Finding Mr. Wrong by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm
Standalone Contemporary Romance
What a nice surprise! I have never read either A.M. Madden or Joanne Schwehm, but let me tell you, these women sure know how to write. What a fun, sexy, unique and compelling story Finding Mr. Wrong was! I have no idea how they wrote it together, because there is no sign of two authors, the dual pov story flowed so well.
Brae is going through a real rough patch in her life. After losing her job because she slept with the boss, finding a new one is becoming increasingly difficult. One crappy interview after another has Brae starting to freak out because she has been helping her parents out and doesn’t want them to lose their family farm.
When a friend contacts her to tell her about a last minute opportunity to be in a social experiment game show of sorts, she jumps at the opportunity for 6 weeks on an island to win half a million dollars. Of course, she didn’t read the fine print before signing on.
Jude Soren and his two buddies love to play pranks on each other. Jude set one of his friends up with a woman who wasn’t really a woman, so now it’s payback time. His “ex best friend” forges his signature on a contract for the same game.
It’s set up like the dating game. One woman on one side of the wall, and three men on the other. Brae just wants to get out of this without getting her heart broken, so she wants to pick Mr. Wrong, the guy she is least likely to fall for, but one she can stand for 6 weeks…or more. Jude wants to make sure he doesn’t get picked at all. So the questions begin, and it’s hysterical. He is dirty and crude and totally cocky.
His perfect date: His favorite restaurant then back to his place to fuck.
“So, no flowers?”
“I don’t need to bring gifts, you’d have me. But if you’d like something, I could bring a blindfold and cuffs.”
“That sounds like it would be fun for you.”
“Trust me, you’d enjoy it.
What the last girl would say about him: “That I have a big cock.”
Last gift given to a woman: “The best orgasm of her life.”
Favorite instrument: “Clitoris.”
I totally would have picked this guy – even though he came off like a cocky douche, he sounded fun to me! But he was so over the top that when Brae chose him, Jude wondered the reason.
“I was nothing less than a prick on that stage. Maybe you like pricks? Or maybe my answers were right up your alley and turned you on?”
Despite being pissed at hell at his predicament, he isn’t complaining too badly.
“All kidding aside, Jude, she’s hot as fuck. It’s a no-brainer.”
Yes, she was. When I first saw her in that tight-fitting black dress, toned legs, sexy curves, and the long, silky sable hair, I envisioned wrapping those locks around my fist. My visual wasn’t making this any easier, but that was beside the point. I thrust a finger at him, and said, “I’m still going to hurt you when I get back.”
And her friends think she chose right as well!
“He’s hot as fuck. I’ve never, and I mean never, seen such perfection in a man. I’d volunteer to be his spunk funnel any day!”
6 weeks on an island with NO outside communication. What will happen? Will they kill each other or fall in love? 6 weeks with no outside distractions is a recipe for murder or sex…luckily the two gorgeous people thrown together chose the latter. But there are a lot of rules. They aren’t even allowed to be apart for more than an hour, and they get new challenges with prizes thrown at them daily. Will the challenges bring them closer or push them apart?
“Keep your eye on the prize.”
Brae NEEDS to win. She has no choice but to trust that Jude won’t screw her over. After all, he is a successful businessman who doesn’t need the money and who left his company with no notice for 6 whole weeks. She has to put a lot of trust in him. Will he live up to that trust? It seems like he might, or might not.
There were so many scenes that I laughed out loud, like this:
“This is so wrong,” she said, contradicting herself by grabbing me and guiding me inside her. “We’re fucking on my mother’s rug while she’s at church!”
“Don’t think about it,” I said through thrusts. “You called to God a few times. We’re good.”
But mostly I read the whole book in one day with a stupid smile on my face. The pacing was perfect and kept me hooked the whole time. It was fun and unique and an all-together satisfying read. I loved the banter, I loved her quirkiness and OCD. Finding Mr. Wrong was a breath of unique fresh air.
- I couldn’t put it down.
- Enemies to lovers means great banter.
- They were pretty open and honest with each other.
- I loved Brae and all of her quirks.
- Jude and his star tattoos…rawr!
- Unique premise.
- Hot sex.
- Well written.
- Great pacing.
- I laughed out loud a few times but had a smile all along.
- The banter plus the chemistry were just perfect together.
- A nickname.
- I can’t think of one.
The Down and Dirty:
Rating: 4.75-5 Stars, Heat 4.5