Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan
Series: From Manhattan with Love #3
Also in this series: Sleepless in Manhattan, Sleepless in Manhattan, Sunset in Central Park (From Manhattan with Love, #2), Miracle on 5th Avenue
Published by HQN Books
Publication Date: November 29th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
Eva and her friends own a concierge service and she takes a job decorating a penthouse for Christmas (along with making and freezing meals) for a reclusive crime writer. The write, Lucas Blade, is supposedly in Vermont writing his latest novel but when Eva gets to the penthouse she’s attacked by Lucas himself thinking she’s broken in. They quickly figure out what’s going on but Lucas doesn’t want her there. He’s supposed to be handing in a draft of his latest book in just a few weeks and he hasn’t written one word of it. Eva has been hired for a job and she’s not quitting just because he feels she’s an inconvenience.
He finally agrees to let her stay but she’s not quiet as a church mouse and keeps interrupting him. At first he’s not happy about it but he finds that she’s providing inspiration for one of his characters and he’s finally writing. They spend quite a bit of time together over the next week. While they have a lot in common they also disagree on one concept – she thinks love is a happy, wonderful thing and can’t wait to fall in love; he believes that love isn’t a happy event at all and once was definitely enough for him. Eva thinks these two very different people can fall in love but Lucas may just be too scarred to let that happen.
This was such a cute book! I really loved Eva and her happy go lucky attitude. Yes, she was lonely by herself now that her grandmother had died and she had no family, but she didn’t let that rule her life of her thoughts that a happy future was impossible. Lucas couldn’t have been more opposite. He saw the darkness in people and wanted nothing to do with a happy future. His wife had died and that was it for love for him. I thoroughly enjoyed watching Eva change Lucas’s mind. She was just herself and he couldn’t help but see the good in her. Sparks just flew as their chemistry was a tangible thing. I loved watching these two come together!
There was humor in this one a plenty. Between that and Eva’s almost incurable case of verbal diarrhea I found myself laughing quite a bit. Lucas said she lived in a fairy-tale land but she called it Planet Eva and really liked it there. Lol. Overall this was a fun, sweet Christmas romance that I really enjoyed and definitely recommend.
Rating: 4 out of 5