Title: All The Frogs In Manhattan
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Heat Rating: 3.5 Stars
All The Feels: 4 Stars
Release Date: March 5th, 2017
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
You know how Cinderella had the whole glass slipper, pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother thing?
Yeah…with foot-destroying stilettos, Uber, and a Twitter horoscope, my life is far from a happily ever after.
In fact, instead of Prince Charming, I end up dating every slimy, scaly, brainless frog in the kingdom of Manhattan. And by frog, I mean all of the stereotypical bad guys that Mom and Lifetime movies warned you about.
The meathead player.
The mommy’s boy.
If they suck at relationships, I’ve probably kissed those cold, clammy lips in the hopes of finding love. Until one day, when one man with commitment issues offers to help me find the Romeo to my Juliet.
But what happens when the frog, who was never supposed to turn into a prince, kisses you at midnight? Ok fine, he propositioned me for some afternoon delight after brunch, but not everything can be straight out of a fairytale.
Let me start by saying, this book has one of the most authentic feel to it when it comes to dating and trying to find love. I appreciated the way Carrie Aarons was able to portray a single girl in her mid 20’s, trying to find the one. This book was fresh, fun and made me snicker quite a few times.
Gemma Morgan almost has it all- A job she loves, good friends, great shoes. However, the one thing she doesn’t have, and wants desperately, is a man. Her own prince charming. Which of course, is easier said than done because there are a lot of frogs out there. Frogs that do not turn into a prince after they are kissed.
Oliver Anders thinks he has it all- Tons of money, a career that keeps him busy, and tons of no strings attach sex.
When Gemma and Oliver meet, there is no insta love, but they discover they have great sexual chemistry between the two of them. Despite the fact Gemma is looking for the one, her and Oliver fall into a friends with benefit situation. However, the more time they spend together, the more feelings that start up. But is Oliver really the one for Gemma? Or is he just another frog standing in the way of her prince?
I liked Gemma character for the most part. She’s smart, sassy and has a big heart. I’m not sure what it was, but at times she kind of annoyed me. Oliver is charming, sarcastic, and is a better person that he lets on. I thought they were cute together. They form a cute friendship and the sexual tension between the two of them is never ending.
The writing was good, nice flow, and there was plenty of witty dialogue. The beginning starts off a little slow, and I thought at times scenes felt a little rush, while others seemed to drag on. At times I was completely consumed, but other times I felt a tad bored.
Overall, this was a fun second chance love story. It’s light, full of swoon worthy moments and fun bickering.
Author of romance novels such as Red Card and On Thin Ice, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.
When she isn’t in a writing coma, Carrie is chasing her Great Dane/Lab puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.
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