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The Mother Road

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  5,087 ratings  ·  951 reviews
Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.

It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad.. Just like old times, right? Wrong. What
Kindle Edition, 306 pages
Published January 12th 2016 by Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
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Jennifer Kyle
DNF @ 56 Percent

The story is funny and very over the top and then after awhile the humor just kept going and going and even though I chuckled I was pushing on to find the meat of the whole book. I wanted more depth or maybe I just got tired of the humor.

Regardless, I’m getting off here in the middle of Route 66!

Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Marley's dad Bernie and brother Paul show up in California sporting the family RV. Paul is getting married and they decided the perfect way to get him ready for the marriage is a road trip in memory of their mom in Tacy. Tacy is so named for one of the characters in The Long, Long Trailer. She is about that old also, her tire on the back is sagging, her paint is flaking. Road trip!!
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What Marley doesn't realize is that Paul's best bro-mance friend Porter is going to be the hitch-hiker they pic
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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OH MY GOD IT’S A ROAD TRIP ROMANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please excuse me while I squee like an effing idiot because . . . .

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By now it should go without saying that I seriously dig on road trip stories. And when some salami hidin’ is thrown in to the mix? #boooooiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnng I mean . . . .

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This scientific journal was about Marley – a girl who left the farm for college and then moved alllllll the way across the country in
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads



I want to get that out of the way now before we go any further with this review!! Don't even think of COMING close to my man.

I'm flying to Cali, searching out Marley, and stealing Porter for ME!!!! **cue maniacal laugh** AH! My God. H
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Dual

Marley McMann was a beauty blogger living in sunny California. Out of the blue, her brother Paul and father Bernie showed up at her doorstep and coaxed her into going for a road trip. Thus ensued a cross country trip through Route 66 in a family “beloved” 80s RV. Living in a confined space for a week was nightmarish enough, try adding an unexpected addition of a teenage crush in the form of the sexy Porter Smith the mix. The
I have never laughed so hard while reading a book in my life. This book was absolutely hilarious. There were so many laugh-out-loud moments, there was no way I could've read this book in public. Not only is this book super funny, it's also really sweet and heartwarming. Even with this book being a bit crude and the shenanigans a bit ridiculous, the romance was really well developed, sweet and steamy. There were also a few emotional moments that really touched my heart. I really LOVED this book a ...more
Sybil aka Lala

Meghan Quinn writes humour that is quirky, weird, utterly hilarious and just the teeniest bit on the wrong side of fucked up – her characters are no different and with The Mother Road she not only hit the mark but raised the bar on what Romantic Comedy should be completely. I was cackling like an insane person all throughout this book (when I wasn’t squirming in embarrassment for her poor characters or sniffling through the sweet moments). This, right here, is the pinnacle of Rom-Com. The summit
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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 photo 91cf7b672eb41efa2881ed5002efe0_zpsux7vplq6.gif “Son, I love you, but for the love of Gerald Ford, don’t call your penis pretty. I know you like alliterations and find the beauty in even the nastiest of things, but calling your penis pretty is like calling your ass ring beautiful. It just doesn’t work.”

Be sure to pack some toiletries, clothes wet wipes, antibacterial soap, GoGirl, aspirin, matches, Funyuns, and of course an adult diaper because Meghan Quinn has done it again as sh
Bex |
Did I lose weight? I swear I did, because I completely laughed my ass off reading this book. No joke, it is probably the funniest book I have ever read. The comedy in this book goes way beyond just a little snicker here and there. No, I’m talking full out, laugh-til-you-cry, roll-around-clutching-your-belly, almost-pee-your-pants kind of humor.

So, imagine you are stuck in an aging RV with your dad, your big brother, and his best friend for an entire week. These are men with beards, flannels, and
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Excuse me while I try to pause my hysterical laughter long enough to write this review. It may be a touch difficult, though. Because every time I think of the ridiculous, slightly (okay, maybe more than slightly) juvenile humor, I crack up all over again. I spent a large portion of The Mother Road convulsing with laughter. In public. Yup, in the school pick-up line. At my daughter’s gymnastics. In a car park, waiting for my husband at the store. #NoRegrets. If only someone had knocked on my wind ...more
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
[Insert your name] "'s time to finally conquer The Mother Road."

This book should come with a warning label. Do not read in areas where members of the public can see you. If you choose to ignore this warning the author cannot be held accountable for any resulting actions taken against you. For example, the concerned stares as you appear to suffer from a seizure, while actually laughing so hard you fold yourself in half while holding your stomach and gasping for air. Or when you're sat in a
4 Marbles stars!

Oh my goodness! I haven't laughed that hard in a while. there was one chapter that had me laughing to tears and when my daughter asked me what was wrong I couldn't stop laughing for a good five minutes!

This was such a fun read, but if you can't stand crude humour, bathroom jokes, plenty of farts and pranks then stay far away!!

I wasn't that in love with Marley. She seemed to fly off the handle too quickly. I did like how she acted like one of the guys and didn't put up with anythi
Overall rating: 4.5 "Marbles" stars!

Cheating: (view spoiler)
Love triangle: (view spoiler)
Sex with om/ow: (view spoiler)
Intimate pasts: (view spoiler)
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn
4.5 stars!!

“This is war, you know that, right? You just started a shit storm you won’t be able to handle.”

This book was exactly what I needed after a slew of emotional, intense and suspenseful reads. I may be forty-two but even I can still relate to my childish side and this book tugged at this side of me all the way through.

The humour throughout this book is hysterical and incredibly abundant, I had a lot of tears and 99.99% of them were tears of laugh
I think everyone should read this book.

