Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 3, 2019
Format: eARC, 336 pages
How I got it: From the author
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How do you date your best friend's sister? Easy.
Step one: Pretend you want her to set you up with someone else. That will bring the two of you closer.
Step two: Go on date with lots of random women, proceed to get stupid drunk and talk about your best friend's sister, thus gaining the courage to finally make a move.
Step three: Randomly show up at her apartment and confess your love. Women love that, right?
It all seemed so simple. A fool-proof three step process that will guarantee the love of you life to fall madly in love with you.
At least--that's what I thought was going to happen. But my attempts to win over Julia Westin backfired in more ways than I can count. The thing about Julia? She's smart--really smart--and her wicked gaze cuts through all the charm I've tried slinging her way. She's not interested in games, my gifts, or my stories. She might want me too; but she's not giving in that easy...
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.
In Review: My Thoughts
I’m an unapologetic Meghan Quinn fangirl. I’m not even going to lie about that. Her books are the total rom com package for me. Her latest, The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister is no exception. It was a delightfully fun and sexy read with a slow burn friends first/best friend’s sister book. I laughed, swooned and fell in love with the characters. Bram, especially.
If I’m being totally honest, The Secret to Dating Your Best Friend’s Sister got off to a little bit of a slow start for me. Of course, I’m a mood reader and it might’ve been more of a case of “it’s not you, it’s me.” Even though it did take a little bit of time for the story to hit its stride, it didn’t stop me from enjoying it. I do love a good slow burn and Bram and Julia’s romance delivered just that. I thought this book had a cute set up — the competitive former manwhore throwing a bet to give him an opportunity for a second chance with his best friend’s sister. The sister he crushed on for years. Did I mention the sister in question owns a dating service? Naturally, hilarity ensues.
This book was fun and fairly light, with just enough angst to make it realistic. I lost track of the number of times I laughed out loud. Though the reformed manwhore isn’t always my favorite hero, I loved how Bram was all in for Julia. Even when she was having second thoughts. There were some great secondary characters in this story and I hope some of the friends get books of their own, too. I’m totally here for it.
I want us, Jules. Together. I’m not talking just one date. I. Want. Us.
I think there comes a time in a girl’s life when she’s immersed in a situation so awkward, so uncomfortable, so nerve-racking that the only reaction she can have is to stand there stunned while her nipples invert themselves back into her body. That’s where I am right now.
If I were a cartoon, I would have red hearts constantly floating over my head, letting everyone know around me that I’m a damn fool who’s lost his heart to his best friend’s sister.
How do you feel about the best friend’s sister trope?