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ARC Review One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot

ARC Review One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy BaggotOne Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot
Published by Bookouture on October 2nd 2015
Pages: 488
Format: Kindle
Source: Netgalley

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Christmas: it's the most wonderful time of the year...to fall in love The temperature is dropping, snow is on its way and Hayley Walker is heading for New York with one wish... to start over. With her daughter Angel, Hayley is ready for adventure. But there's more to New York than twinkly lights and breathtaking skyscrapers. Angel has her own Christmas wish - to find her real dad. While Hayley tries to fulfil her daughter's wish, she crosses paths with billionaire Oliver Drummond. Restless and bored with fast living, there's something intriguing about him that has Hayley hooked. Can Hayley dare to think her own dreams might come true - could A New York Christmas turn into a New York Forever? Travel to the Big Apple this Christmas and join Hayley and Oliver as they realise life isn't just about filling the minutes... it's about making every moment count. A big warm-hearted story, full of Christmas sparkle that will delight fans of Jane Costello, Miranda Dickinson and Lucy Diamond. What everyone's saying about One Wish in Manhattan: 'If you love Christmas, and are looking for a book that will fit with absolute perfection, this is the book for you. I really loved it.' Being Anne Reading 'I LOVED THIS BOOK... I loved the style of humour. The setting of New York City is just perfection for a book set around Christmas. This is a perfect example of how well this genre can be written - it's warm, sweet, romantic, likeable, cosy - just the perfect book to curl up on the couch in front of an open fire with. Gorgeous.' Behind Green Eyes 'Sweet, cozy and just romantic.' Rachel's Random Reads A fun, lighthearted read. If you're looking for something to curl up with during the Christmas season, this one is a good choice. For the Love of the Read

In ” an Oyster Shell –  A cute cozy Christmas read that will have you believing in Christmas wishes once again.

The Pearls – I thought the title of this book was really suiting. It wasn’t just about having wishes, but about a playboy billionaire who thought he could buy any wish he wanted. I love the play on words in the title and the irony throughout the whole story.

I love the setting of New York in this book. It opens the door to many possibilities – though also shows the possibility of how small the city can be. I liked how the author referenced some more well-known places of New York City. I thought she did a good job capturing the ambiance of the big apple.

I liked the romance that was featured in this story. A bored billionaire that could be taught a lesson and a heroine that finds her way despite the romance. I love how the MC goes from nothing to building something out of her life. I love the theme of dreams being not forgotten but transformed.

The Sand – I felt like the author got a little confused on the character voice, having Americans speaking proper English. It seems like a glaring oversight.

3.5 Stars

About Mandy Baggot

Mandy Baggot is an award-winning romantic fiction author, writing hot heroes and emotional reads. She is represented by Kate Nash of The Kate Nash Literary Agency.

In 2012 she won the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance and has since scooped Top Ten Reads/Book of the Year places from a number of UK book bloggers.

Traditionally published by US publisher Sapphire Star, Harper Collins’ digital first romance imprint, Harper Impulse, and most recently, digital fiction specialists, Bookouture, a great story is never far from her fingertips!

A contributor to writing blogs and short story anthologies, Mandy is also a regular speaker at literary festivals, events and women’s networking groups.

Mandy loves mashed potato, white wine, country music, World’s Strongest Man, travel and handbags. She has appeared on ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and auditioned for The X-Factor.

Mandy is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband, two daughters and cats, Kravitz and Springsteen.

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