You Can Have Manhattan by P. Dangelico
You are cordially invited to the worst wedding of the century.
Sydney Evans is no stranger to hard work. It’s the one constant in her life. And with no family or friends to speak of it’s been easy to pour everything she has into her career as general counsel for Blackstone Holdings.
She wants for nothing. Until her boss offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All she has to do in return is marry his good-for-nothing son.
Scott Blackstone used be a party whore. Pardon, party animal. He hasn’t been that guy in a long time though. Not since he moved to Wyoming, bought a failing cattle ranch, and turned it into a profitable business.
All is good. Until a phone call from his father threatens the quiet, simple life he’s built. Marry or lose everything. And to a woman who can’t stand him, no less. Well, Scott is not going down without a fight. He’s never going back to Manhattan. Not if he can help it.
Title: You Can Have Manhattan
Author: P. Dangelico
Publication Date: September 10th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (304 pages)
What I liked more about his book is that both main characters are strongly willed.
While Scott Blackstone is the black sheep of the family, Sydney Evans is the successor his father never had. None of his children want his legacy, and on his dying days he wants Sydney to run the company.
She is also very, very smart.
In order for her not to have any problems from his board, she needs to marry his estranged son, Scott.
Everything seemed ok, but Scott doesn’t make it any easier. He thinks she keeps his father’s side and is onboard his plan.
Sydney meets Scoot in their early 20s, when he was a hard partier so her opinion about him is the same ~10 years later. Now, in his 30s, Scott changed and has built a farm on his own. He still doesn’t want his father’s company and his party days are long over.
He accepts their planned marriage but makes it hard on Sydney.
This is a slow and powerful build up and I remember staying on the edge of my seat in the last 20% of the book.
This book is one of her best ones and I totally recommend it.