RIGHT WRONG GUY by Lia Riley: Review

Posted August 26, 2015 in Reviews / 1 Comment

RIGHT WRONG GUY by Lia Riley: Review

RIGHT WRONG GUY by Lia Riley: ReviewRight Wrong Guy by Lia Riley
Series: Brightwater #2
Published by Avon Impulse
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Buy Online: Amazon  B&N  Kobo

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.

The fun and flirty second installment in Lia Riley’s fantastic Brightwater series.

 Sometimes two wrongs can make a right…

 Bad boy wrangler, Archer Kane, lives fast and loose. Words like responsibility and commitment send him running in the opposite direction. Until a wild Vegas weekend puts him on a collision course with Eden Bankcroft-Kew, a New York heiress running away from her blackmailing fiancé…the morning of her wedding.

Eden has never understood the big attraction to cowboys. Give her a guy in a tailored suit any day of the week. But now all she can think about is Mr. Rugged Handsome, six-feet of sinfully sexy country charm with a pair of green eyes that keeps her tossing and turning all night long.

Archer might be the wrong guy for a woman like her, but she’s not right in thinking he’ll walk away without fighting for her heart. And maybe, just maybe, two wrongs can make a right.



I really enjoyed Last First Kiss, but RIGHT WRONG GUY was even more entertaining. A story of opposites attracting, this was fun to read and had me laughing out loud several times. 

Archer Kane is very well-known as the fun-loving Kane brother, his life defined by women, wild nights and his job as a wrangler and no-one really expects more from him. For the first time in his life, he finds himself playing the role of knight in shining armor to heiress Eden Bankcroft-Kew who needs to make a quick getaway out of Vegas. Eden is very different from Archer’s usual type of woman but Archer is attracted to her and finds himself doing the unusual: courting a woman.

Finding out that her fiancé was only interested in her for her money was one more hit to absorb, leading Eden to ditch him at the altar and spontaneously hitch a ride to the small town of Brightwater, California with cowboy, Archer Kane. Eden’s life in New York had been mostly boring and this is her chance for a new start on her terms and she’s going to take it. While she finds Archer very appealing, his reputation as a ladies’ man is quite unappealing and this may be a case of the right guy at the wrong time.

Responsibility has never been Archer’s strong suit. He has spent a good part of his life avoiding commitments but he finds himself wanting to be more than just a punchline and his grandmother’s challenge to him to step up and earn his place as the heir to the family ranch is exactly what he needs. From the first page, Archer endeared himself to me. He was sweet, charming, caring and very supportive of Edie. There is something very sweet about a reformed bad boy and when you add in his dedicated wooing of Edie, you get a double dose of sweetness.

Edie is also a very sweet character. I love that she didn’t let her fiancé’s betrayal destroy her but instead she used that as a catalyst for a fresh start. I really admired Edie for taking the big step of starting over far away from all that was familiar and despite some of the issues she faced in Brighwater, her growing confidence gave her the courage to meet every challenge. 

I always enjoy it when characters are willing to communicate with each other and this is one reason why I prefer this over the first book. Archer and Edie were very open about what they wanted from each other, reducing the risk of drama and misunderstandings (which I really dislike!). RIGHT WRONG GUY is definitely a winner, in my opinion.


About Lia Riley

Lia Riley writes offbeat New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack, overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her accomplishments.

A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn't mind. Much. When not torturing heroes (because c'mon, who doesn't love a good tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip. Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.

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