Title: Miracle on 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love #3)
Author: Sarah Morgan
Published: 29th November 2016
Publisher: HQN books
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?
Let me start off with what I liked about the book.
- First of all, I liked how Eva said that she hasn’t slept with any man in such a long time that her type is now pretty much a man with a dick and a pulse which sadly mirrors my own love life which is why I can totally understand her dilemma. Trust me after 6 years being single even hooking up with your ex seems appealing but DO NOT DO IT! This I learned from experience unfortunately.
- Secondly, I also liked how Lucas was cynical and is doubtful of people due to a past experience making the reader empathize with him. It did help that his description is that of a very attractive man which makes one wonder what was his ex-wife thinking?
- Thirdly, liked the sex scenes. Duh.
Now we are coming to things I find quite annoying
- Really, found it annoying how Eva was such a coward when she read Lucas’s book (he is a murder mystery writer btw) I mean his books can’t be that scary and really woman. Get your shit together. I found that part really unrealistic and also the part where Eva just blew a fuse when she knew that Lucas’s new murderer is based on her is also annoying. Like first of all its just a book and second of all shouldn’t it be flattering how Lucas thought that Eva could be a murderer even though in reality she is such a sweetheart. Plus, she is his muse so just chill lah. There is no need to be so upset you gotta break things off with him and let me just say I saw what they were going to fight about 5 kilometers away so you can say the book is very predictable. Sweet plot yet predictable. Still didn’t get why she was offended though.
- The conversation in this book was so long and took forever also annoyed me. I mean it didn’t add anything new or important in the plot so why even include it in the first place? Definitely did not understand why it had to be in there.
- My biggest annoyance about this book is how the ending is too happy. Like the ending is just too unrealistic and is just pushing it for me. Can’t they just get to know each other better, work on the relationship and their communication without any marriage shiz. The ending was too rushed and came out of nowhere. Totally killed the happy and good vibes I was feeling when I read the book up to the ending. Just killed it.
Anyhoots, this book is a good book to be read to relax your mind after a long hard day at work but just skip the ending if I were you and make up your own.
*I received the book from the publisher via Netgalley in return for an honest review