Review: Dearest Malachi Keogh by N.R. Walker (Dearest Milton James #1.5)


Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.

"It reminds me of the Dearest Milton James letters." 
I almost laughed. "Okay." 
He let out a slow breath. "There's no name, but it's written in calligraphy. The ink is a pretty blue." He made a face. "It's not as neat as the Milton James letters though." 
I tried not to be offended. "Fair enough." 
"But it's a valiant attempt."

N.R. Walker's writing is a gift, and it's a gift that keeps on giving. Her Dearest Milton James release back in August is one of my favorite reads of the year, and her newest book is like a love letter of sorts to every single reader that fell in love with the aforementioned novel. Dearest Malachi Keogh is a holiday novella and it's a follow-up to the story that saw Julian Pollard and Malachi Keogh fall in love while trying to solve the mystery behind a collection of old love letters between Milton James and the man whose heart he had stolen. You could try reading this on its own, but I seriously, absolutely, incessantly recommend that you read Dearest Milton James first to experience all the feels and have an even better appreciation for everything that awaits you in this swoony new novella.

I'm not going into my usual bit where I mention a few basic things about the story and characters. For readers like me who read Julian and Malachi's original romance back in August, this novella is like the stupendously-happily-ever-after that comes after the first happily-ever-after. With a little help from their work family at the mail distribution center and those nearest and dearest to them, Julian made it a Christmas his dearest Malachi won't soon forget. Super major swoon! Five-plus stars for Dearest Malachi Keogh.

Release Date: 15 November 2021

Date Read: 13 November 2021

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