Cheat Codes by Emily Goodwin


Archer has always wanted what he can’t have—Quinn Dawson. Since the moment he saw her, he’s been denying his feelings for her, ignoring the void in his heart he knows only she can fill. 

Everything about them was wrong, the kind of wrong that felt so right. But none of it mattered. Not the terrible timing. And definitely not the mess it would create if Archer made a move on his best friend’s baby sister.

It was supposed to be one night, but one night is all it takes to make everything more complicated, and they only have nine short months to sort it all out.

No, none of it mattered. Until it did.

ellie's $0.02:

I don't even know where to start or go with this review.

I'll try to find something to be critical about to make this seem like a legit review, but I can't think of one damn thing about this book that disappointed me.

Our heroine was the youngest in the family with a billion older brothers.  What does that mean? Family dynamics. And amazing ones.  I loved the relationships between the brothers with their little sister and their parents... and Archer being the family best friend?   Zoiks. It’s gonna get good.

And while Archer is a surgeon, he’s also just a dude.   Super refreshing to have a totally upstanding career and just a normal dude without being broody, super alpha, and mysterious.   Just a normal (hot) dude. With strengths and weaknesses.  

And Quinn.  While still being the baby sister, broke out on her own.  Moved away to the big city and built a successful career.   Love strong female characters. Software? Porsche?   Yes.


My God.

Two successful characters. Ah. Refreshing.  And real. No one needed saving. No one needed to be taken care of.  They could maintain themselves. But together they are everything.

But aside from that. Everything else I loved too.  I could read this one a million times over and still smile eternally. Mostly internally. That’s weird to just smile to myself.

This is another rave, fave, top read on my list.

Emily Goodwin, I love it.  Truly truly love this one.  I’m sitting here patiently waiting for the rest of the series.