Comedy, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Review: The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

LOCKERROOMHave you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?

If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife. 

Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers. 

But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included. 

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room. 

The only question is, will she accept?

5 stars

Romance | New Adult | RomCom | Contemporary

***Received an Advanced Readers Copy during a blog tour in exchange for an honest review***

So we all know I am obsessed with Meghan Quinn, right? Because if not, you should know now, I am hardcore obsessed. I love her writing style, she always has amazing characters, great plot development, and honestly, a novel that is worth screaming to the tops of the mountain that it was glorious. I can honestly tell you know, The Locker Room was everything I enjoy about the romance genre world, dare I say RomCom? Because yeah, it was hilarious. The first couple chapters made me a snorting hot mess, and I do mean hot mess as literal. Everything about this novel was fun, entertaining and I cannot wait to see what comes next, hoping she continues this ‘Locker Room’ superstitious world, because I am hooked on all these characters. 

Oh my, and speaking of the characters, I adored Emory with every single fiber of my human heart. I swear it. I couldn’t help but relate to her at every aspect of her personality, her feelings, her pain – just everything. She embodied so my of myself that i couldn’t help but gush every moment of her perspective. Her since of human, that sarcastic dry humor in her comments is exactly how I am, when she isn’t second guessing herself, she is a no filters kind of gal and I loved it. I MEAN I LOVED IT. I also cannot help but swoon for her flaws, I enjoyed the migraine aspect; I suffer from chronic migraines (getting them pretty much weekly) and reading a character  with this, so simple yet complex flaw to their dynamic just warmed my soul.

I bitch-slapped his nuts so hard-twice-thack, thwack. I made him yelp like a chihuahua who just had his tail stepped on.

And then there is Knox. Oh me oh my, what can I say about his character that won’t sound crazy obsessive? OK, I got this – I can be rationally sane. I loved him. Yep. I went there. If I could morph Knox into my husband, whom yes I do love and makes me swoon, but seriously, Knox is a diamond comrades. He isn’t a brainless baffone that tickles my soul in these types of romances, but he is this smart, very hard driven alpha male character who sends my whole body in a tizzy of feels. He is passionate about his baseball career, his school and very importantly, capturing Emory. He has a good head on those shoulders (and definitely a good one down below…) and I loved this about his character. He was a great male lead, I think he just radiated perfection in the male form. Witty as he was smart, I couldn’t get enough. 

I loved their chemistry, yep. From the prologue to the moment they saw each other again on campus. I loved this banter they had for one another, the teasing Knox pressured onto Emory was hilariously scrumptious. I liked their budding friendship that started, though to be fair there was always this attraction between them, Knox never hid the fact that he wanted her, but nonetheless, Knox took the time to respect Emory, her feelings and her past. He grew to understand her flaws and loved her for what they were. I think this was where I really enjoyed their connection the most, Knox and Emory developing this bond that really flowed well into their romance. And by golly, that romance – yummy. It was mouth watering. I loved how Meghan kept them at this distance too, during the build of their romance, it kept enough to light up the pages but allowed things to shimmer down for a slow burn that was awe-inspiring. 

You got this. You’re a strong, confident man with a commanding voice. Give that breast a berating – Don’t be shy…Just lift it up and shove it back in.

The only issue… and I mean it is a small one because it obviously had not affects on my rating, which yes I was tempted to change this because of this pet peeve, but when I thought about it, seemed slightly mediocre issue. The pinnacle moment of their relationship, when Emory made the decision for what her and Knox should be, she kind of just let herself be this person I don’t care for – I mean this loosely because yes I still love her character, and honestly without trying to give spoilers, but I will say this, that ‘drama’ factor seemed to affect my opinions on Emory. I wanted that confident, no filter gal, not this shell woman who shy’s away from a challenge. Though to be fair, it did lead up to some good stuff, but for some reason this minor point really irked me slightly. 

I cannot get over the secondary characters – hell perhaps supporting? Particularly the main role characters would be nothing without these individuals because they played such a pivotal role in Know and Emory’s storyline. First and foremost, Knox’s mother, oh my lanta – she was hilariously adorable. She was this cute stationary mom with a bedazzling hat addiction. Couldn’t get enough of it. But honestly, I loved the mixture of female girl power team in Emory’s corner and while at it, Knox’s bromance corner. it was such an amazing blind of character dynamics, I was either laughing from the hilarious antics of swooning from the mushy goop supportive chats. Just perfection.

And your physique is quite beautiful, but I will tell you two things – this has to said… Oreo’s in bed, sweetie, is not a good idea. Think of all the crumbs. And although quite attractive, the undergarments you chose isn’t very sensible. It barely covered your nether regions. 

Hilarious. Point blank. Read it.

Seriously, I loved everything about The Locker Room. The hilarious banter, the character developments, their interactions – everything was absolute perfection, but honestly, I have come to expect a certain amazing from Meghan Quinn at this point, so loving this one is absolutely no surprise at all. I cannot get over how much I enjoyed Knox and Emory, every interaction left me chuckling like a crazy woman starring at a book or crying like I was filling up a lake to solve a drought. I cannot recommend this one, heck any Meghan Quin books, I promise you won’t be disappointed. 

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