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Reviewed by Verity Wilde
Eva is a hopeless romantic – and although she’s single this Christmas she’s going to be house-sitting a penthouse apartment on 5th Avenue. Except the owner isn’t actually away, and he doesn’t know she’s coming. Crime-writer Lucas is less than thrilled that his grandmother arranged for Eva to come in and decorate his apartment – he’s got writer’s block, a deadline looming and the anniversary of his wife’s death is imminent. The last thing he needs is bubbly Eva interfering. And then a mega-blizzard hits Manhattan…
This is the third book in Morgan’s From Manhattan with Love series – about three girls who start an events company after getting made redundant. You don’t need to have read Paige and Frankie’s stories, but if you have it makes a very satisfying conclusion to the series. There’s no surprise about how it’s going to end, but it’s a fun journey with some interesting twists.
Eva is an engaging heroine with a sunny exterior that hides sadness from the death of her grandma. Lucas is a grumpy, disillusioned writer of the type of psychological thriller murder mysteries that I can’t read because they give me nightmares. As a duo they are a modern day equivalent of an innocent Regency heroine and the dark and brooding Alpha hero and it works brilliantly. I wanted Eva to make Lucas grovel a bit more – and for her to be able to be angry at him for more than 5 minutes and a brief walk in Central Park, but it’s only a minor niggle. Because what’s not to love about a book set in New York at Christmas – especially when it’s snowy and you’re gazing down on it from a luxury apartment. This is the book equivalent of a big mug of hot chocolate with marshmallows on top – warm, comforting and very satisfying. Ideal for a winter afternoon.
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