REVIEW: Wrong Man, Right Kiss by Red GarnierSunday, August 18, 2013 0:00
This is my first book by this author, and I picked it up on the strength of the title because it suggested the right kind of light-hearted fun that I was looking for at the moment. I felt just like Goldilocks when the book hit all the right notes with a wonderful blend of well-drawn and well-developed characters, family drama, love, tears and laughter.
Julian Gage and Molly Devaney had been inseparable ever since they exchanged spit via a shared lollypop as children. Unbeknownst to Molly, Julian’s love has grown into a full-blown romance on his side and the only thing that has kept him from expressing his feelings are his family’s threats, particularly those from his mother. He’s been planning and plotting and is almost ready to make his move when Molly discovers that she’s in love with his brother, thanks to a kiss she exchanged with him at a masquerade ball.
When her path to true love doesn’t run as smooth as she expected, who else would Molly turn to but her best friend to help her sign and seal her marriage deal. In a delightful romp, Julian proposes that she pretend to have an affair with him to make her brother jealous, hoping that it will take the blinkers off her eyes and get her to finally look at him romantically and see all she’s been missing.
I love the times when Molly wants to curl up and sleep with Julian and he has to rebuff her because he absolutely cannot take a platonic friendship, and then, boy, does he get his own back when he kisses her at a family party and really rocks her world. Poor, innocent Molly, who doesn’t know why Julian’s kisses make her so hot when she’s in love with his brother. And then trapped, she accidentally reveals Julian’s plans before he’s ready, and does he do a one-eighty on her and blame her for betraying him.
The characters are well fleshed out and the story proceeds at a good clip. I like how the author brings in the past and the other intertwined relationships and keeps the story interesting and exciting. I would definitely like to read her sister Kate’s book when it comes out.
What happens when the masks come off?
When one of the supersexy Gage brothers blows Molly Devaney away with a scorching kiss at a masquerade ball, she thinks she’s met her soul mate. But why does her masked seducer act as if she doesn’t exist the next day? To win him over, she’ll make him jealous, so she turns to his brother Julian Gage, who offers to play the role of her lover.
But Julian is playing for keeps. There’s nothing fake about the way this woman makes him feel, and now he’s going to show her just which Gage brother is right for her…