Savannah Cade was raised in a home of overachievers; however, while her parents and sister are changing the world with their charities and work, Savannah dreams of one thing — becoming a published author. More specifically, a published romance author, a genre that is not only loathed at Pennington Publishing, where Savannah works, but forbidden! Nevertheless, determined to make her dream come true, Savannah bravely sneaks her manuscript into the secret book nook she found in the attic to edit during her breaks. There’s a saying about secrets, though; they never stay hidden for long…
Returning to the nook after leaving her manuscript there, Savannah’s heart pounds as she realizes that not only had someone found her hiding place but they’d had the audacity to write in the margins of her manuscript! Clenching her graffitied novel, Savannah’s first response is to leave a tasteful note telling this mystery person what they’re good for, but, coming to her senses, she realizes that the edits are accurate. If Savannah is to meet her deadline, she will need their help, but will she be able to convince this secret editor to work with her and trust that they won’t expose her to Pennington’s new boss? And, if she does, what will happen when it comes time to unveil their identity? Some things are better left uncovered…
I’ve been mulling over what to write about Meet Me in the Margins for weeks, and every time I sit down to write this review, I have to delete and rewrite it for the millionth time. So, in a last attempt to share my thoughts, let me start by saying that I found Meet Me in the Margins to be a witty and entertaining read. However, while I finished it quickly and had a few good laughs, I still can’t find the words to rave about it. Don’t get me wrong, the writing was good, and I love Melissa Ferguson; however, the characters didn’t capture me like her other novel, The Cul-de-Sac War. It was just too predictable and ultimately underwhelming. While romantic comedy enthusiasts will undoubtedly enjoy this novel, I can’t help but feel like this is a plot that has been and done one too many times.
*Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher, for providing me with a pre-release copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!*