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Holiday in the Hamptons

(From Manhattan with Love #5)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  2,699 ratings  ·  452 reviews
The perfect summer escape…?

Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him – too gorgeous, and still too good for her – and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in The Ha
Published June 15th 2017
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May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, netgalley
This is a great escapist read, full of Sarah Morgan's usual charm and wit. We have come across the characters in previous novels by the author. Fliss and Harriet are twin sisters, as different from each other as chalk and cheese. Harriet is the good twin, in Fliss's eyes, and she is the bad one, the two of them have built up a successful dog walking business, Bark Rangers. They live in Manhattan, and a driven Fliss is looking for opportunities to further establish themselves by growing the busin ...more
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Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Re-read: June 2018
Just as good as the first time. Five stars. Such a great series ❤

Original review: September 2017
Holiday in the Hamptons is a sweet yet complicated second-chance romance. It is full of complex emotions, a history of family dysfunction, and a lifetime of learned behavior that does not do our fragile heroine any favors. It is also full of a love that never died no matter how much heartbreak was endured. It is the fifth installment and one of my favorites in a fabulous adult contem
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
We all have our go to authors, those who we have a little crush over because they get it right for us so often, taking us to our happy places and Sarah Morgan is one of mine. So the fact that Holiday in the Hamptons failed for me on so many levels is a bit gutting.

"I feel like I’m never going to be able to smile again."

Sadly, this didn't even feel like a Sarah Morgan book and I've finished it feeling completely flat: she just didn't create the magic that she is so capable of. Fliss and Seth h
3.5 stars

Here comes the naked truth:

I wasn't feeling it.

I wasn't feeling the romance, attraction or chemistry. 

Holiday in the Hamptons had the perfect premise: summer, sunshine and the Hamptons. A gorgeous vet, and a spunky dog walker.

After meeting Fliss in New York, Actually I was really looking forward to reading her story. But Fliss wasn't the easiest to warm up to. She was closed off, and trying her best not to get hurt again, but because of that she didn't allow herself to be open towards a
Rebecca Carter
Holiday in the Hamptons is the perfect book for the upcoming summer. I can imagine lying on a beach on a sun lounger while reading this would be utterly blissful.

Fliss and Harriet are identical twins who run a successful dog walking business in Manhattan. They share a cute little apartment, and have a fun care free life. That is until Fliss's ex - Seth - of more than 10 years ago appears in Manhattan. Seth is a vet and Fliss knows that she won't be able to avoid him forever. So when their grand
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4+ Stars!

Comical, sweet, and delightfully charming!

Holiday in the Hamptons is a second-chance romance set in the idyllic seaside community that features Fliss, the energetic, scarred business owner and Seth, the handsome, generous, veterinarian in a story that emphasizes that sometimes even when you've found the one when it comes to love timing is everything.

The prose is light and fluid. The characters are adorably warm and funny, including the saucy grandmother and all the four-legged furry fri
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Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it

"The perfect summer escape…?"


I've not previously read anything before by this established author, but that wasn't going to stop me. One look at this blurb and it had me requesting on netgalley with no time to waste. This author already has existing books in the 'from Manhattan with love' series but this was to read as a standalone, with the being said now I've had a taster of what this author has to offer I'm definitely interested in reading more.


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Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites-books
*** Review Holiday in the Hamptons on Kati's Bookaholic Rambling Reviews ***

*** I received this book by the publisher in exchanged for an honest review, thank you so much to HQN Romance for giving me the opportunity too read and review Holiday in the Hamptons! ***

OMGosh this was such a fantastic and utterly amazing second chance romance book that I absolutely and totally love and enjoy so much. Just wow I just can't explain too you on how much I love this
Mar 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great story by Sarah Morgan i haven't disliked one of the books in this story yet. Fliss is another very well developed character i never guessed the twist after Matilda's baby was born. Would highly recommend anyone who enjoys chick-lit to read this book.
Suze Lavender
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fliss and Harriet are twins and they run a dog-walking business in New York together. They are successful at what they do and enjoy working together. Fliss and Harriet are quite different from each other. Fliss is fierce, closed off and strong, while Harriet is softer, kinder and more evasive. The twins are close, they had a difficult childhood and Fliss was always looking out for Harriet. She thinks Harriet is the nice twin and Fliss is the hard, much less lovable one. However, is that really t ...more
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
The hero Sean was amazing while the heroine Fliss annoyed me because she was still so hung up over the past and allowed her verbally abusive father's words to control her. These two love-birds had gotten together too young and not communicated well which led them to go separate ways. But these two found their way again. I did love how their rekindling of their relationship is slow and they talk things through about their past and their childhood and how that shaped them.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
After reading previous books from this series, I was very much excited for Fliss’s story. And what emotional whirlwind it was.
I rarely love second chance romance. When at last they come together , I always feel the regret of years they lost. Same happened here. And that too 10 years!

Fliss and Seth knew each other from childhood. he was her brother’s best friend. Fliss comes from a dysfunctional family as result she is prickly and her self preservation is pretty high. And he was always kind and n
This is one of those books where I just have to say, read the book not my review! Mind you, I think that’s true for all the books I've read by this superb author. Her characters are so brilliantly portrayed that they feel like people you know well and can relate to and the scenarios are brought to life within the pages of the story.

