Fun but serious … complicated yet simple. Mr. All Wrong was perfectly all RIGHT with me. R. C. Stephens wrote an entertaining story that had a little bit of everything in it. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures
He’s not your average governor. And she’s definitely not a traditional first lady.
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The first time I met Evie Harper, she threw a cream pie at my face. I actually hadn’t met her, just saw her. It was more like she hated everything I stood for and showed me her opinion with an airborne cream pie. Yes, she smacked me front and center on my face. The second time I saw Evie, I didn’t realize she was the cream-pie-throwing bandit, and she took my breath away in a flowing red gown at a gala.
Of course I couldn’t resist her looks, so I asked her to dance. She called me a schmuck and stalked off.
My own Cinderella ran away from me. I shouldn’t have chased her down. We were all wrong for each other. But her fire red hair and feisty personality reeled me in, and I was hooked. Chicago’s most renowned playboy was finally falling head over loafers. At least it felt that way because she was like no other woman I’d met before . . . Evie was special . . .
Problem was I had trust issues when it came to women. Freud would’ve probably said it was my mother’s doing. Somehow Evie made me believe in her . . . trust her . . .
Big damn mistake!
One I hope I won’t live to regret . . .
But then again how could someone so wrong for me turn out to be so damn perfect?
Mr. All Wrong was perfectly all right for me! From the beginning of the story to the end, even with some of the more serious conversations, I smiled, I laughed, and I sighed. Two people with their own issues, come together and find a way to heal each other while tackling other problems.
Colton was a complicated man with trust issues. His mother ran out on him, his father is trying to live his life through him, his best friend is a manwhore and the woman with the pie could be the woman of his dreams. Oh, he doesn’t do relationships, he doesn’t trust woman and he damn sure doesn’t want to be POTUS … but his father does.
Evie is even a little more complicated than Colt. Deaf, a single mother, best friends with her son’s father. Her mother ran out on her too, but she’s made a path in her life that satisfies her. Until she throws that pie. Now, her life is upside down, dating the Governor and trying to believe in herself and decision to date a person who can hear. Until everything comes crashing down around her and she has to deal with the fall-out of the lies that Colton was told.
I adored this story. It was fun, refreshing and very well written. The interaction between Colt and Carter, his acceptance of her son, his willingness to learn ASL was beautiful. Evie’s determination to keep her heart safe and to support Colton was unwavering until she is put in a position that spells nothing but doom for her heart, her life as she knows it and her relationship. She handled everything like the strong, independent woman that she was. Then there was the ending and an Epilogue that really brought a smile to my face.
R. C. Stephens wrote what would probably be called a RomCom. But, it was so much more. Secondary characters that carried so much weight in this story and played significant parts in both Evie and Colton’s life were written with just the right amount of flair and finesse. She made us understand their pasts, their present and wonder about their futures. It was a well written book with a little bit of everything in it.
“What’s going on in that pretty little head of yours?” he asks and presses his nose to mine briefly causing my breath to hitch before he pulls away.
“Your suit reminds me that you are the governor,” I say and I know it sounds weird, but somehow in my head on the last few dates, I tried to convince myself that he was just a regular guy.
He chuckles, and again I wish I knew the sound of his laughter. “I’m still the same guy whether I’m in a suit and tie or a pair of jeans,” he replies. I want to tell him that he looks hot as sin in his suit but something tells me that his ego is inflated enough.
“Isn’t the governor’s mansion in Springfield? Why are you always in Chicago?” I ask, knowing this because I also teach history and the governor’s mansion has been in use since 1855.
“Yes, the governor’s mansion is in Springfield, and I do occupy it in a way, but I hate it there. It’s big and empty. I much prefer my apartment here in the city. Truth is since I met you I’ve been spending more time in Chicago than I have in Springfield,” he says, and his blue eyes blaze as he makes the admission. My chest turns warm and saliva pools in the back of my throat. Fuck! I am so turned on by him.
“Oh,” is the only word I can formulate right now.
He walks toward me at such a slow pace, and I feel like someone has pressed a slow-motion button. I take a large gulp as he closes the distance between us. He pushes a stray strand of hair off my face. “I’ve been thinking about kissing the hell out of you all day,” he says. My knees buckle, at least they feel like they do because the next thing I know his lips are on mine, hot and wanting. He kisses softly at first before his tongue begs entrance into my mouth. His taste is as intoxicating as I remembered. Our lips meshed together in a way that tells me, we fit. This is more than perfect. This kiss is everything.
About R.C. Stephens:
R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a master’s Degree in Political Science.
R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn’t cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she’s snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She’s a fan of drama and suspense but she’s also a sucker for a happy ending.
Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.
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