I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Wrong Brother by Amanda Siegrist
Series: Perfect for You #1
on August 11, 2020
Cover Design: Amanda Siegrist
Genres: Contemporary, Romantic Comedy, Adult, Office Romance
Format: ARC, digital e-book
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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Objective: Get hired as a temporary secretary and find out if Champ Holloway is a dirty, cheating scumbag.
Time Frame: One week.
Gabby would do anything for her best friend, Mia. Anything. That’s what besties are for, right? But going undercover at her boyfriend’s work to find out if he’s cheating seems a bit extreme. Except she can’t say no. Never to Mia. The moment she walks in and sees her boyfriend, she knows she made a mistake. He’s sex on a stick, and she wants to take a delicious bite. He’s also a bit too arrogant, needs to work on his pleases and thank yous, and he never smiles. Everyone should smile at least once a day. It’s one long week of a battle of wills, sinful glances, and keeping her hands to herself. All she can do is repeat Mia. Mia. Mia. This is all for Mia. Until she realizes…there are two Mr. Holloways. And she got hired by the wrong one.
Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy, Office Romance
This is book #1 of the Perfect for You series, but can be read as a standalone.
I have to say the title of the book hooked me. When I say that title, I knew I needed to read it.
I also have to say that I’ve enjoyed this story, but I would have liked more, if the plot that is mentioned in the blurb wouldn’t have been finished so early in the book.
This book started as a romantic comedy, but took a turn about 30 or 35% or the book and it just became contemporary romance.
I guess I loved the concept of the book, but I got lost a few times with the turn it took.
25.5/35 STARS – 3.5 STARS (between 24.5 stars and 27.5 stars)
Addictiveness: 4 Character: 3 Cover: 4 Freshness: 3.5 Plot: 3.5 Romance: 4 Writing Style: 3.5
Action 2/5 Angst 2/5 Darkness 1/5 Humor 3.5/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 0/5
Would I recommend? Yeah, for readers of Contemporary Romance.
Would I re-read this book/series? I don’t know.
Would I read more from the author? Yes, I will be on the look out for the second book.
Addictiveness: 4/5 The concept of the story was very catchy and the characters were easy to like that the reader became invested in the outcome. As addictive as pizza!!!
Cover: art 4/5, title 5/5, color-font 4/5, subtitle 5/5, background 3/5 buy 4/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I always try to be true to myself, I buy so many books because of the cover and I have skipped many because of not very appealing art. Covers are part of the experience for me and I do like to understand them. This cover was ok. I didn’t love the art ok, it feels a bit too sweet, but the title is fire and the subtitles add sparkles to it. I would maybe buy this book by its cover, mainly because of the title, but probably would need to read the blurb.
Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 4/5, development 4/5, steam 4/5 Really good love story. I really believed their chemistry from the beginning, their dialogues were fun and the smut was pretty good.
Writing Style: 3.5/5 Easy to like characters, good plot concept, great romance, good smut in a clean, cohesive writing. Good writing!!!
Because I try to be very analytical and I don’t really believe in perfection…
Character: hero 3/5, heroine 3/5, secondary characters 4/5, growth 4/5, real 5/5 Good characters that were easy to like and connect.
Gabby was a good heroine. She was a good friend, a good employee and a good girl friend. I only wished she had stayed more fun, as she was on the beginning. She annoyed me a bit with all the insecurities. Some of them felt like a bit too much.
Dane was an ok hero. He needed a bit more of a back bone. He was a bit of a pushover and annoyed me sometimes.
Secondary characters In a sea of piranhas, there was no clown fish. They were all bad, but some were easy to love and connect. Ax was definitely my favorite.
Villain/antagonists In a book filled with antiheroes and dubious characters, I have to say most characters felt like antagonist for a few chapters. I guess there was one that stood out as a villain, but with some many secrets, we only figure it out at the end.
They were all about tough love, but lovable and somehow connectable!!!
Freshness: 3.5/5 Ms. Huss did it. She made bully romance seems fresh. It was a bit different from most out there. They way that everything kept switching, the archaic idea of boys and girls. It felt original. One-of-a-kind! As fresh as mint tea when you are dealing with a bad cold!
Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 3.5/5, dialogue 4/5, ending 4/5, enjoyment 4/5, opening 5/5, pace 3/5, setting 4/5, subplots 4/5, twists 3/5 Amazing opening with a good ending. Ok plot, with well written dialogues and regular pace. Great setting, interesting subplots with underwhelming twists. Good level of enjoyment!
I’ve loved the plot concept. I really loved the idea of the wrong brother and I was disappointed when this wasn’t the main focus of the plot. It was solved too early for me.
Maybe she should’ve said something to his sweet comment. It’s not like a guy never said she was beautiful before.
But it was the first time she believed it. How did one respond to that? A simple thank you didn’t seem enough. Not to mention awkward. Did she say he was handsome back? He was, but that also felt awkward.
“Gabriella, can I get up?”
“You don’t like where you are?” she asked with a teasing grin. But the panic was setting in. He wanted to pull away from her already. She should’ve responded to his comment.
He kissed her again. “I want to toss this condom away, grab us some beers, and have round two—slower this time. I want to love your body as slowly as I possibly can, savor every single minute. Because I like exactly where I am.”
This, at times, arrogant, thoughtless man, who could work her until her feet wanted to fall off, could also be the sweetest, kindest man she had ever met. Every time he said such wonderful words, it broke a part of the impenetrable wall she had built a long time ago to keep from getting hurt.
Because keeping people outside of the wall was always easier than letting them in.
This wonderful man was creeping his way inside her walls.
She bit her lip as a smile appeared. “I like exactly where you are, too.”
(Copyright © 2020 Amanda Siegrist)