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Meet Me in the Margins

Meet Me in the Margins by Melissa Ferguson: Book Review

About the book:

Title: Meet Me in the Margins

Author: Melissa Ferguson

Release Date: February 15, 2022

Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

You’ve Got Mail meets The Proposal—this romance is one for the books.

Savannah Cade’s dreams are coming true. The Claire Donovan, editor-in-chief of the most successful romance imprint in the country, has requested to see the manuscript Savannah’s been secretly writing while working as editor herself—except at her publishing house, the philosophy is only highbrow works are worth printing and commercial fiction, particularly romance, should be reserved for the lowest level of Dante’s inferno. But when Savannah drops her manuscript during a staff meeting and nearly exposes herself to the whole company—including William Pennington, new publisher and son of the romance-despising CEO herself—she races to hide her manuscript in the secret turret room of the old Victorian office.

When she returns, she’s dismayed to discover that someone has not only been in her hidden nook but has written notes in the margins—quite critical ones. But when Claire’s own reaction turns out to be nearly identical to the scribbled remarks, and worse, Claire announces that Savannah has six weeks to resubmit before she retires, Savannah finds herself forced to seek the help of the shadowy editor after all.

As their notes back and forth start to fill up the pages, however, Savannah finds him not just becoming pivotal to her work but her life. There’s no doubt about it. She’s falling for her mystery editor. If she only knew who he was.

Book Review:

Meet Me in the Margins is a cute rom-com. The characters are hilarious, especially Savannah, and since we spend the entire book in her point of view, that’s an excellent thing. She has some quirks, and her internal thoughts were a riot to read. I loved her insecurities and how realistic that made her. It was fun seeing Will completely through Savannah’s perspective, though I’m dying to know what was going on in his head. This is one of those books that takes the reader on a fun, flirty adventure. Savannah’s relationship with her family, her feelings that she would never measure up to the Cade legacy, kept her grounded when she wanted to fly, and I loved how Will gradually showed her that she deserved happiness.
My only complaint is that this is marketed as Christian fiction yet I found nothing within the book to uphold that idea. Sweet romance? Yes. Rom-com? Yes. Did I enjoy the book? Absolutely. I’m in no way opposed to a book being a sweet romance. I love all forms of romance books, but I kept waiting for a faith element to be introduced, and I was disappointed when it wasn’t.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.


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