Look for Miracle on 5th Avenue, the exciting new novel from Sarah Morgan, available from Harlequin books Nov 29, 2016. Pre-order your copy today down below!
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?
This was an extremely delightful story full of sexual tension between these two very interesting characters, and Eva knew she had found her happily ever after as her heart had fallen in love with Blade while he could still not decide if he was even ready to fall in love. Eva had her work cut out for her.
Eva Jordan was hired by the Grandmother of this writer, Lucas Blade, to go to his home on 5th Avenue (a penthouse!) to decorate it for the holidays, and to cook and freeze what she cooks so when her Grandson returns home from his getaway to write his book, he will have food ready and waiting for him, extremely wonderful food! Eva has a business in which she cooks food and caters parties, to individuals, and anyone who would like her service. She is extremely good at what she does and her business is thriving. Lucas' grandmother happens to be a very close friend of Eva's, and when Eva finds out Lucas has never left his apartment in New York City, she about dies!
Lucas Blade about dies when he finds out his Grandmother has hired Eva to decorate his house with holiday cheer and for Eva to cook food for him that he can pull out of the freezer because everyone thinks he took off to a cabin in some woods to write his latest psychological thriller that he is extremely well known for writing. Everyone knows and loves Lucas Blade except Eva! She does not like his books because they are about murder and she does not like to read about it!
The two of these characters are very complex characters who are extremely lovable, Eva especially! Eva with her positive views on life and love make you love her. Then we have Blade who has a bleak outlook on life, and wants nothing to do with Christmas OR LOVE!
However, the sexual tension between these two characters is so thick, you can cut it with a knife! Still, Blade decides he does not need Eva to do what his Grandmother wanted her to do for him, and he sends her away. After she tells him it's not nice to do that to his Grandmother because he is surely not doing it to her, he starts to beg her to return and stay. Eva had a wonderful way of getting Blade to see her side of things the way she saw them which went totally against how he looked at life, but there is that sexual tension, again!
In order for Eva to stay, she tells Blade she'll stay under one circumstance. He must take her to one particular Ball during the holidays. The night of that Ball did Blade in! He wanted Eva, and wanted her badly! She turned out to be his muse for writing, but it started to go even deeper than that. He went through a lot as he thought about losing his wife three years ago, and he was not interested in a new relationship, but there was something about Eva he could not let go!
The longer Eva stayed and was cooking for Blade, the more he fell in love with her cooking! She could make anything, and it was so professional. She knew how to throw things together he never would have thought to put together and she created a miracle for his palate! They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach!! Perhaps this is one of the plusses of being a professional chef!!
One of the things I really give this author credit for is for having the male author, Blade, love Eva's curves! Eva was not depicted as a skinny minny little thing, but as a woman with curves, curves Blade thought were extremely attractive! I really liked this!
I'm going to say this again, the sexual tension between these two characters have you cheering them on! It is so thick, you can cut it with a knife, and this is a great deal of what made this book one of the most enjoyable ones I've read for the holiday season! The author writes so well you cannot not miss these characters going through this!
I HIGHLY recommend this book to those of you who love a good banter back and forth between the characters, and of course the sexual tension these two have that is so strong between them! I have also never laughed so hard while reading a book, or cheered so loudly while reading a book than I did for these two characters! This was a book I was sad to see end! The great part is this is book three, (which I read as a standalone, and you do not need to read the other books in this series in order to enjoy this one because I have not read them but enjoyed this book to no end!) which means there are two previous books and then there will be MORE books coming!! This author, Sarah Morgan, is a delight to read! I want to read more of her books I enjoyed this one SO MUCH! This was the perfect romance for the holidays! Grandma knew what she was doing when she hired Eva as Grandmothers often DO know what's best for their grandchildren, even if they are adults!