SEE MY REVIEW BELOWTHE WEDDING GAME by Meghan Quinn Release Date: March 1st Genre: Contemporary Romance Montlake Publishing Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53817075-the-wedding-game AVAILABLE NOW!! FREE in Kindle Unlimited!! Amazon US: https://amzn.to/30aMBKz Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/32lOk2n Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2WhbL96 Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3iYLned Blurb: USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s latest bauble is the charming story of a crafting queen battling a jaded divorce lawyer on a wedding reality show. Luna Wu is a veritable crafting genius—she can bedazzle and bead so hard her Etsy site is one of the hottest in the world. So it’s only natural that Luna would convince her brother and his husband-to-be to compete on The Wedding Game, a “do-it-yourself” TV show, for the title of Top DIY Wedding Expert. As a jaded divorce lawyer, Alec Baxter scoffs at weddings and romance. But when his recently engaged brother begs him to participate in The Wedding Game, Alec grudgingly picks up a glue gun and prepares for some family bonding. Both fierce competitors, Luna and Alec clash on national TV as harsh words and glitter fly with abandon. But as they bicker over color swatches and mood boards, they find themselves fighting something else: their growing mutual attraction. While Luna is torn between family loyalty and her own feelings, Alec wonders if he might have been wrong about love and marriage all along… Excerpt: “Are you ready?” Farrah says, coming from behind me and massaging my shoulders. I move my head side to side while we both hop up and down. “Did you do those finger exercises I told you about?” I flex my fingers and nod. “Yup, all warmed up.” “Do you have your game face on?” Farrah spins me around and grips my shoulders as I mean mug it at her. “Ooo, you’ve been practicing in the mirror. I can tell.” “When I brush my teeth. I really feel like I’ve mastered the scowl.” “Honey, you mastered the scowl years ago. Now you’re just coming into your own with it.” She holds up her hands, and I start boxing into them as we leap around the apartment. “Quick on your feet, quick on your feet.” Farrah swings her hand at me, and I duck. “Focus, hone your attention.” “Focused.” “Tell me, who’s going to kill it today?” “I am.” I bob back and forth and then give Farrah a one-two punch to her hands. “Who’s going to do anything necessary, even sit on someone’s face if you need to, in order to win today’s challenge?” “I am. Show no mercy. My ass is coming for your face.” Farrah pauses, winces. “I’m not sure I like that.” “Just go with it.” “Okay, Luna’s ass is coming for your face.” She shrugs. “Next week let’s work on your trash talk.” “Might be necessary.” Circling again, I box at Farrah’s hands, feeling light on my feet and ready for anything that comes my way. “You’re going to ignore all conversations from Mr. Snobby Shoes.” “I don’t even know he exists.” “Your eyes are on the prize. And what is that prize?” “Giving Cohen and Declan the best wedding possible.” “Exactly.” She lowers her palms. “Quick, flash me your hands.” I lift my hands, and she inspects them carefully. “You lotioned—good. Nails are clipped to a perfect length, and those fingers are stretched and strong. Rotate your wrists for me.” She lowers her ear to my wrists as I circle them around. “Perfect, no cracking, no tension.” She points to the ground. “Fast feet.” My feet start bouncing up and down, like in those football movies, and I hold my hands at my hips, ready for the call . . . “Draw!” Farrah shouts. I pull my glue gun from my hip and point it at her. “You’ve been glued.” Farrah claps her hands. “Reaction time was spot on. You’re ready.” “Yeah?” She nods. “You got this, girl. This competition is yours for the taking. And remember what we talked about: don’t focus on what you think will win . . .” “Focus on what will bring Cohen and Declan joy.” 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. Connect with Meghan: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghanquinnauthor Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360513.Meghan_Quinn Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormeghanquinn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn Website: http://authormeghanquinn.com Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meghan-quinn Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LitE4x
Meghan Quinn never ceases to amaze me but The Wedding Game brought it to a completely different level.
Although this story is told from the POV of Luna and Alec as they meet and fall in love throughout the story what this is really about is love, love between siblings, friends, parents, and significant others, all forms and depths of love given and love that’s shown to us.
Meghan Quinn is the Queen of quirky characters. The Wedding Game has an array of quirky characters and I LOVED them the way she brings these characters to life on the pages and makes them so easy to relate to shows the magnitude of her writing skills.
Luna was her own brand of quirky crafter, a woman of many talents and master of them all. She had a nurturing soul and a personality that was like a ball of sunshine bringing light to even the darkest of hearts. She had an extraordinary close relationship with her brother that plucked at a part of my soul since I share a very similar closeness with my sister. The love she has for her brother and her need to make sure everyone she loves is happy is the reason her brother and his fiance end up being contestants on The Wedding Game.
Alec is almost the opposite of Luna in every way. He’s not a believer in love or in happily ever afters and he doesn’t really do the whole “emotions” thing. His brother comes to him with a question that is immediately shut down but along with Thad’s outrageously quirky antics he’s also a master of using a touch of emotional manipulation to persuade Alec into joining him and his fiance on the wedding game.
Luna and Alec don’t start off on the right foot and yet you can still feel the sizzle of chemistry between them. Although they are vastly different in many ways the love they have for their brothers and wanting to make them happy is what brings them together.
It’s a touch of a slow burn as they get to know one another on a deeper level and with every interaction side glance that sizzle begins to shoot out sparks. Luna’s personality and the light she has surrounding her begins to seep into Alec’s heart and he begins reevaluating everything he thought he knew.
I thought I knew what to expect going into The Wedding Game as I have been an avid reader of Meghan Quinn’s books for years but this was immeasurably more than anything I could have imagined.
A story that will not only consume your mind but also your heart. A unique and breathtaking storyline, sensationally written witty banter, quirky characters, laughs. giggles, feels galore, and an authentic view of all different forms of love and how they shape us into the people we are and sometimes the people we want to be.