Today's review is for Miracle on 5th Avenue, the third book on Sarah Morgan's latest trilogy, From Manhattan With Love. It can be easily read as a stand alone but I'd recommend reading the first two, to get to know the characters better and because they are a fantastic stories too. Here are my thought on this one:
Title: Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love #3)
Author: Sarah Morgan
Published: October 20th 2016 by Mira
Blurb: Sometimes love needs a Christmas Miracle…
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 housesit 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?
Review: After loving the first two book in this series, Sleepless in Manhattan and Sunset in Central Park, I was really looking forward to Eva's story. From the previous books we knew she was a hopeless romantic and that since the death of her grandmother, her only family, she had been feeling a bit lost. Also that she was looking for her happily ever after but it had been avoiding her... until now.
As soon as Eva meets Lucas ( and by "meet" I mean gets attacked by him and pinned to the floor) you can see sparks flying. Lucas is a really interesting character, the moody thriller writer that is suffering writer's block has lots of secrets and I just wanted to know them all at once. But Eva and Lucas don't jump into bed immediately, they really get to know each other and you soon realise what a perfect couple they would make. It's actually really cute to read how they interact with each other and how they become real friends before things get messy.
Something I'm loving in this series is the strong bond of friendship between Eva and her two best friends. They both got their happy ending in the previous books but they are there for Eva no matter what. They really get each other and it's a joy to read how supportive they are but also how they enjoy teasing each other. And another thing I'm absolutely loving is the setting, who doesn't love New York? And this story gives us New York at Christmas, what could be better? I mean, there is a snow blizzard but once it's over, Sarah Morgan paints such a magical picture of this famous city.
Miracle on 5th Avenue is a great addition to this already fantastic series. Eva and Lucas' story is so cute and romantic, it had me swooning every few pages. Definitely the perfect read to enjoy in a crispy afternoon with a hot chocolate in hand.
Rating: 4 stars
I would like to thank the publishers for sending me a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*