So Wrong It Must Be Right
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It’s all fun and games until fantasy gets real . . .
At twenty-seven, Dinah Gallagher thought she’d have it all figured out. Instead, she’s having mind-blowing online sex with a man she knows nothing about and fighting for her rightful place in the family business. Part of that battle means expanding their century-old restaurant by getting the stubborn urban farmer next door to sell them his lot.
But Carter Trask is tired of being pushed around—especially by rich families like the Gallaghers. All he has left is the little farm he’s scratched out of his grandmother’s yard. At least he can blow off steam with the anonymous woman he’s been emailing for the past eight months, who makes his every sexual fantasy come alive—even if it’s only online.
When Dinah suddenly realizes that Carter’s gardens look just like some of her mystery man’s photos, she can’t resist trying to turn her dreams into reality. Against his better judgment, Carter joins in the game. But in real life, passion has a way of becoming very complicated, very quickly. And sometimes the wrong choice can turn out to be oh so right . . .
“Sharp, funny, and sinfully sexy—Nicole Helm is my favorite new author!” —Maisey Yates, New York Times bestselling author.
“[A] deeply moving contemporary…The protagonists are refreshingly willing to be up front about their feelings and listen to each other, and readers will want to revisit their story often.” —Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW) on Need You Now
Excellent steamy read
I must admit that this was a much steamier story than I thought it was going to be! Nothing wrong with that and it did have a great storyline to go along with all the sexy times. It's very well written and the characters are well developed and interesting. Dinah was slightly off-putting at times when it felt like she was just using Carter and cowing to the wishes of her Grandmother. Happily by the end she had really grown on me and I though she and Carter worked well together. Overall this was a very good book and definitely one I would recommend.
SO WRONG IT MUST BE RIGHT
3 1/2 STARS!
An online hook-up starts to feel all too real with this pair of secret lovers! The premise of the book was fun ... who wouldn't freak out when figuring out that the person they were having an online fling with was actually standing right in front of them! ... but it fell a bit flat. I liked the characters and could even have enjoyed a relationship between them, but I felt like the story drug on a bit and too much emphasis went into the family instead of into the relationship building. Still a good read, it just didn't blow me away.
Dinah Gallagher has spent her life working towards taking over her family business. It's her heart and soul and she breathes Gallagher's Tap Room, so when she needs to get the adjoining land out from under the guy living there in order to get one up on her Uncle and get her rightful job, that's what she's going to do!
Urban farmer Carter Trask has lost a lot in his life and he's finally happy with his little nook in the world, happily growing his produce and surviving on the land left over from his grandmother. The neighbor has been trying to buy the land, but he has no interest ... no matter how much they want it. When Dinah comes over and tries to sweeten the deal, he again has no interest ... until she puts two and two together and let's him know that she's the secret "D" that he "C" has been emailing and heating up the keyboard with for months now!
When their online fling turns real, will these battling neighbors be able to call or truce?
ideas that were so clever and I had hoped to see realized fully just weren’t.
I’ll be honest, the premise and blurb for this one caught my eye and wouldn’t let go. Who could resist a story about two people that have been engaged in an email / sexting relationship for the last months, and just happen to live next to one another? And when their face-to-face interactions are full of sparks, wholly different from the steamy email…. You’d grab that. Be honest. I know I did.
Dinah works in the family business, a restaurant, and she’s got all sorts of plans to get things moving. Wanting to expand, bring in other custom and just generally make her mark, she’s decided the small home and plot of land (with wonderful gardens) is perfect for her plans. And she sets about planning a takeover. Because, by now, with no relationship to hand, and all of the family dramas, there isn’t a huge draw for her attentions elsewhere. Once she’s run through the latest sexy emails from her mystery man, she’s got to put that energy somewhere.
Carter has spent the last while carefully renovating the small house and plot of land left to him by his grandmother. A man who isn’t afraid of hard work, and has little patience for people who think their money and position entitles them to anything, he’s really not interested when one of them in the form of Dinah, approaches with an offer to purchase his home and garden. Neither of them is quite aware that they have been sexting for months, and the sparks (and tension) are high.
And then, the premise that was so wonderfully proposed is lost to overblown and repeated family dramas that served no purpose for me but to distract. I wanted to see more of Carter’s revelations and working through his own baggage, wth and without Dinah, and she had miles to come as well – but we have drama, intermixed with some sexy hot moments on the page and in person, and it’s almost no time at all for the end.
While the writing was solid, it almost felt (as happens with some of the authors I edit for) that the characters had other ideas for their story, and the ideas that were so clever and I had hoped to see realized fully just weren’t. I was lost in the drama, much of it unneeded and unrelated to the story between Carter and Dinah that needed telling, and that experience left me knowing this wasn’t the book for me. People who enjoy extra drama and a heroine who moves from sympathetic to near unlikeable during this drama will find this more to their taste.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.