RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕 (5/5 moons)
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Published: November 29, 2016
“… everyone knows you never find love when you go looking for it. You have to wait for it to find you.”
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?
Similar plot, different characters. Every time I picked up Sarah Morgan’s books I expected strong family relationship, romance, friendship, a hunky guy, a gorgeous damsel and a problematic situation. This is the reason why I stay away from contemporaries because I feel like it’s the same. However, Sarah Morgan’s books give me all of that and more because it would always be different. I would know how it would end but how it get there is a story that is surely worth the read. It would make you cry, laugh or you will do it at the same time.
Eva and Lucas are two very opposite individuals yet they share the same grief because they lose the people that they love the most. However, different people presents a different approach in life and it translates well in this book. I feel like I connected with Eva so much because I also lose my grandmother a few months ago that’s why I can tell that their approach in grief translates well. This book means a lot to me. It does not only helps me from my reading slump but it also gives me some advice when it comes to conquering my grief.
I love every bit of this book, especially the family and friends relationship with the main characters; because I feel like most contemporaries would focus on the love story without considering the fact that relationship towards the character’s family and friends matter. I mean, we all read books that got us thinking where the heck is the family of this character, right? I like that incorporating the family ties and friendship in the story lightens the cheesy vibes of the romance. Because I’m one of those people who cringe when the cheesiness is too much, so thank you Sarah Morgan for letting me read a romance book that does not make me cringe.
I feel like I did not translate well in words how much I love this book, but believe me I do. It’s just that, I’m still trying to find my love in writing. But overall, I love this book so much. A must read for every readers out there. It may have been a part of a series but each book can also be a standalone.