By: Jane Linfoot
When determined singleton Shea Summers is persuaded to become the “wife” of the Lord of Edgerton Manor, the last thing she wants to do is play house with a stranger.
Brooding playboy Brando Marshall, is far from happy when Shea turns up at his sprawling estate with production crew in tow. Surely she’s just another woman after his wallet? And if she’s looking for Mr Right, she’s definitely hitting on the wrong guy. Then again, after catching an unscheduled glimpse of her knickers, perhaps Brando needs to teach this “gold-digger” a lesson!
She’s seizing the moment, he’s breaking the rules, and when bad boys can be so much fun, who can resist getting on the right side of Mr. Wrong...
Reviewed by Erycka:
How can a shoe loving, book reading, romance hounding woman say no to pick shoes?? Well, in my case; she can’t. They drew me in, caused me to read the blurb and set the tone.
Shea has a secret. She also has a compulsive need to work, organize to be exact. Her life turned upside down four years prior and since then, everyone she knows has treated her like porcelain doll. One night with her flat mates, she gives into the need to prove to them that she’s ready to move on. She scribbles some words on a postcard and sends it in, not giving thought to actually being chosen for the silly task of settling down with Brando; Lord of Edgerton.
Brando a sex crazed, man whore wants nothing to do with he sister Bryony’s idea of finding a wife. Not even for the sake of her TV show. When Bryony drops the load of postcards in front of Brando, he is forced to pick one. He picks up a postcard without ever reading it.
From the day of Shea’s arrival to Edgerton, Brando is intent on bedding her and getting out of dodge. What he doesn’t intend on, is liking her enough to form a relationship with her.
The premise of this book is good. I love a good romantic story as the next person. I, however, had a hard time connecting with either character. There wasn’t much development in Shea’s back story and Brando seemed like a spoiled brat with a constant hard on. As the story progresses, the secrets each of them have come to the surface. To me, even this felt off balance. While Brando was pouring out his heart to Shea, she stayed tight lipped.
Some of the writing threw me. There seemed to be as much packed into one sentence as possible, making it difficult to follow. While other times, the story flowed with ease. At times the conversation was a challenge to decipher which person was speaking.
Overall, the premise was sweet. And for that, I give The Right Side of Mr. Wrong, 3 stars.
I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge. Writing romance is cool, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of gumboots, and you'll notice this weakness for shoes comes through in my book covers! I live in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, England, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos – happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things french. When I’m not on facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.
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