Review: Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn

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Title: Two Wedding Crashers
Series: Dating by Numbers #2
Author: Meghan Quinn
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: 11 March 2018
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

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….

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We were introduced to Beck in Three Blind Dates as an alternative love interest for Noely; one that could have had a deeper connection if it wasn’t for Beck’s secretive nature concerning his past!!!

Stuck in a rut denying himself true happiness and an emotional connection with a potential partner leads Beck’s crazy friends to drag him along to a destination wedding where he will need to crash the party at the end of the vacation.

Coincidence or fate also places Rylee at the same destination wedding with the same intent of crashing the wedding, this time in the name of research. You see Rylee is a romance novelist who has crippling writer’s block and is seeking her lost spark of inspiration. However, there is more to Rylee’s lack of creativity than simply the lack of romance in her personal life. There are hints to an event the previous year that altered Rylee’s self-esteem and outlook. A challenging life event that has left her floundering.

A series of events ensure Rylee and Beck cross paths feeding their obvious physical attraction to each other. As they spend time together as friends it is apparent that there could be a lot more to the bond between them if they can overcome their emotional barriers and there is also the reality of living thousands of miles apart in real life.

The story is divided into sections covering the progression of the relationship between Rylee and Beck from their introduction while on vacation and the idyllic time they spend together to returning to reality. Maintaining contact is challenging at the best of times but throw in the secrets Rylee and Beck have been keeping adds to the distance between them, literally and figuratively.

As the secrets are revealed a deeper connection is formed between Rylee and Beck as well as the reader. Unfortunately, decisions based on a blinkered view of the future create emotional turmoil for both Rylee and Beck.

I loved Beck’s character development through Two Wedding Crashers, especially how he has been able to use the negative experiences within his own life to add positivity to other peoples lives.

I’m not giving anything away but I really loved the way in which Meghan concluded Beck and Rylee’s story, showing everything happens for a reason and love is worth fighting for ♥


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