Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Book Review: Winning Mr. Wrong by Marie Higgins

We've all been there - getting such a crazy crush on a guy that we turn into blabbering idiots every time they come around, do stupid things and forget how to walk, and then realize that we had lipstick on our teeth the whole time.  Yeah, you know that sounds familiar.  That's why "Winning Mr. Wrong" hit such a chord with me.  I remember doing silly things to get a guy's attention.  Although, I have to say, I've never done anything quite as crazy as Charley does in Marie Higgin's new novel.

Charley has been looking for the right man her entire life, but her luck always seems to turn bad.  She wants a man who will love her forever, take her to the temple, and create an eternal family unit.  Of course, if he happens to make her heart go pitty-pat, all the better, right?  But when another relationship fails, she's left feeling as though it will never happen for her.  Most women are married by now, and she wonders if she's doomed to be alone.

It doesn't help that her sexy Italian next-door neighbor has a string of women coming and going from his life.  Why can a guy go out and get all the dates he wants, but a woman has to just sit and wait around for things to happen to her?

When Charley reads an article on the Internet about how to snag your man, she decides to give it a try.  The advice seems pretty decent at first - give him chocolate, compliment him, spend time with him - but, being Charley, she has to have a few adventures along the way.  Her chosen subject for the experiment turns out to be allergic to chocolate, and everything goes downhill from there.  But one trip to the emergency room isn't enough to put her off her game - she's going to keep trying until she lands her man.

I chuckled right out loud several times as I read this novel - read it in one sitting, might I add.  It was a perfect light read for a quiet evening, and I think you'll enjoy it just as much as I did.

Now you can win a copy of this delightful novel.  Just leave a comment in the trail and tell me, what is the silliest thing you've ever done to get a guy's (or a girl's - I know I have male readers too) attention?  You will be entered in a drawing, which will take place on Thanksgiving night at 10 p.m. MST.  So leave your comment before then, and maybe you'll be thankful to win a new book!

I was given a copy of this novel by the publisher for my review, but that did not influence my comments at all.

10 comments:

Jeri said...

silliest? (aka stupidest most dangerous) and it didn't really even get his attention - it was just to find out my "status."

Had a crush on this boy... and HAD to know what he thought of me so I hid in the trunk of my friends car while she drove him somewhere. (we were all friends, so she might have just be giving him a ride home or something, I don't remember the details now...) Anyway - I rode in the trunk so that I could eavesdrop while she "ever so causally" brought me into the conversation.

DUMB DUMB DUMB! (turns out that he thought I was a "great friend" with a fun personality and all that jazz... but not interested in dating me) Lucky for me no one rear-ended the car ...

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

I LOVE your new look here! And what were you doing up so late on the computer! Yes, I noted the time you posted this! LOL

Sounds like a great story. I'll have to look for it.

Angela Felsted said...

This looks like a really fun read. :)

Shari said...

I LOVE winning books! Hmmm . . . the silliest thing I've done? It's been such a long time it may be hard to remember. I once stuffed a boy's car with balloons and I polka dotted another boy's bedroom. I have also been known to find out their schedules and place myself in the perfect spot to be seen. Is that silly enough?

Tristi Pinkston said...

Keep sending in your fun stories, ladies!!

Melissa, I do a lot of my work at night because it's quiet. But in this case, I set the blog to post at that time. I was in bed. :)

Marie Higgins said...

Tristi, I hope you don't mind if I leave a comment as well. Don't enter me the in the drawing, because I already have an author's copy of "Winning Mr. Wrong". (grins) But I want to tell you THANK YOU for a great review!!

Although I didn't write this story from experience, I was very clumsy when trying to get a guy's attention. I was shy and I think that had a lot to do with it. I had a blast writing about Damien and Charley, and I was so happy she finally received her 'happily ever after'.

~Marie~

Amber Argyle said...

I really can't think of anything I've done that was super stupid . . .

But I went to a girl's apartment once and saw a boy I really liked, so I went home and changed into something cuter . .. lame, I know.

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

*blushing at the memory* At a "friend's" advice, I heaved my chest out to make it appear bigger, and she taught me to walk sexy--the guy just looked at me wierd and thought I was seriously affected.

Dusti said...

ONE of the dumbest things I have ever done to get a guy's attention, was get up and line dance when "Achy, Breaky Heart" came on the Pizza Hut juke box. When I noticed it actually DID get the cute waiter's attention, I got embarrassed, sat back down, and put my head down...When I put my head back up, I had a straw hanging out of my right nostril...And the cute waiter was still looking at me!

My family still teases me about it to this day...

Ahhh, to be a twitter-pated teen!

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thanks for entering, everyone! The winner has been notified.

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