Thursday, December 22, 2016

TLC Book Tours Book Review: Miracle on 5th Ave

About Miracle on 5th Avenue

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (November 29, 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?
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Review: Miracle on 5th Avenue is the final book in the From Manhattan With Love trilogy. This series really ends on a high note and I really loved this series.

Eva and Lucas's story has a sort of Castle-y vibe to me. Lucas is a crime writer and upon meeting Eva she sort of becomes his muse on the book he has up until the time Eva bursts into his life, he hadn't been able to right. Now unlike "Nikki Heat" Eva doesn't inspire his crime fighter, more his murderer.

What I love about this series is how you know all the characters through the other books. All the friends from the previous books still play a huge part in this book. I really love and am just a little bit jealous of the friendships these girls share.

There's an awesome chemistry between Eva and Lucas from the minute he knocks her down because he thinks she's a home invader. I think that says it all there.

I love how Eva and Lucas actually become friends first, before falling in love. Their personalities are really opposite, but both are really quite lovable. Eva is a hopeless romantic, her friends feel like she's in her own little world "Planet Eva." Lucas is much more jaded. He's what you'd expect from a crime writer..and yeah...something about him reminded me of Richard Castle.

I loved the dialogue between the two, some was witty and some sweet. I also liked that Lucas was never an alpha male. He was a little bit of a jerk at the beginning, but not alpha arrogant.

Lucas' backstory was interesting too, as he's hiding away dealing with the loss of his wife.  I found it refreshing that he actually loved his wife. This is something that I usually have issues with in 2nd time around loves. There was still problems in the marriage, but I did appreciate the fact that Lucas had loved Sallyanne.

I also love that this is a holiday themed romance. Seriously this is what Sarah Morgan does best. If you don't believe me check out Sleigh Bells In The Snow and Maybe This Christmas from her O'Neill brother series. If you want a story that really gives you the Christmas spirit, this is definitely the book to grab. You truly can't go wrong with one of Sarah Morgan's books.

Rating: 5 flowers


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