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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Did your mom or some other older woman in your life ever tell you that you’ll have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince? Mine did. Unfortunately, it took moving to a bigger pond before I found my frog prince. So the premise of this book certainly tickled my funny bone. And then with her trademark humor, Carrie Aarons continued to entertain and amuse me throughout the book. There was plenty of witty banter, dating shenanigans and humor woven into this tale of a single girl’s adventure in today’s dating world.
I loved Gemma. She’s witty, bold and independent. Her observations about dating, sex and men had me in stitches at times. And her brush offs were great. Oliver is nerdy, commitment-phobic and successful. But this isn’t another alpha millionaire story. No insta-love, insta-connection here. These two jump into a no-strings attached affair. This is a slow burn story. Both Gemma and Oliver are beautifully developed characters. They each have their own strengths, weaknesses and backstories. The secondary characters are pretty great too. I’d love to see some of them get their own books.
I loved how true to real life this is. No amazing, out of the worlds sex right off the bat. The whole book felt really genuine and authentic and it only made me love it more. There was a small amount of drama but not super angsty. If you are looking for a fun, sexy romance to read I would highly recommend this one. It’s definitely going on my re-read shelf. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
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.