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Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles by Eli Easton

Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles Book Cover Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles
Eli Easton
Fiction, M/M Romance
Pinkerton Road LLC
November 23rd 2016

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.

ARIANNA’S review

If you enjoy holiday romantic stories, then you don’t want to miss Eli Easton’s newest release. Once again, this author delivered an enjoyable, Christmas-y story that warmed my heart and sucked me in from the very beginning. ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles’ was a sweet and lovely story about family, community, dedication and last, but not least, love and while it wasn’t my favorite read by this author, I really enjoyed it.

Toby Kinkaid is the twenty-four years old junior librarian at the Sandy Lake Library. He loves books, his job and the role the town’s library has in Sandy Lake and he adores his boss, the head librarian, Mr. Miggles, even if, most of the time, he acts older than he actually is. Toby has a great, supportive family and he’s in a relationship with Justin, a guy who constantly tries to take advantage of him. Sean Miggles wears ties and suit pants every day, he’s dedicated to his job 100% and loves books as much as Toby. Mr. Miggles is always serious and often sad and Toby is so curious to find out why. He always believed his boss is a handsome man, but lately he can’t stop thinking about him. He knows he should forget about him, firstly because he is the boss and secondly because he’s convinced Sean is not interested in him.

When Mr. Miggles is accused of a crime he didn’t commit, he gives up without a fight. Toby believes in him so he tries to save him…in every possible way, showing him how to live and also love again.

“We were a thing now. A thing. I very much wanted to keep it. Possibly forever.”

Like any other books by this author, ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles’ was sweet and very low in angst and drama. To be honest, I would have liked the story line to be more engaging, but overall I found this Christmas-y story to be quite enjoyable. Both main characters were endearing and I liked them individually and together as a couple. Both Toby and Sean were well portrayed and I have to say I liked how different they were from each other. Sean was a fantastic character. I enjoyed his personality and I absolutely loved how loyal he was as the story unfolded. The way he fought to prove Sean’s innocence and the way he didn’t let the other man give up on everything warmed my heart. With a big heart, Toby was sweet, caring, considerate and so, so supportive. I totally loved him!

Sean’s character was pretty well developed considering the entire story is told from Toby’s point-of-view. Toby was a great narrator and surprise, surprise, I didn’t miss Sean’s POV at all. Mr. Miggles is a sad and quite man, but he’s also patient and considerate.

While the story is short-ish I didn’t feel the romance between the two protagonists was rushed, but I have to say I would have liked a little more. I wanted more scenes with them as a couple and of course more sexy times.

“I had everything I could possibly want, for this Christmas season and all the Christmases to come. After all: I had Sean. My Mr. Miggles.”

All in all, ‘Merry Christmas, Mr. Miggles’ was a fantastic, heartwarming, light-hearted holiday romance with an enjoyable story-line and two adorable main characters.