Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger, by Beth Harbison (2013)

Genre: Romance
Interest Level: Adult
Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger Not a genre I often choose, but honestly, who could resist this title?!! Shameful I know! But happily for me, I wasn’t disappointed by this NetGalley pre-publication e-edition. Quinn Barton is literally about to walk down the aisle to wed her high school sweetheart Burke when his best man and brother, Frank, pulls her aside to reveal the groom has been cheating on her. After an ill-advised fling in Vegas with Frank, Quinn returns to Virginia where she establishes her wedding gown design business (it’s a romance, after all). Ten years later, the boys’ grandmother is getting remarried, and Quinn finds herself facing the two brothers as well as her own feelings for both, for the first time since the wedding fiasco.
Kudos to the author for a plot that leaves you unsure of the outcome until the last few pages (well, you know she’ll end up with someone – it’s a romance, after all). I enjoyed her trick of using first-person for present and third-person for flashbacks. Her Virginia small-town setting is well-developed, and she populates the book with delightful characters to provide Quinn with moments of refreshing honesty. One gripe – far too liberal use of pop culture references. Great for those who enjoy an occasional bit of chick lit with references to hot guys and hot sex, though somewhat lacking in the orgasmic details. It’s a romance, after all!
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About Michelle Mallette
I'm just trying to keep track of the books I've read - what I liked and what isn't worth re-reading. My work as a librarian has included youth services so you'll find a wide range of interests from picture books and teen dystopia to adult sci-fi, road trip novels, and nonfiction. Comments and communication is always welcome.

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