If Holiday In The Hamptons was a big family-sized bar of chocolate I would have gobbled the entire thing on my own in one sitting, with not even a tiny bit of remorse.
Luckily, it’s a book and not chocolate – which means all of the enjoyment and none of the calories. Win win.
At the end of each of Sarah Morgan’s novels I always rush to her website to try and find out when the next one will be available as I’m always desperate to read it.
Holiday in the Hamptons, teased in New York, Actually (five stars from me) was no exception.
This time we follow the story of Fliss and Seth, who have unfinished business.
Here’s the blurb:
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 10 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 Hamptons needs help for the summer, it seems the perfect way to escape her past…
Their relationship might only have lasted a few scorching months, but vet Seth knows Fliss – if she’s run away to The Hamptons, it’s because she still feels their connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before, when he didn’t know any better, but not this summer! With the help of his adorable dog Lulu, and a sprinkling of beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that he’s never stopped loving her…
By the way Fliss reacts to even the thought of seeing Seth again, we know there is more to the story than meets the eye, and the gradual unraveling of exactly what happened makes for compelling reading.
It’s an emotive tale and loyal, brave, troubled Fliss is such an interesting character, it was lovely to see her gradually open up.
She’s not the only one though, Seth is the perfect hero and Fliss’s grandmother and her friends provide some genuinely laugh out load moments.
This story is number five in the From Manhattan With Love series but works as a standalone too.
While I didn’t feel quite as invested in these two as I have other characters in the series, it was still a great read – absolutely perfect for the beach, I would say.
Now I’m off to the website to find out when I can read the story of Fliss’s twin, Harriet (I hope it’s soon).
My rating: Four and a half stars.
Thank you to HQ (via NetGalley) for the ARC in return for an honest review.