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You Can Have Manhattan

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  4,895 ratings  ·  620 reviews
You are cordially invited to the worst wedding of the century.

Sydney Evans is no stranger to hard work. It’s the one constant in her life. And with no family or friends to speak of it’s been easy to pour everything she has into her career as general counsel for Blackstone Holdings.

She wants for nothing. Until her boss offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All sh
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published September 10th 2019 by P. Dangelico (first published September 9th 2019)
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Cassie I feel like Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Philips is quite similar! They both feature arranged marriages/marriages of convenience, although I think…moreI feel like Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Philips is quite similar! They both feature arranged marriages/marriages of convenience, although I think the personality of the female protagonists are slightly different.(less)

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Nilufer Ozmekik
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four bull-y, ranch-y stars combined with Manhattan’s skyscraper-y, view with Bryant Park-y stars!

First tango with this author but I’m glad to take out my dance shoes from the closet. Because I had so much fun! This book’s plot is a little similar to Claire Contreras’ Consequence of Falling. Especially the same reason created the hatred and edgy and angsty tension between the couple at the last parts of the book. I don’t want to compare the good authors’ writing style but I loved this version mos
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You Can Have Manhattan was just what I needed. Marriage of convenience and enemies to lovers executed to perfection. On top of that delicious and fabulous slow burn filled with funny and sexy moments from both Sydney and Scott that just made me smile and my heart sing.

Scott doesn’t want to be married to Sydney and does everything in his power to scare her off but Sydney is one tough and resilient woman. Sydney and her clowns and Scott turning off the furnace just to name a few things they both d
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤


Such a beautiful,sweet,charming and heartwarming story!This one has my favorite trope and I enjoyed every minute of it!I was mesmerized and intrigued from the beginning!The writing was flawless and I just couldn't put it down!


I fall in love with everything, the set up, the characters development and the romance!P. Dangelico delivers a slow burn and sweet romance, with the great amount of drama!Two intense characters with their own unique personalit
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You Can Have Manhattan by P. Dangelico is a MUST READ for all the romance readers.

One of the best romance novels I have read this year.

Life changing moments rarely announce themselves. They’d rather sneak up and sucker punch you in the face by way of greeting. That’s how it happened for me. It started as a day like any other. Until it wasn
Sep 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
4.5 stars

If anyone know more books like that, please gave me their names. Thank you!

Slow burn marriage of convenience books with an enemies to lovers trope are my weakness!

Sooner or later they were bound to cause a spark. He just hoped he didn’t catch fire.

Scott is a former playboy who has left Manhattan years ago, he have little contact with his family living his life on his own on the ranch. Sydney is Scott’s father general counsel. She’s a tough woman in a man’s world. Sydney and Scott, who h
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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P. Dangelico has become a "must read" author for me over the last year, but fake/forced marriage storylines are very hit-or-miss for me, so I went into this a little skeptical.

And then, I proceeded to lose an entire day of my life because I didn't want to spend a single second away from Sydney, Scott, and their crazy addictive chemistry.

Holy Hannah this was good stuff. It moved very quickly, and yet I never felt like I was being cheated out of anything. My heart leaped on board the minute it met
All the Stars

So, I’m just going to lay it all on the line. Get my feelings out while I can. I’ve read a decent sized portion of this author's backlog and I’ve managed to reach a very important conclusion

P. Dangelico is my spirit author. I’m not sure what that means, exactly, but I figure if I can have a spirit animal (turtle, thank you very much) I most definitely can have a spirit author. I’ll try to keep my stalking to a minimum now that I’ve proclaimed my love, but I am prepared to gush about
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!
(ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR)

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Sydney Evans is a woman living in New York who has no family or friends to speak of. Her career was her life, and she excelled as a woman in a male dominated business. She’d been the general counsel for Blackstone Holdings since she graduated law school, and adored her boss. He was her mentor, and she would do just about anything for him. She soon finds out that includes marrying his spoiled, rich, self absorbed, playboy son. In exchange, she is o
melissa ☽
3.75 stars

i LOVED all the tropes here.

