Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn

What happens when your charming new pen pal happens to be your ex-boyfriend?
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From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.

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?

Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

Grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit in a dark room by the glow of a fireplace or Christmas tree and enjoy this delightful holiday novella from Meghan Quinn! What would you do if you moved back home during the holiday season and found out that your secret also-hates-Christmas pen pal is the guy who broke your heart?

Caleb (Resting Scrooge Face) and Nola (Ho-Ho-No) are adorable! They are both suffering from a bit of Scrooginess this holiday season, so mailman Arden decides to play matchmaker and deliver secret pen pal letters back and forth between them. As they write to one another, Caleb and Nola each begin to smile again, hum Jingle Bells, and even get into the holiday spirit! Meanwhile, Caleb and Nola keep bumping into each other around town, and it’s clear that there are loads of unresolved feelings between them.

Since this is a novella, they quickly resolve the issues stemming from their breakup, and there’s a wonderful scene when they realize who the other is. It’s a Christmas miracle!

This book is set in both Meghan Quinn’s Port Snow universe — Bright Harbor is the next town over, and just a hair not-as-Christmassy as Port Snow! — and is also connected to the baseball series since Nola is the sister of Ryot from Untying The Knot.

I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley and voluntarily left a review.

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