REVIEW: A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn


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From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a witty take on a romantic comedy classic, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Steamy, laugh-out-loud, and full of charm, these two best friends heat up the pages while proving true love might be right in front of you.

Have you ever heard of a man-in-waiting?

Yeah, neither has my best friend’s soon-to-be monster-in-law. Ooo, sorry, I meant mother-in-law. Nor has she heard of the term, what the bride wants, the bride gets.

With wedding planning underway and a short timeline, my best friend, Lia, has recruited me to help her battle the snarly beast that is Mrs. Beaver. Not scared at all, I accept the challenge as her man-in-waiting–aka, man of honor–and take matters into my own hands.

The only problem is, with every second we draw closer to the wedding, I’m starting to see my best girl in a different light.

She’s always been beautiful to me, but now . . . I find myself staring a touch too long. My hand lingering for one more minute. And when she’s upset? Allowing her to sleep in my bed.

And before I know what’s happening, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I’m in love with my best friend. Not just in love, but infatuated.

No one compares to her and nothing seems to distract me from that realization.

Not the girl I try to date while I help plan Lia’s wedding.

Not her angry fiancé who thinks I’m growing too close.

And not the looming deadline of her nuptials.

Which means, there’s only one thing left for me to do. Prove to Lia I’m the one she should be with instead. But with the pressure of her engagement, the stress from her soon-to-be mother-in-law, and the breath-stealing nerves running through me, I’m finding it a lot harder to claim the girl than I would like to admit.

Say a little prayer for me . . .

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One of my favorite tropes, A Long Time Coming was a heart-warming best-friends-to-lovers romance and a fresh, modern take on the cult classic romcom, My Best Friend’s Wedding. I’m a huge Meghan Quinn fan, and her style of writing is particularly well suited to this trope. I listened to the audiobook, narrated in duet by Erin Mallon and JF Harding. Their performances captured all of the emotion, friendship and chemistry of this couple as they brought them to life in my ears.

I loved Breaker and Lia’s quirky, cute, close-knit and comfortable friendship, but what made their story so delicious was how both of them were just so oblivious to what was truly happening between them. The lightning strike of awareness for Breaker was a switch flip moment, and I totally swooned as he employed every tool in his arsenal to show Lia that not only would they be great together, but they were actually they meant to be together. A Long Time Coming was every bit of the addictive romcom that the title implied it would be. It was super sexy, so very sweet, and full of Meghan Quinn’s special brand of humor and heart. Five smooches from me for A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo




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