Matthew Hart runs his family’s upscale furnishing and decorating business, Hart & Home. He seems to have it all…money, family, friends, but he doesn’t have anyone to share it with. Matthew’s romantic relationships never work out, and he still struggles with dealing with the sudden disappearance of his first love, Jax Foster. One day, while having lunch at his desk, Matthew goes into anaphylactic shock. His epi pen is missing, so he must go to the hospital. Coming close to death has makes him realize it’s time to start searching for Mr. Right, Jax or no Jax. So he and his assistant, Adam, make a list of qualities that Matthew’s Mr. Right should have.
Jax has had it rough since childhood. His father has a gambling problem and they’d always be on the run from loan sharks trying to collect. This is why he disappeared from Matthew’s life. Now, he and his father are settled, he has a studio…in the same city as Matthew’s office. Imagine his surprise when he walks into that studio and finds Matthew there. The new commission he’d been offered was from Hart & Home. One of their clients has requested some glass doors for the entrance of his restaurant and Matthew’s father has insisted he personally oversee it.
Jax isn’t the only one who’s surprised. Turns out Mathew’s father and Adam set this up on purpose after finding Jax. They thought they were helping. However, both men weren’t as happy as was expected. This is a big commission worth enough money to pay off Jax’s loan, so they decide working together will benefit both of them.
Soon, their truce begins to evolve, and they rediscover their feelings for one another. It’s not always easy, though. Someone seems to be out to get Matthew, and they’re not above using Jax to accomplish their goal. Can they get past everything thrown at them, or will they be forced apart once again?
Charlie Cochet is a favorite of mine. She’s never let me down. Her books never fail to make me happy, so when Finding Mr. Wrong became available, I jumped on it. Once again, Cochet came through for me. I loved this story. It was sweet, with not much angst, but it also provided a whodunit and a race to rescue Matthew from danger.
I found Matthew and Jax to be charming, sweet, and sexy. I loved how they reacted to each other. Even when they met up for the first time in years, I felt the attraction between them. There were hurt feelings, especially from Matthew, but it didn’t take too long for him to relax and finally listen to Jax as he explained why he disappeared all those years ago. Their chemistry was off the charts. It was almost seamless the way they transitioned from arguing to love. Once they finally started to make up for lost time, fireworks went off. The sex was hot, but the actual romance was what grabbed me here. Matthew and Jax, quite simply, made me smile.
There are a few important background characters in Finding Mr. Wrong. I mentioned Adam, Matthew’s assistant. He is positively adorable! I had such a complete picture of him in my head. He loved Matthew as a friend rather than a boss, and it was refreshing to see. Matthew’s father plays a small role, but Jax’s father, Dale, was a bit more prominent. I confess I didn’t like him at all. He was constantly putting Jax in danger when he was young, and he was still doing it. Jax had even been kidnapped at one point in order to get Dale to pay up. I also really liked Rai, the runner who had been hired to come for Dale and the money he owed. He turned out to be an ok guy, and his interactions with Adam were particularly hilarious. Finally, we see Matthew’s cousin, Bryce, and his wife, Arianna. They were definitely…well, a couple of asses who deserved each other. I don’t want to give away too many spoilers, but let me just say, family reunions with them must be the worst!
There was a small bit of angst. It didn’t last very long, and it was actually pretty easy to see coming, but it served to move the story along to where it needed to be in order for it to wind down to the end. Speaking of the end, it wrapped up neatly, and it was perfect for the story. Once again, it was obvious as to what would happen, but that was just fine. The story needed to end that way.
Finding Mr. Wrong was the perfect comfort read. I’d had a difficult day when I sat down to read it, and by the time I was finished, I was smiling and happy, ready to relax into a pleasant sleep. I highly recommend it. It’s wonderful!
A review copy of this book was provided by Dreamspinner Press.