I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Mistletoe and Mr. Right by Sarah Morgenthaler
Series: Moose Springs,
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 6, 2020
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Elise Arsenault
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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.
Barb absolutely loved the first book, so then I had to try it and enjoyed it though maybe not as much as her. 🙂 So we decided since the second one was set during Christmas time that we would buddy read it and I am glad we did. It was cute. Check out Barb’s review at Booker T’s Farm after looking at mine! 🙂
Here is what I thought
So when I seen that this one was going to involve Lana, I knew the author was going to have to work hard to make me enjoy it because I couldn’t stand Lana in book one. Am I completely on board with Lana now, no, but do I like more a bit more, yes.
Lana represents everything a small town like Moose Springs loathes. She is a rich girl with dreams of changing things in Moose Springs, but where she thinks it’s for the better, those that live there do not. She wants to prove that she belongs there just as much as they do and that she really does want what is good for the town and that could mean going against her mother and the business.
Rick has had his heartbroken and is very leery where woman are concerned but there is just something about Lana that he is drawn too. Everyone tells him to leave her alone, that she is trouble and will only break his heart, but he sees something different. He doesn’t see a rich socialite, he sees someone who is kind and sweet and he can’t help but fall for her.
I absolutely adore Rick! He is so sweet and kind and how can you not like a man with a pet hedgehog that he dresses in sweaters! 🙂 Now with Lana, it took getting to know her family to understand why she is how she is! It was this that sort of softened me towards Lana, but she still has some characteristics that I don’t like and things she did in book one are still on my mind. I did end up rooting for the two of them and for things to end well, so that is something. 🙂 Oh and I also liked the Santa Moose!
I really did end up enjoying this one overall and that is mostly do to liking Rick so much and some of the side characters! I am really interested in the next one that is about Easton who seems to be a confirmed bachelor…lol.
I think if you like fun small town romances that you will enjoy this series.
I have always been a fan of Elise Arsenault as she narrates some of my cozies so I knew I would enjoy here with this one.