fave subplot of mine) and amazing friendships.
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss, netgalley
Sleepless In Manhattan

Sarah Morgan

SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN has got to be the best feel good story I have read in a long time. Paige, Frankie, and Eva have been best friends since they were young. They all work at the same event planning company and one day out of the blue, they are all fired. It's not bad enough that they are unemployed and have to find new jobs, but where are they going to find a job where all three of them can be together. There is nothing out there.

They come up with an idea to
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a sucker for a good romance novel, and this one is perfect for me.

Our heroine, Paige, has met -- in fact exceeded -- all of the goals set for her at an events planning company, and she's ready to tackle her promised promotion. Except instead of getting promoted, she's laid off, along with her two closest friends.

When Paige's brother's best friend Jake -- who was also Paige's first serious crush -- offers her a chance to start her own events planning business, she jumps at the chance. But ho
At 18, Paige got naked and declared her love for Jake. She was coming off some heart surgery, it was a really big deal, he’d been there for her, and she thought they’d made a real connection. He very gently told her he wasn’t interested.

It was such a lie.

Now 28, Paige’s two biggest life lessons from the experience were: stay cheerful so your family don’t overreact, and don’t trust your instincts about men and their potential feels. She’s still in love with Jake. She sees him regularly, and she l
Lisa-Books Smiles
Aug 03, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I may have developed a bit of an author-crush on Sarah Morgan. Sleepless in Manhattan is the first book I've read from her and I've already been on a one-click shopping spree.


Centralising around a group of friends living in New York, Sleepless in Manhattan introduces us to Paige, Frankie and Eva; childhood friends and are now living with Paige's brother, Matt in his Brooklyn brownstone. And these ladies quickly pull you into their fold, stamping the pages with personality--Eva being the
4.5 Stars
I enjoyed this romantic comedy. The leading man was a darling and the relationship tension constantly mounting...
If you follow my reviews, you know I particularly enjoy love/hate relationships. This was interesting and different being the hate part intentional.
Also I enjoyed the fact that there are different POVs in the storytelling. I love having glimpses of the male point of view.
I can't wait to read the second book in the series...

Reasons why the half-star deduction:
One. The word pr
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Favorite Quotes:

I can't help feeling a little despondent that the condom in my purse has passed its expiry date.

I feel as if she's the Great White Shark at the top of the food chain and I'm a little seal she's going to eat in one mouthful.

It was hard to hide from someone who knew all your secrets. It felt like an invasion of privacy, as if she'd given him a key that he'd refused to return.

Embarrassment burned through her like acid on metal. Being around him made her feel like a gawky, clumsy te
Vi ~ Inkvotary
4,5 stars

What a GREAT book! Taking risks in life, living it every day to its fullest, having true friends, the love of a caring and protecting family and siblings, hot sex and yes, falling in love. This novel is all that and so much more. There is a darker tone in it as I am used to when it comes to Sarah Morgan, but here it fits completely. And Puffin Island is in the game as well. I enjoyed every second while reading, I had tears running down my cheeks and was a wreck when it came to
Terri Wino
Mar 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: year-2018
3-1/2 stars rounded up to 4.

I read the third book in this series as one of my 2017 holiday season reads and really enjoyed it, so I decided to start with book #1 and make my way through the series.

Paige was a great character; Jake was a little cliche, but not so much so that it was annoying. I liked that they had known each other since they were teens and had a sort of foundation to their relationship, rather than a "meet and fall instantly in love" story. They were also surrounded with a great
Ana Vizentim
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
4 sleepless Stars...

I really enjoyed this book and I'm very much looking forward to the others in the series.
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
SLEEPLESS IN MANHATTAN is such a fun, sweet and feel good story, the kind that lights you up from the inside and makes you feel really optimistic about love, friendship and everything good. And it's the perfect way to escape into the magic of New York City, the land of bright lights and endless possibilities.

Paige Walker is determined to live her life on her own terms, even if it means starting her own business with her friends on a wing and a prayer, even if it means asking for help from her b
Apr 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-read
This book was addicting to listen to. I really loved Paige, her attention to detail and her need to have things in control made it very easy for me to relate. However, at some times I thought she was taking the whole "being protected" thing a little far. There really is nothing wrong with asking for help when you need it, although it can be a hard thing to do.

I thought I wouldn't like Jake, but I actually did. He can be pretty sweet at times and most of his hesitation in relationships comes fro
I'm throwing in the towel at 20%. I've had this one in my TBR for a while and obviously blanked on the fact that it features the ol' my BFF's little sister trope which I despise. Hero hot for heroine. Heroine hot for hero. But they won't do anything about it because her "big brother" is a paternalistic jerk who warns his BFF away from his precious baby sister - like, you know, she's not a freakin' grown-up who can make her own decisions and life choices (for good or ill).

Also I found the hero fa
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Apr 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Sleepless in Manhattan was definitely a cute book. There was just something about Paige and Jake that put a smile on my face. Even if Paige could be annoying at times and if Jake was really hesitant about things. They were still pretty cute and all kinds of adorable.

Besides them, I really enjoyed getting to know Eva and Frankie - the best friends of Paige. They were equally hilarious and complete opposites of one another. Definitely two people you want to be friends with in my opinion. Paige is
Aug 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
A quick and easy read, exactly what I am craving at the moment! Slightly predictable, but otherwise good fun! 3.75 stars!
This book was hilarious. And by that I mean hilariously bad. Giving it an extra star for the sheer entertainment value of how bad the New York was in this. Full review to follow when I'm not on the app.

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Wow - Sarah Morgan has done it again, this is undoubtedly a five star read for me! The trio of friends, Paige, Eva and Frankie met in school and have been best friends ever since. Paige had a traumatic childhood because she was born with a hole in her heart which needed years of treatment. This made her parents and older brother super protective of her and all she wants now is to be 'normal'. The only person who has consistently treated her as a normal is her teenage love and best friend of her ...more
Three Chicks
3.5 Stars

Review by Lisa Kane

I've read lots of book from Sarah Morgan under the Harlequin line. This one reads like one of those. Paige is the little sister of Jake's best friend. Of course he's sworn not to get involved with her and so he's buried himself in tons of other women in order to stay away from her.

Paige loses her job and she's at a cross roads in her life. Jake and she give in to their feelings and start a friends with benefits relationship. But of course Paige thinks Jake is startin
Mar 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, 2016
Another winning book from Sarah Morgan- she always manages to combine really warm, engaging characters who leave you feeling like you’d made a new group of friends and locations that you want to add to your wish list!
This one is set in New York and features a wonderful cast of characters and I’m thrilled that this is the first in a new series. Roll on book 2! I can’t wait to catch up with everyone and get to know them better. You really get to know New York and I am even more desperate to visit
Sarah Morgan writes a great romance and Sleepless in Manhattan is no exception. She has three strong friends - women who go way back in life and know the value of friendship. This story is Paige's one. Paige has faced illness and overcome, now she has to overcome losing her job and start something new. She also has to overcome the doubts and fears of the man she loves, at the same time dealing with an over protective brother, Matt. Set in Manhattan, its delightful. So looking forward to the next ...more
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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women's fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

ONE MORE FOR CHRISTMAS, a warm, funny, family drama that reached number 2 on The Sunday Times bestseller list

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