HOLIDAY IN THE HAMPTONS is Book 5 in the From
Manhattan with Love series and the story of Felicity
Knight aka Fliss and Seth Carlyle. It's about second
chances, righting your wrongs. Seth and Fliss spent their
summers together in the Hamptons, Seth as he lives there and
Fliss who escapes there for the holidays at her
grandmother's. These summers mean a lot to Fliss and are her
escape from a volatile family life where their father is the
tyrant. Fliss loves the beach, ocean and everything about
spending the summers away from the city and Seth is a little
more than her Brother's friend and the guy who they hang out
One hot summer Fliss and Seth get together full of heady
love, hormones, and everything changes, by the end of the
summer they part ways, heartbroken and without closure until
they meet again, a decade later. It's a decade later, Seth
is older, wiser but Fliss hasn't changed much she is still
closed off and this time around Seth is determined to give
her, them a second chance. Will he succeed or will Fliss
remain in her fortress?
Hamptons may be synonymous with money, rich people and
glamour and our characters names certainly indicate that
Carlyle, Knights you see, don't they just sound like old
money. However the side of Hamptons we see in this story is
exactly why it's a sort out destination for a holiday -
beautiful nature, the ocean, sand, and bliss.
Fliss sees it as an escape, much-needed freedom, surrounded
by the ocean and sand beneath her feet. For Seth, it's home,
where his family is, full of life, friends, warm
conversations, food and a terrific time all around. A side
of Hamptons I am sure I haven't read before. So that was a
pleasant change from the glamour and pretense usually
associated with Hamptons.
The whole premise of the story is handled excellently given
the demons our characters especially what the heroine faces.
Now I have read second chance stories but this is different,
it doesn't feel like the characters are angsty or hopeless.
I felt a lot of love, romance, and patience in the story. It
is what made the difference for me and in the story too. How
Seth helps Fliss let him in is oh so romantic. He knows her
so well and uses that knowledge to help her, not once it
felt like he was manipulating her to get his way.
Morgan's books always feel like a warm, fuzzy bubble of
happiness. I love New York based stories and that's why I
sought out this series of hers. Fliss and Seth's story has
all the ups and downs, nerves and worries any relationship
goes through. It's how Seth sees himself and Fliss through
it, is what made me swoon. Fliss is fierce and protective,
Seth is the golden all American boy, but it's his heart
which won me and made him my favorite hero in the series so
far. I cheered for them all the way.
Besides that, what can I say, HOLIDAY IN THE HAMPTONS has an
unmistakable part of Sarah Morgan in it. The conversations
between Fliss and Matilda are proof of that. HOLIDAY IN THE
HAMPTONS easily goes on my favorite books list of the year.
Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything
about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her
local vet clinic. She hasn't seen Seth Carlyle in ten years,
but one glimpse of him—too gorgeous, and still too good for
her—and Fliss's heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage
ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in the Hamptons
needs help for the summer, it seems the ideal way to escape
Their relationship might have lasted only a few scorching
months, but vet Seth knows Fliss—if she's run away
to the Hamptons, it's because she still feels their
connection and it terrifies her. He let her go once before,
when he didn't know any better, but not this summer! With
the help of his adorable dog, Lulu, and a sprinkling of
beachside magic, Seth is determined to make Fliss see that
he's never stopped loving her…
Sarah Morgan delights with more love and laughter in her
acclaimed series From Manhattan with Love, which
Publishers Weekly calls "engaging…[a]
classic sweep-you-off-your-feet romantic experience."