REVIEW: So Not Meant To Be by Meghan Quinn

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a fresh take on a romantic comedy classic, When Harry Met Sally. This steamy, laugh-out-loud, enemies to lovers romance is about an annoyingly handsome coworker and the woman who refuses to be charmed by him.

Am I friends with JP Cane?

Ha! That’s laughable.

Besides the fact that he’s adopted some far-fetched notion from the movie When Harry Met Sally that says men and women can’t be friends and work together, it’s safe to say we’re not friends. He’s annoyingly loud, obnoxiously handsome, and has made an art out of poking all my hot buttons . . . multiple times a day.

So you can imagine how disgruntled I am when I not only have to fly to San Francisco with him for work, but stay in the same penthouse. Yup, we’re sharing the same air, twenty-four-seven. We’re talking full-fledged working roommates.

The man doesn’t know what it means to wear a shirt, thrives off protein bars, and you guessed it, moans loud enough for people to believe he’s Meg Ryan in a restaurant.

Spoiler Alert: I WON’T be having what he’s having.

Tack on his continuous flirting and his polished good looks, and I’m caught staring down the barrel of a seductive temptation that makes it hard for me to sleep at night.

But guess who can control herself? This girl.

Because if there is one thing I know for certain, it’s that JP Cane and I are so not meant to be.

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REVIEW:

An enemies-to-lovers workplace romance, So Not Meant To Be was a laugh-out-loud funny, full of feels and fire, hard-fought love story with a bit of a forced proximity spin. If you loved When Harry Met Sally, you’re going to love Meghan’s fresh, new take on it. Quinn’s writing style is a wonderful blend of side-splitting humor and heart-tugging moments. It’s completely addictive, which is why I find myself reaching for her romcoms over and over.

Narrated in duet by Stella Hunter and Aaron Shedlock, I listened to the audiobook. Hunter and Shedlock did a fantastic job bringing Kelsey and JP to life in my ears, and their performance here was fantastic. The title sets the tone of this romcom, as the heroine is thoroughly convinced she and the hero are So Not Meant To Be. Kelsey and JP are bickering professional colleagues. JP is one of the three billionaire real estate developer brothers who own Cane Enterprises, and Kelsey is one of their critical vendors as well as the sister of JP’s brother, Hux’s girlfriend, Lottie, both of whom readers met in A Not So Meet Cute.

Paired on an important project, JP and Kelsey head off to San Francisco for two full weeks of togetherness in a shared penthouse. The sexual tension between them was already running hot, but things really start heating up as they get to know each other during this time. They have plenty of witty, snappy banter and sizzling chemistry, but what really stole my heart was their vulnerable moments. Oh, and JP’s penchant for animal rescues. (Shout out to Kazoo!)

So Not Meant To Be was a highly-entertaining, heart-string-pulling, hotter-than-heck romcom. JP and Kelsey’s hard-fought love story was brimming with heat, heart and humor, and I listened to the audiobook in one day, laughing, swooning and blushing my way through it. Five smooches from me for So Not Meant To Be by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo

 


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