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.A Not So Meet Cute by Meghan Quinn
on November 2, 2021
Genres: Adult Romantic Comedy
Source: the author
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From USA Today bestselling author of The Highland Fling comes a brand new romantic comedy about a desperate billionaire seeking to find a fiancée. This modern day take on Pretty Woman is brilliantly clever and hilariously page-turning.
How did you two meet?
The quintessential question asked to every couple. And the answer is usually some bubbly, lovey dovey tale of being struck in the bum by Cupid’s arrow.
My meet cute (well not so meet cute) is slightly different. I was trolling a wealthy neighborhood in Beverly Hills, searching for someone to take me as their bride, you know, to make my arch nemesis jealous who consequently just fired me.
He was stomping around the block like some sort of gorgeous ogre, mumbling about a business deal gone wrong and attempting to finagle his way out of it.
And that’s when we bumped into each other.
There were no sparks.
Not even a hint of blossoming love.
But next thing I knew, I was scarfing down free chips and guac, listening to this man lay out all of his problems which led to his big ask . . . he wanted me to be his Vivian Ward, you know, from Pretty Woman–minus the frisky behavior.
We’re talking about living in a mansion, intimate double dates, and pretending we were head over heels in love . . . and engaged. Can you imagine?
The absolute audacity.
But people do crazy things when they’re desperate. And I reeked of desperation. So, I struck up a deal.
My one big mistake, though . . . big . . . HUGE? I accidentally fell for the incomparable Huxley Cane.
Oh my gosh, as usual, Meghan Quinn’s latest had me rolling with laughter! Between the hilarious banter between Lottie and Huxley, to the extremely unique, (read strange) birthing classes and shopping experiences that the couple attended in this book, I quickly learned this was not the book to be reading in public.
Now in a way, it was a little different from the stories I feel I usually read by this author, Huxley was a little more domineering, a little more quiet than what I think of with her leading men. Not in a bad way. No, he was as sexy as can be! The whole story was both steamy as well as sweet and funny and I loved it. I don’t know if we will possibly get any chance to see what happens either with Huxley’s brothers, or with Lottie’s sister, but my fingers are crossed that there is a good chance as that often happens with Quinn’s characters, very lucky for those of us who want to devour anything she puts out and everything about all of her characters!
I loved the whole Pretty Woman-esque aspect of the story, and how it even called itself out for it at times. And then, the twist at the end, the way the whole fake pregnant fiance secret got uncovered was a total surprise for me. I did not see it going that way! I love how Quinn can surprise me every time I read a new book from her.
The “not so meet cute” of this story, really was pretty cute, and perfect!