Title: That Forever Girl
Author: Meghan Quinn
Series: Getting Lucky #2
Genre: Adult contemporary romance
Release Date: August 27th, 2019
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Source: E-galley from Candi Kane PR which did not influence my opinion
My rating: 5 stars
USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s second book in the Getting Lucky series brings heart, humor, and heat back to Port Snow.
There are two little words every small-town man dreads:
Harper Sanders, the girl who was supposed to be my forever, has returned to Port Snow, Maine, for good—and she’s bringing back memories of our shared past.
We once had a bright future together, but when tragedy struck, I threw it all away and pushed her out of my life. People in our small town think I’m cursed, but I know better. I did it all to myself.
And now she’s creating a life of her own in the place where we first fell in love. I can’t fight my feelings for her—or the strong attraction that keeps pulling us together. But after all this time, can she forgive the past and fall in love with me all over again?
Everyone hopes to find that forever girl…I just hope I haven’t lost mine for good.
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I loved the way this one began, had me laughing and immediately happy to be back with these four Knightly brothers. The way the author tells the story is so good. She doesn't let us know exactly all what the background was, just that they'd had a bad breakup. I also love the way we got to do the flashback chapters in this story, to see how their romance developed from their friendship. By doing that, we got to see how they went from so, so good and happy, to so sad and being in a bad place. The author totally took that bad bit that brought Rogan out of his football future in a different way than I would ever have expected. I really like how Quinn can keep me from reading exactly what you expect, she keeps it new and unique for each story. But I loved the characters as well as all the perfectness in the story. I could kind of figure out why Harper was back without her spelling it out. I like that she didn't want to let it define her and how people dealt with her though. That was also a new way to take that aspect of the story. And then there was the whole "forever girl" bit in the story, the love letters, the fact that Harper was really Rogan's forever girl, and the MFG detail too. I loved Rogan and Harper's story, but also getting to be around the Knightly family as well. While I thought I knew who some of the brothers might end up with, the author gave hints for different romantic interests and I can't wait for the next two brothers' stories, especially Brig, as he cracks me up so much!
There is no way in hell she’s here.
My family isn’t that cruel. Right?
From my car, I try to gauge the number of
bodies in my parents’ house through the windows. Ugh, I can’t see shit.
She can’t possibly be at family dinner. My
family loves Harper, but they wouldn’t invite her, not after I called my mom
the other day, telling her to put her matchmaking skills to rest. She just
chuckled but reassured me she knew what she was doing. Whatever the hell that
I was very adamant about leaving Harper alone.
The Knightlys can be too much at times, and I’m sure we’re the last thing she
needs right when she’s trying to settle back into town.
Resigning myself to the inevitable, I retrieve
my keys from the ignition and make my way to the front door. Hand on the
doorknob, I take a deep breath and walk into the house I grew up in. The warm
walls and carefully hung family pictures greet me first, followed by my
family’s raucous laughter emanating from the back of the house.
I remove my shoes and hang my suit jacket on
the coat hanger by the front door before cautiously making my way down the long
hallway to the connected kitchen and large dining room. Ren, Griffin’s
girlfriend, is the first to spot me. She gives me a small smile and a little
wave. The rest of the family is scattered around the kitchen as usual, getting
in my parents’ way as they try to finish up the dinner prep.
Griffin sees me next. “Ah, you finally decided
to join us.” He checks his watch. “I think that was eight minutes in the car.
Who had eight minutes?”
Reid raises his hand and hops off the counter,
grabbing a bowl from the center of the table and pocketing the wad of cash
inside. “I know him too well.” Reid pats me on the back and slips me a
one-dollar bill. “Here, this is for you. Thanks for taking eight minutes to
prepare yourself to come in the house. Daddy is going to buy a new pair of
jeans.” He pats his pockets.
Ignoring everyone and their stupid bet, I pop
the fridge door open and grab a water. Reid joins me, sticking his head in the
fridge so I’m forced to look at him. “Aren’t you going to ask?”
“Ask what?” I grit out.
“If she’s here. I know that’s why you were
hanging out in your car, debating if you should come in or not.”
My skin prickles, and I brace myself for the
answer as I shut the fridge door. “Is she here?” I hiss.
Slowly, Reid smiles and nods. “Yup, she’s in
“Are you fucking kidding me?” I angrily
squeeze my water bottle, nearly popping the top off. “Why? Why is she here?”
Reid shrugs. “I don’t know, maybe because she
wants to be here.”
“Who invited her? Was it Mom?” I don’t wait
for an answer. Instead, I walk over to the culprit, who’s hovering over the
stove, stirring a huge pot of chili.
“Oh, hey, sweetie. Cornbread is in the oven,
honey is in the crock, and I also got tortilla chips because I know how much
you like crumbling them in your chili.”
“Mom, why did you invite her? I told you to
leave her alone, to leave usalone.”
“What are you talking about?” My mom looks me
up and down and then goes back to the chili.
“Harper. I asked you not to invite Harper.”
The bathroom door opens, and Jen pops out, rubbing
her hands together. “Did he come in yet?” Her eyes light up as she spots me.
“What time was it?”
“Eight minutes. Reid won.”
Disappointed, she snaps her fingers. “Damn, I
for sure thought I was going to win.”
Confused, I turn back to my mom. “Harper isn’t
“No, of course not. I wouldn’t invite her so
early. She needs time to settle. What made you think she was here?”
I whip around to find Reid leaning against the
kitchen wall, arms crossed and with a giant grin on his face. I point at him. “You
better run, because I’m going to fucking kill you.”
Like a bolt of lightning, he takes off, and I
chase after him, nothing but pure murder on my mind.
USA Today Bestselling Author, wife,
adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and
contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of
heart, humor, and heat in every book.