Book Review ~ Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn

Title: Untying the Knot

Series: N/A

Author: Meghan Quinn

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 15, 2022

Pages: 501

Available On KU?: Yes


A spin-off from the #1 Amazon bestsellers, A Not So Meet Cute and So Not Meant To Be, USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn brings you a heart-warming, yet hilarious full-length novel on what life is like after the happily ever after.

Ryot Bisley is my husband.

Yes, the former third baseman for the Chicago Bobbies and absolute heart throb of the Windy City. That Ryot Bisley.

The first time I ran into him, he was grumpy, a horrific host, and left me on his sofa with nothing but a nylon baseball flag to use as a blanket.

The second time, he reluctantly bought me dinner, stared at my chest the entire night, and still sported that permanent frown.

The third time . . . well, that was a game changer. His smile captured me, his teasing charmed me, and his touches excited me.

So when he was called up to the majors that didn’t stop us from knocking it out of the park and all the way down the aisle.

Eleven years later…I’d love to say we’re happy as ever but the man who sent me dirty text messages every day is long gone and Mr. Frowny Face is back.

He’s so focused on trying to build a life after baseball that he doesn’t see the life we’ve already created together. . .so I make the hard decision and serve him divorce papers.

Problem is…my husband refuses to accept those papers. Instead, he has a new game plan that makes untying the knot of our marriage a little tricky. And just when I thought I wanted to be traded . . . he’s slowly, tantalizingly roping me back in.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lately I’ve just been writing mini reviews in my Sunday Post, but after finishing the book, I am just in the mood to gush! I’m a super fan of the marriage in trouble trope. Having been married for almost 25 years, I know that there are some rough patches for every marriage – some of those are minor and some major for different couples. But, I also know the best of the best is making it beyond those year(s) and having something better and stronger on the other side.

Quinn is always so good at making me laugh. It’s something I count on with her books. And the first bit of this book definitely brought that on as Myla and Ryot are pulling ridiculous pranks on each other. Myla serves Ryot with divorce papers catching him completely off guard. They’d just made love that morning. She shuts down and won’t talk to him about it, though. Her having a long history of physical and mental abuse, Ryot knows he has to be careful with how he approaches things with her. She sets up some ground rules for their remaining time together and things get funny. But, then things start to take a twist and turn a little bit ugly. And things get emotional.

Like I said, Quinn makes me laugh. But, I had no idea she could pull out my tears, too. I don’t cry a lot with books. I’m just not a super emotional person. I think CoHo is the only one that managed to pull a bunch of tears from me last year – shocker. But seriously, Quinn managed to pull some serious tears out of me. First when Ryot recognizes how seriously he’s screwed up. His letter to her just wrecked me. I was so broken for them. And then when you get to see firsthand the abuse from her mother and just how ugly things got (we keep getting glimpses of the past), again I cried. And then I cried again a third time.

Sometimes it doesn’t work for me for the story to keep going from past tense to present because sometimes there’s too much focus on what was between a couple rather than what is. However, this story was a perfect balance. You could see all the love that was and all it is. And it was beautiful perfection! I loved every second of it and wouldn’t have changed a thing about the characters or the plot.

I’ve loved a lot of Quinn’s books, but this is definitely my fave!! 5 Amazing Stars!!

*I’m horrible about recognizing triggers, so always make sure to check them out if you have any. Expect some strong language and lots of sexy times along with physical and mental abuse.


Happy Reading,



16 thoughts on “Book Review ~ Untying the Knot by Meghan Quinn

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  3. How wonderful that you have been married so long. That’s an accomplishment. Quinn does always bring the funny. I am trying to remember the first book I read from her that brought the tears. Maybe Highland Fling or one of the Getting Lucky books? I know it’s was a more recent read, and like you, I was so delighted that she could make me laugh and cry.

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