In Bed with Mr. Wrong by Katee Robert
Series: Out of Uniform #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 13, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eBook, 250 pages
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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.
I’ve only read a handful of Katee Robert’s books, but I’ve enjoyed all of them. After getting an ARC of Falling for His Best Friend, the second book in her standalone Out of Uniform series, I decided to read this one because I didn’t want to miss anything when I buddy read the next book. I’m glad I did, too, because it was a quick and sexy read.
I love a good antagonistic love story. It’s fun to watch characters go from being at each other’s throats to being in each other’s beds. In this book, Bri and Ryan find themselves on a blind date orchestrated by her friend Avery and his brother Drew. It starts off with a misunderstanding and ends with quite a bang. Ahem. Literally. The “mousy” librarian and the sexy Air Force pararescuer made quite a pair.
I really liked both Bri and Ryan. She was a girl I could easily relate to. I did think that maybe she gave Ryan a little harder time than what he deserved, but it didn’t affect my feelings towards her. Ryan was a great, misunderstood hero. He hates being back in his hometown, where everyone knows him as the guy who set the school on fire when he was younger. There’s more to that story – and to him – and Bri is about to find out all the details.
One of my favorite parts of this book, hands down, was when their meddlesome friends force them together with no way to escape. Granted, I’d probably kill my own friends if they pulled a stunt like this in real life, but damned if I haven’t wanted to do it to a few book characters from time to time. I enjoyed watching them get to know each other and find something real together. Plus, there were some seriously cute – and a few smokin’ hot – scenes in that cabin.
I really enjoyed In Bed with Mr. Wrong. It was exactly the combination of sexy and sweet that I’ve come to expect from Entangled’s Brazen line. It was a quick read that I couldn’t put down once I started. Having an ARC of the second book was a huge bonus, too. I love being able to binge on a series.