Ross Bencher kinda stole my heart. And then his 3 adorable kids enter the picture and I’m a goner. Inara Scott took a typical one night stand plot and turned it into a really sweet opposites attract romance. The first time Ross meets Kelsey, he’s just signed divorce papers and is feeling lonely and Kelsey is about to leave for Nepal the next day to climb a dangerous mountain. They know they’ll never see each other again so they give in and enjoy one night of crazy bow-chicka-wow-wow. Fast forward 3 years and whamo – Kelsey is unexpectedly thrown into Ross’ life again.
Ross is a single dad of 3 kids, trying to make a new life for his family in Denver. I liked Ross because he was the exact opposite of most male lead characters. He wasn’t broken, damaged or a cocky jerk; he’s a good guy, great dad, and super sexy. He’s not trying to manipulate anyone; he’s honestly a decent man with a great set of morals and wants to do the right thing.
Kelsey’s job choice makes her a unique female lead character. She’s a mountain climber, not just your average mountains either – she’s focused on climbing one of the most deadly in Nepal. When Ross and his family insert themselves into Kelsey’s life, it’s an unexpected diversion from what she’s supposed to be focused on – training. In the beginning, Kelsey kind of drove me nuts with some of her insecurities, the biggest one being her resistance to being around Ross’ kids, or any kids for that matter. Kelsey was actually a perfect fit for those kids, even helping one of them break out of his shell. Kelsey’s dad was pretty much a selfish jerk. Kelsey is so loyal to him, giving up what she wants to be there for him. I kind of wanted to kick the dad in the head and tell him to go take a hike.
Kelsey and Ross can’t deny their sexual chemistry which is as hot now, as it was 3 years before. But now that they are seeing each other on a more day to day basis, they can actually get to know each other better. Even though Ross and Kelsey are polar opposites in most ways, they both have the same core values – loyal, kind, and responsible. They are both really, really stubborn which doesn’t help them get it together very quickly but usually insta-love is hard to believe so I enjoyed watching them try to figure out their connection and where it should go. Real life is normally kind of messy and complicated and Ross and Kelsey’s story felt like a real life normal and messy relationship, it wasn’t supercharged with unnecessary drama and complications just so there could be some angst. I do have to say that the ending was a bit abrupt; I would have liked to have seen maybe one or two more chapters to wrap up how Kelsey’s decisions affected Ross and the kids.
Falling for Mr. Wrong was sexy, fun and the characters were very well developed. I enjoyed the unique mountain climbing aspects of the story and I would definitely read the other books in this series.
My rating: 4 stars
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Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.