The phrase “trust me” should have been my first clue to hightail it out the door, but hindsight is always 20/20.
So there I was, on a stage with two other men, being asked ridiculous questions by a woman I couldn’t see, but whose voice made my pants tighten—and not around my ankles.
Before I knew what was happening, I’d signed up for six weeks in paradise, isolated on an island for forty-two days with a complete stranger. And when I finally laid eyes on the sexy brunette who belonged to that voice, a part of me thought this wouldn’t be so bad.
I’ve always been a levelheaded guy. I am a successful, smart, and shrewd business man. But that was when I was listening to the head above my shoulders. Once the blood traveled south, I always ran into trouble.
She called me Mr. Wrong, and that was fine with me.
Lesson learned: lust always trumps logic.
When I heard that Joanne Schwehm and A.M. Madden were writing a book titled FINDING MR. WRONG they already had my attention. I mean really? Who the F is looking for Mr Wrong? Aren’t we ALL out there searching for Mr. RIGHT! even when we say we aren’t! Even when we insist we have given up looking and are done with it all! So what on earth were these ladies cooking up over there?
Brae and Jude find themselves matched together on an island for six weeks. Strangers. Brae was looking for Mr Wrong. After a set of unfortunate circumstances she just really needed the money. Jude was just on the wrong side of a prank from his friends. But what is it they always say? Love finds you when you aren’t looking…. How hard do you think it is going to hit these two?
Schwehm and Madden put together a book that you will want to escape in. The perfect book to make you forget those dreary winter blues we are all in the middle of right now — and escape with the characters to the beach. This was such a fun and sexy read that still was able to bring in the emotions. Jude and Brae have amazing chemistry and being in close quarters it is fun to watch it explode!
I received a complimentary copy of Finding Mr. Wrong.
A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She also writes the True Heroes Series for Random House.
Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.
A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.
A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while spending quality time with her three handsome men. A.M. is a Gemini and an Italian Jersey girl, but despite her Zodiac sign, nationality, or home state, she is very easy going.
She loves the beach, loves to laugh, and loves the idea of love.
Joanne Schwehm is an independent romance author and has written several contemporary romance novels, including The Prescott Series, Ryker, A Heart’s Forgiveness, The Critic and The Chance series.
Joanne is a mother and wife and loves spending time with her family. She’s an avid sports watcher and enjoys the occasional round of golf.
Joanne loves to write and read romance. She believes everyone should have romance in their lives and hopes her books bring joy and happiness to readers who enjoy modern day fairy tales and breathless moments.
Joanne looks forward to sharing more love stories in her future novels.
“Quint and Annie sitting in a tree…K.I.S.S.I.N.G.”
Quint Lawson and Annie Weber heard that childhood song over and over and it never bothered them. Even though Quint was only five, Annie wasn’t just his neighbor. She would become his best friend and the love of his life. Annie wasn’t interested in dolls, or girly things when growing up. A tomboy at heart, having a boy as a best friend suited her just fine. That same boy captured her heart.
Quint had two passions, his girl and baseball. From kindergarten to college, Quint tore up every baseball diamond he played on. His position was shortstop. His talent was undeniable. Professional ball was most definitely in his future, and he was ready for it. Annie would be right by his side.
When everything in life is perfect, it’s hard to imagine heartbreak in any form. Quint wasn’t immune to its power. This shortstop had no idea what any form of heartbreak could do to his perfect world. When it hit, there were many casualties left in its wake…the most important one was Annie.
Can a person be prepared for, understand, or even endure a misfortune if they’ve never experienced one before? In Quint Lawson’s case the answer is no.
What could be better than a love story about a shortstop? Oh make them childhood sweethearts! Want to put the icing on the cake and make this chick’s heart go into overdrive… just mention the Yankees! OH MY! Wait they did it!! Oh why, Oh why couldn’t I have been that cute little Annie who wondered over to Quint’s lawn in her sweet little Yankees T-Shirt at the ripe ol’ age of five years old and plopped herself down to play with his trucks? (And yes I really mean trucks! Get your mind out of the gutter!) BFFs from the the very start and most likely in love right from there. Is there anything sweeter? *SIGH* And then Quint grows up to be a strapping hottie that fills out those baseball pants like no other. The way he rocks a diamond – WOW! The passion he has for it is only matched for the passion he has for Annie (again, see why I wish I was her.. I want someone to direct all that passion toward me and be hot on the diamond!) And everyone has their eye on Quint. And when I say everyone I do mean everyone.. including the pros!
But this sweet little love story isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Nor is it all home runs and diamonds. It stays pretty true to real life, in that they have ups and downs as any couple would. But will Quint and Annie be prepared to deal with it when things really fall apart? Or will it all be so new to them that they just don’t know how to handle it? Their perfect life no longer being so perfect?
Throughout the book you get to see the deep affection and love that Annie and Quint have for one another. And also the scorching chemistry that burns between them. I love how they interact with each other and that dirty mouth that Quint has – HOTTTTTTT!!! But what is even better is to see how ‘normal’ they are. Quint is a dirty little boy, but he can still fluster his girl. She may be comfortable with him but she still has doubts about herself and her sexuality. And can’t we all say we have been there. Especially when we were younger. No matter how undeniably in love we were. I love when books write REAL like that. When they don’t make it too magical, when you can see yourself there. It is those foibles that MAKE a book for me.
I just adore everything about Annie and Quint, even when I truly wanted to throttle them! (you’ll see why) But really, every life has conflict in it. And people’s lives take unexpected and sometime’s unwanted turns. It is what you end up doing with them, how you handle them and how you bounce back that show’s what you are truly made of. And in the end that is what this book was about. And it was beautiful. Their strength made me happy. And their ability to learn and grow and come into their own separately and as a couple, is what everyone should strive for. It is what will keep them steady and ensure them a happily ever after.
I recommend this book.
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
Amazon Best Selling Author ~
A.M. Madden’s debut novel is Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. The series includes Back-Up, Front & Center, Encore, Backstage, and The Devil’s Lair Novella.
A.M. Madden is a wife, a mother, an avid reader of romance novels and now an author. In Back-up she aspired to create a fun, sexy, realistic romantic story. She wanted to create characters that the reader could relate to and feel as if they knew personally. A self-proclaimed hopeless romantic, she loves getting lost in a good book. She also uses every free moment of her time writing, while raising teenage boys.
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