THE OTHER BROTHER by Meghan Quinn is finally here! Check out my review, an excerpt and teasers!
THE OTHER BROTHER
NA Romantic Comedy
Model: David Harris
I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.
There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?
I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.
Until I met my neighbor.
It’s been three years since I’d seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?
I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.
Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?
I’ve read a lot of Meghan Quinn’s books and I’ve loved all of those books but I think this one might be my favorite so far. All of her books are quirky and hot and swoon-worthy but man; this one was extra emotional and extra swoony. If you’ve been around here a lot then you know I LOATHE love triangles so if I say I love a story containing a love triangle then it is because I really mean it and the author made a freaking incredible job writing the story.
Aaron and Amelia met five years ago. They were young, had a lot of dreams and they had a future full of love and buffalo chicken pizza ahead of them. But Aaron’s life had never been great; he had—still has—a lot of insecurities. (With a not-so-great mom who keeps comparing him to his brothers, who wouldn’t feel insecure?) He thought he wasn’t good enough for Amelia so he pushed her away. That way she could make all of her dreams come true and live the amazing city life she deserved.
Now Amelia is back in Aaron’s life. She had to move back to their hometown because her dad is not doing so great. Turns out, she’s also Aaron’s new neighbor. Yay! (not). She has a boyfriend now and even though she denies it, there’s a little, tiny, small, close to nonexistent possibility that she still has some feelings for Aaron. Maybe they’re ghost feelings, maybe she ate too much buffalo chicken pizza and that why she has butterflies in her stomach or… maybe they’re meant to be together after all.
I can’t freaking believe how lovely Aaron and Amelia are. They are such lovely characters. Aaron is a gentleman and the best friend you could ever ask for. Even when he wanted to get Amelia back, he gave her space and was his friend before anything else. And I loved Amelia because no matter how strong her feelings for Aaron were, she never cheated on her boyfriend. I think cheating is the worst thing you can do while in a relationship and I’m so grateful there’s no cheating involved in this story.
Surprisingly, I didn’t find this book to be as funny as the rest of Meghan’s books (notice I said not AS funny, it’s still hilarious). Maybe because I focused more on the emotional rollercoaster ride of that love triangle or maybe because there’s something wrong with my funny bone. Either way, I didn’t mind that at all. The tension had me hanging on to every single word in the story and I wouldn’t change a thing.
I know a lot of you are like me and you want to run for the hills as soon as you see a love triangle but believe when I say, this one is special. It won’t have you hating characters or getting so frustrated you want to rip your hair out. It is romantic, funny, emotional and pizza filled. You will not be able to put it down and you won’t want to. Being able to read Amelia and Aaron’s point of views will keep you sane and they’ll give you hope when you think all is lost.
Pick up this book now!
4.5 / 5 flowers
Why? Why does he have to magically appear in my life? Moving back to Binghamton, I thought about the possibility of maybe running into him, but I thought it unlikely, something that would never really happen.
Boy, was I wrong.
What a sick joke life is playing on me.
Aaron Walters, the boy who broke me into pieces is my neighbor.
I can’t fathom the impact I feel already.
Seeing him in hip-hugging jeans and a tight, plain shirt did a number on me. It kept me up all night as memories of what we used to have flooded my mind.
The way he used to kiss my neck.
The way I felt so protected in his arms.
Too bad his arms couldn’t protect me from his devastating, heart-breaking self.
And hell, he looked good. Too good.
He’s always been tall with handsome features and a chiseled jaw, but now he’s bulked up to the point that I could see his abs flexing under his shirt, the same shirt that stretched over his biceps.
But it wasn’t his muscles or handsome features that once again made my heart ache, it was those eyes. So bright, so blue, so kind, but still so sad. It reminded me of the first day I met him, of the day he stole my heart from every other man on the market.
Broken, unsure, yet yearning for love. It was all there, and like experiencing a moment of déjà vu, I was transported back into a time when I felt invisible, like I could conquer anything with him at my side.
Once again, I was wrong.
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!
Huge thanks to Wordsmith Publicity and Meghan Quinn for sending me an ARC of The Other Brother in exchange for an honest review!