Book Reviews

Finding Mr. Wrong (Dreamspun Desires) by Charlie Cochet at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 04-September-2017

Book Blurb

He’s nobody’s definition of Mr. Right—but that might make him perfect.

 

Matthew Hart is heir to the family fortune and owner of Hart & Home. When a near-death experience has him fretting over the future, he decides he needs a husband, and not just any husband—an appropriate man to protect the Hart legacy. The last thing Matthew expects is to cross paths with Jax Foster, his first love and the boy who crushed his heart when he disappeared.

 

Jax is unlikely to make Matthew’s list of suitable candidates. Bad boy, vagabond, deep in debt, with a father who can’t keep out of trouble, Jax has nothing to offer—except his heart and a second chance at the romance they never got to explore.

 

Book Review

Finding the right person to share your life with is not always easy – and in Matthew and Jax’s case it proves to be exceedingly difficult. Not because they simply haven’t met, but because there are a few obstacles in the way that prove to be extremely difficult to overcome. First is the fact that they have history between them that gets in the way of their feelings. Second, there is the fact that Matthew is super rich and sophisticated and Jax, while a talented artist, sees himself as useless and inferior. And as if that weren’t enough, there are mysterious forces at work that are trying to keep them apart. The result of this exciting mix of elements is an emotional love story interwoven with business dealings and a fight for survival that had my heart beating faster.

Matthew seems to have it all. He is successfully running the family business, he lives in an exclusive penthouse, and his parents love and support him. Oh, and his personal assistant, Adam, has become a true friend over the years and will do anything to make Matthew happy. Including some matchmaking that had me laughing out loud. But back to Matthew – it is obvious to anyone but him that he is lonely, yet it takes a close encounter with a severe allergy attack to make Matthew see what is missing in his life. But the ingenious list of suitable potential Mr. Rights that Adam comes up with is not the solution – bad boy Jax, the man Matthew was in love with (and abandoned by) when they were teenagers is the one who still owns Matthew’s heart.

Jax is in deep trouble, and has been for years. Not due to any fault of his own, but because his father can’t control his gambling. And Jax is too loyal and good a guy to abandon the man who raised him, PTSD-caused difficulties and all. Jax never wanted to leave Matthew, and has been pining for him for years, but Jax’s self-confidence is almost nonexistent and he doesn’t think he is in any way suitable to be Matthew’s partner and equal. Hence, Jax thinks of himself as "Mr. Wrong".

The moment these two men meet again, Jax having been hired as an artist by Matthew’s father, it is clear that both men still love each other. They need to start talking about the past though, which is a lot more difficult than you’d think. There is a lot of pain on both sides, and the perceived inequality between them in terms of money proves to be a formidable barrier. Added to some family issues on Matthew’s side and new money problems caused by Jax’s father, yet again, and the budding reunion is almost over before it begins.

If you like reunions that succeed despite monumental problems, if you enjoy watching two men battle the forces that seem determined to keep them apart, no matter how much they love each other, and if you’re looking for a read that is as entertaining, exciting, and suspenseful as it is romantic, then you will probably like this novel as much as I do. I loved every second of it!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 218 pages/55205 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-September-2017
Price $4.99 ebook, $9.99 paperback, $9.99 bundle, $19.95 audiobook
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/finding-mr-wrong-by-charlie-cochet-8760-b