Friday, February 18, 2022

Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson: Book Review

 **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

You’ve Got Mail meets The Proposal—this romance is one for the books.

Savannah Cade’s dreams are coming true. The Claire Donovan, editor-in-chief of the most successful romance imprint in the country, has requested to see the manuscript Savannah’s been secretly writing while working as editor herself—except at her publishing house, the philosophy is only highbrow works are worth printing and commercial fiction, particularly romance, should be reserved for the lowest level of Dante’s inferno. But when Savannah drops her manuscript during a staff meeting and nearly exposes herself to the whole company—including William Pennington, new publisher and son of the romance-despising CEO herself—she races to hide her manuscript in the secret turret room of the old Victorian office.

When she returns, she’s dismayed to discover that someone has not only been in her hidden nook but has written notes in the margins—quite critical ones. But when Claire’s own reaction turns out to be nearly identical to the scribbled remarks, and worse, Claire announces that Savannah has six weeks to resubmit before she retires, Savannah finds herself forced to seek the help of the shadowy editor after all.

As their notes back and forth start to fill up the pages, however, Savannah finds him not just becoming pivotal to her work but her life. There’s no doubt about it. She’s falling for her mystery editor. If she only knew who he was.

Bestselling author Melissa Ferguson lives in Tennessee, where she enjoys chasing her children and writing romantic comedies full of humor and heart. Her favorite hobby is taking friends and acquaintances and turning them into characters in her books without their knowledge. Connect with her (and prepare for the possibility of becoming her next character) at; Instagram: @our_friendly_farmhouse; TikTok: @ourfriendlyfarmhouse.

When I first read the book description for Meet Me in the Margins, I was immediately drawn into this fun story idea and couldn't wait to check it out... but if I'm being honest, once I actually began reading the story took a bit longer to grab me. It wasn't until several chapters in that I found myself really connecting with the story. For me, this might well be because I generally don't tend to prefer stories written in third person (though I certainly think for this particular story, this POV worked well)... but whatever the reason, I am glad that I read on. Once I finally got into the groove of the book, I absolutely couldn't get enough. I enjoyed the back and forth banter and the humor of the story, and the romance was wonderfully done. This is certainly one that had me smiling as I was reading. It was sweet and funny... and definitely appealed to the book lover in me too! Overall, a very good read and one that fans of romantic comedies are sure to want to experience for themselves. 


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