Set a few months after Sleepless in Manhattan, Urban Genie is thriving as a growing business with all three of the co-owners being very busy. Unfortunately, it is also wedding season, and while Frankie is a genius with flowers, she is cynic when it comes to love, and more than happy to jump at an opportunity to help long time friend Matt build and design a roof top garden when he finds himself short handed.
Matt, Paige’s older brother, has known Frankie for years, and thinks he knows all about her past and why she is so hesitant to start a relationship. Since her parents’ divorce due to her father’s infidelity, Frankie has watched her mom flit from one failed relationship to another. Combined with her own limited (and horrible) dating experiences, Frankie simply doesn’t believe in the concept of happily ever after or lasting love. Matt has liked Frankie forever, and this summer he has decided to take his relationship with Frankie beyond friendship.
While Matt seemed a bit pushy at times, I really enjoyed the set up and build up in this novel. The progression makes sense, and I also enjoyed that not only do Frankie and Matt gain a deeper understanding of each other, but that Frankie finally physically confronts parts of her past and realizes that she may have been mistaken in how she interpreted events.
Of the three of this series I have read so far, I would see this one was perfectly sweet, but also the most forgettable in ways. I struggled with parts of Sleepless in Manhattan, while Miracle on 5th Avenue was my favorite. This one was an enjoyable read but also didn’t create strong emotions for me one way or the other so I don’t have too much to say. I liked that Morgan didn’t drag out the tension in this one, even when there were hurdles and obstacles, they resolved their problems in ways that made sense to me, and I like that it was very much a partnership with Matt and Frankie both acknowledging ways they both could handle situations better rather than one being at fault for everything. In the real world, this would probably be the one closest to relationship goals but what we like best in reality vs. fiction aren’t always the same.