Manila Takes Manhattan
by Carla de Guzman
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Pub Date 26 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 26 Apr 2024
Harlequin - Romance, Afterglow Books by Harlequin
How do you follow your heart when it’s in two places?
Filipino musician and producer Mon Mendoza has been in New York for less than a day. Just long enough to feel like he doesn’t belong despite landing a life-changing opportunity. All he can do is set a date night for just himself and some pancit canton. Which, as it turns out, is the only invitation his gorgeous Pinoy neighbor needs…
Actress Olivia Angeles can wear a character like a well-fitted dress. It’s her real self she’s having a hard time fitting into, craving a niche in Hollywood that doesn’t compromise her identity in the name of success. And right now, all she wants is comfort in the form of tasty noodles and her outrageously hot new neighbor. One night. Just enough to lose herself in his touch and the feel of his lips…
Only their sexy little tryst isn’t quite what they signed up for. Because for the next month, Mon and Olivia are working on the same movie. Together. Now they’re discovering they have a lot more in common than Pinoyness and sizzling chemistry. But how do you find yourself and your person when you’re caught between two different worlds?
From showing up to glowing up, these characters are on the path to leading their best lives and finding sizzling romance along the way.
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“The plentiful sex scenes are consistently lusty… readers looking for high heat levels and Filipino representation will find plenty to hold their interest.” —Publishers Weekly
“Fans of Notting Hill will enjoy the dynamic between a movie star and her favorite up-and-coming music producer, while also enjoying the introspective instances of the characters writing music together and the thoughtfulness behind navigating a fling that’s slowly turning into something more.” —Booklist
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My first read by Carla de Guzman and she did not disappoint. This book was such a compelling story! A gorgeous threading of experiences on so many levels: immigrant and first generation, movies and music... The challenges and compromises that relationships that look so perfect from a distance really require.
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