Genre: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary
My Rating: 5 stars out of 5
I think everyone should read this book.
I was that blown away by this amazing book, and not just me, I have no doubt that everyone who reads it would instantly love it.
Who doesn’t want to read a story which can make them laugh yet still hold deep meaning at the same time.
Meghan Quinn is a fantastic writer. In my opinion, writing a good romcom is probably one of the hardest genres to write in. How do you know whether others will find it funny as much as you found it funny whilst writing the story? It’s pretty hard to make people laugh. It’s not an easy job. So I think we should all give a round of applause to Meghan Quinn, for once again delivering such a hilarious book which was romantic at the same time. A perfect combo for us ladies! (Ps her first romcom I read was ‘The Virgin Romance Novelist, an absolute MUST READ).
“There comes a tie in a girl’s life when she has to reach deep down into her soul, clear the pathways of her inner goddess, and let out her nuclear Satan.”
So the during this story, Marley joins her dad and brother, Paul, to take one last trip in honour of her mothers memory, as a family. From her home in California, to the little farm she grew up in, somewhere near New York or wherever it was. So they all embark on this journey without her having a clue that Porter, her brothers best friend will be joining them, the last time they saw each other ended pretty badly so awkward times ahead!
Porter crawled into bed with me, I wouldn’t flee the scene right away. I probably wouldn’t even kick him out. I might kick him in the gonads and then rub my cheek against his chest because that’s the kind of girl I am. Beat them and then treat them.
Somehow this family trips turns slightly disastrous with her drama queen of a brother, Paul, and the constant pranks, replays of the past and just living with 3 guys in a caravan in general. But more importantly, Porters charm and history, may be hard to resist.
“You would like that, wouldn’t you?” he replies with a teasing glint in his eye. To someone else it might be a teasing glint; to me, it’s an invitation to hump his face, but I refrain.
One of the things I really loved about this one was the ability to make this an emotional read at the same time as making it hilarious. Not emotional in the bawling kind of way, but just as something which holds deeper meaning. Such as about getting on with life, making something of yourself, dealing with the loss of a loved one and reminiscing on old memories. I thought it was a beautiful ride and I am happy I got to travel along on The Mother Road! It was really something else going through the reliving of memories in honour of Marley and Paul’s mothers memories. You just have to experience it for yourself.
I also just want to add, Paul might possibly be my most favourite character ever. He has just left that much of an impression on me. Obviously not so much for spitting in a ‘Naked’ eye palette but you know, the other things like his feminine side. You will love him once you meet him, guaranteed.
Like I said in the beginning, I recommend this story to everyone. It’s an unforgettable, enjoyable little journey and one which will stay with you in the long run.