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I absolutely loved this book!! Wrong for You is a sweet, fun romance that has fantastic writing.
Lane Bishop falls quickly for one of the very eligible, very chased-after Hamilton brothers. But it isn't long before she wonders if she's fallen for the wrong one. I loved Lane and her spunk, Jamie and his competitiveness, and Simon's consistency. I was hooked from the very beginning--when Lane challenges the boys in a soccer match. One of my favorite meet cutes to date! It had me smiling through the entire scene.
(I received a complimentary copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.)
Sometimes a book just squishes my heart and resonates with my soul and that's exactly how this one is. I spent a fair amount of time in a YSA ward (LDS) and this really brought back some long forgotten feelings.
Lane is starting a new job and is back in North Carolina. She's bi-racial and I love how that aspect is touched on, because although we live in a more progressive society, there are still some prejudices floating around and it's vaguely apparent in this book. Lane isn't afraid of competition, and in fact, thrives on it. That first meeting with the Unobtainable Foursome (brothers) is classic and they all immediately captured my interest. I love how little pieces of Lane are attracted to different parts of Simon and Jamie, two of the brothers.
Through a series of texts between the brothers, as well as some dire moments for Lane, where she desperately needs help, the reader comes to know these characters and their diverse personalities. I found myself smiling, swooning, and hoping for a happy ending as I turned these pages and I enjoyed every minute of it. This is a great read for those who enjoy clean, new adult, contemporary romance with some religious undertones.
Content: clean romance; mild religious elements.
*I received a complimentary copy. All thought expressed are my own opinions.*
This was the first book that I've ever read by Jenny Proctor and I was so impressed that I immediately bought another one to read next, which I will tell you about! I loved the witty voice of Lane and her relationship with her Grandma in this book. The scene where we first meet the Hamilton brothers is all kinds of fun and had me immediately invested in the story. This book is fun, light, clean, and humorous, yet it has depth at the same time--a hard feat to pull off in a rom com. I admired Lane's qualities and those of the Hamilton brothers as well. Which one of the brothers was my favorite? You'll have to read the book to see who Lane chooses because I agree with her heart!
This book was so fun. My smile was out in full force with this one. The scenes played out so naturally and I could easily visualize what was happening. It was like the perfect chick flick movie playing out in my head. See? Fun!
Yes, the plot is a bit predictable but the unknown is how everything is going to work out in the end when two brothers love the same girl. That's just a mess waiting to happen because these brothers are close. They have a fantastic family dynamic that includes loyalty and "I've got your back no matter what". So yeah, things get messy before they get better.
Lane is fantastic. She is smart, witty, athletic, beautiful, and full of life and energy. You can see how different parts of her personality are drawn out by each brother.
I really enjoyed this book. It light and fun and you have to love a book that brings all the happy, romantic feels with it!
Content: some kissing
I thoroughly enjoyed Proctor's last book involving music, so I was looking forward to this one with it's story line similar to Cyrano de Bergerac with one person providing the romance for someone else. But Proctor's added an interesting twist to that idea by making the two brothers. Lane becomes interested in Jaime after running into him and playing against him in a pick up soccer game (he rejects her offer to join his team). But Jaime recruits his brother Simon's help in impressing Lane. The problem comes in when Simon starts getting to know Lane better than Jaime. Lane becomes confused between what she sees as two sides to Jaime at the same time as her feelings for Simon grow stronger. Naturally deception in a dating relationship does not bode well and problems arise. But Lane is a delightful character and the Hamilton brothers are swoon-worthy, making for a thoroughly enjoyable, and engaging story.
I really enjoyed Wrong for You! It was the kind of book that I didn't want to put down once I started, and with the great characters and fun story line, I will definitely read it again.
Wrong for You was more mind candy than deep thoughts (just the type of book I'm usually in the mood for), but it did have times where the characters really struggle, and although it was somewhat predictable, it was an enjoyable ride seeing how everything turned out.
Lane made for a wonderful main character. Perhaps part of her draw was that she was more mature than some of the other women around her, but her competitive nature added a very entertaining aspect to the story. I loved that she jumped right in to the soccer game (that wasn't a pickup game looking for more players). When she was turned down she didn't give up and sit down, she went to the other side. The scene demonstrated right off that Lane wasn't a quitter. She also had a lot of passion for her job, even though she was thrown some pretty big curve balls right off.
Jamie was an interesting character. He was likable in some ways, but I preferred Simon. It bothered me a bit that Simon was feeding Jamie information on what Lane liked, but I also appreciated that Simon noticed those things. And, I liked the relationship the Hamilton brothers had. The group texts between them added a fun aspect to the story.
I'll admit that I don't love the cover. It does fit with the story, but it's not a style that would catch my eye at a bookstore. However, if you feel the same way, ignore that feeling and get right to reading. It really was a great book.
I look forward to reading more from this author.
