Even pondering what to write in a review of Miss Wrong and Mr Right, by Robert Bryndza, brought a smile to my face – it’s that sort of book.
The only way to describe it as a brilliant romantic comedy. It’s full of laughs but, underneath all the lovely, warm humour, is a wealth of emotion – and I think it’s that well-written combination that makes it a standout book for me.
Here’s the blurb.
Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all. She runs a successful London theatre that’s about to host one of Hollywood’s leading stars, Ryan Harrison. She’s pretty sure she’s found her man in yoga boyfriend Benjamin, despite his annoying habit of saying Namaste! every time he speaks. And her eccentric, glamorous Hungarian Gran is always on hand to offer sage advice and steaming bowls of goulash.
Life in the bright lights of London has always been Natalie’s escape from her chaotic country family in rural Devon and Jamie, the childhood sweetheart she left at the altar fifteen years ago. Until he turns up at her theatre door..
Jamie is in town producing a West End show and with rivalry suddenly clouding old feelings, this isn’t quite the reunion Natalie was expecting.
Will Benjamin prove to be Natalie’s perfect match? With Ryan turning her head, Natalie is more confused than ever. And what about Jamie – could he be her second chance at first love?
Robert Bryndza is a new author to me and, I’ll be honest, he is the reason I picked this book. There seem to be so few men writing romantic novels – at least to my knowledge – that I was interested to see if I would like it. In reality, I don’t think it actually made a difference. Great writing is great writing, no matter who is typing. So, that’s me told.
He creates wonderful, loveable characters – and not just main ones but Natalie’s family and friends are brilliant too. I’d love to read her colourful gran’s biography (you know, if she was a real person, which I forgot there for a second).
All I can say is that Natalie ends up with the right man in the end – and Robert Bryndza has earned himself a new fan.
My Rating: Four stars.
With thanks to Bookouture (via NetGalley) for the ARC in return for my honest opinion.