I don’t know what love is anymore.
Well, that’s not entirely true, but I’m going to tell you a little secret: I’ve lost the spark.
You know the kind of spark I’m talking about?
Where butterflies take flight in your stomach from two hands innocently colliding. Or catching your breath when you first meet someone attractive. Yeah, that spark.
Except I haven’t felt that feeling in forever; there is nothing left inside of me.
Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem–but I’m a writer on a serious deadline, and my editor is breathing down my neck for a romantic, Nicholas Sparks type love story. No pressure, right?
That’s how I find myself flying across the country to crash a wedding in the name of research, dress and heels stuffed into my small suitcase.
It should be the easiest book research ever. Drinking some free champagne, basking in the love of two strangers, and tapping into my romantic side. That will be a breeze. I’m a pro. I can handle this.
Until I mistakenly end up in the wrong hotel room, naked as the day I was born, with the sexiest human I have ever met staring me down, wondering what I’m doing taking a shower in his bathroom. I don’t think calling it research will get me out of this pickle.
This was another great ROM-COM from Meghan Quinn that also had a much more emotional impact. There were some crazy feels in this book with quite the swoon worthy hero!
First of all, I love when authors write about a character who is also an author. Talk about having insight. In this book Rylee and her two BFFs are all authors. Rylee is struggling with the dreaded “Writer’s block.” She let her friends talk her into crashing a wedding and and taking a vacation at the same time to give her some inspiration. There she meets Beck who also happens to be crashing the wedding and the two hit it off from the get go.
This book was just the right amount of sexy. Beck was the sweetest, kind hearted guy but he had a dirty mouth in the bedroom. The witty banter both in person and via text messages was pure foreplay and the sexual tension was potent.
There was a certain depth of emotion to this book as both Rylee and Beck have life altering secrets that they keep from each other for a long time. Their love and acceptance of each other once the truth comes out was inspiring. My heart hurt for both of them so much but I loved that they supported each other.
I dropped a star because I felt the first part of the book kind of dragged a little for me. It also took me a while to figure out Beck. I think that I had a certain view of who I thought he was in Three Blind Dates but he was basically different from what I expected. By the middle of the book I was enjoying the humor that in true MQ fashion, was on point. The last part of the book was utter perfection. Beck seriously stepped up his game! I don’t know how many times that man made me swoon. Talk about romantic gestures. The sweetness that is Beck would not stop!!
Oh and I absolutely googled baby red pandas! So adorable! Go read the book now and you’ll understand.
Series: Dating by Numbers #2, Interconnected Standalones
Heat Level: Light to Moderate
You can also check out my review of Three Blind Dates which is the first book in the Dating by Numbers series
Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!