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ARC Book Review | Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler

Title: Mistletoe and Mr. Right (Moose Springs, Alaska #2)
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler 
Genre: Romance, Holiday
Published On: October 6, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: digital
Pages: 352

Synopsis:

How the moose (almost) stole Christmas.

Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can’t stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana’s determined to prove that she belongs… even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town’s hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.

And really…how hard could it be?

The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it’s not getting any easier now that his dream girl’s back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it’s clear she needs help, fast…and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It’s an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong… together.

My thoughts

(Spoiler free)

Happy Publishing Day to Mistletoe and Mr. Right! I was so excited to return to Moose Springs! The Tourist Attraction was such a lovely surprise, and I knew I already adored all the characters that it introduced, so I didn’t have any doubts that I would enjoy Mistletoe & Mr. Right

“I don’t know how to keep being me without you.”

Sarah Morgenthaler, Mistletoe and Mr. Right

Lana is such a strong character, and she absolutely deserves her own story. She may seem like the opposite of Rick in every way, but the one thing they share for sure is they are lonely. They are two lonely people that deserve to be happy. Lana is having a hard time getting the locals to warm up to her, but she never gives up.  And watching her try again and again is sweet, but also made me a little angry at the people of Moose Springs. 

Rick has his flaws—he’s a bit stuck in his ways and at times painfully shy—but one thing he is not, is scared off easily. His unwavering loyalty is refreshing. And I loved that he allowed himself to be vulnerable, too. 

If you prefer your holiday romances lighter on Christmas, this one would probably fit the bill. It wasn’t overly Christmas-y, but still left me warm and fuzzy. Not to mention there’s an assortment of animals—including an elusive moose, a cute hedgehog, and an irresistible kitten. 

It was nice getting to catch up with Graham and Zoey, as well. And while I enjoyed Mistletoe & Mr. Right, The Tourist Attraction still edges it out a bit as my favorite. Lana and Rick were a fun couple to root for, and I was sad to see this one end. I’ll be looking forward to the next book set in Moose Springs!

Thank you to the publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley for providing me with an advance copy.

(All quotes are taken from the advance copy and are subject to change in final print.)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)

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About the Author

Sarah Morgenthaler
Sarah Morgenthaler

Geologist and lifelong science nerd, Sarah Morgenthaler is a passionate supporter of chocolate chip cookies, geeking out over rocks, and playing with her rescue pit bull, Sammy. When not writing romantic comedy and contemporary romance set in far-off places, Sarah can be found travelling with her husband, hiking national parks, and enjoying her own happily ever after.

A Song For A Book

On Bookstagram I created a hashtag for when I include a song that reminds me of the book I’m sharing, #ASongForABook, I thought I’d make it a regular feature on my reviews, too.

My song choice for Mistletoe and Mr. Right was easy. I think Mariah Carey may have even been mentioned in the book….

I don’t want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I don’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever know
Make my wish come true oh
All I want for Christmas is you

Have you read Mistletoe and Mr. Right? Did you add it to your tbr? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Wandering!

7 thoughts on “ARC Book Review | Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler”

  1. Ah, all the holiday feels! I love that Mariah Carey song and I still need to read this book but I’m so keen. That quote you shared already pulled on my heartstrings and had me going “aww”! Can’t wait to meet these two characters 🙂 Great review, Dedra!

  2. What stuck me the most about these two was how lonely they were, and therefore, I was over the moon that they found each other. It was great to spend the holidays in Moose Springs too

    1. Yes! I was rooting for them both so very much because of how lonely they were. The author did a great job of writing lonely characters that weren’t anti-social. I was impressed by that. <3

  3. I have enjoyed both of the books in this series, but I think I enjoyed the humour in the first one a bit more. I liked the tougher issues in this one though. Nice review Dedra.

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