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Finalist in the First Coast Romance Writers National Excellence in Romance Fiction
2016 finalist in the Greater Detroit RWA’s Booksellers’ Best Book Awards.
When kissing the wrong guy feels so very right…
Three months ago, graphic designer Vanessa Hewitt slept with the ridiculously hot guy she met after nearly falling to her death while stargazing on a bridge. The adrenaline-fueled night of we’ll-never-see-each-other-again sex fulfilled every fantasy, but with her best friend’s wedding on the horizon, Vanessa can’t stop thinking about what would happen if her sexy stranger passed through town again.
Haunted by his time in Afghanistan, soldier John Campbell returns to his sister’s town just long enough to help plan an engagement party for her. When he realizes her best friend is the sweet one-night stand he’s been fantasizing about for months, he’ll do anything to have her again…though getting trapped together in a storeroom wasn’t quite what he had in mind.
Vanessa is in hell. Or is it heaven? Because with every touch, their forbidden connection grows, until kissing Mr. Wrong starts feeling more like kissing Mr. Right…
4 - "It's okay. I've got you." Stars!
Kerri Carpenter definitely hit the novella jackpot with Kissing Mr. Wrong. this story had everything in it that keeps me reading and happily so.
Vanessa was strong, for the most part confident and easy to get along with. John, is in town for a... ...more
See more of my reviews on my blog Thoughts At One In The Morning.
Upon finishing, my initial reaction:
So charming. <3
My Thoughts (full review):
This is my second Kerri Carpenter novel. The first one, Flirting With the Competition, was a super cute story, and another book in the Entangled Lovestr... ...more
ARC received from: Netgalley
Trope: One night stand with best friend's brother
Chemistry Rating: Simmering
POV: 3rd Person
Review: A short, funny, incredibly cute book. Perfect for reading in one-sitting.
Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I very much enjoyed this one night stand you can’t forget story by Kerri Carpenter. Two people meet in a bar and an incident has them in each other’s arms and wanting more even knowing it can only be for one night, but it’s a night neither one... ...more
Kerri Carpenter has the novella malarkey in the bag with Kissing Mr. Wrong. I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet, sexy short romantic jaunt.
It's nothing that hasn't been done before; girl and guy passing through town meet in a bar and embark on a one night-stand, but Vanessa and John... ...more
A great short read that begins with a one night stand and ends with an HEA.
The characters are endearing, with a simmering heat level that is sure to attract a variety of readers.
Vanessa meets John when her life takes a nose dive. The attraction is intense and a honest one night stand takes place.... ...more
A fun read well-written with great humour loved the character's of vanessa Hewitt graphic designer who had a one night stand with the sexy Afghanistan solider John Campbell who has returned home to see his sister , Great chemistry between these character's and who doesn't love a solider love stor... ...more
Thoroughly enjoyed it. Best meet cute scene - he thinks he's saving her from jumping off the bridge, but actually saves her from accidentally falling from the bridge. Kerri is a new author to me and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books. ...more
Kissing Mr. Wrong was a sweet and romantic read.
The storyline was fun and enjoyable and the characters were well developed. Highly recommend this novella by Kerri Carpenter.
Thank you Entangled Lovestruck via Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest thoughts. ...more
Jack I loved him and I loved Vanessa, "why would you tell my sister about my penis? Wait, what did you tell her exactly?" I enjoyed this book I didn't take many notes or highlights as it was a quick read, and I enjoyed it. ...more
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf
Vanessa has just had a day from hell. She’d been laid off from her graphic artist job, and in this small town of Crescent Falls there weren’t more jobs like that one to be found. Sipping a glass of wine in the bar downstairs from her apartment, Vanessa felt the e... ...more
Actual rating 3.5 out of 5 Stars!
Originally posted on my blog: Tangled Up In Books
I received a copy of this book, from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review. In no way did this sway either my review or my rating!
I didn't realize how very short this book was before I started it. Like 120... ...more
Check out my full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.
Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Kissing Mr. Wrong is a contemporary romance by Kerri Carpenter and is, I'm assuming, the first in a series called Wrong Man. Vanessa and John meet and end... ...more
Well, now wasn't that was a perfect little interlude in my otherwise boring day! Kissing Mr Wrong is a quick read but just what I needed to bring me out of the workday doldrums. I just loved the characters, the banter they had between them, the situations they found themselves in and the way thei... ...more
Kissing Mr. Wrong, by Kerri Carpenter, was such a fun reading escape! I won't lie to you, I one-click every single day! *Ahem* I know ... It's bad!!! When I saw the book cover and the blurb, I immediately one-clicked! Kerri Carpenter is a new author to me and since this was a novella it was the p... ...more
After having been laid off from her job, Vanessa Hewitt is drowning her sorrows in a bar. John Campbell is passing through the town and spots the beautiful Vanessa. However he notices she is down and clearly drowning her sorrows. When Vanessa leaves the bar, John follows to make sure she is ok an... ...more
Dear Jess, I know Vanessa is your best friend and John is your brother, but Breaking News: it’s not about you!
Every time I read a brother/sister’s best friend romance, I always feel like poking the angry sibling in the arm and reminding them that this thing is between two consenting adults, of wh... ...more
Family is the most important thing and they will always be there for you no matter what.
Vanessa Hewitt is a wonderful woman and an artist. She lost her job and was feeling kind of down but never would she have thought of killing herself. Only that Jack aka John Campbell didn’t know that all he kn... ...more
Thanks to Entangled and Netgalley for the book in exchange for a honest review.
After a bad day Vanessa went to the bar that is below her apartment to drown her sorrows in some drinks. While she was there she noticed a nice looking guy sitting at the end of the bar but with all she was going throu... ...more
* ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *
A great, well-written read. Fast-paced, sexy, and fun, with a hero and heroine who draw readers in right away.
Vanessa Hewitt could be a woman readers know. An acquaintance. A close friend. A family member. Someone to care about... ...more
Who doesn’t love a tortured hero? This girl absolutely does, and when that hero is a soldier, the stakes are higher and I’m instantly intrigued. I loved John! His hero instincts kick right in when he sees Vanessa in distress the night they meet and saves her from what he thinks might be the ultim... ...more
**I was provided an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation for providing my opinion.**
Kissing Mr. Wrong by Kerri Carpenter was a really fun, quick read. This novella is full of lust and pure sexiness. I am usually torn when it comes to novellas but this one di... ...more
This is a fantastic quick read about thinking you have Mr Wrong right in front of you when you really have Mr Right.
When a one night stand comes back onto town and those same sparks from their night together flare to life again, Vanessa and John give a token fight to those feelings. When I say t... ...more
Vanessa Hewitt and John Campbell had a special night several months ago. Now he is back in town for his sisters engagement party and who do you think he wants to see? Vanessa and John get trapped overnight in a storeroom and talk about all the things they should have the last time they were toget... ...more