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(Becker Brothers #3)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  3,112 ratings  ·  598 reviews
'MANHATTAN' is a stand-alone, small-town, country romance in the Becker Brothers Series.

Everyone knows not to fall in love with your best friend.

But when your best friend is Michael Becker, it’s impossible not to.

He’s everything our town knows a Becker brother to be: devastatingly handsome, charming as a thief, and the icing on the cake — a sentimental musician who’s neve
Paperback, 301 pages
Published December 9th 2019 by Independently published
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Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-four-stars
4 stars

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It's no secret I love Kandi Steiner's books and I was so excited to read the third book in her 'Becker Brother's' series, Mahnattan. This is a fantastic friends to lovers romance that I adored. These books take place in a small town in Tennessee and I love the small town vibe they have.

Mikey Becker and Kylie Nelson have been best friends since they were eight years old. That same year, Mikey lost his father and Kylie lost her mother and they've had an unbreakable bond. As the years
Kandi Steiner
Nov 21, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
More than 200 reviews on Amazon in opening weekend. I am FLOORED by your response to this book! THANK YOU!


You'll love this book if you love:
➔ small town romance
➔ country romance
➔ summer romance
➔ romantic mystery
➔ friends-to-lovers
➔ slow burn
➔ angst

AND NOW, an exclusive Goodreads sneak peek!

Betty started cleaning up the dishes off the table, and when she stood, Jordan wiped his mouth with his napkin and placed it on the table before extending his hand for
mel ☽
but where can i get myself a Becker brother because they're all just oof-

sooo yeah, the Becker brother left me swooning... again (not as much as the first two books tho because Mikey got on my nerves).

this was really sweet and short and to be honest, i was a little iffy because from the previous books, i knew Mikey (H) had a gf and he was extremely in love with her. in fact, he was so in love with her that he lost a "piece of himself" for a whole ass year.

he lost his love for everything. his job
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog

The blissful optimism of youth, the rosy eyed dreams of naive young'uns and the bonds of pinky promises stronger than's all explored with tender details by Kandi in this slow burn romance about the youngest Becker Brother. He's a fledgeling birdie ready to dive off into the real world from his love cushioned nest home. None of his family or friends are too happy about it but Michael Becker sees the horizon from his tiny hamlet of hometown- Stratford, and he wants to soar and touch it.
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
standalone series

#1 on the rocks — 3.75 stars
#2 neat — 4 stars
#3 manhattan — 4.5 stars
#4 old fashioned — 3.75 stars

oh sweet heavens im in love, im in lovvveee!! i feel like it's spring and the flowers in my heart are all blooming. can you feel me??

this is the BEST childhood best friends to lovers book ever, i kid you not. this book albeit short is brimming with cute and sweet moments, awkward but not uncomfortable friendship talks, awesome country life adventures, heartwarming family gat
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kandi Steiner Fans, Romance
4 Right Before Your Eyes Stars
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Kandi Steiner has become an author now I anticipate new books with a smile on my face. Her Becker Brothers series has been a delight for me. She has created a family devoted to each other and brothers, each unique and special. Manhattan focuses on Michael, a young man who has been nursing a broken heart.

Michael thought his life was set.
He fell hard for the girl who had music in her sights. Together they were The Couple in
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazon US * Amazon UK

Kylie and Mikey have seen each other through their hardest times in life, as well as the best. They shared everything with one another and were as close as friends could possibly be. Except the one secret that Kylie has, that she's in love with Mikey. But now he wants to move away and Kylie doesn't want to lose her chance to finally tell him how she feels. So she sets up a whole summer of adventures to get Mikey to see what he's been missing all these years.

I loved
Phuong ✯
#1 On The Rocks – 2.25 stars
#2 Neat – 3.5 stars
#3 Manhatten – 2.5 stars
#4 Old Fashioned – 3.5 stars


I knew going into this book that I wouldn't like it too much, cause it has the childhood best friends to lovers trope which I personally detest. There are a few expection to that rule but Mikey and Kylie are not one of them.

