How did you two meet?
The quintessential question asked to every couple. And the answer is usually some bubbly, lovey dovey tale of being struck in the bum by Cupid’s arrow.
My meet cute (well not so meet cute) is slightly different. I was trolling a wealthy neighborhood in Beverly Hills, searching for someone to take me as their bride, you know, to make my arch nemesis jealous who consequently just fired me.
He was stomping around the block like some sort of gorgeous ogre, mumbling about a business deal gone wrong and attempting to finagle his way out of it.
And that’s when we bumped into each other.
There were no sparks.
Not even a hint of blossoming love.
But next thing I knew, I was scarfing down free chips and guac, listening to this man lay out all of his problems which led to his big ask . . . he wanted me to be his Vivian Ward, you know, from Pretty Woman–minus the frisky behavior.
We’re talking about living in a mansion, intimate double dates, and pretending we were head over heels in love . . . and engaged. Can you imagine?
The absolute audacity.
But people do crazy things when they’re desperate. And I reeked of desperation. So, I struck up a deal.
My one big mistake, though . . . big . . . HUGE? I accidentally fell for the incomparable Huxley Cane.
Title: A Not So Meet Cute
Author: Meghan Quinn
Publication Date: November 2, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
This was my first book by Quinn and I can confidently say I’ll be checking out more of her books. This one was steamy, sweet, and so much fun.
I think the thing that sticks out the most to me is all the shenanigans that happened in this book. Huxley and Lottie were roped into a few pregnancy classes since they were faking engaged and fake pregnant. Those classes were an absolute riot. I literally don’t know how they survived or how Quinn thought them up. I was cracking up the whole time.
I really enjoy an enemies-to-lovers so that aspect of this book was also enjoyable. Huxley was the grumpy to Lottie’s sunshine. Their banter and arguments were epic and had me rooting for their future success.
I don’t love a possessive leading man so I didn’t fall in love with Huxley like I wished I would have. Many people are into that so I’m sure they’ll love it, but it wasn’t my thing. He wasn’t horrible and he wasn’t completely possessive the whole book, butttttt it was enough to throw me off.
Also, I really wish I could have gotten a better grip on Huxley’s brothers’ personalities. We are introduced to them and have a few scenes with them, but I still don’t really know them. I know that’s what the future books are for, but I’m not feeling particularly motivated to see how their stories will play out because I don’t know them that well. Also, just based off of their words and text messages, I could you tell you the difference between them.
Overall, this book was enjoyable and fun. I would recommend it, but not with obscenely high expectations. Again, if possessive leading men are your thing, you’ll probably enjoy this more than me so take my words with a grain of salt.
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I'm All Booked Up YA says
The description hooked us. Strolling in Beverley Hills hoping to find a husband sounds hilarious.
The Book View says
That it was and a fun meet-cute for the characters