Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan

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Look for Miracle on 5th Avenue, the exciting new novel from Sarah Morgan, available from HQN books Nov 29, 2016. Pre-order your copy today!

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?”

If you love your hero’s dark and brooding, and your heroines perky and uplifting, then this is going to be the perfect read for you.

This book was a perfect book for a quick holiday read -although very dark and down on the part of Lucas, it was light and perky on the part of Eva.  It should balance things out for readers quite nicely.
Unless you are like me and need the heroine (Eva) to have some flaws.  If I think deeply enough Eva may have just one flaw and that is the need do what is best for those around her.  Flaw? No, not really.  Annoying?  For me yes it was.  She was just too perfect for me.

This quote pretty much says it all about any book we read >>>” Characters in books are more believable if they’re no black-and-white. The all-good person is boring to read about and the all-bad person makes readers roll their eyes because the truth is there is good and bad in all of us and it’s what brings out the good and the bad that makes for interesting reading.”

The story itself does not suffer from what I consider Eva’s overly solicitous and uber happy outlook on life and seeming naiveté.  The only thing that suffered because of this was me.  I’m a little too cynical to believe that anyone is this perfect.

Don’t let my complaint color your choice of book -this was a very good book with complex character’s, a great, though predictable, story line and a requisite HEA.

*ARC supplied by publisher.

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