Title: Merry Christmas Mr. Miggles
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Road LLC
Release Date: 11/23/16
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Holiday
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
”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.”
Review: 5+ Stars for Merry Christmas Mr. Miggles.
I seriously could not have loved this book more. I think Eli Easton is becoming one of my auto-read authors! I always know that I’m going to love her books and I never hesitate to pick them up. This year’s Christmas short was no different!
Toby was the kind of guy who was unexpectedly loyal and passionate in his beliefs. He was quiet and kept to himself for the most part, but when it came to Mr. Miggles he didn’t mind the friendly banter every now and then. He didn’t know how much Mr. Miggles really meant to him until he was about to be taken away from him. I really enjoyed Toby as a character for that reason. He was young and Easton made that apparent. There was no attempt at making him seem “wise beyond his years.” He was just Toby… and that was enough.
Mr. Miggles had my heart from sentence #1. He had that sexy librarian with intelligent sass (that sometimes went right over your head) thing going on. He was probably one of the most selfless characters I’ve ever read about (which becomes pretty clear the further through the story you get) and there was no way that I couldn’t love him. When we finally got to the point in the story where we got a little bit of his history my heart started breaking. He was everything that Toby deserved in his life and more.
Their relationship started off a little rocky, both because of the major story conflict and because Mr. Miggles was being a little difficult to crack. This was a little bit of a slow build in the sense that nothing happened for the majority of the story, but it was such a short book that it didn’t seem like I was waiting forever to get to the Happy part of the HEA. There was a little bit of sadness and angst sprinkled in but it was nothing that didn’t balance out with the rest of the plot really well.
Eli Easton did a fantastic job with Toby and Mr. Miggles and as always, I 100% definitely recommend this book!
Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the author or the publisher in any way.