Published by Montlake on March 1, 2021
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
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USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s latest bauble is the charming story of a crafting queen battling a jaded divorce lawyer on a wedding reality show.
Luna Rossi is a veritable crafting genius—she can bedazzle and bead so hard her Etsy site is one of the hottest in the world. So it’s only natural that Luna would convince her brother and his husband-to-be to compete on The Wedding Game, a “do-it-yourself” TV show, for the title of Top DIY Wedding Expert.
As a jaded divorce lawyer, Alec Baxter scoffs at weddings and romance. But when his recently engaged brother begs him to participate in The Wedding Game, Alec grudgingly picks up a glue gun and prepares for some family bonding.
Both fierce competitors, Luna and Alec clash on national TV as harsh words and glitter fly with abandon. But as they bicker over color swatches and mood boards, they find themselves fighting something else: their growing mutual attraction. While Luna is torn between family loyalty and her own feelings, Alec wonders if he might have been wrong about love and marriage all along…
I’m blaming the fact that I got my second vaccination shot the day I started reading this, and was tired from that, as the ONLY reason I didn’t stay up and finish that first night. Because the next day as soon as I picked it back up I was laughing out loud and loving this book so much! I read during my breakfast and as I was laughing at the table the dogs were looking at me like I was crazy. But hey, how could I not laugh at this line:
“My ass is coming for your face!”
Then I read during my lunch, which was in public at an Applebee’s, and I’m pretty sure some people at the closest table, which was a little ways away thanks to the distancing stuff, were looking at me strangely as I didn’t just giggle at parts, but outright laughed out loud. The banter between Luna and Alec was the best. Exactly what I love about Meghan Quinn’s writing. And the wedding show? I loved the three couples so much. While really we only got the funny bits from Alec’s brother and future sister-in-law, and then the mother of one of the lesbians, there were a few moments when Luna and her brother fought like brother and sister that were funny as well.
But as I also know about Quinn’s books, it wasn’t all just fun and games. Sure, there were the steamy bits, the bits that I always slow down and read to enjoy. But also there was the emotion, that part at the end when the couple seems to be broken apart and their miscommunication or issues just are so much in the way, almost seeming insurmountable. However this is a romance, and so we did get our happily ever after, making my smile come out again at the end.
I also now really want to get my mom to help me get better at sewing, because there are so many cool fabrics out there and I just want to go out and sew cute things and sell them at craft shows with my mom!