marriage of convenience/arranged marriage, enemies to lovers, and slow burn?


the heroine, Sydney, was great. i loved her! i have soft spots for heroines who are considered to be “ice princess” but they’re actually adorable yet fierce at the same time. i love em because they remind me of my favorite h of all time, Sadie from Rock Chick Regret.

the hero, Scott, was a former spoiled rich boy who liked to party and then reformed to something “bett
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
You NEED this book in your life! Seriously, it's so friggin good. A marriage of convenience / enemies-to-lovers storyline with ALL the feels and ALL the swoon! I couldn't put it down. Just a PERFECT romance from start to finish!
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

This is how you do the marriage of convenience trope justice. Ladies, I loved this book! And I hadn’t expected that I would since I never read anything by this author before, which just makes this surprise all the more awesome.

Sydney Evans is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to be the new CEO of Blackstone Holdings. The only catch is she has to marry the current CEO’s son whom she can barely stand.

Meanwhile, Scott Blackstone wants nothing to do with his father’s company. He has
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: P. Dangelico Fans, Romance
4.5 Just What They Needed Stars
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P. Dangelico has been a strong favorite for me for quite some time now. She has the ability to create characters who are equal in abilities, charm, and internal strength. This is huge...for not all characters in books are created equally. It is very easy to have one or the other not be up to snuff with an imbalance of power. This can happen unintentionally so it is a pleasure to read when we are given a couple who can give as good as it get
Sep 12, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I absolutely love reading this author's stories, I can't get enough. Seriously this is just a PERFECT romance from start to finish! I can't encourage you enough to pick this one if you haven't yet!!! Loved this one hard!!!!

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Dri ✰
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019


“Some people believe living in fear is the worst existence, but I’m here to tell you it’s not. Hopelessness is far worse. Fear urges you to keep fighting. Hopelessness tells you to give up.”

Funda Demir
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
If a man treated me the way this douchebag treated the heroine, he ain’t ever seeing my face again. That’s all I’m saying- not going to even waste my breath. 2 not 1 because the beginning was good and I was actually able to finish it.
Melanie A.
3.75 STARS!
"I'll always find you."
My first ever P Dangelico!

Plot: It's convoluted so I won't bother trying to sum it up in one sentence . . . just know this is a marriage of convenience, enemies-to-lovers shin dig that's set out in an admirably believable way. :D

Overall, I really liked Scott and Sydney; he's mean and she's not a doormat - they made for great foes, each approaching their marriage from a different angle. I loved that they were evenly matched in their 'war' against e
Kate R
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
**5 + stars**
You ever read a book and immediately after finishing it want to start it all over again? This is a true rarity for me and exactly what happened here. A Top 10 Favorite of all time on my list, and definitely my favorite book of 2019! This was incredible, stunning and so perfect.

It starts with a very believable setup to a marriage of convenience trope between enemies. Sydney is one of my favorite characters ever. She had a really horrible childhood, and is strong, resilient and has s
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
4.5 “Hopeful” Stars

A new author to me and boy did she make a fan out of me. A fantastic arranged marriage of enemies to lovers that is full of sexual tension, emotions and heart.

Sydney Evans is an amazing woman. She has worked hard for everything in her life, her mantra....I’m a thriver not a survivor. She is loyal to one man, her boss, Frank Blackstone, who has groomed her to take over his company. So when he tells her she must marry his son, her loyalty and her compassion agrees. Scott Blacks
Pearl Angeli
3.5 Stars!

This is my first P. Dangelico read and I should say the writing was totally a winner. The characters, the setting, the banters-- oh, definitely a surprise!

