Mr. Right Now : MM Holiday Romance (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Mr. Right Now : MM Holiday Romance
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: November 14, 2019
Genre(s): Holiday Romance
Page Count: 127 pages
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


He’s Mr. Right Now, but for how long?

When Russ suffers a Thanksgiving disaster, his gorgeous neighbor Esteban is there to save the day. And after an innocent mix-up leads to the former Hollywood hottie playing the role of Russ’s date, Russ thinks scoring Esteban as his fake boyfriend is a huge win. The newly discharged marine is healing inside and out and could use some holiday cheer.

For his part, Esteban is intrigued by his big, bad neighbor. He likes how his matchmaking cat brings out an unexpected caring side of Russ. Desire flares as the reasons to continue their ruse pile up for both men.

And pretending feels so good. From chocolaty kisses to late night cuddles, their burgeoning friendship is getting cozier and cozier. But as the end date for their little deception looms, all the real feelings they’ve tried to ignore come tumbling in. Each must decide whether they have what it takes to ring in the New Year as a couple.

Mr. Right Now is a stand-alone holiday novella with sweet, low-angst feels, spicy love scenes, and foodie inspired, quirky Oregon romance with a military flavor. Happy ending guaranteed with no cliffhangers!

This was a very sweet holiday novella, typical of Annabeth Albert.

I’m not a huge fan of the fake boyfriend trope, but this had such little angst that it worked for me.

Russ and Esteban are neighbors in the same complex, but haven’t ever really gotten to know each other more than just Esteban’s cat running into Russ’ place. When Russ heads out to the garbage with a burnt pan and a grim expression, Esteban commits himself to saving the meal.

The pair works well together, and before they know it, Russ’ family thinks they are dating. And little things start creeping up that push them together over and over.

Russ and Esteban were so very different in culture, family and lifestyle, yet they meshed so well together. They were interested in each other’s lives and there was never a miscommunication.

Again, low on the angst, high on the sweet, this book is a perfect read for anyone looking for a bit of festive romance.

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Galley copy of Mr. Right Now : MM Holiday Romance provided by Annabeth Albert in exchange of an honest review.


Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after. Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday
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