Why? Why does he have to magically appear in my life? Moving back to Binghamton, I thought about the possibility of maybe running into him, but I thought it unlikely, something that would never really happen.
Boy, was I wrong.
What a sick joke life is playing on me.
Aaron Walters, the boy who broke me into pieces is my neighbor.
I can’t fathom the impact I feel already.
Seeing him in hip-hugging jeans and a tight, plain shirt did a number on me. It kept me up all night as memories of what we used to have flooded my mind.
The way he used to kiss my neck.
The way I felt so protected in his arms.
Too bad his arms couldn’t protect me from his devastating, heart-breaking self.
And hell, he looked good. Too good.
He’s always been tall with handsome features and a chiseled jaw, but now he’s bulked up to the point that I could see his abs flexing under his shirt, the same shirt that stretched over his biceps.
But it wasn’t his muscles or handsome features that once again made my heart ache, it was those eyes. So bright, so blue, so kind, but still so sad. It reminded me of the first day I met him, of the day he stole my heart from every other man on the market.
Broken, unsure, yet yearning for love. It was all there, and like experiencing a moment of déjà vu, I was transported back into a time when I felt invisible, like I could conquer anything with him at my side.
Once again, I was wrong.
*I was provided a copy by Wordsmith Publicity in exchange for an honest review
I think right now it’s obvious for everyone how happy I get every time Meghan Quinn releases a new. It’s especially better when the book is about a character you grew to love in some of her past works. That’s what happened with Aaron in The Other Brother. I already loved the guy from My Best Friend’s Ex and Twisted Twosome but I was curious about his story. I can tell you I didn’t get disappointed with this one.
Let’s just start with how I felt the first time I heard about the title of this book and read the blurb. To be honest, I was scared. I didn’t know what to expect for it and what Meghan would do to not make the relationships in this book awkward. No one wants drama between brothers because of a girl. I can tell you that this wasn’t an issue at all. The way it happened was pretty natural and I loved that it didn’t mess with any important relationship. I you read the title and thought it wouldn’t be your cup of tea just ignore it!!! There is no sibling backstabbing in this book and that’s great.
Now that I got that out of the way let’s talk about the characters. I absolutely adored Aaron and Amelia. Having read the past two books that included Aaron I already knew I love him. However, I loved to get to know him better and learn about his struggles. Aaron is just a great guy who unfortunately didn’t have the easiest life growing up which makes him believe his not worthy of being happy. He ended up growing so much in this book and realizing he deserved to be happy. Amelia was also an amazing character. When the story starts she’s going through some difficult things in her life, things that make her move back to her hometown. Amelia is one of those characters know what they want and do anything they have to for their family and friends and that’s something I loved about her. I also loved Amelia and Aaron’s relationship. As you might have realized by the blurb this is a second chance romance. Amelia and Aaron dated years ago but he ended up the relationship because in his mind she deserved better and shouldn’t leave everything she cared about behind for him. I loved to see them reconnecting after years without seeing each other and I loved how they still knew each other even if both changed a lot in the years they were away. However, what I loved the most in this book were the little glimpses we would get of their past relationship and reading about some of their most important moments before the breakup.
I did have a small problem with this book… I needed way more Tucker, Emma, Racer and Georgie. The friendship in these books have been one of my favorite things and while these characters still appeared in The Other Brother I still think they should have been in this one a little bit more.
Once again, I loved the writing in this book. Meghan Quinn makes wonders when she’s writing and that’s why I normally want to read all of her books. I won’t talk a lot about that because I always say the same whenever I review one of her books but you can always amazing things from her writing.
Overall, this was an amazing book. It was funny and heartbreaking. While The Other Brother is not my favorite book in the bunch I still very much loved it. I can tell you that Meghan Quinn already became one of my favorite authors since I always love her books. You should definitely give this one a try.