Title: Finding Mr Wrong
Series: Dreamspun Desires 41
Author: Charlie Cochet
Narrator: Andrew McFerrin
Length: 5 hrs, 46 mins
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (22nd December 2017)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: 💖💖💖💖 4 Hearts
Blurb: He’s nobody’s definition of Mr. Right—but that might make him perfect.
Matthew Hart is heir to the family fortune and owner of Hart & Home. When a near-death experience has him fretting over the future, he decides he needs a husband, and not just any husband—an appropriate man to protect the Hart legacy. The last thing Matthew expects is to cross paths with Jax Foster, his first love and the boy who crushed his heart when he disappeared.
Jax is unlikely to make Matthew’s list of suitable candidates. Bad boy, vagabond, deep in debt, with a father who can’t keep out of trouble, Jax has nothing to offer—except his heart and a second chance at the romance they never got to explore.
Review: For me, Charlie Cochet is an author I’ve heard of but I’ve never really taken a lot of notice of. So I went into this audio without any expectations except that I really do love the type of plotlines in this book. One awesome thing for me was having the privilege of listening to Andrew McFerrin, it feels like ages since I’ve heard a book narrated by him and I was not disappointed.
The story is about Matthew Hart. He run’s his father’s successful business, a bespoke furniture and décor business called Hart and Home. He’s a workaholic and happy in his life despite his cousin, Bryce, and Bryce’s wife Ariana being entitled thorns in his side. After a near death experience, Matthew enlists the help of his good friend and assistant, Adam to help him find a perfect husband. Which brings into an incredible chain of events, bringing the one person who had shattered Matthew’s heart twenty years earlier when they had been teenagers.
Jax Foster had also fallen in love with Matthew when they were teenagers after saving Matthew from the school bullies. Jax has had a hard life, mostly because of his father whose unchecked PTSD has led to a lot of debt. Jax is amazed to see Matthew again but he struggles to believe that he will ever be enough for the suave, rich Matthew. They are dynamite together but Jax and Matthew must deal with a lot more baggage than it seems possible for a man to have.
Matthew and Jax are perfect together. I love their chemistry. Their lives couldn’t be so much more different, but their individual experiences make them remarkable that I was so happy to see their HEA. The entire plot line relies of miscommunication of one form or another. The secrets that separated them when they were first falling in love as teenagers, to the forces surrounding them that wanted to separate them now that they were together once more. Also, I must admit I got a little impatient towards the end, but only because the identity of the villain was never concealed throughout the book.
McFerrin gave the two MCs and the troublesome cousin, Bryce, great voices and I feel that he nailed the tone and emotion brilliantly. I’m not a fan of miscommunication story arcs but he really gave the miscommunications great voice and I enjoyed every bit of it.