Thursday, November 28, 2013

Falling For Mr. Wrong by Inara Scott ~ Review

Source:  Received eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Looking for Mrs. Right...

Single father of three, Ross Bencher, knows the kind of woman he wants: someone predictable, reliable, and safe, who can give his kids the security they deserve. Someone entirely different from high-altitude mountaineer Kelsey. Kelsey bewitches him with her long legs and wild passion and is about as far from his ideal as a woman can get, but try telling that to his body. Or his heart...

Falling for Mr. Wrong...

When Kelsey agreed to fill in as a temporary nanny for her best friend’s agency before a big climbing expedition, she had no idea she’d be working for drop-dead sexy Ross Bencher, a man she can’t seem to keep her hands off. She knows if she wants to bring herself—and her father—back alive from the Himalayan Mountains, she can’t afford second-guessing, attachments, or distractions. But Ross’s blue eyes and strong hands leave her gasping...and questioning everything she’s ever known about love...

My Thoughts:

3 stars - Not as satisfying as I wanted it to be

I will admit to falling for the cover.  There's just something about the way the guy is holding her with such tender love that I was totally taken.  I had to read it.  And I will admit that it is the normal good combination for me.  Such opposites that it could never work out, how in the world could these two ever find common ground?  I usually am all over those kind of stories.  But there was one thing missing that cannot be overlooked for me - the characters.

Well mostly Kelsey.  I didn't like her.  It could be that I just couldn't relate to her at all.  She's living a very different life than most people I know that I just couldn't relate to her.  Oddly, this book is set in my home state and I do know a lot of people that love hiking and climbing.  No one I know loves it to the extreme that Kelsey does, though.  She's not planning on a family and that's my whole life.  But there have been so many characters in books that are nothing like me but I still find things about them to like.  With Kelsey, I couldn't.  I didn't dislike her either.  I can hate characters all day long and then love the book because the author provoked an emotional response from me.  With Kelsey, I was... meh. Whatever.  That's the kiss of death as far as I'm concerned.

I did like Ross.  I was amazed at how far he went to be part of his kids lives and how much he sacrificed.  I was impressed that he was still friends with his ex-wife.  I enjoyed seeing my home state through his eyes.  I loved his efforts to resist Kelsey.  Cute really.  And I loved his kids, especially Luke.  When he went rock climbing, I was beaming.  I loved that whole dynamic.  Ross was a win.

While I liked Ross, it wasn't enough to overcome my meh towards the story.  I figured things out well before they happened.  I wanted more from these characters then they were able to give.  Overall, it just wasn't as satisfying as I wanted it to be.  I was just meh.

About the author:
I wrote my first book when I was in high school--a romance called "A Wild and Stormy Passion," which featured swordplay, kidnapping, a pirate heroine and naughty bits I could only imagine thanks to my extensive reading of novels like "Caress and Conquer." Since then, I've written young adult novels and adult romances of the category, contemporary, and fantasy varieties. I still like the naughty bits best, but I do try to branch out occasionally and write something with a plot.

I am a dabbler and an emotional sponge. I can't read scary books or anything with an unhappy ending. I reserve the right to enjoy country music, puppies, true love, and happily ever after.

If you're perusing my Goodreads shelves, you should know I only review books I want to share the word about. If you ask me, life's too short to read something you don't enjoy.


  1. Still sounds cute, but I'm sorry it wasn't what you had hoped for.

  2. The way you describe Kelsey reminds me of one of my good friends. She is really into hiking and adventure, doesn't have any desire to have kids. Well, yeah, that's about it lol!! Sorry that this didn't quite work out for you, but I'm glad that you enjoyed it enough.