Review: Vacation Wars by Meghan Quinn

Posted April 18, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

This journey between them has been going on for years. Their mutual crushes have been master classes in patience. And the moment they finally, and I mean finally, let each other know their feelings—well, reader, it’s one for the ages.

VACATION WARS, a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, is Now Available in all formats!

 Second Chance
 Childhood Crush
 Chosen Family
 Old memories
 New possibilities

Don’t miss this all new, second chance, standalone romance! This sexy, witty beach read will keep you laughing and swooning at the same time. One-click your copy today!

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.

Review:  Vacation Wars by Meghan QuinnVacation Wars by Meghan Quinn
Published by Montlake on April 18, 2023
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Adult Romantic Comedy
Pages: 429
Source: the author
Format: E-galley
My Rating: five-stars
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From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a fun, sexy story about the family dynamics that can stand in the way of rekindling a romance.

Prepared for a good time, Tessa is thrilled to spend the weeks before her sister’s wedding at their family’s favorite vacation spot: Santorini. Sandy beaches, stonewashed houses, attractive men—it’s heaven.

But Tessa’s idea of a girls’ trip comes to a screaming halt when her sister thinks it’s high time Tessa finds some love herself. Unfortunately, Tessa forgot about the deal she made back in high school: she has to find her soulmate before her sister’s wedding. Or else.

As she dodges suitors and her sister’s pranks, Tessa finds an ally in the oh-so-dreamy Myles, her childhood crush who just so happens to work at the resort. But Myles is dealing with some family conflict of his own. He’s elated at being reunited with Tessa, but his father’s refusal to acknowledge his interest in the family business and relegating him to only grunt work casts a dark cloud.

As Tessa and Myles help navigate their way through their families’ antics, they begin to realize that their past feelings may have a future—if only they can turn their island fantasies into something real.

My Review

That first explosive laughter moment that Quinn’s books usually pull from me wasn’t quite as soon in this one, but it wasn’t far after we got going. Wait till you read the part about belly nuzzles, kept me giggling for quite a while! I loved the prologue for how this got started and gave us the background. One thing that always amazes me about her stories is how they are all so different! Even with the awesomeness that each story brings, it doesn’t feel like I’m reading any sort of a repeat of the last book she wrote. Not that I don’t enjoy the familiarity of stories that have the similar feel that I get from my favorite authors, but I just love the way that all of her stories have something different that grabs me and keeps me riveted, even at over 400, sometimes almost 500 page long stories!

In a way there was a part that reminded me of one of the other books by this author when the characters kind of tried long distance, only this kind of was the opposite, more towards the end of the book. And I can’t say too much about that without getting spoilery. This book had tons of back and forth, and as this was supposed to be the weeks leading up to Tessa’s twin sister Roxanne’s wedding, even that part of the story was a lot different from other stories with similar plot points to that. We didn’t quite get all the family stuff like normally is what throws the wrench into all the things. Instead we got a girls trip, somewhat gone wrong as they tried to hold each other, Tessa specifically in this case, to a contract they made as teenagers.

All the things they did to get back at each other were some crazy things. The help that Tessa got from “The Bulge” or Myles, was perfect as well. And Myles had his own family back story, that really complemented the story perfectly, and made all of the puzzles pieces snap together exactly right in the end.

About the Author

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.

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10 responses to “Review: Vacation Wars by Meghan Quinn

    • Lisa Mandina

      The “or else” is a contract she and her friends made when they were younger. And her friends and sister decide to hold her to the letter of and find her a soulmate. It leads to craziness, but not dire, fun!

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