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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?
I was in the mood for some holiday romance when I decided to read this book. I ended up reading it right before Christmas but was unable to post a review until now. Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan is a story about two very different people who are forced by circumstances to spend a few days together in an apartment in New York during Christmas time. The two were strangers when they first met. Eva was supposed to be remodeling the apartment while the tenant, Lucas was away. Unfortunately, Lucas is back without notice and a blizzard has the two stuck together despite the fact that Lucas made it very clear that he never wanted Eva anywhere near him.
Eva is portrayed as being happy-go-lucky. She has a bubbly personality, loves to sing, cook and dance. She is also a hopeless romantic. I was drawn to her right from the start. She is the kind of character that you find yourself rooting for. On the other hand, Lucas is dark and mysterious and at first comes off as being unlikable.
What I really liked…
I liked the setting. New York during the Christmas sounds amazing. The apartment where most of the book is set had amazing views which gave way to some wonderful descriptions of the city and the weather at the backdrop. I could picture the snow falling and the people walking around in stylish winter clothes(New Yorkers are stylish, right). The characters were well-developed and quite complex. At first, they seemed easy to figure out but through the pages, we get to learn that there is more to them. In addition, although romance is the main theme, the book covers some heavy themes such as death which added more depth the the MCs.
What I didn’t like…
There is nothing wrong with the book really. However, romance is not really a genre that I often read so I found myself struggling with the pace wondering if anything ‘major’ will happen (yeah, I know how that sounds but I like twists). The middle section especially felt really slow and I wasn’t too crazy about some of the ‘love’ scenes. So as you can see there was nothing wrong with the book but I think that this may not have been for me.
I recommend this book to fans of romance. It is not too late for a holiday-themed love story. So you should definitely check this one out. I think that anyone interested in this book should read the goodreads reviews. There are some fabulous views about the book that will provide you with an alternate opinion about it.