Author: Meghan Quinn
Genres: New Adult, Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 12, 2016
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About The Mother Road:Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.
It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad.. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who just so happens to be my childhood crush and the man who broke my heart four years ago.
What is supposed to be a fun, family bonding experience across Route 66 turns into a war of pranks, awkward moments and bathrooms full of dirty flannel shirts and day old beard clippings. Paul’s know-it-all attitude and Porter’s devilish charm brings me to the brink of my sanity on my seven day trek across the United States with three bearded men in a small 1980’s RV.
I don’t know why, but for some reason I thought this would be a cute, kinda innocent but still great read. I really don’t know why, considering I’ve read and loved a Meghan Quinn book before. Something about the cover, I guess? (Guuuuys, it’s so prettyyyy)
That past experience is why I was willing to give an innocent-looking new adult book a chance in the first place. But I started reading to find the same naughty, raunchy, fucking hilaaarious humor as in The Virgin Romance Novelist. Nope, not innocent humor at all. Not innocent romance at all. Yassss.
I feel like based on her writing, Meghan is the type of friend that takes you out for brunch and you end up eating pizza in a sombrero. Or in Canada.
Aka, fun and #goals.
First of all, my dad – and to an extent, mom – has always really romanticized RV vacations.
My whole life, he’s talked about retiring and taking to the open road in an RV. There’s even a hilarious picture on our fridge of a really old RV couple from a newspaper, with my parents’ names labeled on them. But if you met my dad, you’d have a really, really, really hard time picturing him in an RV…
So a hilarious read about family mishaps on a road trip vacation hit the spot for me, and gave me plenty of ammo for making fun of his dreams (like all good daughters do).
Second, I’m a prank gal. I don’t actually pull pranks very often since I’m very lazy, not very sneaky, and very clumsy. But I love them. I did once fill my interns’ 8′ x 10′ group office with balloons, waist-high. But that took a week and help from 3 other people.
So I loved the prank wars, but I did kind of get tired of that at one point. I just didn’t trust anything anyone did and kept waiting for the shit to hit the fan. I would be afraid to even blink around Paul. That’s so much anxiety. I don’t need Marley’s anxiety on top of my own. Egads!
I’ve also always been interested in route 66 and hot dogs, so there’s that.
So when you take the hot, hot, hotness and ha, ha, ha-ness (but more like omgflolol-ness) of Meghan’s books and add those three things into the mix, Brittany is more than satisfied. 🙂 I actually read this like twice that same week as the first read.
About Meghan Quinn:
When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn’t take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch. It wasn’t until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven’t turned back since.
You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation.
I currently reside in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.