Book Review: The Mother Road – Meghan Quinn

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Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.

It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad.. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who just so happens to be my childhood crush and the man who broke my heart four years ago. 

What is supposed to be a fun, family bonding experience across Route 66 turns into a war of pranks, awkward moments and bathrooms full of dirty flannel shirts and day old beard clippings. Paul’s know-it-all attitude and Porter’s devilish charm brings me to the brink of my sanity on my seven day trek across the United States with three bearded men in a small 1980’s RV.


My Thoughts 2

I´ve gotta hand it to the author… Meghan Quinn has a way with words. Her writing is hilarious. It´s so full of positive energy and full of life that you really can´t help but enjoy what she wrote.

`The Mother Road`, a standalone rom – com told in dual POVs ( Hero & Heroine ). Or, it´s a road trip romance that screams of disastrous moments and funny as hell banters.

The Mother Road

It was good. Really entertaining. I certainly haven´t read a story like this one before. But I have watched a gazillion rom – com road trip movies.

So, what´s the difference between a rom – com road trip movie and a rom – com road trip novel? There isn´t one. Which isn´t a problem. I like road trip romances.

But, did I like `The Mother Road` by Meghan Quinn? Yeah… no… Well, I´m not sure.

There were parts I definitely enjoyed. Some parts made me laugh so hard I had to set my cereal bowl down for a moment just to catch my breath. And then there were those moments that had me feeling all kinds of awkward. My guess is those awkward parts were, indeed, funny only I wasn´t able to see the humor.

Then came those scenes where I was slightly fed up with the humor. I was thinking

“Alrighty. Let´s move on.”

But the humor didn´t want to move on.

There was also the Heroine issue, again ( I´ve had a problem with the author´s Heroine from A Virgins Romance Novelist ). I don´t know what it is but this is the second time the author´s Heroine started out great and became extremely exhausting.

Marley was great. So great until it was obvious she was just being ridiculous with her attitude. There´s a fine line between being cute and being a total shit for a long period of time for no greater reason. The Heroine doesn´t take shit. She gives shit. She gives too much shit.

As for the Hero, Porter, I liked him. I liked his character so much so that I wished he´d be my BFF.

As for the romantic side of the story- Meeh * wave off * It could have been greater. It could have been less aggressive ( because when the Heroine says she´s the beat – them – then – treat – them type of girl then you know what you´re getting yourself into)

All in all not a terrible read. A little less tom boy, tough girly, all shit and balls behavior and I would have adored this book.

But I didn´t. So,…


 

Would I recommend this book? Yeah, sure. Why not? I know loads of people who love these types of stories and who also enjoy Heroine´s I´d rather stay away from. It´s a fun road trip romance with humor.

Would I reread this book? Probably not.


 

The Cover – 5 Stars: I´m living for this cover! So colorful, simple and quirky. A total eye catcher.

The Story – 3 Stars: Take away the road trip and you have yourself a story we´ve all read before. There´s nothing new, just told in a humorous way.

The Characters – 3 Stars: Yeah, no. I´m not going to put Marley on my list of worthy Heroines. But I will shine some light on Porter, though. Gotta love that guy.

My emotional state after finishing this read: Not impressed. Not disappointed.

3 stars

This book can be purchase on Amazon.com


 

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Book Review: The Virgin Romance Novelist ( book #1 ) – Meghan Quinn

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Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch…

Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch. 

I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience. 

My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups.

But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…


My Thoughts 2

A funny and charming romance. Meghan Quinn delivers 311 pages full of wit, sass, humor and unique personality. This book is a piece of art.

`The Virgin Romance Novelist` by Meghan Quinn is a rom-com. A rom – com that wasn´t quite my cup of tea. the virgin romance novelist

While I enjoyed the humor and charisma this book had, I wasn´t fully blown out of my socks. It´s an okay novel. Nothing more. Nothing less.

I liked the idea of the story. A virgin wanting to write a romance novel and not having the slightest clue how to go about it because she lacks the know how in the sex department. Sounds good, right? I thought it sounded fantastic! Refreshing, even.

But sometimes you just don´t buy the virgin game with book characters. Like I did ( or didn´t ). Maybe the reason for my indifference for this story is because of the Heroine´s intelligence regarding sex ( she did come across as an air head ) or perhaps it was because this book felt like it was just too in – your – face….. I really can´t pinpoint why. All I know is that I didn´t find many parts as humorous as they were set out to be.

Or (!!!) maybe I´m just not the type of person who appreciates this kind of read.

My biggest issue was the Heroine. My second biggest issue was the weird romance between the Hero and Heroine. Were they a couple or were they not? Friends with benefits? Did he just do people favors? What happened? What did I miss? Uugh. I probably missed something. Which is fine. I´m not too hot on finding out what it was.

But with that being said – I can see why many others would find this book out of this world fantabulous.

`The Virgin Romance Novelist`( The Virgin Romance Novelist #1 ) wasn´t written for me. And because of this I´m just going to skip the second book. I can´t work up enough interest for more about Rosie. I´ll let others take the stand and gush their love for this book.


 

Would I recommend this book? Yeah. I would. Fans of chick – lit, rom – coms will enjoy this read.

Would I reread this book? Nope.


 

The Cover – 3 Stars: I´m a little bit of a fan of the cover. Love the close up on the eyes. The filter used for the cover image, though… the whole things looks a tad over filtered.

The Story – 3 Stars: I liked the idea of the story.

The Characters – 3 Stars: I truly have no clue what to think of them.

My emotional state after finishing this read: Indifferent.

3 stars

This book can be purchased on Amazon.com


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