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Publisher's Summary

Manhattan is a stand-alone, small-town country romance in the Becker Brothers Series.

Everyone knows not to fall in love with your best friend. 

But when your best friend is Michael Becker, it’s impossible not to. 

He’s everything our town knows a Becker brother to be: devastatingly handsome, charming as a thief, and the icing on the cake - a sentimental musician who’s never without his guitar. 

And he was mine. At least, that’s what I’d convinced myself. 

Our bond was born in elementary school, strengthened by circumstance and the promise to always be there for each other, no matter what. And the best thing about my life was being friends with Michael Becker. 

Until it was the worst. 

I watched him fall in love with someone else, and helped patch him back up when she left him behind. But when he drops the bomb that he’s moving to New York, I realize it’s my last chance to tell him how I feel. And I ask him to make one more promise. 

One summer. One list of adventures to remind him that our small town has more to offer than memories of the girl who left him behind. 

One last chance to tell him I’m in love with him. 

And I’m just dumb enough to believe that maybe he could love me, too.

©2019 Kandi Steiner (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Amazing Best Friends Romance

Ok, I know another Becker brother had stolen my heart, but Manhattan is now my favorite book in this series. I adored Kylie and Michael. They were really great friends and Kylie was seriously the best person ever. She cared so much about Michael and his family. The love she had for him ran so deep. Even though all his pain and seeing him with another girl and getting his heartbroken, she stayed by his side. This story was just so darn cute and I loved it. I can't help it.

Chelsea Hatfield was great as Kylie and something about her voice just felt so homey and small town. I felt like I really listening to the real Kylie with her innocence and chipper personality. I could feel myself listening to that bright, sweet, and gentle girl. Edward Thomas was awesome as Michael. Loved his voice for sure.

This was a stellar listen and I am tempted to listen again considering I finished this audiobook in one day.

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Bittersweet and slow-burning

It was a treat every time I pick up a Kandi Steiner book. As per usual, I patiently waited until the weekend before I dare to dive into Manhattan because I knew I would be totally consumed and rendered useless to the world once I started. This bittersweet slow-burning friends to lovers romance didn’t disappoint and gave me all the feels. There were no twisty drama or life/death moments, yet this book had simply captured my heart with beautiful words and realistic characters that evoked an abundance of emotions in me. I laughed, I cried, I got frustrated, and I swooned throughout the entire book. Mikey and Kylie’s story was pure and heartfelt and I loved every minute of it.

Mikey, the youngest of the Becker brother, was young, heartbroken and lost. My heart ached for him; losing your first love was definitely painful. It was grateful that he had a loving mom, supportive brothers and an selfless best friend, Kylie. Kylie was a beautiful soul. I felt awful that she was in love with her best friend but he was oblivious of her affection. I admired her strength and determination to help Mikey find his true self before he made a life changing decision. I loved the dynamics between the couplethey were candid, natural and real. There were no awkwardness when they shifted from friends to lovers, only righteousness.

As for the ongoing side plot within the series, we moved forward a little in solving the mystery of the Becker father’s death. Jordan might be the key to solve the great mystery and I’m so excited for his book that would be coming up next.

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Kandi Steiner. She has the gift of using her words to make me feel the love, the pain, the longing, the sweetness, and the joy of romance. If you haven’t read any work from Kandi, start with the Becker Brothers series and you’ll not be disappointed.

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Time to binge read a new author!

5 stars!

My first book by this author and I’m so ready to binge read her backlist!

I started with book 3 and apparently there is an ongoing mystery throughout this series regarding the death of the Becker brothers’ father. Despite starting on book 3, I didn’t feel lost at all.

Manhattan was the perfect best friends to lovers story! Fresh out of high school, Michael Becker is determined to leave his small town and head to the Big Apple (New York) in order to escape memories of his first love. Kiley, Miley’s best friend, has been secretly in love with him her whole life and is determined to convince him to stay.

What follows is a summer of adventures, trips down memory lane, revelations, and romantic love. Throw in a dash of drama, some hallmark worthy groveling, and we have a winner!

Loved.

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Perfect!

I absolutely love this series and Manhattan did not disappoint. It was a great third book to the series and the narration was fantastic. I can't wait to start the next one!

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loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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Great little summer read. They picked the wrong narrator although he was very good. Just had the wrong base accents to his voice. They needed a southern accented person to really pull it off. Again he did well. But that threw me every time his Northern accent came out.

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audio books 1 through 3 have been great.

love the Becker Brothers now on to book 4 . great story can't wait till the ending of what happened to their father

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More of a YA book

I have enjoyed this series but this one felt more YA to me. I had to scroll past the sex parts because it seemed weird to read about 18 year old having sex, yes I'm old. I am excited about the last book in the series and to finally find out what they found on the laptop. Good series, good writing.

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Not for me

I knew from the blurb that I wasn't going to like this story, but I couldn't miss it, because I've read previous 2 book, and I'm interested in reading Jordan's story, so I felt obligated to read this.
I don't like when main characters in my books are in love with someone else, and that was the case here. I don't like when the girl saves herself for someone, and that someone isn't interested in her. More than the half of the book, Michael was pining after his ex. And when he and Kylie got together, I didn't buy their love. I wasn't rooting for them, and I'm so sad.
I didn't like Kylie, and Michael was too weak for my taste. l especially didn't like the drama near the end. I knew something had to happen, but I think there was a better way to handle it.
I loved both narrators, they were great.

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  • Alison
  • 08-04-21

best friend

Two people who know each other inside out as best friends but one has secretly wanted more. Can she take a chance of showing him how she really feels - A great story of best friends to lovers, small town & brothers what more can you need!!

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  • Jade B
  • 06-03-20

Manhattan

This book is funny, and sweet and all the things a good romance book should be. I really enjoyed it!