Sunny Shelly’s Review: Manhattan, by Kandi Steiner

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Manhattan, a standalone in the Becker Brothers series, a small town, country, friends-to-lovers romance, is LIVE!

The fire… the guitar… THE FEELS!

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Everyone knows not to fall in love with your best friend.

But when your best friend is Michael Becker, it’s impossible not to.

He’s everything our town knows a Becker brother to be: devastatingly handsome, charming as a thief, and the icing on the cake — a sentimental musician who’s never without his guitar.

And he was mine. At least, that’s what I’d convinced myself.

Our bond was born in elementary school, strengthened by circumstance and the promise to always be there for each other, no matter what. And the best thing about my life was being friends with Michael Becker.

Until it was the worst.

I watched him fall in love with someone else, and helped patch him back up when she left him behind. But when he drops the bomb that he’s moving to New York, I realize it’s my last chance to tell him how I feel. And I ask him to make one more promise.

One summer. One list of adventures to remind him that our small town has more to offer than memories of the girl who left him behind.

One last chance to tell him I’m in love with him.

And I’m just dumb enough to believe that maybe he could love me, too.

You’ll love this book if you love:

➔ small town romance

➔ country romance

➔ summer romance

➔ romantic mystery

➔ friends-to-lovers

➔ slow burn

➔ angst

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

I have really enjoyed the Becker Brothers series, but I had NO IDEA I would love youngest brother Mikey as much as I did! Mikey and Kylie are teenagers, and I thought, there’s no way they can compare to the others. But Kandi Steiner worked her magic and they are absolutely magical! This is a raw, powerful, emotional best friends/unrequited love romance and it completely blew me away.

It’s the summer after Mikey and Kylie have graduated high school, and he’s declared that he’s moving to Manhattan for a fresh start by fall. I loved that Mikey struggles with depression in the aftermath of being dumped by Bailey. And Kylie is the only person that seems to bring a smile to his face. She makes him promise to spend the summer with her so she can show him all the things he used to love about their hometown before Bailey broke his heart. And maybe, she’s hoping, he will see her in a different light, too.

And wow, does he ever. It hits him like a freight train, but one day, Mikey realizes that Kylie is all grown up, and his best friend is a knock-out. While things progress between them, the ghost of girlfriend past is always lingering over them. My favorite, favorite part of the book is when Kylie slaps him for kissing her while thinking of Bailey. This chick is no pushover, and I loved how strong and secure she was. No matter how much she loved Mikey, no matter how long she’d been waiting for him to notice her, she refused to be a doormat and demanded the respect and devotion that she deserved.

It takes him a while to pull his head out of his butt, though, because Mikey hurts her a few more times before he gets his act together. And it’s a fantastic Grand Gesture when he sets out to prove to Kylie that he wants to be her forever.

Another great romance from Kandi! Bring on Jordan! I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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About Kandi:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

Connect with Kandi:

Mailing List: bit.ly/NewsletterKS

Facebook: facebook.com/kandisteiner

Facebook Reader Group: (Kandiland): facebook.com/groups/kandischasers

Instagram: www.instagram.com/kandisteiner

Twitter: twitter.com/kandisteiner

Pinterest: pinterest.com/kandicoffman

Website: www.kandisteiner.com

Kandi Steiner may be coming to a city near you! Check out her “events” tab to see all the signings she’s attending in the near future:

www.kandisteiner.com/events

 

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