Title: Falling for Mr. Wright
Author: Robyn Neeley
Series: Bachelors in Suits #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
Available: 4th Dec
After being dumped two weeks before his wedding, civil engineer Ryan Wright’s not interested in love. Been there, done that, had the wedding deposits to prove it. Still, he can’t help lusting after the fiery redheaded executive assistant who’s stirring up feelings that aren’t exactly appropriate for the office.
Sarah Leonard is determined to make the CEO fall in love with her. To execute her plan, she’s going to need a little help in the form of her lunch buddy, the 6’2” office hottie who just so happens to be their boss’s best friend. Who better to tell Sarah everything she needs to know to win the other man’s heart?
Ryan agrees to help Sarah put her plan in motion, but he has no intention of helping her win anything. In fact, it’s time to show his office crush that he’s the guy she should be falling for…
Source: ARC from Entangled: Lovestruck via NetGalley
This was cute, easy, friends-to-lovers fun with plenty of festive feels and the kind of plot line fans of this genre will be familiar with. This time around, though, it’s the commitment-phobic guy who is secretly pining for the girl, when she’s already given him up as a lost cause and moved onto plotting the romantic capture of his best friend.
It’s fun and it’s light and if you don’t think too deeply about it, then it’s plenty of fun. If you’re looking for a fluffy read, then this will give you that.
However, if you do stop to think about it, then it does kind of unravel a little. Mostly because of Ryan. He’s a nice guy who is protective of those he loves and has worked hard to be where he is. Yes, he had a bad romantic experience thanks to his fickle ex-fiancé, but that was years ago and every single problem with his relationship with Sarah can be laid firmly at his door and his lack of communication. He tells her repeatedly he doesn’t want a relationship and has no interest in anything long term, yet remains silent about his feelings while also wishing she’d pick him.
Why would she? He gives her zero encouragement and constant mixed signals and is just an all around pain to deal with when it comes to romance. Yes, it does all lead to a cute realisation moment and an adorable declaration, but it also follows a whole lot of unnecessary nonsense. Admittedly, without it there would have been no story, because these two are great together and Sarah’s feelings for the other guy have the depth of a teaspoon, but still, a little more conversation might have been nice.
So on the whole it is sweet and funny with lots of festive cheer. I just wish the hero hadn’t been so frustrating and the heroine not shown to be slightly mercenary with her fickle feelings towards her boss. But if you can ignore that and just focus on the cute bits, then you’ll probably find plenty to enjoy with this one.
Falling for Mr. Wright is out December 4th.
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