Title: Cheat Codes
Author: Emily Goodwin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 31
Archer has always wanted what he can’t have—Quinn Dawson. Since the moment he saw her, he’s been denying his feelings for her, ignoring the void in his heart he knows only she can fill.
Everything about them was wrong, the kind of wrong that felt so right. But none of it mattered. Not the terrible timing. And definitely not the mess it would create if Archer made a move on his best friend’s baby sister.
It was supposed to be one night, but one night is all it takes to make everything more complicated, and they only have nine short months to sort it all out.
No, none of it mattered. Until it did.
This is my first book by Emily Goodwin, and I can confidently say that I am already hooked. She has a way of writing that is just so easy and enjoyable to read. Coupled that with the intriguing plot she has going on in this book, rest assured I was literally inhaling Archer and Quinn’s story and finished it within a few hours. This is one of those books that has you glued down to your seat and read while forgetting the rest of the world exists.
Archer has had feelings for his best friend’s little sister ever since the first day of college, but he knew nothing could happen. Over the breaks, he went home with his college roommate/best friend, where he was accepted like open arms and soon became an extended member of the family. No matter how deep he was in with Quinn, Archer knew things could not progress between them for many reasons. Not wanting to betray his new family and best friend being number one.
Ever since her teenage years, Quinn has had a huge crush on her brother’s best friend. But with him being able to have any girl in the world, why give her a second thought? Besides, he was always distant and standoffish when it came to her.
The two are oblivious and neglectful when it came to their obvious attraction and chemistry between them. Until it became harder and harder to resist their attraction towards each other.
Until they gave in and finally kissed.
Until one that night changed that everything between them, and forces them to face reality together.
Archer and Quinn could not be more perfect for each other. Where Quinn was quirky and adorable, Archer was the hot doctor, with a passionate heart. Their cute story had me swooning and I devoured it. The plot was so well developed, and the story was so well written. I loved every single second of it.
Yes, it does end in a cliffhanger, and while I am as upset as you probably are, in a way I really do understand. Archer and Quinn deserve their perfect happy ever after, and it really wouldn’t do them justice had the author rushed their story just to fit it into one book.
That doesn’t mean, the anticipation of End Game is not going to kill me till July comes around!
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.**
She lives in the midwest with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, you can find her riding her horses, hiking, reading, or drinking wine with friends.
Emily is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Agency.