Too Wrong to Be Right
by Melonie Johnson
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Pub Date 28 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 14 Mar 2023
St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin
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...
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A joyful, humorous love story between a woman determined to find her Mr. Right and a man who hasn’t yet figured out how to reach for what he wants out of life. Kat has a check list for her perfect match, and Mick doesn’t fit the bill. Mick has grown comfortable filling in whatever spaces the world opens up for him rather than making his own space, a trait that doesn’t mesh well with a woman who wants to be able to push against her love interest, and have him push back. With the help of a few meddling friends and family members, two delightful grandmas, and two fabulous pets, Kat rethinks her check list, and Mick reclaims his personal agency.
As with Too Good to be Real, Johnson speckles her story with popular rom-com references that will appeal to fans of the genre, as well as punny banter and lightly antic scenarios that test her characters while keeping the tone upbeat and smile-inducing. The hedgehog has a costume designer. The meet cute involves a casket. And supportive friends are always close by with a rom-com cued up and a new cocktail recipe to try. A perfect fit for readers looking for a brisk and buoyant love story with plenty of ha-ha’s, and no shortage of heart.
Absolutely loved this book by one of my favorite authors. Kat and Mick are great characters with the added bonus of a pet hedgehog. I highly recommend this one.
Kat and Mick meet at a funeral home owned by his family when she’s delivering flowers for the deceased. After a near disaster is averted she realizes there is immediate chemistry between her and Mick but after many dating disasters she’s decided following her heart never works. She tells Mick she wants to be friends as she searches for Mr. Right and he reluctantly agrees. After they get to know one another Kat realizes that Mick is who she’s looking for but is she willing to risk it and find her one and only?
I loved this! It is a slow burn friends to lovers with all the tension and chemistry you expect from a great slow burn rom-com. The meet-cute is unforgettable and probably raknes up in the top 2 meet-cutes I've read. This book is perfect!! I just reviewed Too Wrong to Be Right by Melonie Johnson. #NetGalley
This one is adorable. I have a high high suspicion that it will go viral in the book tube/book tok community
Well… I know I just posted about starting this book but I’ve already finished it! I think it may be on of my favorite contemporary romance books of the year (and it haven’t even come out yet…so I guess it’s my favorite contemporary romance as of 02/28/23!!!🤩) There is just SO much characterization that you grow to love the characters so quickly!!! They all have different aspects of their personalities and lives that make them more 3D characters! I read this book like I was breathing air!!! I couldn’t put it down! Let’s just say… I enjoyed this book so much that I literally had a dream about me playing a rhyming game and responding to something with the word “cockatoo” (shoutout to Seamus…iykyk😉). If there’s one thing I can do, it’s definitely not wait for this book to come out in February!!!🥳🥳
Thank you to Melonie Johnson and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read this book before it’s released!!!🥰💖-M💛 #2wrong2bright #bookstagram #books #romance #romcom #romcombooks #arc #arcreader #meloniejohnson #2brothers #netgalley
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