Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ That Swoony Feeling by Meghan Quinn


I’m single . . . so single it’s painful.

Yup, ladies, Brig Knightly–that’s me–is still a lonely bachelor, stumbling through the streets of Port Snow, looking for the girl he’s supposed to end up with.

That is until my brother, Rogan, presents me with the opportunity of a lifetime. The Summer of Love, a secret pen pal program in Port Snow is looking for applicants and I’m the perfect fit.

I couldn’t sign up fast enough.

I found myself quickly falling in love with a pair of red lips at the bottom of a letter. Just like in the movies . . .

Life could not have been better, that was until I started hanging out with Ruth Barber. Starting a new business right next to my shop, I found myself gravitating toward her. Her smile, her humor . . . her tea sandwiches.

My attraction for Ruth came in full force, leaving me dazed, confused, and *ahem* excited.

As new feelings for two women come to a screeching halt, I have to figure out who to choose. But when I discover my pen pal is Ruth, it might be too late.

All I want in life is to experience that swoony feeling . . . but I think I might have just missed my chance.

Well look out, Secret Pen Pal, things are about to get real.


That Swoony Feeling will give you all sorts of swoony feelings. The best Knightly was saved for last. I LOVED this book from the moment I started reading until the very end.

Brig is convinced he’ll never break the curse; he is bound to never find love. Ruth has been crushing on Brig for forever, however, she didn’t have the confidence to actual talk to him. Everyone in Port Snow could see how perfect they were for each other, but it is getting them both to see it that is the struggle.

Brig is sweet, adorable, hilarious, caring, supportive. There is so much to love about him. He wants the love his siblings have all found. He is also frustrating beyond belief. I spent so much of this book frustrated with him and wanting to jump into my kindle and knock some sense into the man. Ruth is hardworking, she wants to continue her parent’s dreams. I loved the friendship that Brig and Ruth formed. I loved the banter and the tension between them.

I love the Knightly’s and the town of Port Snow. I love the roles they all played throughout this story. You could just feel how frustrated everyone was with Brig, however, that grand gesture was perfection. It was so fitting to everything Ruth and Brig.

Brig is my favorite Knightly and That Swoony Feeling is a MUST READ and a TOP READ of 2020 for me.