Publication Date: January 13, 2014
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Find It: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N
The blind date from hell is about to get hotter…
Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn’t expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She’s a mousy librarian—totally not in this man’s league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too.
Air Force Pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He’s not thrilled about the date until he’s shocked silent by the prickly little librarian’s sweet curves and kissable lips…and her smart mouth. But then an argument leads to a kiss that spirals out of control. How can two people have so little chemistry outside the bedroom when they fit together so perfectly in it?
When their friends strand them in a cabin to "work things out," Bri’s not sure whether to kill him or put the industrial-sized box of condoms they find to use. Bottom line—Ryan’s career military and hates the tiny town she loves. He’ll leave, just like everyone else in her life. And if she’s foolish enough to give him her heart, he’ll take it with him.
One of the things I like about the Entangled Brazen line is that I can usually find some fun, fast reads. Katee Robert's In Bed With Mr. Wrong fits this description to a tee. This was my first book by Katee Robert and the first in her new Out of Uniform Series. I discovered it while I was browsing either GoodReads or Amazon, and something in one of the reviews made me give it a shot.
In the story, Ryan (the hero) is home from the military for a visit. His brother Drew and his girlfriend, Avery, set him up on a blind date with Bri (the heroine). Ryan is soldier, and very good looking. However, Bri sees herself as a "plain" or "mousy" librarian. When they meet for the first time, Bri misinterprets Ryan's silence to mean that he is underwhelmed by her or not interested. This initial communication breakdown triggers verbal sniping and misunderstanding between the two of them. It also leads to some hot sex. Though Bri is convinced that Ryan is not the man for her, Drew and Avery have other plans which include stranding Ryan and Bri at a cabin in the woods. The couple can either argue their way through the weekend or see if there is something more.
In Bed With Mr. Wrong is truly a fun, fast read. I think I read it in nearly one sitting. I liked Ryan a lot and liked how he cared for Bri. Though Bri had moments where I wanted to shake her, overall I liked her, too. They may have seemed mismatched but the story reveals that the two may be more alike than different. Some of the verbal sparing was hysterical and I found myself laughing so hard that I had to keep wiping the tears from my eyes. However, there were also tender moments as Ryan realizes that Bri is trying to hide behind her walls and avoid the pain that comes with getting too close. It was touching to see how Ryan attempts to provide Bri with some of the experiences she had missed out in her childhood. As a reader, you do understand Bri's background and what causes her to behave in the way she does. It takes her a bit longer than Ryan to come to the realization that he really cares. The epilogue at the end provides readers with a sweet HEA.
I am looking forward to checking out some of Robert's other books and hoping for another fun read such as this one.