Title: All the Frogs in Manhattan
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 5, 2017
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.
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This was my first book from Carrie Aarons but it won't be my last. All The Frogs in Manhattan had me laughing out loud in spots, shaking my head in others and overall left me with a smile. It was a nice bonus that it was set in one of my very favorite places.
I think every woman at some point in their life can relate to Gemma's plight. She's ready to settle down and be with one person and is stuck on an endless cycle of bad dates with men who are clearly not worth her time. She has her tribe of friends and her faux friends at work but she's still looking for someone else.
I liked Oliver. I wasn't sure if I was going to like him as much as I did so I was pleasantly surprised. I loved his banter with Gemma. I loved how he was upfront about what he wanted from her and with her. He seemed real to me, someone I could meet on the street and I liked that. He was awkward to me in some ways-but those ways endeared him to me.
I will say I liked that this wasn't an instant love story. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all about instant love in some spots but I don't think it would have worked as well here. Part of the fun of the book is that these two didn't really expect anything from each other and wound up with everything.
I liked this book. It was a fun, fluffy and fast read. I will definitely read more from this author.
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Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.