Series: From Manhattan with Love #3
Published by HQN Books
Publication Date: November 29th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
It will take a Christmas miracle for two very different souls to find each other in this perfectly festive fairy tale of New York!
Hopeless romantic Eva Jordan loves everything about Christmas. She might be spending the holidays alone this year, but when she’s given an opportunity to house-sit a spectacular penthouse on Fifth Avenue, she leaps at the chance. What better place to celebrate than in snow-kissed Manhattan? What she didn’t expect was to find the penthouse still occupied by its gorgeous—and mysterious—owner.
Bestselling crime writer Lucas Blade is having the nightmare before Christmas. With a deadline and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, he’s isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company. He wants no interruptions, no decorations and he certainly doesn’t appreciate being distracted by his beautiful, bubbly new housekeeper. But when the blizzard of the century leaves Eva snowbound in his apartment, Lucas starts to open up to the magic she brings…This Christmas, is Lucas finally ready to trust that happily-ever-afters do exist?
MIRACLE ON 5th AVENUE was everything I expected it to be: sweet, whimsical and so much fun, which was unexpected considering the unconventional pair in this story.
Eva Jordan is the dreamer of the trio, unabashedly romantic, with a sunny outlook in life, always seeing only the best in people. Even though her open and upbeat disposition has been affected by her beloved grandmother’s death over a year ago, Eva is still determined to remain upbeat but her new client crime writer Lucas Blade is a threat to that optimism. Lucas is the opposite of Eva in every way – moody, grumpy, rude and always waiting for the other shoe to drop, which was not surprising considering his career choice.
The chemistry between Eva and Lucas was so perfect, as was the verbal banter, which drew a laugh out of me several times. Comparing Eva to an audio book was very apt because she had a direct line from her brain to her mouth with no filter. If she thought it, she said it out loud, which made for some very hilarious and sometimes cringe-worthy moments.
I’ve got to say that Eva was very much a surprise the more I got to know her. Her frothy, bubbly exterior hid a lot of inner strength and her positive outlook was a choice, not a case of living in la la land. Family was everything to her and she made her own, from her friends to people she just met.
One of the things I enjoyed most about this book is that Lucas was careful with Eva and even though he tried to open her eyes to the world he knew, he wasn’t cruel about it. Eva was just what he needed to remind him that the world was not the dark and dismal one he wrote about and I love that she challenged him in every way to believe in love and happiness again.
Ms. Morgan delivers on the romance and fun in this installment of the series and I’m looking forward to reading more from her. MIRACLE ON 5th AVENUE is exactly the book you need this holiday if you are interested in a heartwarming read.
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