How can something so wrong…
All Quinn Dorsey wants is a white picket fence fairy tale. But after another failed relationship and her biological clock ticking double time, she’s desperate enough to try online dating. Following a series of worst dates ever, she decides happily-ever-after isn’t in the Tarot cards. Forget Cupid, it’s time to take matters into her own hands. A simple seduction should do the trick, but then everything that can go wrong…does!
…Turn out to be so right
Dak Savage isn’t interested in commitment. He’s been burned by women before – lied to, used, even shot. Hell, he considers women a curse and has one rule he never breaks – don’t pick up women in bars. But when he agrees to a guys’ night out and meets up with the feisty, fast talking Quinn, his rule shatters like a dropped shot glass.
A one night stand turns into a long weekend and as Quinn tries to abandon her ridiculous scheme, she finds herself nose-to-nose and toe-to-toe with the best mistake she’s ever made.
The story started off slow, almost too slow, but when it picked up, it took off at a crazy pace. Quinn’s biological clock is ticking faster than most women her age. She has a genetic condition that throws her into early menopause, meaning her fertile days are numbered. So when her boyfriend of three years dumps her instead of proposing, Quinn get serious about finding Mr. Right. But when one bad date follows another, she gives up and decides single motherhood is for her. After finding out the cost of sperm banks, she decides to just pick up a stranger in a bar and let nature take it’s course.
It takes a good third or more of the book before she meets Dak Savage, and when she does, sparks fly. But Dak isn’t the guy she was going to use as a sperm donor, so things go from messy to disastrous, with a mixture of lighthearted moments and intense, angsty drama.
Although I felt it took too long to develop, the plot has some unique aspects. It’s part romantic comedy, part angst-filled romance, but it works. The lighter moments help offset the moments when I wanted to a) slap Quinn, or b) smack Dak.
The characters are fun, well-rounded, and include enough growth to make them a little different from many characters in the genre. Quinn bordered on annoying a few too many times, and Dak needed to pull his head out of his ass on pretty much a regular basis. Dak’s twin sister, Sim, is awesome and might just be my favorite character in the book. I loved Quinn’s BFF Raynie as well. In fact, I would totally ship Sim and Raynie if they swung that way.
Ann Everett has a fun voice that reminds me a little of Janet Evanovitch, but is really all her own. Her attention to scene settings helps bring the story to three-dimensional life.
Top Five Things I enjoyed about Two Wrongs Make a Right:
1. Quinn’s apartment. Although a lot of time is spent bashing her run-down apartment, the way she decorates it to make it all her own is pure eclectic delight.
2. Raynie. The tarot-card reading free spirit is the perfect foil to Quinn’s usual uptightness.
3. Sim. Dak’s smart-mouthed twin sister brings perspective, giving her brother a much-needed kick-in-the-ass.
4. Quinn’s grandpa. His obsession with his bowels provides some of the best lines.
5. Online dating. While many of the guys Quinn meets through online dating are caricatures, the world of online dating is filled with a lot of landmines, and Ann Everett portrays it with a critical eye and a healthy dose of hilarity.
Two Wrongs Make a Right is an interesting twist on the contemporary romance, filled with humor and heart.
About the Author
Ann Everett embraces her small town upbringing and thinks Texans are some of the funniest people on earth. When speaking to writing groups, businesses, book clubs, and non-profit organizations, she incorporates her special brand of wit, making her programs on marketing, self-publishing, and the benefits of laughter, informative and fun.
An award winning and Amazon best-selling author, when she’s not writing, she spends her days listening in on people’s conversations at the local Wal-Mart and numerous other gathering spots. She draws from that research to pen her romance and mystery books, full of southern sass, sizzle, and Texas twang.