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?
With Miracle on 5th Avenue – we have #3 in the From Manhattan with Love series. It’s a story I have been anticipating with relish for awhile now, and so it was a pleasure to read about Eva and Lucas Blade. We’d met Eva before and knew her pretty well but Lucas was a treat in store for us.
They’re both suffering loss, yet Eva has no one – no family at all, although what she hasn’t taken time to realise is that family doesn’t always have to be blood based. Her many close and not so close friends both adore and love her.
Lucas is trying to escape his interfering family (as he sees it). So while he is pretending to be in Vermont he is actually at home. He is a writer with writer’s block, the book is due and there is not a word on the page, until enter Eva – sent by his Grandmother to decorate and cook so the place is all welcoming when he returns for Vermont.
So this book is a slightly different version of meeting and being snowed in, because of course Lucas was home when Eva turned up, but it was too icy and snowy to leave.
Eva is a romantic, she believes in love and living happily, even ever after. Lucas has past experience that tells him differently. Eva doesn’t like the dark thrillers that Lucas writes and would love to see a little love in there to lighten things a little. That horrifies Lucas!
So there is a fun clash between the two, some tension and heat, and possibly coming up a love story and a happily ever after.
I enjoyed Eva and Lucas’ story and it ends deliciously. Can’t ask for more.