I was that blown away by this amazing book, and not just me, I have no doubt that everyone who reads it would instantly love it.

Who doesn’t want to read a story which can make them laugh yet still hold deep meaning at the same time.

Meghan Quinn is a fantastic writer. In my opinion, writing a good romcom is probably one of the hardest genres to write in. How do you know whether others will find it funny as much as you found it funny whilst writing the story?
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
The Mother Road by Meghan Quinn ~~~~ 5 STARS! HILARIOUS!

“Never in a million years would I have pictured myself as an axe-wielding, dragon lady, chopping up multi-colored flannel shirts into my very own plaid mulch. But here I am, chopping away my frustrations.

It all started when my brother, Paul, convinced me to go on one last family road trip across the Mother Road with him and my dad… Just like old times, right? Wrong. What Paul fails to mention is his best man, Porter, will be joining us, who
Elle's Book Blog
:: 6 Pretty Little Stars ::

This is by far the FUNNIEST book I have ever read in my entire life. OMG. I found myself laughing out loud so many times with tears streaming down my face… Geez, this was good! So far, this is my FAVORITE book of 2016. I just cannot get over how good it was. Not only did it incorporate the best humor that you typically only find with comedians, but there were some really sweet moments too. Gah, this is amazing. If you haven’t read it yet you really need to!

The Plot:
4.5 Stars

The first reason why I was drawn to The Mother Road was the cover. Yep, really. I am a cover slut after all and this one? Pweeeeety.
Then the title.. I mean hello?! Anything that could involve a road trip... worth reading in my books.
The third and final reason why I chose this, the blurb.
Sounds so like my kinda book.
Well I knew this can go only one of two ways- I was going to love or loath it. AND. *looks at the rating*  lurve it. I did.

I have never read anything by Quinn before, but the
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
I’m tempted to not even write a review for this book. Yup it was THAT good and you need to TRUST me and just go ONE CLICK THAT BITCH NOW!!! To sum up how I feel, here was my message to Meghan when I finished…

“You made me laugh till my stomach hurt and a little pee came out and you then made me cry!! AGH!!! .”

This story of a cross country road trip brought back memories from my childhood. The pranks and teasing remind me so much of me and my siblings. I thought back to my youth, my first crush, M
I am so very glad that I decided to read this. I've had it on my reader for months and months and for some reason I continually passed it up.

I must warn you. I read that this was funny. I saw the warnings about fits of laughter and people looking at you like you are a nut.....all true! I laughed so hard at one point that I woke my husband up.

As funny as this story was, there was also very emotional parts as well. I laughed and cried. Not many books can get actual belly laughs AND tears from me
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Meghan Quinn has delivered another huge hit with this book!

The Mother Road is full of the whit, humor and quirky comebacks that Meghan has become known for in her books. But this book will also have you feeling a little melancholy and tearing up – no, not from my laughter but from honest, heartfelt moments.

You know what the book is about, so I won’t rehash that. But I will tell you that Meghan has written some fantastic characters that are so well-rounded and awesome. They are real, honest and d
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
4.5 I don't think ive laughed this much in a book ever stars! full review to come
porter is an absolute delight!
The Smutbrarians
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: beta-reader
***** Contains 2 Reviews *****

Panty Scorching 5
Angst -0
Tissues - 0
Storyline - 5
Value - 5
Overall -5
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Ladyballs

I don't know about anyone else but I would love nothing more than to see this book up on the big screen! Hilarious does not even begin to describe this latest book from one of my favorite authors. She definitely does not usual!

Marley gets talked into going on "one more road trip" with her brother who is due to be married soon and her father. Did I men
Only Meghan Quinn manages to make me laugh so hard I'm in danger of peeing myself, only to turn me into a sobbing, blubbering mess a few pages later.
"The Mother Road" is a tremendously charming, witty, funny, sweet and sexy second chance romance.
It's the type of book to make me sad that the characters weren't real, because every single one of them was likable in their own quirky way.
And there was a lot of quirkiness between Paul and Marley, their father and Paul's best friend, Porter as they
Mizz Latte
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweet, funny, tear-jerking
Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Marley): Love this girl! 5/5
Hero (Porter): 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none (thank god!)
HEA: yes
Triggers: none

Average score: 5/5

Best Line: “The civil war is being re-enacted by your ovaries and death is scatted over your fallopian tubes.” (there were so many good lines in this one!)

Worst Line: “Alliterations make my tongue feel sparkly”

Personal Review:
After having a run of bad luck with some recent romance books, this book was so refreshing and remi
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What can I say? I can see why others might find this book hilarious but I guess I'm just not the bodily functions/toilet humor type of gal. There were a few things that I found mildly amusing and liked the story enough to finish the book but it really wasn't my thing. ...more
Nov 05, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs.

This was another book that has been sitting on my TBR for over two years and I was eager to finally read it. I was initially drawn to the pretty cover and high ratings. I also love a good road trip story, add humor to boot and I’m sold. I couldn’t get enough of this family dynamic, along with the addition of Porter, the best man for Marley’s brother’s upcoming wedding (who also happened to be Marley’s childhood crush and the last man to break her heart).

Overall, t
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 4.5 stars


I had this sat on my kindle for ages, and in an effort to be frugal, I am reading some of the many hundreds
Jan 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
**3.5 stars**

I love road trip books and brothers best friend storylines so I wasn't surprised I enjoyed this. I thought this was really funny, especially at the start but I think you need to be in the right mindset to read it...if you went into this in a crappy mood, I think you would roll your eyes at the OTT humour but if you're in a good mood, you're in for a real treat because the first part of this book is genius.

Marley, her brother Paul and her father decide to take a road trip along Rout
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