Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles (Lili’s Review)

Title: Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Road LLC
Release Date: November 23rd 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Holidays
Page Count: File Size: 664 KB
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2.75 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 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.

I’m going to be the minority on this one.


I’m going to make this short.

There’s some good stuff here.

-Likable characters. Mr. Miggles and Toby were adorkable. They had this funny, snarky banter. The supporting cast was great as well.

-The plot piqued my interest. Romance with a little “whodunnit” on the side.

-And the message of the story was touching and sweet. It’s about forgiveness, second chances, family, and friends.

But I couldn’t connect with any of it. I found myself like an outsider looking in. Reading this book felt like I was just going through the motions- there was a disconnect. I wish I’d had the same connection other readers had with this story. All the elements were there- but it didn’t all come together for me.

What didn’t work for me?

-The pace felt slow.


-I wanted more on page interaction between Mr. Miggles and Toby. Once the crime took place, it felt like that completely took over the story.

I’m sad this one was a miss for me. 2.5 Stars.

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Galley copy of Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles provided by Eli Easton in exchange of an honest review.


I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant
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