Mistletoe and Mr. Right is the second book in the Moose Springs series.
It’s a slow burn, opposites attract, clean romance.
I enjoyed this story. I really like this authors writing style. Her characters are great, well developed.
Them vs Us. Residents vs Wealthy Tourists.
This town has a big problem. They hate the rich tourists who invade their town, but they can’t survive with the influx of their money. Some have caved and cater to them, others actively try to keep them away.
Lana and Rick don’t have much in common, except their mutual love for this small Alaska town.
Rick is the shy, almost introverted pool hall owner. He’s divorced, living with his now adult nephew Diego who we met in the last book. He’s doing his best to survive and keep his business open. He’s kept to himself after his wife left him. Spending most of his time at work or home with his grumpy cat, and his little fashionista hedgehog. He’s silently had a crush on the beautiful, wealthy Lana since he first saw her.
Lana is a powerhouse. Vibrant, confident and very much in control of each situation she faces. (At least from the outside) She is the moneymaker, the backbone of her family’s business empire. Inside she’s lonely. Tired of the travel, tired of dealing with her family. Tired of always having to be “A Montgomery”. She’s had her eye on Rick, but never acted on it. But she loves this small town. She’s going to do everything she can to save it. Even if it means buying up most of it.
Overall a good story written with lots of humor. I loved the witty banter between the characters. Rick and Lanas night at the B and B was hilarious.
I loved catching up with the characters we met in the first book.
What I struggled with was the connection between these two people. There is a lot of flirting, a lot of internal dialogue about what they want to do the other one, I just didn’t feel an emotional connection between them.
The other thing was the length. It was really long. It really slowed down in parts, dragged a bit.
And she left the situation with her cousin hanging. Why bring it up and then not finish it? Frustrating.
It’s a clean read, no sex, a little swearing. Some minor drama and angst.
Dual points of view.
They do end up together in the end.
It can standalone.
I’ll continue to read the series. I’ve preordered the next book. Easton’s story.