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Meet Me in the Margins

by Melissa Ferguson

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You've Got Mail meets The Proposal--this romance is one for the books. Savannah Cade's dreams are coming true. The Claire Donovan, editor-in-chief of the most successful romance publishing company in the country, has requested to see the manuscript Savannah's been secretly writing. The only problem: she's an editor for a different company, and their philosophy is only highbrow works are worth printing and romance should be reserved for the lowest level of Dante's inferno. But when Savannah drops her manuscript during a staff meeting and nearly exposes herself to the whole company--including William Pennington, the new boss and son of the romance-despising CEO herself--she has no choice but to hide the manuscript in a hidden room. When she returns, she's dismayed to discover that someone has not only been in her hidden nook but has written notes in the margins--quite critical ones. But when Claire's own reaction turns out to be nearly identical to the scribbled remarks, and worse, Claire announces that Savannah has six weeks to resubmit before she retires, Savannah finds herself forced to seek the help of the shadowy editor after all. As their notes back and forth start to fill up the pages, however, Savannah finds him not just becoming pivotal to her work but her life. There's no doubt about it: she's falling for her mystery editor. If she only knew who he was. "Meet Me in the Margins is a delightfully charming jewel of a book that fans of romantic comedy won't be able to put down!" -- Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of Under the Southern Sky… (more)
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This was fun to listen to on audiobook. It wasn't the greatest but it was good and I enjoyed it. ( )
  Tosta | Aug 7, 2022 |

"Meet Me in the Margins" is a sorta-kinda-if-you-squint-your- eyes-and-tilt-your-head-to-the-side cute romance about Savannah, a low-level employee at a prestigious publisher company, Pennington Publishing, who discovers a secret book nook where she finds inspiration for her “lowbrow” hobby—writing her own romance novel. After leaving her manuscript behind one afternoon, it's soon discovered someone has written notes in the margins with sharp criticism about her work.

As the notes take a turn for the romantic, which is baffling to say the least, the aspiring author uses the process of elimination to identify her mysterious editor—a close tie between an old fling and her new brooding boss.

Does she manage to find out her mysterious, hit it where it hurts editor? Yes. Is it worth the wait? No.

The plot is recycled and reused. There wasn't anything original about the novel and to be honest the romantic component was near non-existent and rushed. There lacked chemistry and that special spark between Savannah and the lead hero to win me over. Nothing stood out—the characters, the storyline, and dull romance. More so, a lot of things were brushed over. Primarily how her family ignored her feelings and just easily accepted the fact that her sister became engaged to her ex-boyfriend of eight years after three months of dating. Like whaaaaat?! Why do most authors do this? Having the main characters' siblings date the ex. And there were no questions asked by her family. They just said okay and welcomed back the ex with open arms. Ugh. It's such a pet peeve of mine when picking up books like this.

Anyways, I think the only positive thing was the writing style. It was consistent and despite the fact it's well over 300 pages, it felt like a light read and I was able to complete the novel in one sitting. All in all, there is a high probability I will read from this author again for that alone. Plus there is some hidden potential there, so fingers crossed she hits it out the park with her follow-up.

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  ayoshina | Jul 31, 2022 |
A delightful read/listen. Humor and romance, light reading. Well narrated.

Savannah Cade’s dreams are coming true. Claire Donovan, editor-in-chief of the most successful romance publishing company in the country, has requested to see the manuscript Savannah’s been secretly writing. The only problem: she’s an editor for a different company, and their philosophy is only highbrow works are worth printing and romance should be reserved for the lowest level of Dante’s inferno.

But when Savannah drops her manuscript during a staff meeting and nearly exposes herself to the whole company—including William Pennington, the new boss and son of the romance-despising CEO herself—she has no choice but to hide the manuscript in a hidden room.

When she returns, she’s dismayed to discover that someone has not only been in her hidden nook but has written notes in the margins—quite critical ones. But when Claire’s own reaction turns out to be nearly identical to the scribbled remarks, and worse, Claire announces that Savannah has six weeks to resubmit before she retires, Savannah finds herself forced to seek the help of the shadowy editor after all.

As their notes back and forth start to fill up the pages, however, Savannah finds him not just becoming pivotal to her work but her life. There’s no doubt about it: she’s falling for her mystery editor. If she only knew who he was. ( )
  Gmomaj | Jul 28, 2022 |
This is a quick read and a pretty typical Hallmark movie story. Savannah is an assistant editor at a niche publishing house when the owner's son Will comes to revitalize the place. She's quirky and he's handsome and mysterious. She's also writing a romance novel and gets help from a mystifying source in the secret room at the business.
It's a cute story but there were times I had to suspend belief. There's never a mention of boss/employee romances being forbidden though there were a couple taking place. Will listens to Savannah and implements her ideas almost immediately, not something that would take place in most businesses where there's a huge divide between the boss and the assistant. And that Savannah didn't know who was editing her book was just far-fetched.
Savannah has a very weird family dynamic that could have been left out as it didn't add anything much to the story. The whole ex-boyfriend and sister thing was just creepy.
It's a clean story but just okay as a romance. I never really felt Savannah and Will made much of a connection other than work. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Jun 30, 2022 |
I patiently awaited my turn for this bookish rom-com. . . . Read my full review here. ( )
  joyblue | May 31, 2022 |
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You've Got Mail meets The Proposal--this romance is one for the books. Savannah Cade's dreams are coming true. The Claire Donovan, editor-in-chief of the most successful romance publishing company in the country, has requested to see the manuscript Savannah's been secretly writing. The only problem: she's an editor for a different company, and their philosophy is only highbrow works are worth printing and romance should be reserved for the lowest level of Dante's inferno. But when Savannah drops her manuscript during a staff meeting and nearly exposes herself to the whole company--including William Pennington, the new boss and son of the romance-despising CEO herself--she has no choice but to hide the manuscript in a hidden room. When she returns, she's dismayed to discover that someone has not only been in her hidden nook but has written notes in the margins--quite critical ones. But when Claire's own reaction turns out to be nearly identical to the scribbled remarks, and worse, Claire announces that Savannah has six weeks to resubmit before she retires, Savannah finds herself forced to seek the help of the shadowy editor after all. As their notes back and forth start to fill up the pages, however, Savannah finds him not just becoming pivotal to her work but her life. There's no doubt about it: she's falling for her mystery editor. If she only knew who he was. "Meet Me in the Margins is a delightfully charming jewel of a book that fans of romantic comedy won't be able to put down!" -- Kristy Woodson Harvey, New York Times bestselling author of Under the Southern Sky

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