Review: So Not Meant to Be by Meghan Quinn
Note: An advance reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author.
One of my absolute favorite reads from last year was Meghan Quinn's A Not So Meet Cute. So, when the author announced that she had a book for JP Cane and Kelsey Gardner, aka siblings of Hux and Lottie, respectively, from the aforementioned 2021 fave, well, I was as giddy as one could be. So Not Meant to Be is an enemies-to-lovers romance, although I think it would be fare to say that the "enemies" part was more on Kelsey's end than JP's, even if the guy made pushing her buttons seem like he was born to do it. While JP and Kelsey's story can be read independently of Hux and Lottie's, I'm seriously recommending you check the latter out, which shouldn't be much of a surprise since I'd just been saying how much I loved that darn book.
JP Cane doesn't think that men and women can be friends and still work together. That shouldn't really be a problem since Kelsey Gardner doesn't think of him as a friend. She does, however, think JP's full of himself and too much of everything else. Too talkative, too handsome, and knows all too well how to get under her skin. To make matters worse, she know has to stay in the same penthouse as him for an extended period of time. So, not only do they work together, they now live together as well. Now, he's added being too flirty to the mix. While Kelsey may disagree about the whole being friends and working thing, she's positive that sleeping AND working together is a no-go. But that shouldn't be a problem since that'll never happen. Right?
Ooh, but how JP gave Hux a run for his money as my favorite Meghan Quinn male main character. The Cane brothers are certainly a cut above the rest! I absolutely adored JP. If you check "swoon-worthy" in the dictionary, I wouldn't be surprised if it had him there as an example. Now, when it comes to Kelsey, I confess that it took a while for me to not just warm up to her, but also to deem her worthy of my, erm, our Jonah. Their back and forth was entertaining, but then when it comes to banter, Quinn knows her stuff. I laughed out loud more than once, and there were times where my heart ached for JP. Yep, I know, I know, but what can I say? I'm a wee bit--TOTES--hungover on all things JP, which is why So Not Meant to Be receives five stars!
Release Date: 07 June 2022
Date Read: 04 June 2022
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