Book Title: Miss Wrong and Mr Right
Author: Robert Bryndza
Genres: Romantic Comedy, Chick Lit, Contemporary Fiction
Date Read: 01/26/17
Pub Date: 12/08/16 (Bookouture Re-Publication)
‘This is men,’ said Gran. ‘When they vant you, but you don’t vant them, they stay. But let them know you vant them, they no longer need you, and they go! It’s like that movie, Nanny McPhee.’
Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all. She runs a successful London theatre that’s about to host one of Hollywood’s leading stars, Ryan Harrison. She’s pretty sure she’s found her man in yoga boyfriend Benjamin, despite his annoying habit of saying Namaste! every time he speaks. And her eccentric, glamorous Hungarian Gran is always on hand to offer sage advice and steaming bowls of goulash.
Life in the bright lights of London has always been Natalie’s escape from her chaotic country family in rural Devon and Jamie, the childhood sweetheart she left at the altar fifteen years ago. Until he turns up at her theatre door…
Jamie is in town producing a West End show and with rivalry suddenly clouding old feelings, this isn’t quite the reunion Natalie was expecting.
Will Benjamin prove to be Natalie’s perfect match? With Ryan turning her head, Natalie is more confused than ever. And what about Jamie – could he be her second chance at first love?
I’m so glad I kept this one on my TBR as long as I did. With our pending move and other life stressors occurring all at once, it was refreshing and comforting to pick up a book that literally made me laugh out loud. I might have snorted a little too. While many of us know Rob’s crime fiction series featuring DCI Erika Foster, not as many recent fans have discovered his original works of the rom-com genre. I’m absolutely blown away that someone can be as equally talented in writing light and fluffy romance as they are in creating a grizzly and violent crime series. I can’t express how hilarious and feel good of a novel this was, and would recommend gobbling it up anytime you’re in need of a pick me up.
The characters were a mixture of cute, romantic, hilarious dears that you just wanted to curl up on the couch with. I found myself getting lost in each person’s drama and honestly wasn’t sure which man, if any, Natalie would end up with. Clearly Natalie’s Gran stole the show and is someone I won’t soon forget. In fact, I would love to see some sort of continuation with the characters, or even a spin off book featuring Gran (Gran’s Gone Wild!). I don’t want to spoil any of the surprises, but the ending left me with a feel good lump in my chest and put me at ease in a way I haven’t experienced in some time. Highly recommended to those who aren’t afraid to include a little fluff in their reading diet; you’ll be so glad you chose not to miss out on this one!
*Many thanks to Bookouture for providing my copy via NetGalley; it was a privilege to provide an honest review.