In this case, Felicity (Fliss) Knight is living with her sister, running a successful dog walking business in New York. It is ten years since she last saw her ex-husb
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the second in Morgan's Knight family trilogy and the 5th in her connected Manhattan series. Most of it takes place in the Hamptons rather than Manhattan, with lots of sand and beach house atmosphere. The romance is one of my favorite tropes and one Morgan always does well, in my opinion: reunited lovers, in this case Fliss and Seth, who were married very young and very briefly but have never forgotten each other. They're thrown together back in their small community, where Seth is a vet ...more
She’d assumed time would have diluted the effect he had on her. Neutralized her feelings. Instead it seemed as if it had concentrated everything.

Felicity “Fliss” Knight is pretty satisfied with her life in New York. Together with her twin, Harriet, they have a very successful dog-walker business that is thriving and life is good. Until her ex-husband suddenly starts working as the new vet at their local vet clinic. Seeing a glimpse of him again brings forth all the hurt and pain she’s kept b

Mar 22, 2019 rated it liked it

I do like a good second chance romance from time to time. This one was interesting, believable and the right amount of angsty. I really appreciated that the charade with the twin impersonation didn't last long and that Seth knew right away. I also felt like the issues in Fliss and Seth's relationship were dealt with, not glossed over - they really got to know each other all over again in a way.

Moving on to the next one ;)
Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: overdrive
The fourth star is for being a book about relationships, and how to build and maintain them.

This was a predictable book in that the hero (a vet!) and the setting (the beach!) were so perfect, poor Fliss never stood a chance.

There is a lot of talking - between the heroine and the hero, but also between family members and friends. The talk was all good, but it does not make for lots of suspense ;-)

There were some seriously touching moments.

So while I was not exactly on the edge of my seat while r
Terri Wino
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2018
This was definitely my least favorite entry in the From Manhattan with Love series. It took me most of the book to warm up to Fliss, but I think that was because more time was spent on Fliss feeling unworthy of people's love for her than on her reconnecting with Seth.

I did absolutely love Matilda and Chase's appearance in the book and getting updated on the status of their relationship. But it doesn't bode well for the main characters when the reader feels more invested in peripheral characters
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Not my favorite of the series. Fliss's insecurities drove me batshit crazy. I'm looking forward to Harriet's book though.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It was okay. I found it average and rather disappointing compared to Miracle on 5th Avenue, which I absolutely loved. The characterization was weak and very cookie cutter. It also was more in "tell" mode than "show" mode.
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

With her father, there was no cause for the anger. It was as if he rose in the morning and bathed in it.

Nothing to tell. And don’t worry, he didn’t see me. Because I dropped to the ground like a Navy SEAL on a secret mission. I didn’t move until I was sure he’d gone. I had to stop a passerby calling 911, which was both annoying and reassuring because usually New Yorkers are too busy doing their own thing to pay much attention to a body on the ground.

We’re not populating Noah’s Ar
Brooke Gunderman-Harris
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Felicity Knight has everything going for her. A successful dog walking business with her twin sister and an apartment they call their own in Manhattan. All is going great until Seth Carlyle shows up in Manhattan working at the vet clinic they use for all of the pets they foster. Fliss automatically goes to see if it is really him after her brother runs into him. Fliss sees him and instead of walking in and saying hello she drops to the gr
Susan Hampson
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This book is just perfect for laying at the side of a pool with or curled up in the chair because where ever you are you will glow inside, it is just one of those good feel factor books.
I have to say this is my first Sarah Morgan novel and although it is part of a series within another series I enjoyed it as a stand alone. Meet twins Harriet and Fliss that live and work in Manhattan, where they own and run a very successful dog walking business. They have always been very different, well not to
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book quite slow to start. Seth and Fliss had got married at 18 but it only lasted 3 months and they haven't seen each other for 10 years. Apart from the first time they kiss in the prologue, we don't read about their marriage together, we're just 'told' a few things.

The book picked up around 40%. Fliss didn't have a great childhood and she didn't have a good relationship with her father. She's a twin and she grew up believing she was the bad twin. From the minute Seth and Fliss mee
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

This was my first book by Sarah Morgan and as such, the first in this series. I had no trouble following along and actually I didn't even remember that it was a series until I started to review the book. In reading the book, I had no idea! Yay!

This was a great beach read, escape story and every entertaining. I loved the bit about the twin sisters, Fliss and Harriet, and how it was hard, if you didn't know them real well, to tell them apart. It reminded me of that "Parent Trap" movie, on
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

Okay, so Fliss did get on my nerves a bit--her inability to see herself and her relationships as they truly were was aggravating. Her reasons for this were absolutely understandable, which is why I stuck with her, but still...aggravating. I wasn't sure if I wanted to hug her or shake her more. Her HEA, though? Totally earned.

And Seth...Seth. He cooks. He's good with animals. And especially once the fear of (not going to say who here, that would give it away) someone is put into him, he abs
Abby Green
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another sublime slice of Sarah Morgan's New York trilogies. I loved Seth and Fliss's rocky road to romance and I can't wait for Harriet's story!
Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
This was the perfect summer read! I'll definitely have to go back and read the rest of the From Manhattan with Love series. Review to come!

Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me a copy to review.
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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.

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Other books in the series

From Manhattan with Love (6 books)
  • Sleepless in Manhattan (From Manhattan with Love, #1)
  • Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love, #2)
  • Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love, #3)
  • New York, Actually (From Manhattan with Love, #4)
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