Published by Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC on January 12, 2016
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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.
This was such a fun and refreshing read and it had me grinning from ear to ear the entire time! This is my first Meghan Quinn book but I’m an instant fan, this was awesome. If you read the blurb, you already know this book will be hilarious. What I wasn’t expecting was the book to also be super romantic and beautiful. I loved everything about it, the story, the road trip, the romance, the comedy and the characters. Especially the characters, they are simply awesome. The story centers around Marley McMann, who is invited by her brother Paul and father Bernie to go on “The Mother Road”, which is a family trip her mother had dreamed about before she passed away years before. Marley, who was raised as a farm girl but now is a fashion blogger in Los Angeles agrees to go along with them. They take this trip in an aging RV and hilarity ensues. Her brother Paul is a sensitive know-it-all and the banter between Marley and him is golden. Her dad Bernie is just a sweetheart and his relationship with his kids is amazing.
But I told you it was super romantic, right? Enter Porter Smith. Porter is Paul’s best friend and Marley’s childhood love and to Marley’s surprise he also joins them along this crazy ride! Marley and Porter have a rocky history and lots of issues to resolve but there’s no doubt they belong together.
Porter, he is such a great guy, not to mention he’s bearded and super super hot. His relationship with Marley and her entire family is great. Similarly Marley was such a great character as well, strong, determined and ridiculously funny. The stuff that comes out of her mouth is hilarious without being over the top. I loved how relatable she was and how much she loved her family.
I love second chance stories and this one did not disappoint. Needless to say, I loved every single second or Marley and Porter!
And the humor, this book is ridiculously funny without being a caricature. Just check out this awesome quotes:
This is one of those books that you have to read to understand how awesome it is. The way the trip transforms them along the way and brings Marley and Porter together, the way Marley’s mom is still present within them even though she’s gone, and the way they truly needed this trip in order to get the closure that every single one of them needed is just amazing and you have to read it to experience it. The book is a little long though, but I loved every second of it. This was a great refreshing read and I totally recommend it!