Narrator: Carly Robins

🎧︎Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn

Posted on December 29, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 4 Comments

Narrated by Carly Robbins and Aaron Shedlock, 🎧︎Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan Quinn delivered a short, sweet and fun holiday second chance romance.


🎧︎Resting Scrooge Face by Meghan QuinnTitle: 🎧︎Resting Scrooge Face
Author(s): Meghan Quinn
Narrator(s): Carly Robins, Aaron Shedlock
Published by Amazon Original Stories on November 29, 2022
Pages: 80
Length: 1hr 42 mins
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: Audiobook
Purchase: Amazon|Audible
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a festive short romance about old flames and mistaken identities.
After a bad breakup, Nola wants nothing to do with Christmas, especially in her quaint hometown of Bright Harbor, Maine. Infuriatingly charming and cheery, Nola’s surroundings only worsen her sour mood.
To make matters worse, Caleb, the boy who broke her heart years ago, is all grown up and still living in town. While doing her best to avoid him, Nola bumps into the local mailman, who gives her a mysterious letter. And when she finds that the writer is a fellow Scrooge, she can’t help but feel her spirit lifting.
Nola writes back to her new pen pal—who, unbeknownst to Nola, is none other than Caleb. When Caleb gets a response hand delivered by the mailman, he’s intrigued by the mystery sender. A friendly correspondence develops—and quickly turns flirtatious.
Although Nola and Caleb claim they can’t stand each other, they can’t deny the simmering attraction that brought them together in the first place.
Can these nameless pen pals write their own love story—or will they be too caught up with the ghosts of their Christmases past to find a future together?

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🎧︎Resting Scrooge Face  tells the story of Nola and Caleb.  Nola left Bright Harbor, Maine for New York. However, a breakup and the feeling of wanting to be near family she returned home.  Now although she’s happy to be home, she dreads running into the guy who broke her heart years ago. Added to that she’s not to keen on Christmas. After all what’s cheery about having your broken twice.

Caleb, the guy who broke Nora’s heart before she left for New York, owns and operated the local hardware store.  He harbors regrets regarding his breakup with Nora and he clearly still has feelings for her. Now that Nola is back in town, the regrets have intensified leading to him acting like a grumpy Scrooge.  On one of his not so good days Caleb took pen to paper and listed all the things he despised about Christmas. A list which was written out in the form of a letter. He threw it in the trash, however his elderly friend who so happened to be the mailman, took it out the trash and delivered it to no other than Nora. Soon the two began exchanging letters not knowing to whom they were expressing their shared hate of Christmas.

Despite the brevity of the story, 🎧︎Resting Scrooge Face was heartwarming, charming and delightfully hilarious. I loved the concept behind the exchange of letters. My only wish is that the story was longer. The narrators did a great job in bringing the story to life. If you are looking for a short and sweet Christmas read with Hallmark vibes I recommend this latest offering from Meghan Quinn.

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About Aaron Shedlock

Aaron Shedlock is a passionate and highly versatile voice artist with a broad range of styles and character voices in his repertoire. Known for his engaging and deep, resonant tones, he is the voice of several national and international commercial brands and a rising star in the world of audiobooks. A huge fan of classic and modern literature, he spends the majority of his time buried in a good book, either in print or audio, being inspired by his favorite authors and audiobook narrators with a hot cup of coffee close at hand.

About Carly Robins

Carly Robins is an actress and voice-over artist. She can be heard on commercials, video games, and promos. Carly comes to narration with a passion for performance along with the capability to span several genres, from romance to children’s literature and thrillers.

About Meghan Quinn

When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn’t take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch. It wasn’t until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven’t turned back since. You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation. I currently reside in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.

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