I was lucky enough to win a signed copy of Kissing Mr Wrong by Sarah Duncan from Chick Lit Reviews back in May and I couldn’t wait to read it. I finally finished it this weekend and it was definitely worth a read!
The story centres around Lu, a sensible, no nonsense illustrator who is on the look out for Mr Right. You get to meet Delia Lu’s beloved grandmother and her hippy mother Pixie, who go a long way to explain why Lu is strictly anti baggage when it comes to her men.
Lu does meet her Mr Right, although he quickly slips through her fingers when he jets off to America for work, but armed with an old photo of a soldier belonging to her grandmother she turns to Nick, a military history boffin, for help finding out more about her family history. It turns out that Nick, a man with more baggage than Lu would care to shake a stick at is her Mr Wrong but oh so right and Lu finds herself baking birthday cakes, playing football in the park and mopping up sick when she lets Nick’s two sons into her life. Convinced that she cannot be with a man with so much baggage she ends it, but her Mr Right shows up just in time to make her realise just how much you can love your Mr Wrong, but is it all too late to rescue what she had with Nick?
I loved this book, admittedly I found it a little slow to begin with, but once I got into it I couldn’t put it down. It’s a lovely story, made all the more interesting by the likeable characters and the associations with World War 2.