Mini Review: We Can’t Keep Meeting Like This by Rachel Solomon

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.

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I absolutely adore every book that Rachel Lynn Solomon writes and this one was no exception! In fact WCKMLT might be one of my favourite books by her.

Related Post: Interviewing Rachel Lynn Solomon: Author of Today Tonight Tomorrow

This book is about Quinn who is a wedding organizer and harpist who dearly wants to stay away from Tarek, the son of the caterers cause she confessed her feelings for him and he simply ghosted her.  I honestly turn incomprehensible whenever I try writing a review for a book I love but here are some of the reasons why you should pick up WCKMLT:

  • The slow-burn romance had me dying. Like hello, people just kiss already, why does there have to be so much sexual tension?? But at the same time, I’m not complaining and well, the wait is freaking worth it. A completely swoon-worthy romance!!

  • The mental health representation was just chef’s kiss. Quinn is diagnosed with OCD and anxiety and another character in the book suffers from depression. I’m a huge fan of how the author addressed the stereotypical view of OCD that prevails in society and dismantled it through Quinn. People tend to forget that mental illnesses do not manifest in people in the same way. It’s not so straightforward as media would have you think and I really loved the way this was talked about in this book.

  • Another big theme in this book is self-discovery. Quinn doesn’t want to be a wedding harpist, she doesn’t want to be a part of the family business anymore and she takes some time to try and find out what she really wants. It’s beautiful to see her fall in love with something new and different and find herself through her passion.

  • There’s no one way to romance and this book certainly takes that head-on. On one side we have Tarek the die-hard romantic with his grand gestures and then we have Quinn the cynic who has seen too many weddings fail to believe in romance. It was really interesting to read about these two contrasting characters snarking it out and their views on romance crashing as they try to get together.

  • There’s so much food and oh my god I was so freaking hungry.

  • This book is also very sex-positive so that was great!

  • And for those of us who were a huge fan of the author’s book Today Tonight Tomorrow, Rowan and Neil make an appearance ahhhh!!!!

Related Post: Book Reviews: Today Tonight Tomorrow + I’ll Be The One

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