REVIEW: He’s Not My Type by Meghan Quinn


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Word to the wise, never become roommates with a girl you’ve been pining over for the better part of a year.

You’re probably wondering why I would do such a thing? Well, I didn’t.

It was my teammates.

The moment they found out Blakely White was single, they took it upon themselves to play cupid and instruct me on how I should win her over.

Don’t wear a shirt around her.
Make her dinner.
Lightly touch her shoulder when you say goodbye.

I’m so flustered, so overwhelmed, so madly in love with this woman who barely notices me, that I lose control of the situation and make one huge mistake: I offer to be her fake date for a wedding so she can make her ex jealous.

That means, for one whole night I get a free pass with her. I get to hold her, dance with her, kiss her…stare at her from across the room like she’s my entire world because she has been for months now.

But when the night comes to an end, I’m faced with two options: bring her back to my bedroom and show her how I really feel, or let her walk away, succumbing to the fact that I very well might not be her type.

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For me, Meghan Quinn’s writing is comfort reading. The way she blends her hilariously quirky sense of humor with deep—and often profound—emotion is a guaranteed attention grabber for me. Wrap all of that awesomeness up in a sweet and steamy romance, and I am a goner. I have loved all of her books, all of her series, from the swimmers who first captured my heart and brought Meghan Quinn onto my radar to her baseball players, blue collar guys, teachers and billionaires—all of them have brought me immense joy and pleasure and loads of laughter and love. But I’m a huge hockey fan. As a lifelong NY Rangers fan, a 26 year season ticket holder and a hockey goalie mom of 15 years, I say without hesitation that Meghan Quinn’s done my favorite sport justice with her Agitators series. She’s created an absolutely captivating world around these five endearing and charismatic professional hockey players. But it’s been the moody, broody Halsey Holmes’ story that I’ve been most looking forward to since he was introduced as a supporting character in the first book of the series, Kiss and Don’t Tell.

He’s Not My Type was a total win for me. A hockey-themed romcom with a roommates-to-lovers, shared-bed vibe, Quinn pulled off the unthinkable by perfectly merging an unrequited crush with an unexpected romance. Through her witty, engaging prose, Meghan took me on this rollercoaster romance filled with hilarious banter and some scorching hot moments that left me fanning myself. The undeniable chemistry between Halsey and Blakely could have melted the ice in any arena, and the genuine, gut-wrenching emotion of Halsey’s history made my heart ache for him. I was as invested in this couple as Halsey’s teammates were.

Quinn’s ability to infuse humor into the story while building an authentic connection and genuine emotion was present on every page. Mismatched roommates and meddling teammates made for a really fun dynamic. I listened to the audiobook, narrated in duet by Erin Mallon and Connor Crais, with a full cast including Teddy Hamilton, Jason Clarke, J.F. Harding and Kelsey Navarro-Foster, and it was incredible. Their performances, delivery and chemistry perfectly came together into this wonderfully engaging and entertaining listening experience. I laughed and swooned my way through this addictively charming story, falling in love right along with Halsey and Blakely. Five smooches from me for He’s Not My Type by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo



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