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Double Coverage by Meghan Quinn Reviewed

Double Coverage

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.

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Wow! I thought I loved book one of the Love and Sports Series by Meghan Quinn but Double Coverage has surpassed it by a mile. Never have I read a series that continues with another character from a book and felt stronger about than the first set of characters. This story is a roller coaster ride of epic proportions and enlists some of the old gang and introduces some new. Once again Meghan Quinn weaves her stories together like a well knitted afghan. I found myself needing to come up for air so often with the intensity of everything happening in this story. I loved every single second of this book.

Mason is totally my new book boyfriend.  I found him extremely funny and silly in book one, but he had heart of gold and was in a long term relationship with Brooke from college and makes plans for their future. Their story began in college but ended not long after college when he was drafted to play for Denver the NFL. I found that Mason is not all that silly after all; he is really intense and very dominating and OMG sexy as HELL. He gave me chills just imagining his voice and the way he spoke. My heart broke for the fact that his heart was broken by Brooke and he closed himself off. But thank god Brooke left him because the real Mason came out to play and I was fascinated, enthralled, and horny for this guy.

Mason meets a girl on a plane while on his way for Jake and Lexi’s wedding.  It is the one of the funniest scenes in the book; I was laughing my ass off. This girl is Piper, super feisty, foul mouth, a no filter kind of girl. I would portray Piper as out of this world sexy; I think I even had a crush on her. She likes to have absolute control of her life. I describe her being a real free spirit. Their first meeting may not have gone well and once they realized they were part of the same wedding party, this oil and water continued to not mix well. The attraction was off the charts and I felt myself blushing as an intruder to their intensity.

There is so much that goes on with these two and with the other characters, I really can’t say much more. I really want to but you need to experience this for yourself. I do have to warn you, because I know many people to not like to read certain types of things in books. There is some cheating in this book.  I will read almost anything and I think it made this book all the more interesting and brought out a lot of feelings for me. I questioned myself a lot and what choices would I make. I even found myself often routing for the other guy. It was so hard. The parallel stories that go along with this one had me gripped to the page which Meghan Quinn’s books do that to me every single time. I just become so invested in the characters and I crave more.  There is a book three coming out and I am on pins and needles. I feel as antsy as I do when I wait for a season of my favorite TV show to start again.

I was in major book hangover after this installment of the Love and Sports series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, I suggest you read them in order, you may be able to understand it but you will understand Mason so much better if you read Fair Catch First. Meghan please hurry with book three!!!!!!!

EXCERPT

She was just closing her eyes when a luggage bag was placed on the seat next to her, slightly

hitting her shoulders and rocking her sensitive body to the side. Her eyes shot open because the sudden

movement made her stomach roll. She breathed through her mouth and willed all contents of the

cheeseburger she had this morning to settle itself back down in the pit of her stomach. She slowly

turned her head to see what the disturbance was, but only saw the waist of what looked like a very fit

man. Not able to move her head much, she just turned back around. She didn’t care who sat next to her,

as long as they were gentle, didn’t smell, and kept their mouth shut.

She closed her eyes again, willing her body to relax, but was unable to because the brute who

just sat next to her shuffled around looking for his seatbelt and talked very loudly on his phone.

“That’s great, I’m happy for you,” he said in a very sarcastic tone. How odd, Piper thought, didn’t

the guy know he was in a small confined space and everyone around him could hear his conversation?

“What do you want me to say? I’m happy, alright.” Piper tried to ignore the way his voice was

rising, but couldn’t, especially when every word he shouted felt like sandpaper scratching against her

brain. “You want the truth? Fine, I could give two shits about what kind of amazing opportunity you

might have.” He used air quotes when he said amazing, which was odd since he was on the phone.

He continued, “No Brooke, you lost the chance at my approval when you decided that I wasn’t

good enough for you. I’m no longer your man. Therefore, I don’t give a flying fuck what happens in your

life.” He was now speaking in a controlled, but very stern, voice. If Piper wasn’t so annoyed with the

conversation, she would have thought his voice was almost sexy, in a disturbing machismo sort of way.

The flight attendant started shutting the airplane door and the conversation that Mr. Buff-man

was having was bordering on obnoxious and extremely annoying.

“I’m not sorry and I refuse to apologize…Oh, come on Brooke, you have got to be kidding me.

It’s shit like that, that I don’t miss. Yeah, I don’t miss…you can be such a bitch.” He pointed to his chest

when he said, “Me, I’m a bastard? Really funny because I remember you’re the one who…”

That was it; Piper couldn’t take it anymore. She reached over to the guy’s phone, grabbed it out

of his hand, pressed the end button, and then tossed it on his lap. She readjusted her sunglasses and put

her head back on the head rest. From the corner of her eye, she could see the man leaning forward

looking at her with his mouth open in shock. She just shrugged. Served him right.

She was just closing her eyes when he tapped her on the shoulder. She didn’t look at him

because that would require her to turn her head and she had used all her energy to turn his phone off.

“What?” she asked, while staring straight ahead.

“Who the fuck do you think you are…?”

Piper held up her hand to silence him. “I’m going to stop you right there, buddy. I suggest you

close that fly trap you have hanging wide open right now and silently thank me. I did you a favor.”

“A favor? You just made my life ten times more difficult.”

“Well, that’s your own damn fault for getting involved with, who I can only imagine is, a

psychotic whore. So once again, you are welcome.” Piper heard the guy’s cell phone ring, but he ignored

it and turned his phone off, shoving it in his pocket. Piper refrained from smirking, but still felt the

corners of her lips curl up.

She closed her eyes again and tried to calm her stomach that was rolling around from the

movement of hanging up the phone for the man next to her. Over the plane speakers, the flight

attendant started informing passengers about safety requirements, how to buckle one’s seatbelt and

fasten oxygen masks in case of a loss of cabin pressure. Piper just let the words slip out of her mind. If

things went awry, she would just play the helpless girl role and have someone help her.

Just when Piper felt herself starting to relax, the man next to her bumped her arm that was

resting on the armrest. The sudden movement made her fall to the side, since all of her weight was on

her one elbow and her stomach rolled forward. She gripped the seat in front of her and glared at the

man through her sunglasses.

“Jesus, brute. Learn to share a freaking armrest.”

“Share? You’re hogging the whole damn thing.” He exhaled and then looked at her, studying her

carefully. “Just my luck, I get to sit next to a bitch that looks like the Unabomber.”

“I beg your pardon?”

She snapped her head, a little too quickly, at the man and it was the first glimpse she actually

had of him. He was surprisingly attractive. She was expecting some massively hairy and disgusting man

to be sitting next to her, but he wasn’t…not even close. He had a dark complexion, like he might be an

Italian, he had pretty-boy features, deep brown eyes, brown hair and a scruffy face. Lord have mercy, he

was more attractive than she wanted him to be.

He waved up and down her body with his hand. “Why the hell are you dressed like that? You

know, when you’re inside, you’re supposed to take off your sunglasses.”

“Well, aren’t you charming?” she said sarcastically. Even though he was attractive, too

attractive, he was still a prick. “Why don’t you mind your own business and I’ll mind mine. How does

that sound?”

He just shrugged and turned back around so he was facing the front. There, that was easy

enough. She started closing her eyes again when he spoke up once more.

The Love and Sports Series:

Fair Game (book 1): Goodreads

Double Coverage (book 2): Goodreads

Meghan Quinn

Author Bio:

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, besides The Notebook I made time to read the heartbreaking novel. 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 am currently residing 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.

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