Author ~ Eli Easton
Published ~ 23rd November 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Christmas
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, knowledgeable 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.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles by Eli Easton is a stand-alone holiday romantic tale. It is no secret that I am an enormous fan of this author. I mean…. a GIGANTIC fan-girl! This book is yet another heart-warming gem by Ms. Easton that had me smiling ridiculously huge! There’s always a little magic in the air when it comes to the Christmas season; and, sometimes it’s that winter magic that can help two individuals find love with the last person they expected.
Twenty-four year old Toby Kincaid is the junior librarian at the local library in his hometown of Sandy Lake, Ohio. He’s got a wonderfully supportive family who he is close to and is in a relationship that seems to be losing its luster. Toby loves working at the library and he particularly enjoys working with the head librarian, Sean Miggles (or Mr. Miggles to everyone in town). Lately, Toby finds himself a little disinterested when it comes to his relationship with his boyfriend. He’s more interested in his handsome boss who has this sadness about him that Toby can’t quite put his finger on. When the endearing Mr. Miggles lands in some extremely hot water, will Toby be the one to step up and save him? With Toby searching for so much more in a romantic relationship, can he show the disheartened librarian that he deserves a second chance at love and life?
I really enjoyed this sugary tale of love with little angst and moderate steam levels. Both characters were endearing and I could not help but root for their relationship. I fell so in love with both men. Seriously. Gah! They both simply melted my heart as they began to open up to one another and finally acknowledge that what was between them was something special and profound. Those moments of vulnerability between Toby and Sean played havoc on my romantic heart. I wanted so desperately for our two protagonists to get their holiday-made happy forever. Such a beautiful romance that had my heart fluttering.
This is a wonderfully executed holiday romance by Ms. Easton. It’s is not bogged down with unnecessary over-the-top angst and drama. What you get is a sweet, fun and light-hearted love story that will leave you happily sighing and clutching your heart. My only complaint is that I wanted more. LOL! I guess that’s just me being selfish! ;)
Connect with Eli Easton
Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, an organic farmer and a profound sleeper, Eli is happily embarking on yet another incarnation as a m/m romance author.
As an avid reader of such, she is tinkled pink when an author manages to combine literary merit, vast stores of humor, melting hotness and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, three bulldogs, three cows and six chickens. All of them (except for the husband) are female, hence explaining the naked men that have taken up residence in her latest fiction writing.