Tuesday 11 October 2022

🌞 Meghan Quinn πŸ’œ RUNAWAY GROOMSMAN 🌸


• 11 October 2022
• standalone Rom-Com

4.75 Stars

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a heartfelt romantic comedy about new beginnings and finding the romanticized happily ever after in the most unlikely of places.

Hollywood screenwriter Sawyer Walsh knows a good love story when he sees it.
But when it comes to real life romance, he’s a mess. That’s how he finds himself standing at the altar…as his ex-girlfriend ties the knot with his very famous best friend. The pressure, the resentment, the media coverage—it’s all too much—and before he knows exactly what he’s doing, he’s making a run for it, leaving a shocked congregation and flashing cameras in his wake.

Needing to lie low amid the media fallout, Sawyer lands in the charming town of Canoodle, California, where he crosses paths with Fallon Long, who runs the Canoodle Cove Cabins, a family-owned business and Sawyer’s new short-term residence. Overwhelmed with renovations and her long list of responsibilities, Fallon is struggling to make ends meet while attempting to bring the cabins back to their original glory. So when Sawyer arrives, she is grateful for the income, but immediately writes him off as just another vapid Hollywood hack, until he begins to prove her wrong at every turn.

As Fallon comes closer to saving the family business, an undeniable bond forms between her and the handsome screenwriter. But the pressures of her family obligations and Sawyer’s notoriety might prove to be too much for anyone to handle. Could Canoodle be the setting for a new romance—or is true love just a Hollywood clichΓ©?

Fallon + Sawyer

Sawyer just kinda ruined the wedding of his ex girlfriend to 
his ex best friend. And yes, he was invited. He was supposed to be the best man! But he just couldn't stand there and listen to those idiots telling lies about everything - so he stormed out ... Hollywood style! LOL!
Now he's hiding in a cabin by a lake in the San Jacinto Mountains near Palm Springs.

Fallon's grandpa owns those cabins and they're falling apart. Fallon came back to Canoodle to help her Alzheimer-stricken grandpa with his life and to fix up the resort.
But it's not looking too good for the business. They need to sell it soon - but she still has a few weeks left to turn everything around.

Her childhood home away from home is falling apart.
Her long-distance boyfriend wants to make things more permanent. Ew. Her only paying guest is a Hollywood type who doesn't even remember that he was once on a date with her. 

Let the fun times begin...

That was so adorable and hilarious!
I have to admit that this is my first Meghan Quinn book!
And I loved it! I loved the location - the whole small-town, everyone-knows-everyone vibe. I loved the supporting cast - Jaz is just hilarious - with her knife and just everything! Grandpa Sully is adorable - especially with Sawyer. LOL! The dads are perfect - the way they basically did all of Sawyer's script-writing at the end. Too cute!
And Fallon and Sawyer... we don't get insta sparks with them. It takes them a while to fall for each other - or rather it takes her a while! LOL. But the reader loves every second of that journey!
I loved the epilogue! Perfect! I hate it when authors go all literaturey and don't do epilogues! This Hollywood version was amazing!

This was such a super funny and adorable and sweet and slightly heartbreaking romance.

I soo need to see this on TV one day!
The people, the location. This just needs to be on a screen!

I don't know how Meghan's books usually are in the sexy-department. But this was a tiny bit too slow-burnish for my tastes. A huge part of that is that Fallon has a boyfriend for most of the book. πŸ˜• And then the usual romance novel drama/misunderstanding/fight towards the end was a bit too over the top and unnecessary for my tastes.
But all the adorableness and funny moments made up for that. I really enjoyed reading this book!

RUNAWAY GROOMSMAN was such a funny + adorable love story - I just loved reading it! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Sawyer aka Julia aka Phil - this one is mine!

Copy received via Netgalley for an honest review

Oh man how do I say this?

I knew there was a reason why I didn't read more of Meghan Quinn's books, but I forgot that when I got this one

Like, I like the story, but boy is it slow. So, so slow.  I like a slow burn, but this was just.. ugh too much.

To me, at least 1/4 of this book could have been cut and it would have been a better flowing read.  There was just too much repetitive, same ol same ol stuff going on.

And I am sure this is my problem and so many others are going to just love this book.

But I guess Ms Quinn's books and I just aren't a good fit.

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Stalking Meghan ...

When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn't take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch. It wasn't until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven't turned back since.

You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.

​I currently reside in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.