Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian
Also by this author: Shadowlands, Hereafter
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Read in: November 2nd 2014
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Boys. 7 of them, to be exact.
Megan is used to moving from place to place -- it's typical for an army brat. But she drew the line at South Korea. She insists on staying in the States to finish her last two years of high school. So her parents made arrangements for Megan to live with their friends, the McGowans...and the McGowans' 7 sons.
Turns out, living with 7 boys might as well be a foreign country! The boys are messy. They are cliquey (who knew?). And worst of all, two of the oldest boys are H-O-T. (A problem considering they are supposed to be Megan's "brothers.") Megan is definitely in enemy territory. She needs to win over the boys' hearts without totally crushing her own.
And when Megan starts falling for one of them, sibling rivalry takes on a whole new meaning....
What is a girl to do?
I started Kate Brian’s Private series ages ago. I still haven’t finished the series but once upon a time I was really enjoying it. A while ago Alexa let me know that I should really read this one. It has been on my tbr list for a while. Being the awesome person that she is Alexa sent me a copy for my birthday and I knew it needed to be my next read.
I am so glad I decided to read it first. It was a fun read and I flew right through it. I feel like I haven’t had the time to read as much as before and when I do pick something up it can’t seem to hold my attention (I mean like two pages in and I put it down). Picking up Megan Meade’s Guide was such a relief. Helped pull me out of a book rut.
I loved the characters. Reading about Megan and her interactions with the McGowan’s was beyond words. Megan is way over her head when she moves in with the McGowans. A house full of boys who don’t all want her there, others that she can’t help but find attractive, and their mother who is starved for girl time. As Megan works to figure out how to handle the McGowan boys she emails her best friend all about it thus her guide is born.
Living with the McGowan’s is far from a piece of cake but Megan navigates her obstacles like a champ. There were some moments at the beginning where I was just waiting for her to embarrass herself and others where I felt bad about how she handled things but overall Megan was pretty awesome. This book wasn’t all fun times. There was much drama but what Megan does for the McGowan’s is what I truly loved about this book. The potential love interests didn’t hurt either 😉 The ending had me like “what?!” though. Although devious and fun in a way I kind of thought a part of it was unnecessary.