Author: Louise Bay
Source: AToMR Promotions
Summary: The Empire State Series concludes in New Year in Manhattan.
Anna and Ethan are separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Their previous rules no longer apply.
In order to make things work, Anna needs to let go of her past and take a risk with Ethan. Ethan needs to learn how to deal with the ambiguity of a relationship.
Long-distance relationships are never easy and their relationship is fragile. For how long can it survive under the pressure of separation? Are either of them prepared to give up what they have for the other?
But distance isn’t the only obstacle Anna and Ethan face. Ultimately they have to decide whether they want to share a future together.
Flirty Review: THREE FOUR BITES
The book starts off where book two left off. Anna and Ethan are separated but still very much together. Where other books similar to this plot line would throw monkey wrenches into the mix: riffs in their relationship, they break up, cheating...Louise Bay wrote a more of a HEA book with New Year in Manhattan. There is a bit of turmoil in the last half of the book, but the communication is quickly resolved. We aren't left hanging by any means. Which is great! Like I said, it's what I needed and wanted.
Now, even though I said it's what I needed and wanted doesn't mean that this book is going to stick with me. I skimmed a lot of the first 25% of the book because it was just Anna and Ethan missing each other and trying to have phone sex. Some of this could have been trimmed down. I kept thinking, "When is this going to start?" By halfway in the characters are finally reunited and the end was in sight. I will say that Ethan, being American still sounded very British at times in his wording and speech. I also found some head hopping that made it jarring in places to read.
All in all, The Empire Trilogy is a good series. It's one that started off good, then fizzled some in the second book but came back to finish with a bang. I would suggest it to any of my readers now that all the books are finished. It's so much better to read the entire story and not wait for the next installment. I think Bay had a very promising writing career ahead of hear and will be looking for more to come from her.
About The Author
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, I love all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so I'll settle for books and films.
I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don't have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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