Having read the first two books in Sarah Morgan’s From Manhattan With Love series, I have been longing to hear hopeless romantic Eva Jordan’s tale – and Miracle On 5th Avenue doesn’t disappoint.
Sarah consistently writes great books that happily bounce along with engaging characters, who you would love to know in real life, sizzling chemistry and emotionally-charged plots that would soften even the hardest of hearts.
Speaking of which, best-selling crime writer, Lucas Blade, our hero in this third book, doesn’t believe in happily ever after – unlike our heroine, who crashes into his life one snowy afternoon.
Eva’s company has been hired by Lucas’ grandmother to house-sit his luxurious 5th Avenue penthouse while he is supposedly away at a writing retreat. Only, as sweet and sunny Eva discovers, she’s not home alone.
With a deadline for his latest book and the anniversary of his wife’s death looming, Lucas has isolated himself in his penthouse with only his grief for company.
When a blizzard of epic proportions means Eva, who is also grieving the death of her beloved grandmother, has to stick around, he unlocks far more than his writer’s block.
Eva and Lucas seem like chalk and cheese emotionally but their grief almost unites them and they learn from one another.
I initially thought the proposal at the end (don’t worry, I’m not giving anything away) would be different (and at least include a puppy) but the more I think about it the more I realise it was perfect for the characters.
While connected, each story in the series stands alone – although if you love this book, you will definitely want to read the others.
My rating: Four stars.
Thank you to Harlequin for allowing me an ARC (via NetGalley) in return for an honest review.