Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn
Romantic Comedy with Emotion. Can totally stand alone, but 2nd in a series.
Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn was one of my favorites this year. So before I read Two Wedding Crashers, I enjoyed a re-read via audiobook, and I loved it just as much as the first time. In Three Blind Dates, I fell for Beck, but it is surprisingly easy to read Two Wedding Crashers as a standalone. I thought I loved the first in the series, but I think this one beat it! In fact, I think it’s Meghan Quinn’s funniest book to date, but it also packed in a good bit of emotion.
As I said, I fell for the #Rebel, Beck in the first book, but holy swoon, Beck may be one of my favorite book boyfriends ever. I love a tortured hero who is sexy and FUN. Beck is stuck in a rut. When his friend talks him into taking a weekend trip to Key West to crash a wedding he is going to, Beck decides to take him up on the offer for a change of scenery and maybe a weekend fling with a bridesmaid.
Rylee is a romance author who has completely lost her mojo. She has major writer’s block, and having no romance in her own life is not helping things along. So her friend convinces her that a weekend away, crashing a wedding in Key West, may expose her to some romance and spark some story ideas.
I liked the way Beck first saw Rylee and became fascinated by her, but their first meeting had me literally laughing out loud, and I’m not talking about a little chuckle, this was a full on laugh, including tears! When the two realize they are both there to crash a wedding, they decide to team up.
“I’m not looking for anything serious, or to start anything with anyone. I’m here to write, to be immersed in love, and then be on my merry way. That’s all.”
A larger smile splits his lips. “Sounds like a plan, but I see some holes in it I would like to fill.”
Beck and Rylee had such a fun time getting to know each other before the wedding, and the stories that they made up had me giggling like a loon. But they didn’t jump into bed. No, it was a slow burn with major build-up.
“There is nothing that’s going to get in my way of taking what I want. And what I want us you, Rylee. I want all of you, all night. It’s going to happen, the only question is….when.”
A book like this is the perfect example of why romantic comedy is my favorite genre. I was giggling like a loon and swooning over Beck at the same time.
“There aren’t many people I know who would stand there, hand over heart, talking about the thread count of a sweatshirt while fake crying.”
“Am I your sex souvenir, and I don’t even know it? Oh my God, do you have a punch card or something, a form I have to fill out? Are you going to take a picture of me with a Polaroid camera, have me sign it, and then hang it with your other sex souvenirs?” He clasps his hand to his chest in disgust. “Am I merely here to be your . . . fuck toy?”
Finding out the back stories of these two was heartbreaking, but watching them heal made up for it. This story was told in 4 parts, and while the beginning is hysterical, be ready with tissues, because Meghan delivers it all—laughs, tears, angst, romance, sexy times and everything in-between.
“I’ve come to rely on this woman, to depend on her smile to brighten my day. From her witty sense of humor, to her throaty laugh that makes me want to dive into her soul, I need it in my life. I need her.” (This is kind of how I feel about Meghan’s books!)
Beck’s past was certainly horrible, but the way he overcame it while still paying for it every day was very noble and very special, and it was completely heartbreaking.
“You are a product of second chances in life, and you’re taking that second chance and turning it into something beautiful.”
- I laughed out loud more than any other Meghan Quinn book.
- I didn’t think it was possible to live up to Three Blind Dates, but it even surpassed it for me.
- As much as I laughed, I cried as well.
- I loved that the heroine was a romance author.
- That it stood completely well on its own.
- That Meghan wasn’t afraid to write some pretty tragic backstories for her couple.
- All of the side characters were amazing.
- The stories they made up were hysterical. They were so in sync!
- The way it was told in 4 parts.
- The “Saucy” nickname was so cute, but since he called Noelly “Sassy” it wasn’t as adorably special.
- When a person makes a decision for the good of the other without talking about it. This is used too often in romance and it bugs me like crazy. This is the only reason this didn’t go to 5++++ stars for me.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 5 stars, 4 Heat
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Back in the Game is more of a spin-off novella.