Book Review & Giveaway: Miracle on 5th Avenue
By: Sarah Morgan
Published By: HQN Books
Publication Date: November 29, 2016
Page Count: 384
Source: ARC Kindly Provided by Publisher via NetGalley
Adult - Holiday Romance
Miracle on 5th Avenue is a cute holiday romance novel by Sarah Morgan.
Eva is hired to come and decorate the apartment of famous mystery writer Lucas Blade for Christmas. Lucas's grandmother is a client of Eva's and she thought it would be a wonderful surprise for Lucas when he returned from his trip to Vermont. Unbeknownst to everyone, Luke happens to be at home in his NYC apartment, and not in Vermont like he told everyone.
When Eva arrived in his apartment, Luke thought she was a burglar and attacked her. Eva thought Luke an intruder and called 911 before she was attacked. Both the police and the doorman arrived to see what was going on. Although you can tell hilarity was about to ensue, I was bothered by Eva's feelings of attraction towards her attacker before she realized it wasLucas Blade. Something about her cavalier attitude about just being thrown down on the floor, yet at the same time admiring his muscles and feeling arouse felt wrong to me. However, I tried to get past it and appreciate the book for the quirky romance that it was.
As Eva and Luke end up staying together in the apartment, I love how she became the inspiration for the murderer in his next book. It was creative and imaginative, and it also provided a way for Luke to have to spend more time with Eva than he might have originally planned on.
Throughout the book, Eva and Luke become friends and find that they enjoy spending time together. They opened up emotionally to each other and discussed things with each other that they hadn't confided in other people. It was enjoyable to see their relationship blossom.
As happens in all romance novels, problems and miscommunications arise. So the big question is - will they or won't they resolve these issues before the end of the book?
If you are looking for a fun quick read over the holidays, then this is the book for you. This is the 3rd book in a series, but I had not read the other 2 books and I didn't feel lost in this book at all.
Content: sex, mild language
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?
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Monday, December 12th: Chick Lit Central
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Wednesday, December 14th: Walking with Nora
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