REVIEW: Untying The Knot by Meghan Quinn

5 SMOOCHES!

    

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SYNOPSIS:

A spin-off from the #1 Amazon bestsellers, A Not So Meet Cute and So Not Meant To Be, USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn brings you a heart-warming, yet hilarious full-length novel on what life is like after the happily ever after.

Ryot Bisley is my husband.

Yes, the former third baseman for the Chicago Bobbies and absolute heart throb of the Windy City. That Ryot Bisley.

The first time I ran into him, he was grumpy, a horrific host, and left me on his sofa with nothing but a nylon baseball flag to use as a blanket.

The second time, he reluctantly bought me dinner, stared at my chest the entire night, and still sported that permanent frown.

The third time . . . well, that was a game changer. His smile captured me, his teasing charmed me, and his touches excited me.

So when he was called up to the majors that didn’t stop us from knocking it out of the park and all the way down the aisle.

Eleven years later…I’d love to say we’re happy as ever but the man who sent me dirty text messages every day is long gone and Mr. Frowny Face is back.

He’s so focused on trying to build a life after baseball that he doesn’t see the life we’ve already created together. . .so I make the hard decision and serve him divorce papers.

Problem is…my husband refuses to accept those papers. Instead, he has a new game plan that makes untying the knot of our marriage a little tricky. And just when I thought I wanted to be traded . . . he’s slowly, tantalizingly roping me back in.

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REVIEW:

Meghan Quinn’s Untying the Knot is a fantastic, full-circle, fight-for-this-love second chance at marital happiness romance. I love second-chance romances, but there aren’t a whole lot of second-chance stories about married couples falling apart and finding their way back together—but there should be! Untying the Knot was an engaging, emotional offering in this specific sub-genre, and Quinn has outdone herself in the telling of Myla and Ryot’s complex and layered love story. I listened to the audiobook, and I was completely enthralled with Jason Clarke and Stella Hunter’s outstanding performances.

Through the use of flashbacks to the past, Meghan toggles between the past and the present to give her readers the richly developed backstory of this couple’s 11-year history. Their attraction was electric from the start, but there was a right-person-wrong-time feel to this couple’s early interactions which paired with Myla’s leave-it-up-to-fate approach gives the reader a good understanding of the time passage between their initial meeting and their actual marriage. Between her traumatic childhood, her abusive mother, and her struggle to find herself as an adult, Myla had a lot of emotional work to do. But through all of that, Whether they were in the friend-zone or fighting their feelings, Ryot was Myla’s rock, an anchor in her storm. He was one of the most patient and understanding heroes I have ever read, and I especially loved the careful attention he paid to this woman. He didn’t miss a thing, and he was so insightful. Myla was his absolute world… until life got in the way and she just wasn’t. Being a long-married woman myself, it was painful to watch this couple crumble, and I found myself internally screaming “no! no! no!” on more than one occasion.

Untying the Knot was an emotional rollercoaster full of the highs of marital bliss and lows of the daily grind of marriage. This couple fiercely loved each other, but they had so many things happening in their life all at the same time that something was inevitably going to fall—and it was their marriage for a time. The love they shared, the heat that blazed between them, and their history were of the once-in-a-lifetime variety, though, and sometimes a little struggle is needed as a reminder of what you have. I swooned, sobbed and sighed my way through this heat-filled, heart-wrenching and humorous second-chance at marital happiness romance. Five smooches from me for Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo

 


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