My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn
Standalone Romantic Comedy
Meghan Quinn has become one of my favorite authors, and I will read whatever she writes. Co-Wrecker was one of my favorite books of the year, but I didn’t even realize that My Best Friend’s Ex was a spin-off of it until I had read a good chunk of it. You absolutely do not have to read Co-Wrecker first, but I bet you’ll wish you did after, just because her writing is so much fun.
My Best Friend’s Ex was a bit more emotional and a little less over-the-top funny than Co-Wrecker, and in addition to the usual smile I have while reading Meghan’s books, I had some tears this time as well.
“Sometimes a human’s touch is all you need to heal wounds.”
Emma was in her last year of nursing school when she got an eviction notice on her place. Being the middle of a semester, finding housing is not an easy feat. Tucker is in construction. He is living a miserable shell of a life in the house he bought his ex-girlfriend Sophie, to live in with their baby. But when she lost the baby, she needed to start all over again, away from Tucker (Sophie is the girl in Co-wrecker.) Emma is best friends with Sophie, and was really close with Tucker as well until the couple split.
When Tucker bumps into Emma out of the blue and hears her housing problem, he offers his house. He has two extra bedrooms, and maybe having another person around would stop him from wallowing in self-pity.
Emma knows she shouldn’t lust over her best friend’s ex (even though the friend moved on), and Tucker wasn’t ready to move on yet, but the attraction between them grew, and the banter was adorable. I love their DJ names! As their friendship grew, Tucker touched her all the time, but never TOUCHED her.
“Why is he so touchy? And why the hell do I like it so much? And why do I want him to touch me in other places? Shit, this is your friend, your best friend’s ex. Focus!”
Emma totally lusts after him. Look at the cover! So do I!
“She’s attracted to me. She was speechless as she gazed at my body. She rambled about my fucking dick. I think she wanted me to kiss her. And fuck, did I want to kiss her. Hold her. Touch her. Lick her. Devour her. Fuck her. But what’s surprising and a huge mind fuck? It seems like my friend Emma wants to fuck me just as badly as I want to fuck her.”
BUT THEY DON’T!
OMG, he is SUCH a tease!
“A kiss would have been nice, a little diddle against the wall would have been nice. I would have even taken a vag tap with his index finger.”
Emma is so sweet and funny, you can’t help but love her, even in the heat of an argument.
“And for your information, it’s polite to keep your condoms in your nightstand, not the medicine cabinet, unless you want me to start tossing my tampons around like fireworks, popping them in your face. Is that what you want, Tucker? Tampon fireworks? Because don’t test me, I will make it happen. I will make it rain period products…Feminine hygiene will be your worst nightmare, son!”
This was a helluva slow burn, and for most of the book he was still grieving for his lost ex and baby, while I’m not sure I’m convinced he loves Emma quite as much as he did Sophie, even though she is so clearly better for him.
“Funny thing about true happiness, though. You never know it’s inside you until someone pulls it out.”
- Meghan Quinn’s humor is right up my alley- totally immature. I love it!
- She knows how to blend sweet, sexy and funny perfectly.
- Great side characters.
- It’s a spin-off but you absolutely don’t need to read Co-Wrecker first. But if you did, visiting with the couple is fun.
- I read most of it smiling, but it brought out lots of emotion.
- Emma was just so perfect to bring him from the dark to the light.
- He was in love with someone else for too long.
- I didn’t love Logan and was suspicious of him throughout the book.
- I found it strange they never texted. She always called, and if he didn’t answer, called again, instead of sending a text.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating 4.5 Stars, 4 Flames