Sometimes two wrongs can make a right...
Bad boy wrangler Archer Kane lives fast and loose. Words like responsibility and commitment send him running in the opposite direction. Until a wild Vegas weekend puts him on a collision course with Eden Bankcroft-Kew, a New York heiress running away from her blackmailing fiancé…the morning of her wedding.
Eden has never understood the big attraction to cowboys. Give her a guy in a tailored suit any day of the week. But now all she can think about is Mr. Rugged Handsome, six-feet of sinfully sexy country charm with a pair of green eyes that keeps her tossing and turning.
Archer might be the wrong guy for a woman like her, but she's not right in thinking he'll walk away without fighting for her heart. And maybe, just maybe, two wrongs can make a right.
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ou won’t go wrong with an escape to Brightwater, or even a move there.
I have to start by saying that I love the way Lia Riley builds her characters: they aren’t perfect, they make mistakes and bad choices, but they always learn from them and grow in the attempts. It is difficult to not like a character that has their very own ‘headdesk’ moment, and is clearly wondering just what they were thinking at that moment. These are important distinctions when reading: characters need to have some connection with life as it is, you’ll find yourself quickly cheering them on and wanting to see the best for them.
In Right Wrong Guy, we are getting Edie and Archer’s story: Archer the town himbo with a new woman every night and Edie, the newcomer who already sampled Archer’s ‘wares’, but hitched ride to Brightwater as a better alternative to a feckless fiancé and a life of luxury without love.
This really becomes Edie’s story as she is discovering who she is, and redefining her life. Raised wealthy with everything she wanted wasn’t all hearts and unicorns. Edie was lonely and felt unloved, and only wanted to have that connection. So desperate for it, in fact, that her engagement was a colossal mistake, one she didn’t remedy until the last minute. A quick dash away to Vegas puts her right in Archer’s arms, and charms.
I loved these two: Archer was running scared from commitment, and he wasn’t quite sure he wanted to grow up and throw off the last of the “fun times”. His growth and revelations throughout the story felt real and possible and as his ‘phase’ comes to an end, there is Edie. Always making moves because she didn’t want something, her time in Brightwater has shown Edie how to move TO something she wants, a huge difference. She’s slowly learning to speak her mind, growing in confidence and finding the woman she was meant to be. And that woman wants to be with Archer.
With a solid boot in the butt from Grandma, and seeing his brother Sawyer so happy and content in his own life and love, Archer’s time to grow up has come. And there is Edie. These two were wonderful together watching Edie learn to trust in Archer as he is making efforts to change and grow, their friendship moves from awkward acquaintances to solid couple with just the right pacing and a touch of heat that illustrated their chemistry. You won’t go wrong with an escape to Brightwater, or even a move there.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.