Book Review, Contemporary

Book Review – Meet Me In The Margins

Book Blurb

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.

My Thoughts

A sweet “you’ve got mail” rom-com of a story.
I enjoyed getting to know the characters.
Savannah is humorous with a delightful personality. She was always finding herself in scrapes, and just a bit klutzy. I couldn’t help but find myself laughing at her.
Her job was being an acquisitions editor at Pennington Press, a family-run publishing house.. She was fairly low on the totem pole, and longed to not only move up at the publishers, but become a published author.
Her work-in-process had potential, but after she’d showed to a romance editor at another publisher, and finding out how much work it would actually take to bring it up to where it needed to be, she’d almost given up hope.
Enter her mysterious editor…you see, she left her manuscript laying in her favorite hideaway, an attic room at the publishing house. When she returned, she discovered notes written in the margins. Her initial outrage turned to delight as she realized this anonymous editor could potentially help her reach her desired goal.
The resulting events are humorous, and make this story a fun read. I did have my suspicions about how it would all turn out….I don’t want to give any spoilers, so I’ll just leave it at that.

If you are looking for a light-hearted, contemporary romance to read, then be sure and read this book!
Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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