This contemporary clean romance has a subtle love triangle that has three amazing characters in it. I loved each of them, which made it hard to know who to cheer for—I just cheered for all three. Lane Bishop moves to her grandmother’s hometown. When she jumps into a pick-up game of soccer and meets three brothers, she is attracted to the oldest brother, Simon. But when she learns he is unavailable because he has a long-distance girlfriend already, she goes after his younger brother, Jamie. Jamie is intrigued by the confident soccer playing girl who beats him. Seeking his older brother’s help to figure out what Lane loves, he works his way into her heart. But Lane sometimes wonders if she’s falling in love with the wrong brother.
I really liked this story. I think it’s my favorite of Jenny Proctor’s books. It’s well written and her characters are so cool and diverse. Lane is a half-black/Puerto Rican, vivacious, strong willed college soccer superstar. The Hamilton brothers are so funny as they group text each other through this story. I loved the interaction between them. It’s a hard love triangle to work your way through because you love all three so much. Super well done. It really yanked my emotions on this one in the best of way. Super good dialogue and prose. If you’re looking for a delicious book to savor, this one will make you smile.
I ADORED this book! So much FUN!
You will cheer for Lane from the very beginning as she works her way onto the soccer field--such a fun scene!!! Then your heart will be taken away as you travel with her along these wonderful pages. And I can't wait for you to read the phone texts sent between the bothers--
What great writing!!! Definitely pick up a copy of this book!!!
This is a fun story that took me right back to my days in the YSA (young single adults) group at church. Lane's interactions with Jamie and Simon are entertaining and brought the feelings of anticipation and uncertainty associated with dating. The dynamics of Lane's relationships get more complicated as the plot progresses, and a well-rounded secondary cast help propel her towards the climax where secrets are revealed and she has some choices to make. Recommend to fans of clean contemporary romance and LDS fiction.
(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
I'm always on the lookout for new books by my favorite authors and Jenny Proctor is one of them. I have loved each and every one of her books! She writes in such an amazing and engaging way! This book is no exception to that, I didn't want to put it down!
I really loved Lane. I love the fact that she's so competitive in pretty much everything she does. But at the same time, she's willing to slow down and back off when she needs to, I really loved a scene in this book where she and the rest of the characters are biking as kind of a race, but Lane stops to care for someone who really needs her help. I also liked that she's willing to take a step back and think about things and be really honest with herself. That plays a big part in the plot of this one.
This book is really fun because there are not one but two male leads. That makes things fun, interesting and competitive! First there's Jamie. He's kind of a hunky man and at least as competitive as Lane, if not more. I liked a lot of things about him, he was willing to go out of his way to ask about Lane from his brother. That was sweet at first, but he wasn't really willing to find out about her himself. And I really didn't love how he acted during the bike scene I already mentioned.
Then there's Simon. Part of the fun of the plot is that Simon and Jamie are brothers and they spend a lot of time together. Simon is a considerate, and kind person. I love the way he was always noticing the things Lane liked and wanted. And I loved how he was always trying to take care of her.
This book is almost all from Lane's perspective. But I really loved the glimpses into what the brothers were thinking that you get at the end of each chapter where a bit of their texting conversation is included. This was so much fun! It was fun to see each of the brothers personalities come out there. And I loved the insights into each chapter it gave.
This book is so much fun! Go grab a copy! You'll love it!
I've literally just finished this book, and have actual tears pouring down my face, and I'm filled with all the tingly that the final few pages just gave me... well and the last page - OK, that was pretty awesome way to end a book!
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel as I progressed through this story. One girl, two brothers. I'm always a bit skeptical about this type of plot. However, I can solidly say that this one was done with sensitivity and class.
The root beer float thing? I've never been in a LDS Singles Ward, so maybe that's a real thing, but I do love root beer floats, though maybe I'll never look at them the same again!!!
As a Mormon author, Jenny does add enough elements of her faith into the pages that may seem unfamiliar to someone who wasn't LDS. However, I don't think this is a problem. I read enough Christian lit that is written by authors who are always writing in elements of their worship, that while may seem a little foreign or different to me - I can fully embrace it in the spirit it is meant. I actually was really appreciative that Jenny included some references to God in regards to the circumstances the characters found them in. I never feel like the LDS authors go there as freely as other Christian authors do, and I really wish they would! I love that aspect of a novel, it brings so much richness and inspiration, along with the escape of a good book. So, what I am trying to say is, even though this book is written and marketed probably at mostly LDS members, I recommend Jenny's books to other bookish friends. She writes with skill and on a par with many clean Christian fiction authors, that sell their books and are widely known through the national marketplace.
Set in North Carolina, I swear this author is intent on getting us all to come visit the state!! I have fallen in love with her locations through her books. If I could jump in a car and start driving to NC right now, I would!!
I'm not even going to attempt a breakdown of the plot or story, because seriously I don't want to spoil anything for you. I loved this book, I loved that Emma & Elliot (Love at First Note) appeared in a small cameo, I loved the location, the characters - so diverse with such a depth that even the minor characters with leave you convinced of the significant part they play.
I'm not usually a fan of 'texts' or 'emails' within stories, well, that is unless its overdone. Not the case here. It was a clever way to add an alternate insight without having to write all major characters point of view. Keeping it to just Lane, kept the story streamlined, but the inclusion of the Hamilton brothers group text was genius.
Thank you to Jenny Proctor & Covenant Communications for the copy I won through a giveaway. This is my honest review.