The Other Brother – Meghan Quinn

the other brother

4star_FotorGenre: Romance

I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.

There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?

I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.

Until I met my neighbor.

It’s been three years since I’d seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?

I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.

Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?

The Other Brother is a cute romance full of angst that packs a punch.

The Other Brother subverts the trope of the damaged female character by creating a male love interest that bears the brunt of the emotional/psychological issues. Aaron has always seen himself as the lesser brother and the constant belittling he receives from his mother strengthens this further. His self-loathing is evident from the first few pages. Despite his overwhelming confidence, he’s very much a self-conscious individual. This swap in character traits was refreshing and I loved every second of it.

Throughout the novel, the reader is treated to flashbacks of Aaron and Amelia’s past meetings and relationship. Those chapters were some of my favourites as they were sweet, fun, and sexy. These chapters also showcase Quinn’s writing ability by communicating to the reader how each of the characters has grown during their time apart. There are subtle differences between the characters’ present and past selves that are expertly written.

 Overall, The Other Brother is a fantastic romance novel that brings something new to the romance genre. If you’re looking for an angsty romance that’s different from others of the genre, look no further!

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