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Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson
Publishing Date February 15, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance
You’ll love it if books about books with romance sprinkled in are your thing.
Synopsis – Goodreads
Savannah Cade is a low-level editor at Pennington Publishing, a prestigious publisher producing only the highest of highbrow titles. And while editing the latest edition of The Anthology of Medieval Didactic Poetry may be her day job, she has two secrets she’s hiding.
One: She’s writing a romance novel.
Two: She’s discovered the Book Nook—a secret room in the publishing house where she finds inspiration for her “lowbrow” hobby.
After leaving her manuscript behind one afternoon, she returns to the nook only to discover someone has written notes in the margins. Savannah’s first response to the criticism is defensive, but events transpire that force her to admit that she needs the help of this shadowy editor after all. As the notes take a turn for the romantic, and as Savannah’s madcap life gets more complicated than ever, she uses the process of elimination to identify her mysterious editor—only to discover that what she truly wants and what she should want just might not be the same. Melissa Ferguson’s latest—a love letter to books, readers, and romance—will leave fans laughing out loud and swooning in the same breath.
This sweet story will leave you with the biggest smile. So few books leave me thinking, “Aw, how cute!” at the end, and this was one of them. Meet Me in the Margins ended similar to a Hallmark movie. We get to see a bit into the future at the end, which is always a favorite part of mine.
The chemistry between our main character, Savannah, and her secret manuscript editor is palpable and adorable. The written conversations they have as he gives input to her book are enjoyable to read. However, their discussions happen in the margins of her manuscript. The mystery editor gives her feedback via criticism and a bit of flirting.
The plot was good, but my favorite parts were reading Savannah and the mystery editor’s commentary back and forth throughout the story. There were a few plot points I was confused about, but it didn’t take away from the story or the budding romance.
Aside from the romance, we get an inside look into Savannah’s life with her family and how she always feels like she’s underperforming compared to her sister. The subplot was funny and, at some points, had me wanting to yell at the characters. But, you know a book is engaging when you want to interact with the characters.
I’m rating four stars because I enjoyed the banter, subplot, and writing. It was an easy and enjoyable story!