Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Book Review: Meet Me At The Margins

I've been trying audiobooks because I like to listen to something when I work on crafty things or just on my computer. I've been doing podcasts, but I'm pretty caught up on those, so audiobooks seem like the next step. I just can't justify purchasing audiobooks because if I can't physically hold it, I feel like I've flushed money down the toilet. Rational? No. Instead, I've been using the Hoopla app and using my library card, but there isn't a huge selection... so that's been kind of a bummer. 

What isn't a bummer, was finding this book! I've been wanting to read this for awhile, and I'm so glad I did. 

Meet Me At The Margins - Melissa Ferguson

Savannah Cade is a low-level editor at Pennington Publishing, a prestigious publisher producing only the highest of highbrow titles. And while editing the latest edition of The Anthology of Medieval Didactic Poetry may be her day job, she has two secrets she’s hiding.

One: She’s writing a romance novel.

Two: She’s discovered the Book Nook—a secret room in the publishing house where she finds inspiration for her “lowbrow” hobby.

After leaving her manuscript behind one afternoon, she returns to the nook only to discover someone has written notes in the margins. Savannah’s first response to the criticism is defensive, but events transpire that force her to admit that she needs the help of this shadowy editor after all. As the notes take a turn for the romantic, and as Savannah’s madcap life gets more complicated than ever, she uses the process of elimination to identify her mysterious editor—only to discover that what she truly wants and what she should want just might not be the same. Melissa Ferguson’s latest—a love letter to books, readers, and romance—will leave fans laughing out loud and swooning in the same breath. 
I haven’t read anything by this author yet, but this was really good and I look forward to more of her books! I thought the premise of this was cute, I liked them passing notes literally in the margins of a manuscript, and the writing overall was fun. I'm a sucker for books that feature texts, emails, tweets, etc., I think it's such a fun way to let the story unfold. 

I will say Savannah is kind of a moron, because she is pretty clueless when it comes to relationships, so was almost too annoying, but in the end, I couldn’t hate it. I also wish we learned more about Will, but the cute epilogue makes up for it. I loved how their relationship came together though, I thought it was funny in all the right spots, and for being a clean romance, I really did love this. It's in the Christian category but it really isn't... unless you consider it that way because it really only has one kiss, literally at the end. 

Is it a major romance that all romance lovers need to run and pick up? No, definitely not. Is it fun, quirky, and sweet? Yes, it hits all of those notes. As we move into summer, this is exactly what I need, and I'm looking forward to the next one from this author. 

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