Friday, March 25, 2016

The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn - Book Review

The Mother RoadThe Mother Road by Meghan Quinn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published January 12th 2016

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 is a review I wish I had written immediately after finishing, but I couldn't bring myself to do so.
Instead I wrote some thoughts about where my own life is and where I'd like it to be. Yeah, it got me thinking.
About my own life no less.

That's kind of funny considering that there were more than a few moments that also had me thinking "What am I reading?"
(Much like when I went to see Pride & Prejudice & Zombies last month; main thought throughout: "What am I watching?)

In a fun way, of course.
Let's just say it goes there. And then goes 10 miles further.

This might be the first time I've found a guy named Paul that I could not stand.
Normally it's "This is Paul." Me: "I love you!" (Semi-awkward when it's a real person.)
I know he wasn't the one I was suppose to fall for but still, up until now I had a pretty great track record when it came to Pauls.

I did fall though. Hard. I'm going to give partial credit to the fact that it takes place on a road trip on Route 66. I absolutely love road trips and it's totally on my bucket list to drive Route 66.
The rest of the credit clearly goes to the romance itself. I was so caught up in it; it's like I didn't want the trip to end.

I couldn't not root for a happy ending.

{Spoiler} We get it.
And it's perfect.


  1. EEEP! I've been wanting to read this. It sounds like such a fun read!! :)

    1. It really is so much fun. I was so caught up in it.
      I'd love to hear what you think when you get the chance to read it.