Lana Montgomery is everything the quirky small town of Moose Springs, Alaska can’t stand: a rich socialite with dreams of changing things for the better. But Lana’s determined to prove that she belongs…even if it means trading her stilettos for snow boots and tracking one of the town’s hairiest Christmas mysteries: the Santa Moose, an antlered Grinch hell-bent on destroying every bit of holiday cheer (and tinsel) it can sink its teeth into.
And really…how hard could it be?
The last few years have been tough on Rick Harding, and it’s not getting any easier now that his dream girl’s back in town. When Lana accidentally tranquilizes him instead of the Santa Moose, it’s clear she needs help, fast…and this could be his chance to finally catch her eye. It’s an all-out Christmas war, but if they can nab that darn moose before it destroys the town, Rick and Lana might finally find a place where they both belong…together.
Titles in the Moose Springs, Alaska series include — The Tourist Attraction – Mistletoe & Mr. Right – Enjoy The View –
Title: Mistletoe & Mr. Right
Series: Moose Springs, Alaska #2
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 6, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
I’m a bit sad that I simply didn’t have the time to read the first story in the Moose Springs, Alaska series before Mistletoe & Mr. Right. I have The Tourist Attraction on my Kindle, I simply didn’t manage to read it before this review was due. Life and the pandemic got in the way of so much these last few months – anyway.
So, in this case, I can say that while I missed out on some background, and knowing who were regulars within this small town story – for Lana and Rick, I didn’t need to know all of that beforehand as their story unfolded easily and full of laughter right in front of me.
Mistletoe & Mr. Right has a slow burn romance feel it for me. Lana may have returned to Moose Springs often to be with her best friend, Zoey, but her project isn’t setting very well with the townsfolk at all. She needs a way to counter what she appears to be – a wealthy woman and part of a group that wants to change the landscape of their town for the worst – into a likable woman who wants what she feels will help and enhance the town of Moose Springs… and maybe stop that silly Grinch-like moose who is stirring up so much trouble.
Both easier said than done.
Rick is a business owner in the town, he’s a quiet, shy kind of guy… and he’s been attracted to Lana for a very long time. Crushing hard would be a good way to describe Rick when it comes to Lana. He is one of the very few people in Moose Springs who sees Lana as a person beyond her family’s wealth or her pet project for the town.
I was definitely charmed by Rick and fell under his spell long before Lana actually worked as his romantic interest for me. For Rick, it was charmed and love at first sight. For Lana, I had to get to know the woman underneath the outer coverings to find her heart, so to speak, which I eventually did.
Mistletoe & Mr. Right is chock-full of laugh-out-loud moments, a few giggles at word pictures painted, a mean-spirited moose determinedly setting out to create chaos, a town full of good people who eventually found a way to like and care about Lana, and a fun couple to watch falling in love… tranquilizer darts and all. I had fun here – and that’s the entire point.
If you’re in a festive mood and looking for a story full of laughter, shenanigans, real people, and a solid story then Lana and Rick’s story, this entire series, would be a perfect holiday gift to yourself.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available in paperback, audio, or your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle