Series: Dating by Numbers #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 11, 2018
Format: eARC, 372 pages
How I got it: From the author
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I don’t know what love is anymore.
Well, that’s not entirely true, but I’m going to tell you a little secret: I’ve lost the spark.
You know the kind of spark I’m talking about?
Where butterflies take flight in your stomach from two hands innocently colliding. Or catching your breath when you first meet someone attractive. Yeah, that spark.
Except I haven't felt that feeling in forever; there is nothing left inside of me.
Normally, this wouldn’t be a problem--but I’m a writer on a serious deadline, and my editor is breathing down my neck for a romantic, Nicholas Sparks type love story. No pressure, right?
That's how I find myself flying across the country to crash a wedding in the name of research, dress and heels stuffed into my small suitcase.
It should be the easiest book research ever. Drinking some free champagne, basking in the love of two strangers, and tapping into my romantic side. That will be a breeze. I'm a pro. I can handle this.
Until I mistakenly end up in the wrong hotel room, naked as the day I was born, with the sexiest human I have ever met staring me down, wondering what I'm doing taking a shower in his bathroom. I don't think calling it research will get me out of this pickle.
But it will make for one hell of a story...
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Though I finished Two Wedding Crashers a few days ago, I STILL have all the Beck and Rylee feels. After falling for each of the guys in the first Dating by Numbers book, Three Blind Dates, I was so happy to learn the two who didn’t win Noely’s heart would get their own books. First up was The Rebel, Beck. I might’ve loved him in the first book, but that’s nothing compared to how I felt after reading his whole story. But, I’m getting ahead of myself.
Can I just say I absolutely adored Beck and Rylee? Rylee, the smart, sarcastic and slightly-jaded romance author, and Beck, the sexy, mysterious and flawed artist, were a perfect match. I knew a bit about Beck from the first book in this series, but honestly we’d barely scratched the surface. I loved getting to know more about him, how he opened up to Rylee. And Rylee? Can we be friends? She was amazing. These two were closed off in their own ways and I love-love-loved watching them open up to each other over the course of this book.
Beck and Rylee’s first meeting(s) were amazing and hilarious and the kind of thing I expect from Meghan and her characters. Both the initial scene on the plane and the follow up in the hotel room had me all but covering my eyes to escape the awkwardness, while still flipping pages as quickly as I could. Their story just took off from there and I couldn’t get enough of it or them. I shipped them so ridiculously hard from the very start, despite the fact their friendship and fling was only supposed to be a vacation thing. There was something there between them and it was bittersweet at times to know there was an expiration date rapidly approaching.
Without getting too deep into the story, I can say I was happy things didn’t exactly end after that weekend. I didn’t exactly love them being separated, but some of my favorite scenes were a result of that separation. (The long-distance dinner dates! *all the heart eyes emjois*) A fair few of my feels came from that separation, too, because if you’ve ever done a long distance relationship, you know how exhausting it can be and how many ups and downs there are. But, at the same time, I was so happy they were still in contact, I was grinning like a fool while I read.
Two Wedding Crashers was an excellent follow-up to Three Blind Dates. I’m in love with this series and the characters. (And Meghan’s writing in general, to be perfectly honest.) I’m basically counting down the days until I get Hayden’s story since he was an early favorite going into Three Blind Dates, before I’d even met the other two guys.
“I came here to witness love, not dive deep into the emotion myself.”
“You’re the kind of man I write about, Beck, not the kind of man who finds me attractive.”
“Stick with me, Saucy. I’ll show you what it’s like to be worshipped.”
He broke me. I’m cracked and exposed And I think I need Beck to fill me up again.
Love doesn’t come along very often, Rylee. When you feel it, there is only one thing you can do: fall head over heels.
Have you read any of Meghan’s books?
Plan to read this one?