I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Kiss and Don't Tell by Meghan Quinn
Series: The Vancouver Agitators #1
on September 21, 2021
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy, Adult Sports Romance
Source: the author
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Five hockey players, a cabin in the woods . . . and little old me, Winnie Berlin.
Sounds like the start of a fantasy, right? But it’s not. It’s my reality.
It all started when I got lost in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. A wicked thunderstorm sent my car mud sliding into a ditch and for a girl whose survival skills involve finding the nearest Starbucks, I was in deep trouble.
Forced to abandon my car in search of help, I stumbled upon a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Soaking wet, irritated, and in desperate need of a hot shower, I knocked on the door for help only to be greeted by five boisterous, burly, and insanely attractive men.
Not just men.
Professional hockey players.
I hit the motherload of fantasies, right? Wrong.
Because as it turns out, one of them is my ex-boyfriend’s half-brother. And when I end up crashing in their spare bedroom for the night, things take a very unexpected turn.
I’m not sure any amount of survival skills can protect my heart from Vancouver Agitators star goalie, Pacey Lawes. But as long as we kiss and don’t tell, maybe everything will be okay . . .
Helena Hunting has always been the queen of hockey romances for me. Well, you know what? Meghan Quinn deserves a place right along side Hunting after this book! I mean, Quinn’s baseball romances are some of the best, giving me one of my favorite book boyfriends, Jason Orson. (Who got his own little shout out in this book, or his awesome butt did anyway, lol) So really, I have no idea why I would have been even a little bit surprised at how much I would love this book.
It started off as every book of Quinn’s that I’ve read seems to do, I was laughing out loud, literally, by the second page. Also as usual, the banter and dialogue were some of the best of any books I’ve read. It started with the hilarious phone call for Winnie with her roommates and best friends Max and Katherine. Oh my gosh, Katherine’s distrust of ALL things, so freaking funny! Then the scene where the guys are all giving Pacey heck for the sounds coming from his room that he was making. And the guys, they had so many great conversations, including a texting group where they were all fighting over being a best man in a wedding that wasn’t even happening, yet.
But it is more than just the dialogue that made me love this book. There was a scene, the first bedroom scene, that was so hot. I mean SO FREAKING HOT!! I mean squirming in my seat as I was reading hot! I also love how Pacey was such a good guy. I mean, I want a guy to help me work out that will treat me like he did Winnie on their morning workout at the cabin. Oh yeah, and that Jenga game! To think that the guys actually played it even when it was just them.
There was great drama and emotion as well, even if I always hate when there is something that isn’t divulged and you know it is going to cause drama when it comes out, and there was no reason to not just tell it in the first place. However what is great is that there was more than just that little issues that created the drama and angst of the story. There was Winnie’s mom and Pacey’s injury.
Finally, and this kind of goes back to the first thing I mentioned about dialogue, the characters. All of the characters in Quinn’s books have such great depth and so much more to them. It makes me want every book I read by her to have spinoffs for every single character. And while I have a feeling we are going to get time with all four of the other hot hockey players from this book, (I can’t wait for Levi Posey’s book, I have a feeling he might end up being my favorite), I would love to see a book maybe with Ian and Winnie’s friend Max.