Meet Me at the Margins by Melissa Ferguson – ARC Review

Meet Me at the Margins by Melissa Ferguson

Series: N/A

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Published February 15th 2022

Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Pages: 320

Format: ARC

Buy: Book Depository / Amazon

* Received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions are, as always, my own.*

Savannah Cade is a low-level editor at Pennington Publishing, a prestigious publisher producing only the highest of highbrow titles. And while editing the latest edition of The Anthology of Medieval Didactic Poetry may be her day job, she has two secrets she’s hiding.

One: She’s writing a romance novel.

Two: She’s discovered the Book Nook—a secret room in the publishing house where she finds inspiration for her “lowbrow” hobby.

After leaving her manuscript behind one afternoon, she returns to the nook only to discover someone has written notes in the margins. Savannah’s first response to the criticism is defensive, but events transpire that force her to admit that she needs the help of this shadowy editor after all. As the notes take a turn for the romantic, and as Savannah’s madcap life gets more complicated than ever, she uses the process of elimination to identify her mysterious editor—only to discover that what she truly wants and what she should want just might not be the same. Melissa Ferguson’s latest—a love letter to books, readers, and romance—will leave fans laughing out loud and swooning in the same breath. 

Savannah works for Pennington Publishing as a new low-level editor – a publishing house for the most prestigious books and non-fic.

She has been using the publishing company’s ARC room to write her own romance novel, which would put her own publishing house to shame. One day, after leaving her manuscript behind, she comes back to find that someone discovered her hidden place, organized her manuscript, and written edits in the margins.

Who is this mystery person? She ends up asking this mystery editor for help editing in hopes it will get published.

The two start exchanging notes back and forth, first regarding the manuscript – and then more personal. Savannah can’t help but start falling for her mystery editor.

This was cute. I really enjoyed how the writing and pace made it exciting. I read it in two sittings and it just flew by!

It was impossibly predictable but it was just what you wanted to happen, you know? From the beginning as Savannah falls for her mystery editor, you can’t help but love it and fall for him too.

Savannah is the most basic of characters. In a way even boring. She has a normal job, lives a normal life, and even her ex-boyfriend chose her sister to marry instead of her. And guess what? She is living with the two of them! She is relatable and I couldn’t help but see a bit of myself in her.

Our mystery editor is totally worth falling for and that’s all I’m going to say. Even if you don’t read the synopsis you are going to know who it is right away so, just go with it.

It’s a slow burner and it totally made me have a smile on my face throughout. Overall this was cute and fast paced, perfect for a nighttime relaxy easy read.

What did you think of it? Have you read it? Let’s discuss it in the comments below!

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