Published by Amazon Original Stories on 2022-11-29
Length: 80 pages
Reviewing Kindle from Kindle Unlimited
Reading Challenges: 2022 New Release Challenge
From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.
After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.
To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.
Nola writes back to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns flirtatious.
Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first place.
Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?
You’ve Got Mail gets a holiday twist in this swoon-worthy novella from Meghan Quinn. Resting Scrooge Face sees Nola moving back home after a bad breakup right at the holidays. As if that isn’t bad enough, her little town is known for its Christmas cheer and is also the home of the boy who she never got over. When she receives an anonymous letter from a fellow Scrooge, Nola finds herself drawn to the mystery penpal and despite her own feelings writing back.
I adored the twist in this little book. Clocking in at under 70 pages, I devoured it in one sitting, just before bed. Nola’s and Caleb’s relationship unfolds through flirty notes passed back and forth anonymously by a matchmaking mailman. When they see each other in person however, the tension is palpable. Neither wants to admit their feelings for each other, or the hurt that is still present years later.
Overall, this novella is a sweet and swoony read. The letters easily pulled me into the story. If you are a fan of romance, Quinn, or just looking for a quick read, I highly recommend it.