Apr 21

Earn Your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn Review



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“She went home with someone else that night?”

Hearing the disbelief from my best friend’s mouth makes the events of my failed date sting that much more. 

I would like to make it known, I have a lot more swagger than what it seems. I don’t normally ask a girl out, have her fail to recognize it’s a date, and then give me a high five–as if I’m her wingman–and take off with someone else. 

No. Normally I’m the one taking the girl home but with Stella, it’s been one failed attempt after another and frankly, I’m done trying. 

But thanks to my best friend getting married in Hawaii right before the school year starts, I’m stuck on a tropical island, watching Stella parade around in what she claims is a bathing suit. 

Unfortunately, that’s not the worst of it, just the tip of the iceberg. Because what I think is going to be a relaxing vacation, avoiding the one girl I can’t seem to make it work with, has turned into a spectacle of being recruited as Stella’s doting fake fiancé so she can save face with an old “friend” from high school. 

Now I’m navigating through purgatory while trying not to get turned on by the way she holds my hand or kisses my jaw. It’s all fake, that’s what I keep telling myself, even though it feels entirely too real.

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A blend of some fun tropes, Earn Your Extra Credit was part frenemies-to-lovers and part workplace romance with a splash of fake fiancé, and it came together fantastically into another one of Quinn’s outrageously hilarious romcoms. Romeo and Stella are teachers, and he’s been harboring an unrequited crush on Stella that she was completely oblivious to. Cue a misunderstanding, and suddenly these friends are enemies, and Stella didn’t understand why. Fast forward to their co-workers’ destination wedding, where Stella finds herself in a bit of situation that snowballed way out of control, and she dragged Romeo along on that ride.

Stella and Romeo had this fiery natural chemistry, and I enjoyed the utter ridiculousness of the situation Stella had gotten herself into. Romeo was amazing for even going along with it, and it wasn’t long before Stella realized that herself. On the surface, Earn Your Extra Credit was a funny romcom, but Meghan is a master at hiding the real emotion and surprising her readers with it. There were layers of emotions that Stella and Romeo had to wade through beneath that humorous surface, and Quinn doesn’t hold back when doling them out as they went through the process of realizing them. The way she blends the humor with genuine emotion is one of the reasons I find her writing so addictive.

Earn Your Extra Credit was a sweet, slow-burning love story chock full of feels. Another masterfully crafted story full of charm, comedy, passion and emotion. I laughed, swooned and blushed my way through this book, and I loved every single second of it. Five smooches from me for Earn Your Extra Credit by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo





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