Betting on the Wrong Brother
A What Happens in Vegas Story
By: Cathryn Fox
Releasing February 8, 2016
He may be at a romance readers’ convention, but a naked woman in the elevator is not what horror writer Ryan Wheeler expects. Now he can’t take his eyes off of her—and not just because he saw her naked, though her luscious curves certainly aren’t helping the matter. She’s beautiful, funny, snarky…and a complication he doesn’t need.
Running into her teen heartthrob while naked wasn’t exactly part of romance novelist Andi Palmer’s weekend plans. Worse, he doesn’t recognize her and gives her a fake name. Years ago, he shot her down in the worst possible way, and now this? It’s time for a little down-and-dirty revenge.
Ryan’s more than a little turned on by this good girl who wants to be bad. But things aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re keeping from one another might just end this sexy little rendezvous before it ever begins….
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.
Quiet as a church mouse, her hands slowly moved to her buttons. Maybe she could get dressed before he turned.
His eyes latched on hers. Then grew wider. The ocean blue turbulence she’d once lost herself in dropped to her cleavage, then lower, over her midriff to her panties. Was that a smirk? Bastard. Okay, so apparently bad things came in fives.
“Uh, sorry.” His gaze shot back up and he cleared his throat. He set his duffle bag on the floor and shook his phone like it was some pithy excuse. “I didn’t realize you were there.”
Andi’s molars snapped together. Of course he didn’t. Why would he? After all, when it came right down to it, she was insignificant, wasn’t she? Determined to keep the upper hand on this less than thrilling encounter, she unclamped her teeth and held her finger up, drawing a circle in the air. “You think you could turn around?”
“Oh. Yeah, sure.”
She stood tall—well as tall as she could at five foot five—and planted her hands on her hips like getting changed in an elevator was something she did every day. “Today?”
He smiled, flashing perfect white teeth. “Right,” he said, his friendly smile shifting to apologetic. Instead of turning, his glance flicked over her a second time. A gentleman, he was not. His lips twitched, the look on his face morphing into an appreciative smile. Score one for the granny panties. Still, it didn’t make her hate him any less.
He leaned to his left just as the elevator jumped again. It came to an abrupt halt and she lurched forward. Her body hit Nolan’s and the two toppled like bowling pins. A breathless, undignified oomph rushed from her lips as she landed on top of the main reason she’d left their hometown of Cedar Point eight years ago. The motor kicked in again, and the box continued to bob up and down. Her body moved right along with it, bouncing on top of Nolan like a goddamn Mexican jumping bean. Her tote bag flipped over, and her agenda and papers spilled onto the floor.
His arm slipped around her back, holding her to him as their groins banged. Bangity, bang, bang. She pinched her eyes shut. Please doors do not open again. Not because she was enjoying the ride. She wasn’t…she didn’t think. But because if they opened now, anyone standing on the other side would definitely get the wrong idea. Honestly, how could they not? They would be the prime photo op, posted and shared on social media sites. She’d never be able to face her friends, fans, industry professionals, if they thought she was dry humping some former crush on the elevator floor.
She braced her hands on the floor and held on, eyes closed. If the hydraulics let go this second and the elevator crashed to the basement, that’d be A-okay in her books. Breathe, Andi, just breathe. She tried not to think about the well built, athletic man beneath her, or how he’d just splayed his hand over the small of her back, or how good his fingers felt pressing into her flesh. His fingers stretched downward, and another rough jolt caused them to slip under the band of her panties. Was that…? Had he just lifted his hips? Twice?
Title: Betting On The Wrong Brother
Series: What Happens In Vegas #12
Author Cathryn Fox
Release date: February 8, 2016
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
I received an advanced reading copy of this book for free from the publisher in exchange of an honest review. This is no way affects my opinion on the book or the content of my review.
This was my first time reading anything by the author Cathryn Fox and I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading her work.
Betting On The Wrong Brother features Andi Palmer a romance writer who is in Las Vegas for a romance writers convention. There she literally bumps into the guy from her past who she crushed on super hard as a teen who in turn crushed her. Ah, teenagers can be so mean. Little does she know that the man before her isn’t her teen crush, Nolan, the one who broke her heart and damaged her self-esteem, but his older brother, Jack – they look a lot alike.
Jack, or Ryan as he goes by in order to hide his identity as a famous horror writer, doesn’t know what hit him, but all he knows is Andi’s bloomers in his face is definitely the hottest thing ever.
He’s in Vegas to investigate the hotel room that is supposedly haunted for research on his next book. What this badly burned, certified bachelor doesn’t expect is to lose his heart while there.
What started out as a way for Andi to get back at Nolan for how he treated her years ago with her seducing him turns into her falling for him again. This Andi Nolan likes and is attracted to, this Nolan has grown up and obviously matured for the better. Unfortunately for Jack when he finds out what happened he wants to tell Andi the truth but keeps being delayed. He also doesn’t expect to lose his heart.
The writing for me was solid and pulled me in from the very beginning. It’s a fairly short read that has its elements of humor and fluff, but also heartache and some smoking hot sexy times scenes. Good writing, strong characters, funny, emotional and sexy.