Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn

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?

Caleb and Nola have loathed one another ever since their relationship fizzled out. She couldn’t wait to get out into the world, and he never wanted to leave home. She went and he wanted to follow, although he couldn’t. He even moved to Boston for a while, hoping it would help him get used to city life so he could take the leap to NYC and win her back, but it just didn’t work for him. But here we are a few years later and Nola is fed up with the city life she craved for so long. She misses her zany small town and all the eccentric folks who make it home. Well, she missed everyone and everything except Caleb. Until she realizes she misses him, too. This is a short and sweet second chance holiday romance that will put a smile on your face.

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