The Empire State Trilogy, Part 3
Release Date - January 13, 2015
The Empire State Series concludes in New Year in Manhattan.
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 relationship 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.
London feels hollow for Anna now that Ethan has gone. Her career is no longer as exciting and her city is no longer as vibrant.
The bright spots are now when he calls to find out about her day or just to say goodnight. But the separation is taking a toll on both of them.
Anna knows that she has to choose between her life in England or following her heart to New York – and spending the New Year with Ethan might be just the thing to help her decide once and for all.
“I took the tube to work, like most of London, but I didn’t feel like most of London. Somehow the city didn’t seem as bright as usual, it was like someone had turned the contrast down—there was something gray about everyone. I felt disconnected, as if I knew something they didn’t. I walked at my new pace, people rushing past me, bumping me from left and right but it was okay because I was different. I knew. I knew what it was to really, truly, love someone. And it was incredible and entirely petrifying. I’d never felt so exposed and vulnerable.”
Ethan can’t even breathe without thinking of Anna. Love is an emotion that he is totally unfamiliar with and used to avoid at all costs. Now with Anna, it’s something that he has come to crave.
Living apart is no longer an option but can two independent and headstrong hearts find a way to happiness or will insecurities and the past destroy any promise for the future?
“That gave me every answer I needed. There was nothing I could do. Nothing to show her how she wasn’t just another woman. I knew that she, and what we had, was different. She didn’t feel it and there was nothing I could do to show her. Especially from three thousand miles away. The grip around my heart tightened. I would lose her. Maybe I’d never had her to begin with.”
New Year in Manhattan is the ending for Ethan and Anna that I have been waiting for. It is sweet, sultry and totally satisfying! The ride is not always smooth, but the destination is glorious and Louise made it so worth buying a ticket…
Read Our Review of A Week in New York (Empire State #1)
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