“We’re all hurting Quinn. In different ways, some that we can treat with medication and therapy and some only with time. And some in ways that might never heal. Sometimes the good outweighs the bad. Sometimes those great time4s are so F****** great that they make the bad times a little easier to handle. ”
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Pub Date: June 8, 2021
A wedding harpist disillusioned with love and a hopeless romantic cater-waiter flirt and fight their way through a summer of weddings in this effervescent romantic comedy from the acclaimed author of Today Tonight Tomorrow.
Quinn Berkowitz and Tarek Mansour’s families have been in business together for years: Quinn’s parents are wedding planners, and Tarek’s own a catering company. At the end of last summer, Quinn confessed her crush on him in the form of a rambling email—and then he left for college without a response.
Quinn has been dreading seeing him again almost as much as she dreads another summer playing the harp for her parents’ weddings. When he shows up at the first wedding of the summer, looking cuter than ever after a year apart, they clash immediately. Tarek’s always loved the grand gestures in weddings—the flashier, the better—while Quinn can’t see them as anything but fake. Even as they can’t seem to have one civil conversation, Quinn’s thrown together with Tarek wedding after wedding, from performing a daring cake rescue to filling in for a missing bridesmaid and groomsman.
Quinn can’t deny her feelings for him are still there, especially after she learns the truth about his silence, opens up about her own fears, and begins learning the art of harp-making from an enigmatic teacher.
Maybe love isn’t the enemy after all—and maybe allowing herself to fall is the most honest thing Quinn’s ever done.
I don’t know what it is about pastel book covers… but they always surprised me when I open them up and they are full of depth, especially YA genre.
This sweet book is full of raw emotion and information that made me go “wow I had no idea.”
WCKMLT was on my TBR because of these two teens finding a second chance romance but what I loved even more was the jewish and muslim culture references, the back stories and emphasis on what we “see” and reality of our families, understanding more about mental health, depression, and even OCD, and the power of friendships that often are the backbone to us all.
Read if you like:
– rom coms and a bit of pop culture references
-mental health topics and awareness
-young love and second chances
-a YA adults can enjoy too
-wedding scenes and all the planning
-boys who believe in grand gestures
Steam- “like a spicy margarita… a solid concoction with a bit of a KICK.”