This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s second book in the Getting Lucky series brings heart, humor, and heat back to Port Snow.
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.
Sometimes memories are what you need to remind you who you are and where you come from.
That Forever Girl is the second book in the “Getting Lucky” series by Meghan Quinn. Even though this is only my second reading of this author, I am amazed at this author’s ability in writing such a powerhouse of a read, especially a story that is a romantic comedy. I really have to be in the mood for these type of romances, but Meghan Quinn implements such beautiful heart into her stories and “That Forever Girl” was no different in this aspect. I was absolutely in love with this book and even though it had some elements that aren’t my cup of tea, she created such a story that had me in love from beginning to end. This is a story that takes seven years for our couple to find their HEA but seeing their journey is such a beautiful experience. I knew from the beginning that Meghan Quinn would take me on such a delicious ride and she surely did and I was captivated by each moment that brings Harper and Rogan together, both the angst and the intimate sweet joys that are built up. It has a sweet small town setting, with a movie deal for the town and is picturesque of all the Hallmark feel’s that I guarantee will captivate each reader.
I want to live here forever, deep inside Harper, stopping time as this euphoric feeling consumes me, where there is nothing but me and her and the love I have for her. How could I ever have been so stupid to let go of this? To push her away when she’s the only thing that matters? All I’ve ever needed was her love, her arms wrapped around me, her lips pressed against mine. I would give up everything just to make sure I’m by her side for the rest of my life. Everything. Just to be with her.
Rogan and Harper were best of friends when they were kids and teenagers, and then slowly more was built between them and they both knew that they would have forever together.. Rogan was invested in his football career and Harper didn’t know what her journey would be, but she knew if she could be by the side of Rogan, she would be complete as he was her home. But their journey was disrupted when Rogan suffered a leg injury and he lost his dream of being a football star when they were in college, and through his hurt and pain, Rogan pushed Harper out of his life and made it so that she would hate him forever. They were separated for quite a few years and now Harper has returned to Port Snow and is determined to make a life for herself no matter that Rogan lives in the same town. At first Rogan is determined to keep Harper hating him and acting like a schoolboy teasing the girls, but he realizes that he is older and more mature and has built a good life for himself and much of that was driven by his love for Harper. Now that she is back in his life, he is determined to prove to her that their love is worth fighting for and he isn’t the same man as he once was, and will fight for her and rebuild what they once had. Because for Rogan, Harper is His Forever Girl…
I like to believe that some people hold the beat of another human’s heart in theirs, and they spend their entire lives searching for the owner. People are put on this earth to love. You are one of those people, and Rogan is your other half. Without him, you’re not whole. Without you, he’s empty. You complete each other, and there is nothing wrong with basing your lives around the love you share.
What I Loved
That Forever Girl was such a beautiful romance and it had me all over the place and I have no regrets on this one. There was so much captivating moments that go from laughing my booty off, to wanting to swoon in all the depths of layer of emotion that this author is capable of implementing. This story even has a LOT of flashbacks, and you, my readers, know how much I really struggle with those but I SO didn’t in this one. It was like the writing just knew how to captivate me enough to get me to be more than open with them and even though they do go back and forth, I found it to be such a necessary in seeing their journey from their past and their present. And all the LAUGHTER that was packed within this book, I was all over the place but I adored seeing the way that humor is implemented within this story. I wanted so much for our characters to find what they deserved to have together, and it was such a angst filled one. I had so many laughs because Rogan really knows how to push Harper’s buttons and the whole family are such matchmakers. We also get this sweet side story that sets the tone for story, with a movie being filmed in their small town and the excitement that it brings to the story, There is such a quaint small town feel that really sets the right setting. We also have this little element of a curse, which is more in the backdrop and not as focused as what we did see in the first book. The romance is one that has plenty of angst but it also has its rich rewards. There are so many small intimate moments that are built between Rogan and Harper that I was so in tune with their story and never wanted it to end. I was cheering for them all the way through, through the laughs and the tears and the sweet smiles that were brought to this reader’s face that only an author like Meghan Quinn can bring to the surface. This was a romance that I never wanted to end and is one of my top favorites of the year,.
You were searching for your home, and when it comes to you and me, our home isn’t a location or a building; it’s the place we hold in someone’s heart.
What I Struggled With
Nothing!!! This book was perfection.
Broken love can be mended, but it takes work, understanding, and appreciation for each other’s journey.
I found That Forever Girl to be a story of epic love, laugh your booty off bantering, delightful family dynamics and guaranteed to deliver in all of the feels. This book is pure perfection and will bring delights to its readers!
Seven whole years apart . . . they were painful, but I don’t think we could ever have gotten to where we are today without them. I know I wouldn’t have had the drive to make a better life, and Harper may never have realized where she belongs: right next to me, our hearts beating as one. Seven years . . . it was all worth it. She’s worth it. My forever girl.
Title: That Forever Girl
Author: Meghan Quinn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Length: 359 Pages
Storytelling Quality: 4.5
Story Itself: 5
Character Development: 5
Writing Style: 5
World Building 5
Feels + The Romantic Heart 5
Cover Art 4.5
Overall Rating of the Book
Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
That Second Chance-Pub 2019 #1 in the Series
That Forever Girl-Pub 2019 #2 in the Series
That Secret Crush-Pub 2020 #3 in the Series
That Swoony Feeling-Pub 2020 #4 in the Series
About The Author
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.