Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Pairing – Casey McQuiston

We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Casey McQuiston’s latest romantic comedy, two bisexual exes accidentally book the same European food and wine tour and challenge each other to a hookup competition to prove they’re over each other—except they’re definitely not.

Theo and Kit have been a lot of things: childhood best friends, crushes, in love, and now estranged exes. After a brutal breakup on the transatlantic flight to their dream European food and wine tour, they exited each other’s lives once and for all.

Time apart has done them good. Theo has found confidence as a hustling bartender by night and aspiring sommelier by day, with a long roster of casual lovers. Kit, who never returned to America, graduated as the reigning sex god of his pastry school class and now bakes at one of the finest restaurants in Paris. Sure, nothing really compares to what they had, and life stretches out long and lonely ahead of them, but—yeah. It’s in the past.

All that remains is the unused voucher for the European tour that never happened, good for 48 months after its original date and about to expire. Four years later, it seems like a great idea to finally take the trip. Solo. Separately.

It’s not until they board the tour bus that they discover they’ve both accidentally had the exact same idea, and now they’re trapped with each other for three weeks of stunning views, luscious flavors, and the most romantic cities of France, Spain, and Italy. It’s fine. There’s nothing left between them. So much nothing that, when Theo suggests a friendly wager to see who can sleep with their hot Italian tour guide first, Kit is totally game. And why stop there? Why not a full-on European hookup competition?

But sometimes a taste of everything only makes you crave what you can’t have.

I loved Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston so much and I’m excited about every new release. While I couldn’t get into One Last Stop when I tried it, I did enjoy I Kissed Shara Wheeler. At some point I would like to try One Last Stop again, but for now I would first want to read The Pairing!

I love the premise of this book, and I love that it takes place in Europe. Hopefully there will be mentions of some spots I have been to myself. Also, I haven’t read that many second chance romances and I’m excited to try one! Overall I just like the sound of this book and so far I’ve really enjoyed this author’s work. Is this one on your radar? Have you read any of Casey McQuiston’s books before? Let me know in the comments!

3 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Pairing – Casey McQuiston

  1. I’m always a sucker for a well-told second chance romance and this one sounds especially good. I hope you enjoy it, Isabelle:).

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