I feel asleep like 3 times reading Manhatten, once during the night and two times during the day. That's like the result from being tired but the book bei
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am trash for Kandi Steiner's writing. Every new book, I utterly devour the story and am always left wanting more. I have loved the first two books in the Becker Brothers series and couldn't wait to return to this small town!

When we started this book, I was surprised that it was going to take place during the summer after Mikey and Kylie graduated from high school. The other two books are definitiely adult romances, so this was new for this series. Kylie has always loved Mikey (thought he neve
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Now I know why so many good reviews on this book. With a last Becker brother left outstanding, the story of Michael and Kylie hits every spot for NA romance book. It is a story of coming to age and remembering your root. There is not much given from the story of their childhood time. The author is more focus on the small town vibes and how Kylie always be there for Michael.

I do not like final conflict toward the end where both Michael and Kylie acting immature and causing their brief separation
Halle Reads
5/5 🌟 stars


- Love is Painful -

Mikey decides he wants to leave his hometown of Stratford, Tennessee to move to Manhattan. He is dealing with a broken heart as well as the constant pain that comes with losing a parent and feels he needs to break free and leave his old life behind. He was broody, stubborn, he was an idiot at times and very frustrating but he was also sweet, funny, caring, respectful and passionate

Kylie watched as her best friend Mikey, the boy she has been in love with since she wa
Meredith Wilson
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
GAH! This book... It's refreshing. It's sweet. It's sexy and absolutely swoon worthy. It transports you back in time to the youthful days of first crushes, first kisses, first loves. It reminds us of that one special boy who caused the butterflies to take flight. The one who made you smile, made you laugh and made your heart soar. This friends-to-lover's romance was pure perfection. Kandi Steiner has a way of bringing out any and all emotions that you can feel.

Kylie and Michael are both eightee
Staci Hart
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Manhattan burns slow, like a long pull of single malt. When you mix in friends to lovers, this small town romance will leave you with a heady, satisfied sigh. Five stars!
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5-4 ⭐'s

We finally get to Michael's story and what I was hoping for was some answers. Unfortunately, we're going to get tortured for a bit longer.

Michael's been going through the worse of heartaches and luckily, his most forgiving best friend, Kylie, has not given up on him. She's been doing everything she can think of to get him back to living life again.

Of course, she's been in love with him forever so it's not hard to see why. After graduation, when Michael announces his plans to move to
Vanessa (nessreads)
Manhattan, Mikey’s story and the youngest Becker brother, is the third book in the Becker Brothers series. To say that this book was one of my most anticipated reads would be an understatement. I’ve desperately wanted Mikey’s book even before I was finished reading the first book in the series, On the Rocks. And it was well worth the wait, so much more than I could’ve thought possible, and everything I didn’t know I needed.

Mikey Becker stole my heart and I don’t want it back. If there’s one thi
Kylie’s been in love with her best friend, Mikey, since they were 8-years old. Over the years, the remained in the friend zone, watching while Mikey dated, fell in love, and got his heartbroken. Now 10-years later after their high school graduation, Mikey announces he’s moving to New York City at the end of the summer, leaving his family, Stratford and most importantly, Kylie, behind. And Kylie never got to tell Mikey how in love with him she is, or how she’s been waiting years to feel his kiss. ...more
Cassidy (cassidyreads)
I can't get enough of the Becker brother and this series! Kandi deliveries a series filled with love, great characters and really heartwarming family moments. This story follows Michael "Mikey" and Kylie who have been best friend's for as long as they could basically remember. After a terrible break up, Michael decides he needs changes in his life and he decides that he needs to move to NYC to make a new life for himself. Kylie has always been in love with him, long before he had a new girl in h ...more
Sentranced Jem
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2019
I do love the Becker Brothers.
Ok, let's do a little twist and start by admitting one thing i didn't like. Compared to the first two books, Manhattan wasn't my favourite. It hurts me to admit that since I LOVE Kandi Steiner's books but Mickey just wasn't my favourite.

