Miracle on 5th Avenue is the third and last book in the From Manhattan with Love series. However, it can be read as a standalone, which is how I read it, and still be enjoyed.
This book tells the story of Eva Jordan, a bubbly, lovable, and bright girl that full-heartedly believes in fairy tales and happily ever after. But at the same time, she is really down to earth and perceptive about life in general. One of the things I loved about her was that she says everything that comes to her mind, which often creates these incredibly awkward, but hilarious moments. See this example below:
Fake? Who said anything about fake? I don’t do ‘fake,’ Mr. Blade. I don’t do fake Christmas trees, fake handbags, or fake orgasms.
Eva is responsible for the catering side of the Urban Genie app, the event planning and concierge business that she created with her two best friends, Frankie and Paige, the main characters from the previous two books. Her latest gig is to house-sit and prepare a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse for Christmas while its owner is supposedly off on vacation in Vermont.
However, upon her arrival, Eva finds that the penthouse’s owner, successful author Lucas Blade, did not go away to Vermont. He instead told everyone, including his meddling grandmother who hired Eva, that he was taking some time off so that they would leave him alone. Lucas’s problem is that he has a deadline approaching for his next book, but he’s suffering from writer’s block. On top of all of that, this time of the year is not easy for him as he lost his wife three years ago in a tragic accident and has been a shell of himself ever since.
It’s clear from the moment these two characters meet that this is going to be an “I hate that I love you” kind of story and that Eva is ultimately going to bring life back to Lucas. I love when two characters that are so different fall in love; it is enjoyable every time. Also, a brief side note: the pent up sexual chemistry between them is everything. This line below I think embodies what just how good it gets.
He wanted to deconstruct her so that he could decide which traits to give his character.
This was the first Sarah Morgan book that I had ever read. Right away, I was impressed by her writing. She has brilliant dialogue throughout the book and develops her characters well as the story progresses. This is a must-read this holiday season.
This book will be published in the United States on November 29, 2016.