Back to Port Snow! Today we are delighted to be sharing USA Today bestselling Author Meghan Quinn’s second book in the Getting Lucky series overflowing with heart and humour, THAT FOREVER GIRL.
There are two little words every small-town man dreads:
Harper Sanders, the girl who was supposed to be my forever, has returned to Port Snow, Maine, for good—and she’s bringing back memories of our shared past.
We once had a bright future together, but when tragedy struck, I threw it all away and pushed her out of my life. People in our small town think I’m cursed, but I know better. I did it all to myself.
And now she’s creating a life of her own in the place where we first fell in love. I can’t fight my feelings for her—or the strong attraction that keeps pulling us together. But after all this time, can she forgive the past and fall in love with me all over again?
Everyone hopes to find that forever girl…I just hope I haven’t lost mine for good.
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Reviewed by Anna on behalf of KFF
This is the second book in the series Getting Lucky and features the second brother Rogan, although I haven’t read the first book with Griffin as the main character this second instalment can be read as a standalone.
Rogan is the second of four brothers and a successful businessman. He had dreams of becoming a pro football player, but that didn’t happen and his failed relationship with his former best friend made him a workaholic and bitter. The reappearance of his ex-fiancée has set the tongues wagging in their small town and everyone but him seem to be rooting for them to get back together.
Harper grew up with Rogan and from best friends, they became lovers and got engaged. When Rogan got involved in an accident, their relationship went downhill and they broke up. Now that she’s back in their small town all she wants is to get on with her life, but Rogan’s family and her dad are masters at meddling and she keeps on bumping into Rogan. Will she give him another chance although it looks like he doesn’t even want to be near her?
“Broken love can be mended, but it takes work, understanding and appreciation for each other’s journey.”
This best-friends-to-lovers/second-chance romance is as entertaining as any Meghan Quinn love story. Told in dual points of view, this light-hearted tale with a splash of angst tells the story of two individuals who were destined to be together but a life-changing event scuppered that dream.
Rogan in the first half of the book was a jerk to Harper and there were times when I could have kicked him in the nuts because of his behaviour, he was just mean. Harper, on the other hand, could have been a stronger character but as a twenty-eight-year-old woman, she is aimless and drifting. Rogan’s only saving grace was the way he tried to get her back in the last quarter of the book. His other brothers Griffin, Reid and Brigg provide the amusing banter that made me giggle at times. The family dynamics and the whole small-town vibe add a charming touch to Rogan and Harper’s romance, a perfect read on a lazy afternoon.
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There is no way in hell she’s here.
My family isn’t that cruel. Right?
From my car, I try to gauge the number of bodies in my parents’ house through the windows. Ugh, I can’t see shit.
She can’t possibly be at family dinner. My family loves Harper, but they wouldn’t invite her, not after I called my mom the other day, telling her to put her matchmaking skills to rest. She just chuckled but reassured me she knew what she was doing. Whatever the hell that means.
I was very adamant about leaving Harper alone. The Knightlys can be too much at times, and I’m sure we’re the last thing she needs right when she’s trying to settle back into town.
Resigning myself to the inevitable, I retrieve my keys from the ignition and make my way to the front door. Hand on the doorknob, I take a deep breath and walk into the house I grew up in. The warm walls and carefully hung family pictures greet me first, followed by my family’s raucous laughter emanating from the back of the house.
I remove my shoes and hang my suit jacket on the coat hanger by the front door before cautiously making my way down the long hallway to the connected kitchen and large dining room. Ren, Griffin’s girlfriend, is the first to spot me. She gives me a small smile and a little wave. The rest of the family is scattered around the kitchen as usual, getting in my parents’ way as they try to finish up the dinner prep.
Griffin sees me next. “Ah, you finally decided to join us.” He checks his watch. “I think that was eight minutes in the car. Who had eight minutes?”
Reid raises his hand and hops off the counter, grabbing a bowl from the center of the table and pocketing the wad of cash inside. “I know him too well.” Reid pats me on the back and slips me a one-dollar bill. “Here, this is for you. Thanks for taking eight minutes to prepare yourself to come in the house. Daddy is going to buy a new pair of jeans.” He pats his pockets.
Ignoring everyone and their stupid bet, I pop the fridge door open and grab a water. Reid joins me, sticking his head in the fridge so I’m forced to look at him. “Aren’t you going to ask?”
“Ask what?” I grit out.
“If she’s here. I know that’s why you were hanging out in your car, debating if you should come in or not.”
My skin prickles, and I brace myself for the answer as I shut the fridge door. “Is she here?” I hiss.
Slowly, Reid smiles and nods. “Yup, she’s in the bathroom.”
“Are you fucking kidding me?” I angrily squeeze my water bottle, nearly popping the top off. “Why? Why is she here?”
Reid shrugs. “I don’t know, maybe because she wants to be here.”
“Who invited her? Was it Mom?” I don’t wait for an answer. Instead, I walk over to the culprit, who’s hovering over the stove, stirring a huge pot of chili.
“Oh, hey, sweetie. Cornbread is in the oven, honey is in the crock, and I also got tortilla chips because I know how much you like crumbling them in your chili.”
“Mom, why did you invite her? I told you to leave her alone, to leave usalone.”
“What are you talking about?” My mom looks me up and down and then goes back to the chili.
“Harper. I asked you not to invite Harper.”
The bathroom door opens, and Jen pops out, rubbing her hands together. “Did he come in yet?” Her eyes light up as she spots me. “What time was it?”
“Eight minutes. Reid won.”
Disappointed, she snaps her fingers. “Damn, I for sure thought I was going to win.”
Confused, I turn back to my mom. “Harper isn’t here?”
“No, of course not. I wouldn’t invite her so early. She needs time to settle. What made you think she was here?”
I whip around to find Reid leaning against the kitchen wall, arms crossed and with a giant grin on his face. I point at him. “You better run, because I’m going to fucking kill you.”
Like a bolt of lightning, he takes off, and I chase after him, nothing but pure murder on my mind.
USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humour, and heat in every book.
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