You Can Have Manhattan starts when Sydney Evans, the general counsel for Blackstone Holdings, was offered by her boss and owner of the company Frank Blackstone a marriage of convenience to his son Scott Blackstone. Frank has a terminal illness and he worries that his son won't be able to handle the company when he passes away so he h
Radd Reader
“Life-changing moments rarely announce themselves. They prefer to sneak up and sucker punch you in the face by way of greeting.”

Scott (38, owns a cattle ranch in Wyoming):
“Scott was a walking cliché, a proud club-carrying member of the caveman association, addressing every woman––whether he knew her name or not––as babydoll. Basically, he was a rich asshole who spent his time fucking and fighting, traveling the world in search of the latest party and the next adventure.”

3.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I was looking for an arranged marriage type of story and this fit the bill. I enjoyed their banter and I really liked the h! My complaint lies in the conflict. I felt like it was a little bit too OTT for my liking (the H especially). It was like the H hit a switch and did a complete 180! He did, however, grovel -- so there is that! Overall, an enjoyable read 😊

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Sydney and Scott's story. Sydney has been the lea
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "I'll always find you..." stars***

God, I love P. Dangelico's stories soooo much!!!!
Add to that my kind of trope which is a rearranged marriage turning to something more and hey.... I fell in love from the first chapter!!!

"Life changing moments rarely announce themselves. They’d rather sneak up and sucker punch you in the face by way of greeting. That’s how it happened for me. It started as a day like any other. Until it wasn’t. Until it turned into both the best and the worst day of
Sep 11, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


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This book is everything I needed! this story has depth and a smart way of storytelling. I loved each second of it, and i loved every character of the story. every person in this book has their own intense past from which they are recovering.

Sydney and Scott are perfect for each other even though they are poles apart. Scott is the playboy also known as loser where Sydney is a hardworkin
Sep 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
P Dangelico has this incredible ability to just draw me into her stories from the very first word and make me never want to leave. Her writing is effortless and flows so beautifully that it’s an absolute pleasure to read her books. I adored Sydney and Scott and was rooting for them right from the start; Syd was feisty and everything I love in a female character. Besides these two though, the side characters in Paolas books always have me intrigued and desperate for more - in this case it was Dra ...more
Dilek VT
I am praying that either Sanzida or Funda will read this book before me so that I will depend upon their rating :)))



Addition as of 23.09.2019

Thank God, my dear friend Funda, who is one of my "book soul mates" has read it and I thank her for taking one for the team.

As she hated the hero because he was a major jerk and rated the book 2 stars, I lost my interest in the book...
5 Stars!
WooooHoooo! Loved this one so much I couldn’t put it down once I started.
Arranged marriage and enemies to lovers. Yep my favorite kind of books to read.
Love this author:))
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4.5 ⭐'s

Let me just say that when most of your friends gush about a book, it usually means that it's something worth reading. I was still hesitant because I wasn't really feeling another arranged marriage romance but this is so much more.

And it all boils down to Scott. He is something else. When Sydney first met Scott, he was a womanizing party boy but things have changed. She just doesn't know that.

Sydney works for Scott's Dad and he has taught her almost everything he knows. Now is the time
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

'We're not built to be alone. We need to connect. We're designed to seek common ground, to hold each other up, to nurture one another. 
And he did that for me instinctually.'

You Can Have Manhattan by P Dangelico was a proper enemies to lovers’ romance with high angst and emotions. In this story, we as readers sure had to work at it to fall in love with the characters and their journey. Fortunately, P Dangelico writes wonderful characters that whilst they may tread the fine line between love and h
(Reread 2020: 3.5 Stars)
(1st read 2019: 5 Stars)

Reread 2020: Looks like there was a reason why I never reread this book since declaring it one of my new favorites...
This proves once again what a moody reader I am. The second time around I actually felt no chemistry between them, sigh. What a shame. At least I still felt the heartache lol

"[...] when your gut and your heart agree-take action."
Oh my god, you guys, I was sooo excited to finally start this book (especially after I sa
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