Monday, December 12, 2022

Review: Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn

Genre: Holiday romance
Pages: 80
Published: November 29, 2022

After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.

To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.

Nola writes back to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns flirtatious.

Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first place.

Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?

Does my piss poor attitude--including my insane letter to Christmas--have anything to do with the one that got away, the woman who just so happened to move back to our small, wintery town in the heart of Maine?

I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review. 

You've Got Mail but make it Christmas. This is how you make a shorter work love story believable. Could it have been longer? Yes. Caleb and Nola could have been thrown together in several awkward, uncomfortable encounters, local Christmas festivities like the type that abound in all the Hallmark movies. And that would have been great. But it wasn't necessary for the story. 

One of the aspects that helped this story work well while being short was the string of letters early on. They showed us time passing and a growing bond in not a whole lot of words. And they were funny. I could easily see why these two were going to end up together. 

There was a slight twist at the end that I didn't see coming. I should have, but I didn't, and I'm a little disappointed in myself for that. I'm going to blame my oversight on all the non-Christmas Christmas movies I've seen this year. 

Overall I give this book 4.7 out of 5 stars and if it were turned into a Hallmark Christmas movie, I would watch it in a heartbeat. - Katie 

#1 Amazon and USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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