The Merriest Misters

A Novel

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Pub Date Oct 01 2024 | Archive Date Oct 15 2024
St. Martin's Press | St. Martin's Griffin


The Santa Clause meets Husband Material in this delightful holiday novel!

Patrick Hargrave and Quinn Muller have been married for less than a year, but their passionate romance is cracking under the pressures of domestic life and a cumbersome mortgage. That’s until Christmas Eve when Patrick wakes Quinn up with: “I think I’ve killed a man.”

Quinn realizes the “burglar” Patrick knocked out is none other than Mr. Claus himself. Instructed by a harried elf to don the red suit and take the reins of the reindeer-guided sleigh up on the roof, Quinn and Patrick work together to save Christmas.

But as the sun rises on Christmas morning, the sleigh brings them back to the North Pole instead of New Jersey, and they’re in for a massive shock. The couple must assume the roles of Santa Claus and the first ever Merriest Mister or Christmas will be canceled… permanently.

With Christmas–and their marriage–on the line, Patrick and Quinn agree to stay together for one year. But can running a toy shop together save their relationship, or will Patrick and Quinn be stuffing coal in each other’s stockings come next Christmas?

The Santa Clause meets Husband Material in this delightful holiday novel!

Patrick Hargrave and Quinn Muller have been married for less than a year, but their passionate romance is cracking under the...

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I freaking LOVED THIS BOOK! What an absolutely unique concept for a Christmas romance. I am obsessed. I love these men with my whole heart and this was such a fun and heartwarming story!

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The Merriest Misters was everything I want in a Christmas rom-com. It is light but touches on serious issues very well. It was a whole lot of fun! I loved every character in Merriest Misters. Quinn and Patrick were absolutely adorable together and apart as well.

This story follows the premise of the movie The Santa Clause pretty closely in the fact that Patrick becomes Santa because of a certain event (which had me in stitches btw). It just gets further into the North Pole and you meet a lot of Christmas people and the elves of course. I love the growth between Quinn and Patrick as well as the Christmas council and everyone actually.

This is a fantastic read for Christmas in July as well as regular Christmas season and I can see rereading this every year because it was a blast.

I got this as an ARC thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin's Griffin however, I am definitely going to be adding this one to my physical shelf!

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Meet Quinn Muller, a second grade teacher who just wants to be everything his husband needs him to be.

And Patrick Hargrave, an architect desperate for his parents approval, and secretly working two jobs to support his husband in a life he chose for them.

In this jolly holiday romance Quinn and Patrick find themselves at The North Pole, rediscovering their love for one another, their love for themselves, and their passions for their lives.

The characters in this book are extremely well written, layered, and diverse. And the imagery was pure magic, I could see the chalet, the New Jersey house, the snowball fight, and the entire North Pole! Not to mention Quinns fabulous wardrobe!

I will be recommending this sweet, closed door romance to all of my friends and followers this holiday season!

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Look, I may not be the most objective review here - I love a magical christmas romance AND I have a soft spot for the film classic, The Santa Clause - so obviously I was a big fan of this novel. I also love when a romance novel is not just about finding your way to eachother, but also to yourself. It had a great cast of chatacters, a magical setting (I'm talking about New Jersey, obviously) and it made me tear up at the end... what more could you want in a holiday escape??

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