Review: WRONG BED, RIGHT GUY by Katee Robert
Wrong Bed, Right Guy by Katee Robert Genre: Contemporary Romance Series: Come Undone, #1 Publisher: Entangled Publishing Pub. Date: July 20, 2012 Pages: 144 Format: Digital Received By: Publisher for review Seducing Mr. Wrong has never felt so right… Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at [...]
Wrong Bed, Right Guy
by Katee Robert
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Come Undone, #1
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pub. Date: July 20, 2012
Received By: Publisher for review
Author Katee Robert, brings to life a story of opposites attract in her sexy new release, Wrong Bed, Right Guy, the first book of the new Come Undone series.
Heroine Elle wants to seduce her boss. She’s been crushing on him for nearly a year so she comes up with the grand scheme to ‘surprise’ him by slipping into his bed late one night. Only her plan backfires when she finds it’s not her boss in bed, but a ‘bad-boy’ personified – and everything heroine, Elle, has sworn off.
This was a sexy read with a hero you can’t help but get a little hot over, with his yummy tattoos, rough-around-the-edges exterior, and gentle and loving interior. He’s a dichotomy with owning night clubs and a tattoo parlor, but having a secret desire to settle down and start a family in a house with a picket fence. It’s not hard to instantly fall for sexy, Gabe Schultz. *sighs*
But sadly for me, the heroine lacked in the reader identifiable role. The heroine was a little too snobbish for my tastes, and took an extremely long time to change over the course of the story. Due to this, I found myself pulled away from the context of the plot and getting too hung up on the opposition of the hero and heroine. I additionally found myself ultimately wishing for Elle to finally stand up to her mother (who was a control freak and adding to the influence over Elle) about her choice in the man she was falling for, which never happened. I sometimes felt as though the secondary characters acted as Elle’s ‘strength’ rather than herself.
The chemistry between the two, however, was a subtle burn that kept growing as the story progressed. Constant sexual tension added to the scorch between the sheets, making this a good, sexy read. The author also did a good job with adding some playful banter between the characters and some laugh-out-loud scenes.
Secondary characters do not overwhelm the story, but instead ‘help’ the hero and heroine along their relationship journey. Clearly, the ‘boss’ that was never seduced will have his own story – maybe next? – which I’m looking forward to reading.
The recommendation: Contemporary romance fans who secretly wish they could be seduced by a bad-boy, enjoy some sexy times with said bad boy – both in and out of bed *winks*, are looking for a quick, easy-to-read writing style, and simply want a good seduction will enjoy Wrong Bed, Right Guy.