New Year in Manhattan (Empire State #3) by Louise Bay

New Year in Manhattan
New Year in Manhattan (The Empire State Series Book 3)


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 situation 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.


New Year in Manhattan is the last book in this novella series. While I did enjoy reading them all Anna is annoying. If she could just talk to Ethan like a normal person most of their problems would be resolved. 

At the end of the last book Ethan went back to New York, Anna stayed in London, but they agreed to do a long distance thing. It is hard and pretty quickly Ethan realizes it just will not work for him. Either Anna will move to New York if she wants, but if she can't than he will figure out a way to move to London. He knows it will be hard to start over again in a new city, but he wants to be with Anna. 

Only Anna always acts like it is not really a big deal to her. She hurts Ethan without even knowing it with her blase attitude, then gets upset instead of talking to Ethan and fixing things. I just wanted to yell at her at times. Like just talk to him!! Of course he is not going to do it now, you said x and now he thinks you wouldn't want what he was going to do. Why would he suddenly decide that you didn't mean what you said? He is not a mind reader! Goodness woman figure your stuff out and just talk to your guy. He is great, he loves you, he will do anything for you. He is willing to move to London to be with you just give him a break. It does all work out in the end, but Anna doesn't always make it easy. Still I enjoyed the story even if it was frustrating at times. 

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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