Book Reviews

REVIEW ➞ The Romantic Pact by Meghan Quinn


I haven’t seen her in three years.

I haven’t talked to her since the kiss.

So why am I on a plane, flying across the world to spend a week with her in Germany?

One word: Pops.

My life’s a mess.
My possible football career is hanging on by a thread.
I’m driving the roads of Germany in honor of Pops with the one girl I can never have.
And I’m sharing a bed with her, the girl I’ve measured everyone else up to, while desperately trying to not to touch her.

We made a pact growing up, never to get romantic with each other – never fall in love.

And I’m about to break that pact. For good.

We’re in Germany, in a famous Christmas market, surrounded by joy and laughter, music serenading us while it snows. I don’t think this moment could be more perfect.


The Romantic Pact made me feel everything. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I smiled. Crew and Hazel’s story so much more than I could have ever expected.

Crew Smith has had a tough year and when he heads home for the holidays finds out that his pops planned a trip for him and a friend, who just so happens to be his childhood best friend and his grandpas neighbor, Hazel. They meet on the plane after losing contact for a few years and this is where their trip begins.

I absolutely loved this story. The road trip aspect through Germany that was completely planned by Pops and has so many sentimental events. Crew and Hazel are able to reconnect and talk about what happened in the past between them and move on together in the present. The Romantic Pact is magical. The scenes in the Christmas markets in Germany and all the little things that Pops has planned were so vivid and it felt as if you were right there experiencing everything, too.

Crew and Hazel’s chemistry is on point. The banter between them was hilarious and I love that they could so easily joke with each other, but also could be the shoulder for the other to cry on. Seeing their friendship grow into something more and then what happens when the magic of their time in Germany is coming to an end.

The continued friendship between River, Crew and Hollis is fantastic and I absolutely loved all their interactions.

If you’re looking for a road trip romance that will have you feeling everything this one is MUST READ!