Sunday, August 11, 2013

Wrong Man, Right Kiss - Red Garnier (HD #2248 - Aug 2013)

What happens when the masks come off?

When one of the supersexy Gage brothers blows Molly Devaney away with a scorching kiss at a masquerade ball, she thinks she's met her soul mate. But why does her masked seducer act as if she doesn't exist the next day? To win him over, she'll make him jealous, so she turns to his brother Julian Gage, who offers to play the role of her lover.

But Julian is playing for keeps. There's nothing fake about the way this woman makes him feel, and now he's going to show her just which Gage brother is right for her….

Good book.  When Molly was three she and her sister were orphaned and went to live with the Garrett family.  Ever since that time, she and Julian, who had been nine at the time, were best friends.  The kiss at the masquerade was amazing and made her think that he was her soul mate.  She freaked out a little at the time, but now wants him to know that she wants him too.  So she asks her buddy Julian to help show him.  I liked Molly, but I found her conviction that it had been Garrett who kissed her a bit unbelievable.  Garrett had mostly ignored her, always treated her as a sister, and she had never had any kind of feelings for him before.  On the other hand, she and Julian had had a special relationship from the beginning.  They'd been able to tell each other anything and had a unique closeness.  Julian would periodically be sent away and she was always miserable while he was gone.  She had never been interested in dating anyone though she'd had a crush on Julian for awhile, before the family interfered.  In spite of being convinced it was Garrett, suddenly it was Julian she was reacting to and dreaming about.  When the truth finally came out she was stunned and hurt, then angry.  Then she realized that she had loved him all along.  Things went along pretty well, then there was a misunderstanding and Julian acted like a major jerk.  I wish she had made him work a little harder for her forgiveness.

I had mixed feelings about Julian through a lot of the book.  I was pretty sure from the git go that he was the kisser so that was no surprise.  As he thought about the fact that he had loved her forever, I couldn't understand why he kept sleeping with those other women, especially the one she saw him with after the ball.  I did enjoy the way that he was determined to make her see that he was the right man for her, not Garrett.  I really enjoyed seeing him look back and remember his feelings for her, and his frustration at the way his family kept telling him he wasn't good enough for her.  I loved his way of preparing his future and how he did it under the radar of his family.  I really liked seeing Julian get Molly moved into his apartment under the guise of "helping" her and how natural it was for them to be together.  Their teasing of each other and how well each obviously knew the other one was fantastic.  The only time that didn't work was when Julian's jealousy of what he thought was Molly's feelings for Garrrett made him act like a total idiot.  I thought he was a little too cocky at the end and should have had to grovel a little more.

No comments:

Post a Comment