Top positive review
Laugh out loud funny
Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2020
This is pure Meghan Quinn rom com GOLD, with an adorably awkward – sometimes cringeworthy – hero, little to no angst, and a short length that makes it easy to devour in one sitting. The humor is distinctively Quinn’s style – she writes guys SO well, and this is all about our hero. Wes is definitely the star of the show, and I was 100% okay with that. It is a little different from the type of stories that she’s been writing recently; it’s incredibly light, significantly shorter, and not all that steamy. And that completely worked for the story.
This follows Wes, a so-called “Modern Gentleman,” who writes articles encouraging men to embrace a “gentleman on the streets, alpha in the sheets” mentality. But when Wes’ boss insists that he start infusing personal experiences into his writing, it puts Wes in a bad spot. He’s got to find a woman to date… and he can’t tell her anything about the articles. Despite the fact that Wes’ deception is destined to blow up in his face, he starts dating a woman who proves to be more than he bargained for.
I always love Quinn’s books but her comedy is what really pulls me in, and this has that in spades. Wes thinks he’s cool and sophisticated, but it’s all of the bumps in the road that make this a memorable story. There’s basically zero angst, just funny antics and a lot of lighthearted moments that make the pages fly by. And I loved the fact that it’s a slow burn, with a hero who isn’t a jerk (he’s perhaps a little naive) and a romance that focuses on the emotional connection. If I have one complaint, it would be that I wanted more of June and an ending that didn’t feel quite so rushed, but it was truly a fun, playful read from start to finish. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC via Candi Kane PR (then purchased it for my collection) and am voluntarily leaving a review of this rom com.