Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Finding Mr. Wrong
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires (book 41)
AUTHOR: Charlie Cochet
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 169 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2017
He’s nobody’s definition of Mr. Right—but that might make him perfect.
Matthew Hart is heir to the family fortune and owner of Hart & Home. When a near-death experience has him fretting over the future, he decides he needs a husband, and not just any husband—an appropriate man to protect the Hart legacy. The last thing Matthew expects is to cross paths with Jax Foster, his first love and the boy who crushed his heart when he disappeared.
Jax is unlikely to make Matthew’s list of suitable candidates. Bad boy, vagabond, deep in debt, with a father who can’t keep out of trouble, Jax has nothing to offer—except his heart and a second chance at the romance they never got to explore.
I love a good second-chance love story and this one was a gem.
Matthew Hart is a very successful multimillionaire but money doesn’t always bring happiness. He is a workaholic who is making the family business even more successful. When he is nearly killed, due to a food allergy, he starts to rethink his priorities, especially with his fumbling cousin and his evil wife are breathing down his throat to try and become more in charge. With the aid of his personal assistant and close friend, Adam, he makes a list of the qualities his future husband needs to have to become his perfect “Mr. Right”. During this conversation Adam thinks he has discovered the clue to the reason all of Matthew’s past relationships failed. Matthew was abandoned by his first love while he was in school. When Matthew is sent out to oversee a piece that is being designed for one of their biggest clients he runs smack into his lost love, Jax. “Finding Mr. Wrong” is the story of these two men and their reconnection and reconciliation.
I have to say that the whole time I was reading this the song “If loving you is wrong then I don’t want to be right” kept running through my head. Matthew was devastated when Jax just up and disappeared when they were young. Jax has always been Matthew’s protector and made the ultimate sacrifice for his love. I simply loved both men and could see where each of them was coming from. Matthew has a hard time trusting men that they won’t just simply run away taking his heart and break his heart like Jax did “into a billion tiny pieces. Scratch that. It was less broken and more annihilated with a bazooka.” Jax has a hard time believing that he is worth anything. It has been beaten into him since he was little that he was worthless like his dad. Matthew can’t understand why Jax is so lacking “in self-esteem. He was incredibly talented, smart, kind, and looked like a god. How could he not see his own worth?” What I loved was that both men saw the best in each other.
I think that I loved Adam almost as much as Matthew and Jax. I could totally see his story coming next. As a matter of fact, I could see this easily becoming a series.
I can’t believe that this is the first Charlie Cochet story that I have reviewed but I will jump on the chance in the future. I’m a sucker for a good second-chance love story and this one fully delivered. Great feel-good story that I highly recommend.