You Can Have Manhattan by P. Dangelico
Release Date: September 10, 2019
♡︎ Blurb ♡︎
You Can Have Manhattan, an all new standalone contemporary romance by P. Dangelico.
I’m no stranger to hard work. It’s the one constant in my life. And with no family or friends to speak of, it’s been easy to pour all my time and everything I’ve got into my career as general counsel for Blackstone Holdings.
And, hey, I’m not complaining. I mean, life is good…sort of…mostly. It was perfectly fine until my boss offered me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. One I’d be crazy to pass up. All I have to do in return is marry his good-for-nothing son. I can do this. I can handle it…I think.
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I’ve had my fair share of fun. Some would even say I used to be somewhat of a party whore. Pardon, party animal. I haven’t been that guy in a long time, though. Not since I moved to Wyoming, bought a failing cattle ranch, and turned it into a profitable business.
Life isn’t just good––life is great. Until a phone call from my father threatens the quiet, simple life I’ve built. Marry or lose everything. And to a woman who can’t stand me, no less. Well, I’m not going down without a fight. I’m never going back to Manhattan. Not if I can help it.
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♡︎ Reviews ♡︎
Review by Barbara
What an amazing read. You Can Have Manhattan is one of those books you’ll want to curl up on the couch and escape into the characters world. This is a very well written, fun, flirty romantic read that melted my heart. I loved the banter between the lead characters. I loved their push and pull, give and well sorta taking. The characters wormed their way into my heart and the more I read the more I wanted a happy solution for everyone involved.
Sydney’s strong, smart and wears a tough exterior, but inside she’s a very vulnerable woman thanks to her upbringing. She is career driven and when her boss and mentor offers her the one thing that would be her dream come true, she jumps at it. All she has to do is marry his son and stay married for at least 3 years. Piece of cake right? Nope, because first off Scott is known for the “player” that he is plus he wants no part of his dad’s scheme. So he plans a scheme of his own to get Sydney to change her mind. But who’s scheme wins out in the long run?
This was a laugh out loud storyline with times I just wanted to ring Scott’s neck. The characters won me over from the get go and took me on a fun emotional journey. 2 Thumbs Up and 5 stars for an outstanding read that I Highly Recommend grabbing up. You won’t be sorry you did.
Review by Kathy
Outstanding read! This book is very well written with a storyline that will grab your attention quickly and hold on to it right to the very (funny) end. I loved Sydney. She's strong, intelligent, beautiful and a tiny bit broken. She's an attorney and works for a man who has been like a father to her, so when he tells her he's dying, she thinks he's joking at first but then realizes that he isn't. Then he hits her with his plan...one that she cannot refuse to agree to. She must marry his son Scott so that she can take over the company that he himself built.
Scott had always been a partying man-whore, but it's been a while since Sydney had seen him and looking at the dazzling handsome man standing before her. He looks different to her, more rugged, more..everything. Then he opens his mouth and his disdain for this situation comes flying out. This will not be easy. With Scott, you will find yourself not liking him, then loving him, then hating him, then feeling sorry for him and finally loving him again. None of this is easy on either of them, but Scott has made it even harder, until he finds himself seriously attracted to his "wife".
A story that will have your emotions all over the place, a read that will hold you tightly and not let you go, a couple that will capture your heart and not release it. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. An absolute joy to read.
♡︎ Excerpt ♡︎
“Just stand still for five more minutes…” Romeo scooted away and started running in circles around me, his entire massive Wolfhound body covered in shampoo. It was high time these two got a bath and the weather was finally cooperating. I’d found a spray nozzle out back and went to work.
“Romeo! Get over here! Stop it.” The more I chased, the faster he ran, tongue hanging to out, tearing up the lawn because this was the best game ever! Then Juliet got in the mix, barking loudly, and it all went to hell. Romeo suddenly hit the brakes and shook, sending suds flying everywhere––and me screaming when some hit me in the face.
“What’s going on here?” an amused man inquired. Behind me, Scott was grinning. Taking off his ball cap, he adjusted his hair and slammed it back on.
“They smell like cow shit is what’s going on,” was the obvious reply.
I wiped my brow with the back of my wrist and watched Scott’s gaze track up and down my body, taking his time to thoroughly evaluate my wet t-shirt covered in dying suds, my hair falling into my face, and my bare legs shoved into my Hunter boots. He was so distracted that he missed Romeo coming at him like a heat-seeking missile. Before he knew what hit him, Scott was on his back, lying spread eagle on the ground.
Oh sweet, sweet vengeance. I still missed my orange ASICS.
I doubled over in laughter while he blinked, trying to ascertain what the heck had just happened to him. Stepping over him with my legs straddling his body, I bent to get a better look and tipped his ball cap off his head. “You okay there, Sweet Nuts?”
Next thing I know, I’m lying on top of him. Eyes hooded and aimed at my mouth, he murmured, “Better now, Sunshine.”
We kissed and touched and got covered in mud. He stood, and with pure muscular power, took me with him. We peeled clothed off even though it was only March and still a little nippy out. Grabbing the spray nozzle, he hit me in the chest with the cold water. The look of pure shock on my face…
“Oh, you’re gonna get it now.”
He chuckled darkly. “And I’ll happily take it. This is better than a Girls Gone Wild video.”
I snatched the hose out of his hands and aimed for the jewels, but he turned in time to save “future generations of Blackstones.” His exact words. I was also labeled a “genocidal maniac,” for my actions. Which was a bit extreme, if you ask me.
After we’d rinsed the mud off, he wrapped his warmth around me, chased away the chill, and kissed me as he backed me up to the side of the house. His restless hands moving over me possessively, with the authority and conviction of a man who knew all my secrets and still wanted me.
♡︎ About P. Dangelico ♡︎
Dangelico loves romance in all forms, cuddly creatures (four legged and two), really bloody sexy pulp, the NY Jets (although she’s reconsidering after this season), and to while away the day at the barn (apparently she does her best thinking shoveling horse crap). What she’s not enamored with is referring to herself in the third person and social media so don’t expect her to get on Twitter anytime soon. Oh, and although she was born in Italy, she’s been Jersey Strong since she turned six.
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