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Reading Under the Willow Tree

Environmental Science student, book reader, big dreamer, Sailing/Kayak/Surf instructor, Film buff, Adventurer, Girl.

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The Right Mr. Wrong (Modern Tempted) - Natalie Anderson For this review and more visit my blog

The Right Mr Wrong was a sweet little romance that had a nice twist and reminded me slightly of Sliding Doors. The prologue ends with the main characters long term boyfriend Oliver asking her to marry him. From there the book splits into two stories one where she says yes and the other where she says no. Oliver is clearly not the guy for her and she has feelings for his best friend Liam. Both stories focus on the journey Victoria and Liam take to find each other and implies that they belonged together no matter what roads they take.

The main problem I had with this book was that one story was a lot stronger than the other. Instead of having two stories happening simultaneously this tells the whole of the first story and then the second. I found the first one (where she had said yes to Oliver’s proposal) was a lot more interesting and enjoyable than the second which was a shame. I also thought the transition between stories could have been a lot clearer. At first I had no idea what was happening and I was completely lost for a little while.

The characters were likable enough but I couldn’t really engage with them as much as I should have. I much preferred Victoria and Liam in the first story than in the second, they were softer, kinder in the first but harder and less likable in the second. The same could be said for the romance. The chemistry in the first part was great I really felt the emotions between the characters and got behind the relationship. In the second part it felt cold and I couldn’t quite connect with it.

I think if both stories had been told simultaneously I would have enjoyed it a lot more. You would have been able to see the impact and consequences of Victoria’s decision a lot more clearly. I think that would have been a lot more interesting.

Despite the issues this was a short and enjoyable read that kept me entertained. I would recommend it to fans of the genre.

The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review