Sunday, March 5, 2017

Release Blitz/Review: All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons

Title: All the Frogs in Manhattan

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 5, 2017
Rating: 3/5 Stars


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.
The namedropper.
The cheapskate.

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.


All the Frogs in Manhattan was a fun, fast-paced novel that had me laughing so many times.  This is the first book that I have read by Carrie Aarons, and it won't be the last.  This romantic comedy had very likable characters that anyone could relate to. The character development was spot-on! Both Gemma and Oliver changed in so many ways by the end of this book.   This story was written in Gemma's POV as well as Oliver's.  I loved reading from Oliver's POV.  Couldn't wait to see what that man was up to and thinking. 

Gemma was hilarious.  She wanted want every other female wanted.  Gemma wanted the happily ever after.  Her one true love.  To have someone to come home to at night.  She went about it the wrong way though.  Gemma moved way too fast and seemed very gullible.  All the guys she met were all frogs.  Just horrible.  Gemma knew what she wanted so she never settled.  She meets Oliver and their relationship was completely different from the others.  Even though they had a friends with benefits relationship, Gemma was comfortable with him.  She was her true self with Oliver.  I was really worried that I wouldn't like Gemma.  At first, I didn't.  But she really did grow on me. 

Oliver is just flat out awesome.  I loved Oliver from the start.  His nerdiness was sexy to me.  Oliver was a very wealthy man and avoided commitment at all costs.  Being friends with benefits was the way to go for him so he couldn't pass that up with Gemma.  But after a while, he quit sleeping with others. He only needed Gemma. What I loved about Oliver was how real he seemed.  He also wasn't the prettiest man out there, but he was sexy in his own way. 

I was really pulling for Gemma and Oliver!!  They are both so awkward in their own ways that they mesh well together.  I really loved the banter back and forth between them.  My favorite thing about their relationship was that it wasn't an insta-love type relationship.  They didn't even like each other at first. I appreciated the fact that they had to work for their relationship. 

I was a little confused on one little part in this story.  Oliver lets Gemma know about blocking her number with a phone app when he first states his feelings.  And she was all shocked and everything.  Near the end he mentions it again as if it was the first time and she was all shocked again.  I don't if the author meant to do that.

All the Frogs in Manhattan was a very enjoyable read for me!   I really wish that this book was longer!  I would have liked to see their relationship together for a little while.  I was taken completely by surprise with this book.  I can't wait to get my hands on another book by Carrie Aarons!!

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Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

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.

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