I would also like to point out that as of late, i have become extremly picly when it comes to the friends to lovers trope so it's really not the author's fault. Having said that, Kandi Steiner does what she does best and that is that
Fiona Cole

HOLY FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS MAGIC, Y'ALL. Manhattan is LIVE EARLY!!! 🥳And yes, it's available in #KindleUnlimited, too!


You'll love this book if you love:
➔ small town romance
➔ country romance
➔ summer romance
➔ romantic mystery
➔ friends-to-lovers
➔ slow burn
➔ angst
Originally, I was going to give this 4.5 stars because as much as I loved the read, the other two books in the series were my favourites. However, when I read the last page I realised that even though the others were my favourites, I still loved this read and I would still buy the hard copy of this book so that I can re-read it when I just need that good romance. And if that isn't worthy of a full 5 stars then I don't know what is.

This was a great friends to lovers romance with some complication
Alyssa Summer
2.5ish stars and bear with me for a minute here because I have very mixed feelings about Manhatten...

If I am being 100% honest, this book just irritated me. I thought Mikey kind of sucked and Kylie (who honestly deserved better) was one of those characters that came across as "too good to be true" and therefore impossible for me to really relate to or understand. This has to be one of the weirdest "issues" I have written about in a review, but I as I have read more Kandi Steiner books, I have r
Dec 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
"In every single way possible, we were tied together, Kylie and I. She'd always been there for me. And I'd always been there for her."

I just love a good best friends-to-lovers romance!

Mikey and Kylie have been friends since childhood and it was so touching to read about those scenes from when they were younger, especially since they both dealt with the death of a parent at such a young age. Just like the previous two, this book provided a lot of really heartwarming scenes not only about the
Book Maniac Forever
⭐️ 4 "A Summer to Remember" Stars ⭐️
It’s no secret that I love everything Kandi Steiner writes! Every single one of her books I’ve read is packed with so much feels! I was so excited to dive into this third novel in the Becker Brothers Series, because those men are just so amazing! Manhattan was such a sweet, beautiful romance that had me swooning over the youngest Becker brother and his adorable best friend Kylie!

After the first two books, I was so intrigued about Michael! He’s hurting mont
May 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
best friends to lovers excellency🥰
 Lori (Ficwishes)
4.5 our of 5 Stars

Manhattan is a book that jumped out of nowhere and grabbed me by the heart and wouldn't let go.

I have read Kandi Steiner in the past, but I haven't read any of this series. When I read the summary, something spoke to me and I knew I needed to read it. I didn't even notice that is was part of a series until I started looking closer at emails and such. At no time while reading the book did I feel like I had missed anything by not reading the other books in the series.

Kylie and M
Tia Louise
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing

HOLY FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS MAGIC, Y'ALL. Manhattan is LIVE EARLY!!! 🥳And yes, it's available in #KindleUnlimited, too!


You'll love this book if you love:
➔ small town romance
➔ country romance
➔ summer romance
➔ romantic mystery
➔ friends-to-lovers
➔ slow burn
➔ angst
Jan 08, 2020 marked it as nope-nope-nope
I am so sick of books where the heroine pines for the hero all her life while he gets to live his life and then she settles for second place. I just dont understand the appeal of this story and why its so popular.
Quinn's Quippy Quotes
Apr 04, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio-own
I waver between a 3-4 star because, just like Julia Michaels, I got issues....with this book. The second half was definitely looking up from the first half which I spent most of the time trying to convince myself that Michael was an immature douchebag. Spoiler, he's still an immature douchebag. And then all of a sudden he's capable of this elaborate grand gesture....

I wanted to like it more. I tried to convince myself that "it's because they are young" but honestly, Michael was straight up an a
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
OMGGG. Michael is my favorite! This story was beyond anything I had hoped.

I love stories where there is some sort of bucket list and the fact that this took place in the summer made it even better. I just loved the feel of this book.

These two's friendship was amazing and gosh the love... the angst between them hit me right in the feels. My heart hurt so much for Kylie, always loving him no matter what and who was in his life. I teared up so many times. That girl deserved the best, I'm so glad
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
best friends to lovers is the best trope out there and y'all can't convince me otherwise PERRY OD
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Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

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