Wrong, by Jana Aston
Publish Date: October 7, 2015
Format: e-ARC, provided by the author
Genre: adult contemporary romance
To Buy: Amazon * Barnes & Noble
Rating: 4.5 STARS
(From Goodreads) I have a history of picking the wrong guy. Gay? Player? Momma’s boy? Check, check and check.
Now I can’t stop fantasizing about one of the customers at the coffee shop I work at between classes. It’s just a harmless crush, right? It’s not like I ever see this guy outside of the coffee shop. It’s not like I’m going to see him while attempting to get birth control at the student clinic. While wearing a paper gown. While sitting on an exam table. Because he’s the doctor. Shoot. Me.
But what if, for once, the man I’ve had the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies about turned out to be everything but wrong?
WRONG was the culmination of so many things that were right. I laughed. I died from embarrassment. I swooned - A LOT. Debut author Jana Aston has created a gem in this hot, romantic book with the hot pink cover that I absolutely could not put down until I had read every last word.
Just imagine for a second that the hot suit you've been checking out every week when he buys coffee from you ends up looking between your legs as your new gynecologist. Sophie thought her attraction was one-sided, and after her mortifying experience in the stirrups, was sure that that ship had sailed. Except... Luke just kept appearing, and every time he did, Sophie became more and more intrigued by him. It doesn't matter that he's much older than her, more educated than her, richer than her. They are completely wrong for each other in every way. Except, they both have been going through life with the "right" people, and it hasn't been working out for them. So, maybe the wrong person is what they both need.
Sophie is my hero. In toe socks. She seems sort of bored with her life up to this point. She's months away from graduating with a degree in accounting. She has almost zero experience with men, resulting in her still being a virgin. She has a ho-hum job as a barista in a coffee shop. The highlight of her week is when Luke - the hot guy in a suit - stops in to get his usual and he calls her by name.
The worst part about characters like this in books is when they sit around and wait for someone to come and save them from their tragic existence. And, that's not Sophie. She wants to, at the very least, lose her virginity before graduation. And, even though she has equally boring feelings for her sort-of boyfriend, she's decided to give it up to him. But first - get on the pill. Which is, unfortunately, where Luke comes in.
Luke is an enigma. He's a doctor and a trust fund baby, and somehow, he always ends up where Sophie is. He has a way of taking charge of situations that Sophie didn't even know needed handled. He serves as her white knight more than once and in more than one way. But, he has all these secrets that he doesn't seem to want to come clean about.
Sure Sophie and Luke seem wrong for each other, but in so many ways, they are completely perfect together. Where Sophie is innocent and quirky and silly and honest to a fault, Luke is buttoned up, proper and stoic. He's subdued in every way, except when it comes to sex. And then, holeeeeeeee crap. Luke is ridiculously wild and completely hedonistic. These two are complete opposites, and yet, their relationship never felt forced. They were perfect together, and their chemistry was ridiculous. It was what kept me from putting this book down. I didn't even want to stop reading to eat dinner with my family. Throw in a mean girl ex and a wildly inappropriate BFF and this book had all the elements for perfection. My only complaint is that I really wanted the aforementioned mean girl, or any number of Luke's horrible family members, to suffer a lot more.
Wrong was, above all, a fun book. I laughed a lot. Some of the situations in which Sophie found herself were beyond comical. And, underneath the snark and the hot sex is a really cool love story with a fantastic ending. Wrong is well worth the few bucks you will shell out to buy it. While I am eagerly awaiting Jana's next book, I'll be right here, rereading Wrong.