Sunday, October 26, 2014

Review of Double Coverage by Meghan Quinn

Synopsis: Unfortunate inconvenience, that is the way Piper describes her encounter with Mason Dashel. From the minute the alpha male interrupts her morning after hangover on the airplane, she can’t stand to be near the egotistical maniac with a booming voice and annoying sex appeal. But to her misfortune she finds herself not only having to spend time with him at their best friends’ wedding but she also can’t seem to shake the infuriating man in her everyday life. 

Psychotic Una-bomber with the constant mensies is the way Mason describes his flying companion, Piper Shores. After a horrific break up with his now ex, Brooke, he finds himself being engulfed by the temperamental red head that just so happens to be the maid of honor to one of his best friends, Lexi. Even though she grates on his every nerve, he can’t help but want a piece of her. 

The two are like oil and water, a science experiment ready to explode any second but they can’t help but be drawn to each other. The only problem is… there are other people they are involved with who not only prevent Mason and Piper from being together, but interrupt any chance they have at making a relationship work.

4.5 Stars!

Review: Talk about a bad first meeting - Piper and Mason definitely started off on the wrong foot, in so many ways. Mason is still coming off of a bad break-up with Brooke, and Piper is coming off of a bad hangover, and when you throw in the tiny cabin of an airplane - it just does not go well for them. Little do they know, however, that they are about to meet again at their friends', Jake and Lexi's, wedding. I really loved catching up with Jake and Lexi and seeing that they were still doing well and very much in love. Their story is more of a stabilizer in this book, as they have really already put in the hard work, in many ways, and are able to enjoy being in their relationship and going through the regular ups and downs of life - now as a married couple!

Piper and Mason, however, they are not an easy love story. In fact, it was difficult to tell if there was love in their story, at all. Piper continues their bad meeting on the plane by getting even with Mason for posting a funny picture of her. Little do they know, however, that they will run into each other again, once they are back home. By then, though, it might be too late, as Piper has finally met someone that she seems to feel a connection to - Jax. She begins dating Jax, but she still feels a very strong pull for Mason, and he has finally admitted to the same pull towards her. 

Mason begins going after Piper, much to the amusement of Ryker, Jake and Jesse, his partners in crime. Ryker has his own problems, as he has fallen, instantly, for Hannah, one of Piper's co-workers. Hannah is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend, Todd, though, and, even though she is very attracted to Ryker, she remains faithful to Todd and what they have. Love is definitely never easy for these football players, as they find themselves attracted to some very strong-minded and stubborn women.

I understood Hannah and her decisions much more than I did Piper's. Piper, for me, was very difficult to like by the end of the book. I hated to see how much her indecision hurt so many people. She let fear make too many decision for her until it was too late. Hannah, on the other hand, let fear keep her from making a decision, and she also got hurt. If you're looking for a cookie cutter HEA, this particular book is not going to give you that. It's going to give you the raw reality of how our decisions not only impact our lives, but also how they impact others' lives. I'll be reading the final book in the series to see if love wins for these players.


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