Inked Avenue Reviews… “All the Frogs in Manhattan” by Carrie Aarons

//All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons//


 “I wanted the impossible happily ever after. To have the prince place the glass slipper on my foot. For all of my hopes and dreams to line up and equal the exact person that I could have and not have all at the same time.”

Flirty, fun, and hilarious. All the Frogs in Manhattan by Carrie Aarons is a perfect mix of Sex and the City and Friends with Benefits complete with it’s own original twist in this 21st century second-chance fairytale romance.

Expert beauty babe Gemma Morgan is looking for her Prince Charming. She’s kissed and dated every slimy and scaly covered frog that lives in Manhattan and is ready to meet Mr. Right. By day, Gemma works as a fashion editor for the hottest fashion magazine in New York,{I pictured the offices from The Devil Wears Prada} by night she’s just another lonely girl looking for love in a giant pond of frogs. She’s an independent working girl with hilarious best friends, living in the most glamorous city in the U.S., but is tired of seeing everyone but her get the happily ever after.

“In reality, I want a man who’s going to bring me guacamole in bed and scratch my back whenever I ask.”

Millionaire tech genius Oliver Anders is a nerd to the core with the body of Ashton Kutcher. He’s a total commitment-phobe and workaholic who doesn’t need the distraction of a woman. After chance encounters and Oliver saving Gemma from udder embarrassment as she dodges yet another slimy frog, the two agree to be friends with benefits.

What I loved the most about these two is how open and honest they were with each other. Even when the truth left them with a broken heart. The evolution of their love story was real and true. When they first met there was no fireworks or love at first sight moments… no, their relationship started as a deal, slowly morphing into a friendship, and that friendship slowly grew to love. It gave me all the feels. Also, their witty banter and squeal inducing sexual chemistry was an added bonus to this passionate romance.

All the Frogs in Manhattan is the perfect laugh out loud modern day romantic comedy that will leave your heart thumping, your breath catching, and a smile on your face. It’s sexy and sweet sprinkled with witty humor and awkward moments that will leave you blushing. If it was a TV show I would hole up in my apartment with pizza and ice cream and binge watch every second.

You don’t know what you have until it’s gone and All the Frogs in Manhattan is a testament to that and to how difficult it is for a romantic to find  love in a hook-up generation.




You know how Cinderella had the whole glass slipper, pumpkin carriage, fairy godmother thing?

Yeah…with foot-destroying stilettos, Uber, and a Twitter horoscope, my life is far from a happily ever after.

In fact, instead of Prince Charming, I end up dating every slimy, scaly, brainless frog in the kingdom of Manhattan. And by frog, I mean all of the stereotypical bad guys that Mom and Lifetime movies warned you about.

The meathead player.
The mommy’s boy.
The namedropper.
The cheapskate.

If they suck at relationships, I’ve probably kissed those cold, clammy lips in the hopes of finding love. Until one day, when one man with commitment issues offers to help me find the Romeo to my Juliet.

But what happens when the frog, who was never supposed to turn into a prince, kisses you at midnight? Ok fine, he propositioned me for some afternoon delight after brunch, but not everything can be straight out of a fairytale.

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