Aug 06

That Swoony Feeling by Meghan Quinn Review



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USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn brings more humor and heart with the fourth novel of her Getting Lucky series: a story about breaking curses and finally finding that swoony feeling.

I’m single . . . so single it’s painful.

Yup, ladies, Brig Knightly–that’s me–is still a lonely bachelor, stumbling through the streets of Port Snow, looking for the girl he’s supposed to end up with.

That is until my brother, Rogan, presents me with the opportunity of a lifetime. The Summer of Love, a secret pen pal program in Port Snow is looking for applicants and I’m the perfect fit.

I couldn’t sign up fast enough.

I found myself quickly falling in love with a pair of red lips at the bottom of a letter. Just like in the movies . . .

Life could not have been better, that was until I started hanging out with Ruth Barber. Starting a new business right next to my shop, I found myself gravitating toward her. Her smile, her humor . . . her tea sandwiches.

My attraction for Ruth came in full force, leaving me dazed, confused, and *ahem* excited.

As new feelings for two women come to a screeching halt, I have to figure out who to choose. But when I discover my pen pal is Ruth, it might be too late.

All I want in life is to experience that swoony feeling . . . but I think I might have just missed my chance.

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I loved Meghan Quinn’s Getting Lucky series and Port Snow, Maine, and I’m going to mis it now that the series has come to an end. I adore small town romances, and Quinn created something truly special in this quintessential New England town. Quinn’s storytelling never fails to pull me in with her fantastic sense of humor, plenty of heart-wrenching emotion and a fair dose of steam. Never one to skimp on the details, Meghan’s vivid depictions of Port Snow, the picturesque coastal Maine small town, brought it to life in my mind. I have enjoyed spending time with the four Knightly brothers, who are all cursed in the romance department, their beleaguered sister and parents, and the residents of this town.

I don’t want to spoil anything about this story, so I’ll just say that whenever I hear the phrase “open your eyes” from this day forward, I’ll recall Brig Knightly and his adorably frustrating cluelessness. Quinn knows her way around a friends-to-lovers romance, and her take on it here was as flabbergasting as it was fresh and fun. As Meghan is known to do, she lulled me into a false sense of romcom security with her witty banter and comedic prose, only to knock me completely off my axis with sucker punches of emotion. This was totally a slow burn romance—emphasis on the burn—but once the flames flickering between Brig and Ruth caught fire, it was an inferno!

Heartbreakingly emotion and laugh-out-loud humor swirl together perfectly in That Swoony Feeling, another perfect example of the creative originality of this author. Emotionally devastating yet somehow still charming, this was a heart-tugging, slow-burning friends-to-lovers romance that I inhaled in a single sitting. Five smooches from me for That Swoony Feeling by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo




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