Title: Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Road LLC
Release Date: November 23rd 2016
Page Count: 153
Reviewed by: Ele
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Toby Kincaid loves being the junior librarian in his hometown of Sandy Lake, Ohio. He spends his days surrounded by books and chatting with the library patrons. He especially adores the head librarian, Mr. Miggles, who is kind, witty, knowlegable about everything, and hopelessly addicted to Christmas. Sean Miggles is also pretty cute—especially for an older guy who wears ties and suit pants every day.
But Sean keeps himself at a distance, and there’s a sadness about him that Toby can’t figure out. When Sean is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he gives up without a fight. Toby realizes that he alone can save the library—and their head librarian.
Toby will need to uncover the darkness in Sean’s past and prove to him that he deserves a second chance at life and at love too. And while Christmas miracles are being handed out, maybe Toby will get his own dearest wish—to love and be loved by Mr. Miggles.
Oh, Mr. Miggles…
Sean Miggles is the head librarian of The Sandy Lake Library. He’s a good man and a gentle soul. Mr. Miggles likes Christmas decorations and he works hard to make the library a warm and festive place during the holidays. I loved his devotion to his work, his kindness, and his dancing Santas ties! When you have a problem, you go to Mr. Miggles; he’ll go out of his way to help you.
But at the same time, there’s an air of mystery surrounding him, a past he can’t share. He never gets too close, and always keeps people at a distance. Especially his junor librarian, Toby. We don’t get Mr. Miggles’s POV in this book, but somehow this story is all about him.
Toby is the exact opposite of Sean. He’s laid back, easygoing and approachable. In the beggining of this book, Toby sees Sean just as his boss. A boss he respects and admires. But slowly, the admiration becomes something much deeper, and despite Sean’s reluctance, Toby will not give up. He will fight for his Mr.Miggles.
Their interactions were perfect! Sometimes snarky, sometimes awkward. Sometimes boss-employee talk, and then so much more. There is a lot of slow burn here, but when the two of them come together, it’s pretty magical. Almost like poetry.
I LOVED the library and the imortant role it played, and I loved the the town’s strong sense of community. When shit hits the fan, everyone is there for Mr. Miggles.
You definitely need to add this to your Christmas romance shelf. Recommended!