Author: Sarah Morgan
Date of publication: November 2016
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 is the third in the "From Manhattan with Love" trilogy. This is Eva's story. I have really mixed feelings about this book. I was hoping that it would replace the second book as my favorite of the three, but in the end it didn't. Don't get me wrong, I did ultimately enjoy the book, but I just didn't love it as much as I was hoping.
I loved Lucas, I was really rooting for him to realize that love can be a good thing. I even loved Eva and Lucas together. I liked how even though their fall into love was fast, it made sense. They spent a lot of time together over 4 weeks and really got to know each other. Eva was a bit too much of a "Mary Sue Sunshine" at times, but not enough for me to dislike her character.
So, why didn't I love it? The first thing is a nit picky issue for me. I ended up listening to the audiobook to be able to finish in time for the tour. The narrator made Eva sound like a brainless, ditsy blond. You know the breathy bedroom voice that I'm talking about? It was really grating and made her seem so different from the way her character appeared in the previous books. I know it was just a voice, but it was hard to take her character seriously at times The other thing that I missed was Eva's friends. Where were they? They didn't make much of an appearance in the story which was disappointing.The camaraderie and fun banter between the friends was something I loved about the first two books. Their absence made the story have a much different feel.
Overall, I did like the story. The HEA was really sweet and almost made up for the issues I had. I do recommend this trilogy as a whole. Watching the three girls find their HEAs was fun.
About Sarah Morgan
USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes lively, sexy contemporary stories for Harlequin.
Romantic Times has described her as ‘a magician with words’ and nominated her books for their Reviewer’s Choice Awards and their ‘Top Pick’ slot. In 2012 Sarah received the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America. She lives near London with her family.
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