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The Romantic Pact

(Kings of Football #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  7,083 ratings  ·  896 reviews
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 m
Paperback, 1st edition, 332 pages
Published December 7th 2020 by Independently published
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5+++ "POPS" Stars!

... I didn't like the book I treasured it.

Note: This is a friends-to-lovers sports romance.

This is a highly anticipated book of mine. Friends-to-lovers is my top favourite trope and this was the first and prioritized book I've read in the series.

The Romantic Pact is such a heartfelt, full of adventure and emotional roller-coaster romance. I deeply loved the story, the message and the love shown was admiring. I adored a grandpa like Pops and how he helped Crew and Hazel nav
Jan 27, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021-audio
4 stars
“When you sow love, joy will grow.”

The Romantic Pact was a sweet friends to lovers romance that took place in Germany a Christmas and kept a smile on my face.

Crew Smith and Hazel Allen were best friends as children. Every summer Crew came to his Pop’s farm and would hang out with Hazel. Crew’s spent the last four years working to get into the NFL. He’s at his final year of college and his focus isn’t there anymore. After losing Pops, he just doesn’t have the heart for it.

Meghan Quinn
Dec 07, 2020 added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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I’ve loved her my entire life, but was too stupid to do anything about it.
Now that I have another chance, I’m letting her slip through my fingers.
One open road, many unanswered questions. I’m terrified I’m going to lose her again.

✓ Road trip romance
✓ Friends to lovers
✓ STEAMY scenes
✓ Football star falls for the farm girl
✓ Romantic Comedy with undeniable chemistry

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Looking for something to put you in the holiday mood? The Romantic Pact by Meghan Quinn is the perfect Christmas romance that will have readers intoxicated with all the feels faster than a cup of mulled wine!
“When you sow love, joy will grow.”

As one of the three kings of football at Braxton University, every decision Crew Smith has made over the past four years has been to achieve his goal and secure a spot in the NFL. But after losing his beloved grandfather and having an abysmal season, h
Leticia (jerseygirl)
“Hazel Allen and Crew Smith agree to never get romantically involved ever and swear to be best friends forever.”
The Romantic Pact has been the first book I ever read by Meghan Quinn. As soon as I saw what it was about, I just needed to have it. To say I loved it is putting it mildly. I finished it yesterday and thinking about it still brings tears to my eyes. It's the perfect storm of a romantic story, an amazing backdrop, Christmas time and a grandfather who may be missing but is definitely not
May 26, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I do enjoy the road trip to Germany with Crew and Hazel, i feel the story is flat. Miss Quinn changed her tune in The Romantic Pact. Instead of fun, hilarious tune she usually have on her book, The Romantic Pact is just flat.

The story is min of drama/ angst. The journey in Germany is more highlighted. I do like the vivid deacription of the venues in the book. And reading the letter on each destination, has some sweet and tender moment.

Overall an OK book for me.

3 stars
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
*** 3.75 stars ***

Okay so first things, I didn't really like the starting because :
1. I'm not into friend's to lovers romance. I'm more of an enemies to lovers kind of reader.
2. I don't like the traveling/trips romances as well. I get immensely bored while H & h are enjoying the sceneries.
3. Majority of the book is based on what's in their heart which they're not saying to the other one. ( MISCOMMUNICATION).
I HATED THE MISCOMMUNICATION. Instead of feeling bad/hurt they could have of TALKED for
Ilsa Madden-Mills
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous love story with Crew and Hazel. So many feels and laughs plus the beautiful scenery off Christmas and Germany. An ultimate road trip love story!
✨ Lucy ✨
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“It’s about reconnecting , about finding your passion, about sitting back and reflecting on your lives and where you want to go from here. This trip is to give you time for soul-searching, and the sights you’ll come across will be magnificent, unlike anything you’ve ever imagined”

This story literally melted my heart .

It was sweet , strong , and mind-blowing all at the same time.

A never ending rollercoaster of emotions .

A perfect romantic story that really brings out the purest Christmas spirit .
Lau ♡
Open your eyes and see the bigger world through a wider lens.

