Aug 03

Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn Review

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From the first day I met Racer McKay, I knew our interaction was going to be incredibly brief. First impressions really do matter and unfortunately, I didn’t make a very good one.

At the time, I didn’t think much of it. I was never going to see this man again, right?

Wrong! When I’m met with the opportunity of a lifetime, there is only one man in the state of New York who can assist me. And can you guess who it is?

But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.

So, we reluctantly join forces.

Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate


I’m not going to beat around the bush here, I’m just going to tell it like it is for me: Meghan Quinn can do no wrong in my book. The way this author effortlessly blends surprisingly deep emotion into her romantic comedies is nothing short of genius. I always go into one of her books geared up to laugh myself silly with the utter absurdity that is this author’s comedic signature, and I am often heard snort-laughing through her books by my family. But, her books are so much more than just uproariously funny romantic comedies, and it’s how she continuously takes me by surprise with the powerful, heartfelt feelings she pours into her work.

Racer McKay was, by far, the most cuttingly sarcastic, obnoxious male lead that Quinn has ever written. It was really easy to hate this guy, almost too easy. But pay close attention, because this hero uses sarcasm to hide his insecurities, to shield his many layers and to guard his already battered and bruised heart. One look at Georgiana Westbrook is all it takes for Racer to know that this woman is way out of his league. He doesn’t have time for the pampered princess anyway, he needs to focus on digging himself out of a financial hole as deep as the Grand Canyon. Besides someone like her wouldn’t look twice at a flat-broke, Little-Debbie-snack-cake-addicted, blue-collar guy like him.

Georgiana Westbrook sure seems to have it all. Born to the kind of wealth and privilege that most people can only dream about, she should want for nothing. The problem is that she does want, but those wants of hers don’t align with the role her misogynistic father has assigned her in the family hierarchy. She wants more out of life than to become a philanthropically-focused-lady-who-lunches and a wealthy man’s trophy wife. But when she lays out her vision—her dream—to her father, his initial pride in her thoughtful thoroughness quickly turns into a brutal dismissal and then outright sabotage after she attempts to go it alone. Left with no other option but to hire Racer on the sly, she proposes a mutually beneficial arrangement to him. They’re both desperate, they both need each other, and as the walls come down, literally, they begin to build something truly beautiful.

I loved Georgie and Racer. The banter, the incredibly ridiculous, spot-on-spectacular banter in Twisted Twosome was some of Quinn’s best yet. Let me tell you, having read everything she’s released over the last two years, that is really saying something. Racer and Georgie’s relationship was a bit of a slow burn, but boy did it burn. This couple definitely ran each other through their paces, and in the process, Quinn took me on a full tour off all the feels. There is definitely a thin line between love and hate, and what may have started out as loathing between Racer and Georgie, quickly moved beyond lusting and blossomed into the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. As a reader who got to experience this relationship as it took root and grew, I was swept right up into this passionate, poignant and laugh-out-loud hilarious story. Five smooches from me for Meghan Quinn’s Twisted Twosome.

~ Danielle Palumbo