'Miss Wrong and Mr Right', by Robert Bryndza, was a wonderful surprise with a delightful, 'personal search for your own happiness', theme.
I've read Robert's, DCI Erika Foster crime novels, but not any of his RomComs. I'll be honest; written humour is hard to pull off and I wondered if the book would 'bomb'. To the contrary, it was well-written, entertaining, funny and a tad brash (and I did lol like the blurb promised; along with many snorts, chuckles and sniggers).
The clever storyline was fast-paced, fluid and had me guessing the whole way. The characterisation was spot on with richly developed characters that came to life, were relatable and were either lovable or loathsome. Gran Anouska and her unique life observations were a hoot, btw!
The scenario: Natalie and Jamie were set to marry, but Natalie got cold feet at the last minute and backed out. (They were way too young for such a committment!) Roll on fifteen years and Natalie had built a nice life in London and was now the manager of Raven Street Theatre - her latest production being Hamlet, starring a hot American actor. She had a boyfriend, to boot. Out of the blue, her ex fiancé opened a popup burlesque theatre right across the road from RST. Hmmm, imagine the possibilities!
'Miss Wrong and Mr Right' was a charming and refreshing escape from the realities and stresses of life and the ending was satisfyingly heartwarming. Loved it!
- Paperback: 330 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture (8 December 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1786811081
- ISBN-13: 978-1786811080
- Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.8 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
- Average Customer Review: 30 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,947 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)