I loved everything in this book!
"The Romantic Pact" is a second chance romance that takes place in Germany. The book begins with Crew and Hazel going to a trip that Crew´s grandfather, nicknamed Pops, organized for them before he died. Even though Crew and Hazel were best friends when they were childs, they haven´t seen each other in three years. The trip reunites them again, and the chemistry they have is explosive! They are fun,
“Hazel Allen and Crew Smith agree to never get romantically involved ever and swear to be best friends forever.”

The Romantic Pact is the perfect destination romance for those looking to escape to an epic location without leaving their couch. I really felt like I was transported to Germany, and now I'm dying to visit all of the places Crew and Hazel visited. The setting was EVERYTHING in this contemporary romance.

The relationship in The Romantic Pact felt more natural and fleshed out than the
Sentranced Jem
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2020

I really enjoyed reading the first book in this year and I was looking forward to reading Romantic Pact by none other than Meghan Quinn.
By now, you know my love for Quinn’s books. I can always count on her to give me a book that is hilarious, heartfelt, emotional and sexy. Meghan Quinn delivers because The Romantic Pact is sweet, emotional and I really enjoyed reading Crew and Hazel’s story.
FIVE ROMANTIC STARS for Hazel and Crew 💛🖤💛🖤!!!



Meghan is known for writing irresistibly romantic and funny books, so this book was a real refreshment because, in addition to the typical funny situations, it also had parts that made me need tissues.

"The Romantic Pact" is a college sports romance with friends to lovers trope which you won't be able to stop reading until the very end.

Hazel is a female character who has an attitude and knows how to stand up for herself.

She is also very s
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“The Romantic Pact” is a standalone sports romance novel by the best selling author Meghan Quinn. Told in dual perspectives , get ready to go on the trp of your life with these amazing characters!

I have never had a lady crush this bad and this intense. Hazel is officially the best female character I have ever read and she is truly amazing! The re,plies that woman gave , My god! She had me clutching my stomach throughout the whole book with l
Andrea Fleury
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a beautiful love story. They met as Children. Now his grandfather has past on. They haven't seen each other for a long time. A trip to Europe and a great adventure ...more
Adriana Locke
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm smitten.
Crew Smith is divine and his love story with Hazel is the kind of story that bookworms dream about. I'm a sucker for a friends-to-lovers and I adored the second-chance kind of feel to it. The opposites-attract vibe was right up my alley. It feels like a warm blanket on a cold winter day.
This story was fresh, fun, and, above all, ROMANTIC!
It was the best way to spend a few hours couped up in the house. I'll be over here planning my trip to Germany now.
Lilith  Seven  *DirtyBooksAndMessyHair*

AUTHOR:Meghan Quinn
MY RATING: 5 " hilarious and madly in love" STARS.

An amazing Sports Romance world created by three bestselling authors Meghan Quinn , Adriana Locke , Ilsa Madden-Mills....
Focusing on three players who are not doing fine on the filed but succeeding in finding love...

"The Romantic Field" by Meghan Quinn focuses
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing


Filled with laughter and love, the romantic pact is journey of reconnecting with family, finding happiness, and living with passion.

Most of all, Meghan Quinn exemplifies that love isn’t black and white. When you love someone, sacrifices and choices need to be made. When your heart is invested, you do anything and everything to be with that person, you live in the grey. Crew’s and Hazel’s characters and their relationship perfectly develop this them
Becca Stanfield Vernon
I had such high hops for this book, but was completely let down. I truly loved Crew as a character in book 1. He is bffs with River from book 1, so we got a look into his personality & likability. His cocky fun nature was perfect. This book, his story was slow & each chapter just drug on forever it seems. There was a lot to take in, to read & I got bored so fast. I really had a hard time finishing. This book only focuses on Crew & his love interest/friend. The other guys were hardly in it & I fe ...more
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "Nothing changes, right?" stars***


"Hazel Allen and Crew Smith agree to never get romantically involved ever and swear to be best friends forever."

