Title: Mistletoe and Mr. Right (Moose Springs, Alaska #2)
Author: Sarah Morgenthaler
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this e-copy to review. All opinions are my own.
“How the moose (almost) stole Christmas.
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.” (Goodreads)
I really enjoyed the first book in this series but I LOVED this one!
As with many romance books, this book follows two different characters, Lana and Rick, who were introduced in the first book but not the main characters at the time. It has two point-of-views and I very much enjoyed both of them.
Lana is definitely a get-it-done kind of woman. She is all business but when it comes down to it, she is just looking for a place to belong and she is hoping that place is Moose Springs. I’d move there in a heartbeat too!
She is trying her best throughout the book to become one of the locals. There are speed bumps in her way. One being her cousin Silas who is a big dillweed. In the first book Lana is very much seen as put together and in this one her life looks less glamorous. I liked seeing this side of her and the struggles she faces.
Rick is one character that I didn’t remember much about in the first book. Oops! But, he definitely grew on me in this one as I read. I also realized we are a lot alike when it comes to being a crazy cat person. Who can really blame him for talking to his cat! I do that on the daily, haha. Life hasn’t always been kind to him but he is a kind guy who wants what is best for those around him.
Their romance is full of crazy dates, laughter, and being there for one another even when you aren’t sure where the relationship is going. It’ll give you all the feelings and make you not want to stop reading. I loved every second of it!
As for the rest of the plot, many of the characters you know from book one are back as well! I enjoyed reading about what was happening between Graham and Zoey. I may not have liked Killian in book one but he really grew on me in this one. There is definitely a softer side to him. I want a book from his point-of-view or Ash. Maybe together?! I don’t know but I am shipping it, haha.
Overall and like I said above, I LOVED this one. It gave me all the sappy feelings and I cried twice. It was just so good and by the time I was at the ending, I just wanted to continue reading. Sadly, there was nothing left. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.