24.5.10

Book Review: Kissing Mr Wrong By Sarah Duncan PLUS a giveaway!!!


Lu Edwards believes in travelling light, with not even a goldfish to tie her down. She'd like a Mr Right, and on meeting gorgeous, successful Marcus at a party, she can see him fitting into her streamlined life: if only he wasn't moving to America.
Lu's grandmother is also looking for a man: a soldier from her mysterious past. Lu turns to help from Nick, a military history expert with more baggage than Heathrow, right down to the kids, the ex-wife and hamster. Playing the wicked stepmother was never Lu's plan, so why is she getting so hung up on Mr-Couldn't-Be-More-Wrong? As Nick helps Lu trace her family history, she finds herself falling for his chaotic charms. What will she do when Marcus comes home?

This is the first book by Sarah Duncan that I have read and I thought it was very good. Lu is a very talented illustrator in search of Mr Right and also trying to get her creative mojo back. She is a very interesting character and I instantly liked her. Her work as an illustrator is fascinating and it is obvious that Sarah Duncan has heavily researched the industry.
Lu's grandmother, Delia is a lovely creation too, she pretty much brought Lu up as Pixie, Lu's unconventional mother was still growing up herself. Delia provides the mystery at the heart of the story, she has a photo of a man called Jack who she believes may have been her father (she was adopted). Lu agrees to help Delia find out more about her biological parents and this leads her to the lovely but baggage laden Nick. I identified quite a lot with Lu and Nick's relationship as he helped her to research the military side of her family history. My husband is a little like Nick; he studied the Second World War for his first degree and he is very knowledgeable on it and is always keen to stress that it is an event that should never be forgotten. Sarah Duncan clearly shares some of these feelings and I think that they were expressed very well in her book.
I found Kissing Mr Wrong to be a very good read. It has a little bit of mystery and a lot of romance, you can't help but keep turning the pages.

The lovely, lovely people at Headline have given me an extra copy of Kissing Mr Wrong to give away here on Dot Scribbles. To enter, just leave a comment below, competition open to UK Bloggers and you have until midnight on Sunday 30th May!!

7 comments:

verity said...

Yes, yes, enter me! This sounds really really good :)

Talli Roland said...

Thanks for the great review! Would love to win a copy.

Magemanda said...

Your review was excellent and really makes me want to read this! I would love a copy :-)

Jules said...

Count me in! Good review.

Jules

Kim said...

Although I can't win a copy just thought I would let you know that I enjoyed your review and will keep an eye out for this one now. Also, I picked up my first Carole Matthews book yesterday, all thanks to your great reviews.....can't wait to get on with reading it. Thanks Dot.

Dot said...

Kim- Looking forward to hearing what you think of the Carole Matthews!

Charlie said...

I love the idea of delving into family history, it's always so interesting! This sounds a good book.

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