Release Date: January 11th, 2022
That would unfortunately be correct.
I was hanging with the girls, celebrating my divorce when I saw him, my crush, sitting in the corner of the bar all alone. Being single and looking for a wild night, I asked him if he wanted to join me. To my delight, he said yes.
Drinks were consumed, fun was had and then . . . one drunken conversation with a cranky gondolier in Las Vegas led to an Uber lift through a drive-thru wedding chapel with the incredibly hot, British bad boy, Pike Greyson.
On paper, it seemed like I hit the jackpot. And if I wasn’t fresh from a toxic marriage, I would have absolutely noticed the finer things about him.
But I wanted nothing to do with being married, so when I arrived back home from my eventful weekend in Vegas, the last thing I expected to see was a new doting husband already moved in.
I asked for an annulment, he pulled a Ross Geller and said no.
That’s right, he said NO! Instead, he asked for three months to prove we could be good together.
Insanity clearly knocked him in the head and the only way I could convince him to give up on our sham of a marriage was to show him just how wrong we were for each other. Only problem with that was, he saw right through my every prank, every trick, and every yearning emotion I attempted to mask.
I want to start this review by stating that while this book wasn’t entirely for me, it doesn’t mean it won’t be perfect for you. All the opinions in this review are my own and my feelings for how the story unravelled. Keeping that in mind, please know that Meghan Quinn is an author I admire and will continue to read, but this book just didn’t do it for me. And that’s okay!
Put Me In Detention is the third book featuring this host of characters and I have enjoyed getting to know them all through the course of these books. At the end of the last one, we got a glimpse of Pike and Cora and I was really intrigued to see how it would all turn out. I expected wildness and crazy antics and insane shenanigans—because that’s something Meghan Quinn writes well—and I wasn’t disappointed. These two main characters were so deeply explored and exposed to us as readers, you felt like you were either best friends with them or a fly on the wall in all of their scenes.
As the blurb suggests, this was a marriage of convenience romance where he falls first. Plus, there are tons of pranks and scenes with all of our favourite Forest Heights teachers and their better halves. There’s a lot to enjoy in this book from start to finish, and especially with how intensely Pike and Cora’s relationship grows and deepens. One of the other things you can be guaranteed with Meghan Quinn books is delicious steam. There’s lots of sexual tension that explodes into some really great scenes and I like how naughty Pike and Cora get in the bedroom.
A few possible spoilers below, so please proceed with caution if you haven’t read the book yet….
I’ve never had an issue with a long book, but I think this one dragged on for a while. There were chapters that I skipped because it felt monotonous and not contributing to the story (but clearly leading to future books that Meghan intends to write). I also thought some of the pranks were really childish and slightly over the top. While the prank that ends the prank war is the worst and the craziest of them all, I didn’t enjoy most of them. Partly because the reasoning behind it was silly (in my opinion) and because it didn’t make me laugh like I thought it would. But my biggest issue with this book was how Pike talks a big game about trust and loyalty, and he’s keeping a secret and lying to Cora the whole time. While I know that’s how it’s supposed to turn out and that’s the whole conflict, I did not appreciate that at all.
Put Me In Detention was a good addition to the unofficial series and I enjoyed the growth of friendships and how much of these relationships we got to see. I personally am obsessed with Pike’s friendship with Keiko and I have to give that special mention, because it was so wonderfully crafted.
Thanks to Meghan Quinn & Candi Kane PR for generously providing me with an advance copy. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.