July 20, 2012
Adult | Romance
Come Undone #1
Pages: 144 (it's a novella, not a book)
Seducing Mr. Wrong has never felt so right...
Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she’s been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he’s completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother’s matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss’s bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.
Bad boy nightclub mogul Gabe Schultz just had the best almost-sex of his life. Too bad the smoking hot blonde thought he was his brother and bolted before he could finish what they started. Though her holier-than-thou attitude puts a serious damper on his mood, Gabe’s never been one to give up on something he wants. And he wants Elle. But does a man who lives on the dark side really have a chance with a proper lady?
Wrong Bed, Right Guy started out strong: I liked seeing this heroine grow a backbone and attempt to seduce her boss . . . in his bed. (Okay, that was a little strange. Isn’t that rape?) But after a while (and I mean a few pages; I was getting bored during the first chapter) it went all downhill.
Oh boy. Okay, first up: how do you not know the guy in your boss’s bed IS NOT YOUR BOSS? Elle seems to understand a tiny bit, but it’s only when he speaks (. . . after he’s already spoken to her) she realizes OH HELL THAT ISN’T NATHAN.
Oh. My. God. You’re kidding me, right?
Elle is so boring. You can read all of my reviews and you’ll note that I do not call MCs that are boring “Mary Sues” like most reviewers do, because unlike them I know what a Mary Sue is—and guys, Elle is such a Mary Sue. Okay, not really. See a Mary Sue is basically a Perfect Person. Elle is just boring. SO FREAKING BORING. I don’t know why Gabe fell for her at all. I really don’t, because she’s the most boring person I have ever met in fiction. I didn’t like her. End of story.
Then there’s Gabe, our resident bad-boy, our hero. He’s probably only a smidgen more interesting than Elle. Not by much, but I wasn’t as bored in his head than Elle’s. And all I could think was: why did he want Elle? There is no chemistry, no attraction between them. Elle falls into his bed thinking he was Nathan, and now he’s on a mission to get her because they were :thisclose: to doing the deed.
I just don’t know about this one, guys. I really don’t. Because everybody is falling in love with it and I’m over here going WHY? I didn’t like her first book I read, so I was already a little weary of this one. I really want to know how Gabe almost had the best sex of his life with Elle. Because it wasn’t all that hot. And even now, when I’m still thinking of this book, all I can think of: he fell in love with her because they almost did it.
THERE IS NO OTHER POSSIBLE REASON BECAUSE SHE’S BORING AS HELL. Also, a proper lady? I don’t even. She falls for guys like Gabe—that is her kind of guy. And she runs away from him because he isn’t what her mother would want her to have.
All the problems in the world with this one, guys. The characters are a mess; I hated them and couldn’t for the life of me figure out why the hell would they fall for each other in less than two weeks. I still have no freaking clue. I wouldn't read Wrong Bed, Right Guy if you were looking for a sexy book.