Review: Wrong Bed, Right Guy

Reviewed by Allison

Elle has had the biggest crush on Nathan, her boss/artiste at the art gallery that she coordinates, for months. While normally prim and proper, she decides it’s time to take things in her own hands and take a chance and seduce him. She knows he normally sleeps in the loft above the gallery when he’s working on something big, so she checks for his car outside and goes for it. She slips into bed with him and is amazed at the fiery passion and instant connection she’s been craving for so long… until he starts to speak.

It’s NOT Nathan! Instead of figuring out who the mystery guy is, or even exploring the connection further, Elle bolts and doesn’t look back.

Which leaves us with Gabe, Nathan’s gorgeous brother, who spends the night with Nathan when he doesn’t feel like driving all the way home to an empty house – just having had his mind blown by an amazing blonde who booked it before he could catch her name or who she was. What’s a guy to do?

When Elle finds out who Gabe is, she’s mortified and only wants to put it behind her…but Gabe has other plans. The perfect woman doesn’t walk into your life (or fall into your bed) every day and he refuses to let her run away. He tries lunch (a greasy burger joint that she hates), flowers (she’s allergic!), and making sure she’s taken care of when she gets sick over the flowers (SO cute!). Slowly but surely, he works his way into her life and does his best to make sure he stays there.

I really liked Elle. She is so adorably self-conscious, you can’t help but root for her to snag the sexy night-club-owning-tattoo-artist bad boy! She was easily relatable in that she had been dumped in a bad way, hurt and wasn’t sure if the Gabe (or any man) was trustworthy enough to fall for. The relationship between Elle and Gabe was fun to watch develop even if they had a few missteps along the way. The plot was sort of typical, but it didn’t take away from the journey and was overall a really enjoyable read and a happy ending I was more than satisfied with.

Rating: B

*ARC Provided by Entangled Publishing

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Wrong Bed, Right Guy
by Katee Robert
Release Date: July 20, 2012
Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Guest Post: Katee Robert

Seducing Mr. Wrong has never felt so right…

Prim and proper art gallery coordinator Elle Walser is no good at seducing men. Heck, she’s been throwing hints at her boss for months, but he’s completely clueless. Desperate to escape her mother’s matchmaking efforts, she comes up with a plan—buy some lingerie and climb into her boss’s bed. The plan goes brilliantly…until she accidentally seduces a sexy stranger instead.

Bad boy nightclub mogul Gabe Schultz just had the best almost-sex of his life. Too bad the smoking hot blonde thought he was his brother and bolted before he could finish what they started. Though her holier-than-thou attitude puts a serious damper on his mood, Gabe’s never been one to give up on something he wants. And he wants Elle. But does a man who lives on the dark side really have a chance with a proper lady?

The Bad Boy and the Good Girl
By Katee Robert 
The bad boy and the good girl. We all love the stories – Grease, Dirty Dancing, Tangled—because there’s nothing quite like throwing together two polar opposites and watching the fireworks go off (we’re going to ignore the really questionable ending of Grease).
A good portion of what makes the sparks so hot is the element of “we shouldn’t be doing this.” The good girl knows that, in all probability, it’s going to end in tears. Bad boys don’t really have reputations for possessing hearts of gold. But knowing it could end at any moment is part of what makes the time they spend together so over-the-top. Not to mention the fact that said bad boy has probably learned a trick or two during his questionable past (Bow-chicka-wow-wow).
So what’s the bad boy getting from the relationship? If he’s a man worth his salt, he sees the good girl for what she is – a freaking mythical creature. If he’s like Gabe, then he spends the majority of his time around women who are mouthy, ballsy, and maybe just a bit crass (*cough* like me *cough*). These women are awesome (obviously), but there’s nothing like a splash of innocence to throw a jaded man off his game.
Basically, both a good girl and bad boy offer something that they can’t get anywhere else. It’s different and new and, if they’re smart, they’ll grab onto that and hang on forever. But the possibility of it ending in tears and an epic slo-mo explosion only adds to the appeal.
What about you? What do you think some of the appeal is when it comes to bad boys?