Book: Mistletoe and Mr. Right
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler
My Rating: 2.5 Christmas Cookies
This is the sequel to The Tourist Attraction, which I told y’all was basically a Hallmark movie. This review probably has some spoilers for The Tourist Attraction, so if that bothers you stop reading now. My biggest complaint was that The Tourist Attraction had no drama. Well, this sequel has plenty of drama, but to be honest it wasn’t the drama I wanted. I’m picky about my rom coms, what can I say?
This story picks up with two of the supporting characters from The Tourist Attraction, Lana and Rick. I was really excited to read this one because I thought Lana was the most intriguing character in the first book. But this sequel just fell flat. And while Lana was still an amazing, strong woman, I was felt like this story didn’t do her justice.
I think I’ll just break it down as pros and cons for you guys and let you decide.
I loved that Lana was protecting a town that hated her just because she cared. Rick was adorable with how smitten he was. There is a violent moose that only attacks Christmas decorations, which made me think of Ulysses from the first book. Rick has a grumpy cat named Roger and a hedgehog named Darla that he dresses in mittens and sweaters. It’s TOO ADORABLE. Also, the cameo appearances of some beloved characters were amazing.
I did not love that Lana’s storyline was basically parallel to Rick’s ex-wife. Or the fact that some chapters just did not jive. One night Rick and Lana get interrupted by his nephew calling to say his barn caught on fire. …next chapter – no mention of said fire. Why? There were several moments like that where I felt like I had skipped pages or missed something important. Also, the big conflict between Rick and Lana was so stupid. I mean, where The Tourist Attraction had no drama, this story has plenty of drama and angst…it’s just not very well done.
So, make the decision for yourself. If you want a quick, lighthearted, holiday, romantic comedy check it out. If you’re looking for more than that, you might want to keep looking. I’ll leave it up to you!
Krystle Goodman is a crazy cat lady, who loves to drink exorbitant amounts of coffee, and read a shocking amount of books. She lives in Benton with her husband Josh, her son Roman, and their two cats Roxanne and Abby. When she isn’t reading, you’ll find her cooking, painting, or watching true crime shows. Watch for Krystle’s book reviews every other Friday. Send fanmail to: [email protected]
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