Wednesday, 24 February 2021

The Wrong Brother - Alexis Winter

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Book: The Wrong Brother
Author: Alexis Winter
Series: Love You Forever, #1
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
Format: Kindle e-Book - Kindle Unlimited
Publication Date: 23rd October 2020

My Rating: 🌕🌕🌕
Date Finished: 24th February 2021


Rock bottom has a basement—and I just found it.

I’ve been head over heels, write it in my diary over and over in love with my best friend Preston Young, pretty much my entire life.

You’d think after decades of hiding my feelings I’d want to reveal my lifelong secret love to my best friend privately, but NOPE.
As the queen of ridiculously grand romantic gestures,
I chose a Jerry Springer style television reveal.

I’ll spare you the anxiety inducing details and just say, it didn’ out the way I thought it would.
Cue crawling into a deep dark hole of wine, ice cream and sad ass movies.
I’m never showing my face again.

Okay, so maybe he stormed off the stage and rejected me on live television.
And maybe when his older brother came over to comfort me...I kissed him.
So much for getting my sh*t together.

It was just a kiss.
And then a few more.
And then so many toe-curling O’s my brains are permanently scrambled.

One minute I’m pining for my best friend,
The next I’m falling for his brother,
And to make matters my best friend thinks he might be in love with me?
I didn’t know it was even possible to screw up this bad.

Am I destined to make one giant laughable mistake out of my life,
Or did I miss what’s been right in front of me this entire time?


I got this from the KU LIbrary.

This starts with Piper finishing an article for her magazine before heading home to her parents for the weekend where she joins up with her best friend of the last 20 years or so Preston - who she's got the biggest crush on, too. After a drunken kiss, and while still drunk she applies to be on a TV show where she will confess her feelings to him but things don't go down well at all and she ends up running to Preston's brother, Calvin, who's also her close friend. Things take an unexpected turn when she ends up sleeping with Calvin and feelings that have always been there bubble back up to the surface.

I liked this. I don't quite know how to put my feelings into words with this one, though. I laughed out loud a handful of times but I did feel like things moved quickly with these two. It was a quick read, really, but their romance only takes up about 55% of the book after the whole pining for Preston thing and that includes their wedding. Hmm.  Don't get me wrong, it was super cute when they did get together and they had some lovely moments but they also had a lot of sex. I have nothing against sex in my romances but these two felt like they were at it like rabbits.

I loved both Piper's and Calvin's parents with their weed smoking in the garage and the joint baking and drinking parties and how they reacted to everything. The swearing about odd-jobs they had to do and their joking around, etc. 

Preston had grown on me a little by the end of this, he was no longer being the idiot and/or man-whore and had started to get a little more serious so I may be tempted into reading the next book in the series which focuses on him. But not right now.

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