As the title is saying... this was a very romantic story with a very interesting road trip on the more romantic road in Germany!
This was a story of reconnecting and forgiveness, a story of reinventing yourself and finding the true meaning of love....
This was a lovely story that a very clever man managed to plan until the last
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Prior to Crew’s G’pa’s death, he had planned a trip for Crew and a surprise companion. The trip he planned was for Germany just like he and his wife had done, same for Crew's parents - the trip was prior to getting married.

G'pa was lowkey playing matchmaker for Crew & Hazel (childhood friend and helper at Crew's G'pa's farm). G'pa planned every little detail and each day Crew & Hazel had a letter to open that explained what they were going to experience that day. All Crew and Hazel had to do wa
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Dec 12, 2020 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

‘We had so many great times together, and if there is one thing I’m thankful for in my life, it’s you.’

The Romantic Pact by Meghan Quinn was just as the title suggests, romantic to its very core! The story was a big beating heart set in a winter wonderland that had us swept up in wonderful picturesque scenery with a warm and joyous Christmas atmosphere. We fell in love with love and we fell in love with Crew and Hazel. But above all, we fell in love with Pops.

“When you left, I was ne
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Another Meghan Quinn story that brought me joy . Everything, including the title, was one romantic swoonfest! I fell in love with both Hazel & Crew the moment they laid eyes on each other on the plane. I love that Meghan chose to make their reunion smooth. No, the story was not all smooth sailing, it had its share of bumps and bruises, but these two come from
Steph's Romance Book Talk
4.5 Stars / 4 Steam Fans

Another road trip to finding yourself and what your heart truly desires. Crew and Hazel also deal with their grief over the loss of someone special.

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Dec 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The Romantic Pact is the second book in the Kings of Football series that is written by THREE different authors. 3 friends that are football players and they've just had a really crappy season. What will their off season look like after the season they've had?

First was River's story and now we get Crew's. Crew's book is a very sweet (childhood) friends to lovers story that takes place during the December holidays in Germany.
Crew and Hazel were both super likable characters and they've had a lo
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„When you sow love, joy will grow.”

Meghan Quinn delivered such a heartwarming and atmospheric story that I’m already in a Christmas mood! Crew and Hazel’s jorney (both figuratively and literally) was simply magical. It's a love story that’s touching, funny and inspiring. This is a soul-lifting tale that brings you incredible amounts of entertainment. Because this is exactly Meghan Quinn's talent- she can so skillfully combine emotional aspects with humor that her books are simply outstanding
Imme van Gorp
|| 2.5 stars ||

This book doesn't really offer anything special or noteworthy. To be honest, it was kind of boring and even frustrating at times. None of the characters are particularly likable and neither did I care much about their relationships with one another.

The two romantic leads, Hazel and Crew, have known each other since they were kids, and they were apparently very close, until Crew just randomly decided to not talk to her for four years. Does he have a good reason for this which will
3 Crew and Hazel Stars

I enjoyed parts of this book, which is the second in the Kings Of Football series , but I didn't love it as I did The Revenge Pact. This story is about Crew (Hollywood) and his childhood friend , Hazel.

After his Grandpa dies , Crew is hugely affected by his loss as they had been very close to each other. His Grandpa has arranged for him to spend the week between Christmas and New Year on a tour of Germany and the surprise is that his travel mate for the week is Hazel, his
A Book Obsessed Brit
For any fans of Meghan Quinn's the Mother Road out there this is a must read book. For me personally The Mother Road never quite hit the mark for me and I missed the connection between Marley and Porter the heroine and Hero respectively. However the Romantic Pact brings us Marley and Porter's son's story and it had everything I was missing, the romantic moments and the chemistry tugging on my heartstrings soothed my greedy soul.

Crew is the Hero here and after losing his Pops, a man he loved and
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of my favs from Meghan Quinn. This series is packing all the feels with non-typical sports heroes.

Crew was really close to his grandfather and with his passing has struggled to move on and make peace with his passing. His grandfather has left him a farewell gift of a trip to Germany. A trip he would have liked to be able to do with Crew himself.

In his place, he sends Hazel one of Crew's long time childhood friends. The pair had drifted apart and the trip was the perfect opportunity to reco
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