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Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing (Self-Published) on April 12, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (NA), Romantic Comedy (NA)
It finally happened, I lost my virginity. Cue applause and cheers.
For a while life was all rainbows and kittens prancing in a sky full of cotton candy clouds…that was until the demands of the real world set in.
My best friend is getting married and she asked me to be her maid of honor. She’s not worried about flowers, or the dress, or the food at the venue. No, she’s worried about the bachelorette party, what kind of penis crown she will wear, and the nipple size of the stripper who will be attending.
I’m in way over my head trying to balance life with a boyfriend, planning a penis party, and writing my romance novel. Something is bound to give.
This is my life after my happily ever after…
This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.
The Randy Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn
The Verdict: When I read The Virgin Romance Novelist, I thought that was it for Rosie’s story, so I was really excited when I saw this cover and realized there was more. And lucky for us, The Randy Romance Novelist picks up pretty much exactly where the previous book left off.
Rosie was hilariously naive yet adventurous in the first book, usually quick to say whatever was on her mind (even when she probably shouldn’t have). In the conclusion to her story, she’s become a quick study in what she previously knew nothing about (that would be sex), and we get even more of her unfiltered quirkiness and humor as she and Henry journey into serious relationship land.
I loved Henry in the first book, in part because he was flawed, slow to really show his heart, and still the best friend Rosie could have. He was everything readers wanted in a truly romantic book boyfriend, and yet somehow he avoided the usual romance novel cliches. The Randy Romance Novelist gives us a closer look at how wonderful Henry is at heart and just how much he’s in love with Rosie.
Like the previous book, this one is filled with off-color humor, some incredibly embarrassing moments for Rosie especially, and lots of steamy lovin’. However, whereas Henry’s character really came out as a loving, stable, willing to put up with just about anything boyfriend, Rosie seemed to devolve a little. Don’t get me wrong; I still loved her, but I kind of got annoyed with her, too. Before, I had an easier time understanding her odd and at times insecure take on things simply because she was inexperienced. But her insecurities regarding her relationship with Henry went a little overboard in this book, and I don’t think I completely got over that even when at least some of her crazy behavior became explained. I also really, really, really wanted her to get through things without suffering mortifying embarrassment at every turn, but it seemed she was doomed to that sort of thing non-stop.
Despite that little bit of negative, though, the book was a fantastic read, and I probably would have read through a hundred pages of Rosie doing nothing but embarrassing herself just to get all that insight into Henry. No matter what kind of crazy she threw at him and even when things got a little scary and serious with a sobering and unexpected change in their story, he was just all sorts of incredible. And true to character, it wasn’t because he didn’t have freak-out thoughts or walk around with his head in the clouds; it was just because he was that in love with her.
Believe me, The Randy Romance Novelist is a must-read, romantic barrel of laughs, and if you’ve missed it, you’ve got to start reading now! Well… after you’ve read The Virgin Romance Novelist, of course, because why settle for only half the romantic hilarity? Meghan Quinn is on to something in creating characters who say all the crazy things the rest of us would like to get away with and still wrangling a happily and humorously ever after.
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