Co-WRECKER by Meghan Quinn
Standalone Contemporary Romantic Comedy
This is getting ridiculous. I give out very few 5++++ star reviews, but this is #2 this year, and guess who the first went to? Meghan Quinn. And the books couldn’t have been more different. Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn is a pretty light romantic comedy, and let me tell you, I read the whole thing with a goofy grin on my face, and found myself laughing out loud, literally, many times. The entire book is highlighted, so choosing quotes is such a pain, because I can’t choose from all the amazing ones that made me swoon or snort-laugh. But don’t think it’s all fun and games. Meghan Quinn is great at sneaking some deep emotion between the laughs, which is what made Co-WRECKER such genius work.
I typically don’t really go for New Adult books. When the characters are the same age as my son, I feel like I want to give them motherly advice rather than read about them having sex. But this was absolutely not the case, I loved every single second of Co-Wrecker, despite the couple being college aged. And let me give you these two words…”HOT NERD”. I absolutely LOVED Andrew, he was smart, nerdy, sexy, sweet, and funny as hell. He also happens to be in possession of Cannon Cock, and he knows how to use it. He may be one of my favorite book heroes ever.
“He is the most ridiculous man I have ever met. Adorably ridiculous.”
Andrew is a computer/math nerd, complete with glasses. After an “incident” at his prior school, Andrew relocates to Binghamton (his rooming situation is hilarious!). He gets his first ever job at Friendly’s and is so excited to start. That’s the thing about him—he’s happy, eager and excited and just enjoys life. Sadie has been at Friendly’s for 2 years and is stuck training the newbie, her least favorite thing in the world to do. She’s snarky, closed-off, hard-edged, and has had a really rough year. She has no room in her circle to let anyone new in, but Andrew, his silliness and his hotness and his sweetness? Seriously, no human on earth can resist that for long.
“Oh, is this one of those elementary school things? You like me, but you pretend you don’t like me so you’re extra mean?”
“No,” I answer quickly which makes him smile even bigger . . . if that’s possible.
“Wow, you like me. I can see it in your eyes.”
“You see nothing.” I press my hand against his chest to push him away, but I’m caught off guard when I feel just how strong he is beneath my palm. Oh hell.
Andrew was so charmingly awkward at times. I was literally laughing so hard at a scene with a certain set of ‘sturdy tits’ that my husband got worried! I was silent laughing and he thought I was having a seizure! Haha!
Sadie was a tough nut to crack. Some may not be crazy about her at the beginning, but I loved to watch Andrew knock the chip off her shoulder, then start to knock down those walls around her. She had a big group of loyal friends, and I like how Andrew was able to fit in.
Why do I suddenly want an offensive nickname? What would my nickname be? Penis Breath? Scrotum Face? Dirty Asshole . . . Yeah, I think I’ll stick with Andrew.
If I listed all the laugh out loud moments, I’d ruin the fun. Some of them may seem over-the-top out of context, but they all worked. It never felt like she was trying too hard to write funny, and it was balanced out by some of the more sad and serious moments. Honestly Co-WRECKER was the perfect combination of sweet and salty.
“Everything about this woman is hard as nails but it’s as if when she’s with me, in this little comfort cocoon we formed, she’s soft, sweet, and playful.”
Despite Andrew being adorably funny and cute, when it came to the bedroom, he was all hot man. I posted just one of the hot-as-hell sex scenes in Ana’s Attic After Dark (NSFW), and let me tell you, it was HOT.
“Grip your knees, Sadie, and keep them there. I have other plans for my hands that don’t involve holding your legs back.”
Sadie wasn’t just holding back her legs (lucky her), she was holding back a lot of painful secrets from Andrew. He was light and fun. He was her sexy, fun escape.
“We should commemorate this moment by fucking each other next to the Oreos. I mean, they’re used to having cream all over them.”
But an new man can’t heal all wounds, and Sadie’s ran deep. Hopefully not so deep to drive him away forever.
“He’s a four-leaf clover in a field of weeds; you don’t let men like him slip through your fingers.”
- I read almost the whole book with a goofy smile on my face.
- I laughed out loud a bunch of times, but never felt like it was stupid or over-the top.
- Andrew was one of my favorite book heroes ever.
- There was some very sexy sex scenes!
- I love an enemies to lovers thing.
- Oh the banter!
- How awkward he is at first.
- The setting at Friendly’s (I love that place, they don’t have them here 🙁 )
- Their inner voices were hysterical.
- Loved the side characters.
- A ridiculous amount of highlighted one-liners.
- There was depth and emotion in all the humor.
- Andrew’s roommates.
- All the sexual innuendo (“Vagina glove” hahaha!)
- None, but I would have enjoyed more of Andrew’s parents.
The Down and Dirty:
Rating: 5++++++ Stars, 4.5 Heat
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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices
running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!