A swoony, slow-burn rom-com, Melonie Johnson's Too Wrong to Be Right features a true romantic on a mission to find her happily ever after.
After her latest jerk of a boyfriend dumps her (and ditches her with his pet hedgehog), florist Kat Kowalski is done chasing after Mr. Wrong. With her two best friends moving on to more serious relationships, she’s ready to stop repeating the same mistakes that are leaving her stuck in the single lane. Armed with a list of qualities for her perfect Mr. Right, Kat swears off dating until she finds him.
Then in a meet-disaster involving a corpse and a salty cockatoo, she stumbles across Mick O’Sullivan at his family's funeral home. Their immediate chemistry warns Kat to keep things platonic; after all, following her heart never worked out in the past, and this time she’s determined to listen to her head. But can Kat and Mick be just friends? As she gets to know him better, the lines blur, and Kat starts to wonder if she’s gotten it wrong and Mick is exactly who she’s been looking for...
Johnson (Too Good to Be Real) packs this will-they-won't-they romance between a florist and the owner of a funeral home with her signature wit and sexy banter. After florist Kat Kowalski gets dumped by her egotistical actor boyfriend—and stranded with his pet hedgehog—Kat officially swears off dating "Mr. Wrong" and compiles a list of traits meant to help her identify "Mr. Right" instead. She dismisses handsome, witty Mick O'Sullivan as the former after a meet cute disaster while she's dropping off flowers at his funeral home. Mick, however, is instantly smitten. A business arrangement between the O'Sullivan funeral parlor and Kat's flower shop keeps them in each other's orbits, but Kat refuses to go back on her resolution, friend-zoning Mick and pursuing his "solid" but stuck-up older brother, Joe. But how long can chemistry be denied? There's a bit of weirdness to this one, as Mick never comes across as a bad boy at all, making Kat's determination to avoid her attraction to him feel a bit unmotivated. Still, Johnson nails the pacing of Kat and Mick's relationship, which goes from lighthearted and fun to sensual and sweet. This slow-burning rom-com is a treat.
To wrong to be right
Kat has trouble with her instincts for relationships. She always picks the wrong men. Then her luck changes, except she has trouble excepting what’s right in front of her. But fate steps in and real romance blooms.
Sweet & Entertaining Romance!
A warm, sweet and entertaining rom-com filled with laugh out loud moments and fun times with friends as the heroine struggles to find the one after being dumped at a moments notice by her ex while also dumping his pet hedgehog on her.
Kat Kowalski is the manager of Allen’s Arrangements, doing what she loves with the plan to have her own florist in the future. When she gets dumped by her boyfriend and takes on the responsibility of his pet hedgehog she is done. Done dating hot guys who are selfish jerks, no more. She is just going to have to change her whole approach no more listening to herself, she needs to make a list of traits she wants and stick to it. But when she has to make a quick stop for a delivery she meets him.
Mick O’Sullivan is totally taken by the drop deep gorgeous woman who was currently talking to herself while messing with the dead guy in the coffin. Mick is in business the dead business along with his siblings at O’Sullivan’s Mortuary. When a fight breaks out over whatever Kat is doing he has to physically restrain two widows and then deal with her. Only to find out that she has difficulty being around corpses. But wooed and taken by Seamus their grandad’s talking cockatoo. When she wants to meet regarding a work arrangement he can’t wait to get to know her better.
Mick is totally taken by her and the chemistry sizzles between them. But when Kat just wants to be friends he gladly will take anything he can to get to know her. Kat isn’t about to act on their chemistry not this time. She wants not to be left behind,
all alone after both of her best friends are moving on. But will her list get her the right one? Or has she already found him? A crazy, wacky, fun romance!
I received an early copy and this is my honest review.
I liked Mick, the rest, not so much
I really enjoyed the prior book in this series (though both can be read as stand-alones), but had issues with this one. Kat Kowalski get’s dumped by her jerk of a boyfriend and decides that she has terrible taste in men, and comes up with a list of what her Mr. Right must have. She has a meet-cute with Mick O’Sullivan, over a corpse at Mick’s family funeral home. Mick is immediately smitten, but Kat friend-zone’s him, since she attracted to him, and set’s her sights on Mick’s brother Joe, the dull. I think I had a hard time warming up to this book because I really only liked Mick. Kat was a self-centered narcissist, who knew that Mick liked her, but insisted that they be friends and he should act as her “wingman” to find Mr. Right. That’s just cruel. Knowing how Mick feels, she dates his brother at O’Sullivan family gatherings. Kat is not a good person. I also wasn’t a fan of Mick’s family either. Joe knows about Mick’s feelings and the fact that he has been friend-zoned, yet still asks out Kat. Doesn’t he know about the “Bro-code”? And Mick and Joe’s sister seemed to delight in the potential pain a love triangle between her brothers would cause. I mean, she seemed downright giddy. And the conflict at the end that drives apart Mick and Kat, 98% Kat’s fault but somehow Mick is suppose to mind read and provide the grand gesture to get to the happy ending. I thought Mick deserved better. I received an arc of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.