Title: Bedding the Wrong Brother
Author: Virna DePaul
First published December 15, 2010
216 pages, Kindle Edition
Melina Parker has always been the good girl. She’s put all her energy into her studies and work, but when it comes to her love life, she can’t seem to get it right.
Tired of being labeled as the “lady in the bedroom,” Melina enlists the help of her childhood friend, Max Dalton, to teach her how to be more daring in the bedroom. But when she ends up in bed with Max’s twin brother, Rhys, Melina realizes that she’s been lusting after him for years.
Rhys and Max are known for their jet-setting lifestyle and their love for one-night stands, while Melina is looking for something more meaningful. Despite their different views on relationships, Rhys can’t resist Melina and teaches her more than just the art of seduction.
But when Melina’s desire for a traditional family clashes with Rhys’ nomadic lifestyle, they must decide if their love can overcome their differences. Can Melina find happiness with a man who’s never stayed in one place for too long?
About the Author
Virna DePaul is a talented writer who has a background in law. Her passion for storytelling shines through her work, which often includes elements of passion, emotion, and a satisfying happily ever after.
She has published works with both Harlequin and Random House, as well as being a bestselling independent author. One of her most popular contemporary romance novels, Bedding The Wrong Brother, has received rave reviews and has earned a spot in Amazon’s top 100.
For more information on Virna DePaul and her writing, check out her website at www.virnadepaul.com.
Bedding the Wrong Brother by Virna DePaul is an enjoyable contemporary romance novel that will captivate readers from the very first page. Published on December 15, 2010, the book centers on the forbidden romance between Melina Parker and her ex-boyfriends brother, Max.
In the tradition of romance novels, Bedding the Wrong Brother is full of passion, tension, and drama as the two lovers struggle to keep their relationship a secret from their friends and family. DePaul is a seasoned author of contemporary romance novels, and Bedding the Wrong Brother showcases her skill in delivering a compelling read.
Throughout the book, DePaul presents a witty and engaging writing style that is never dull or boring. She has crafted a story that is fast-paced, well-structured, and easy to follow.
The characters are well-developed, and the dialogue is crisp and natural, adding depth and authenticity to the story. The novel takes place in San Francisco, a city that is vividly and accurately portrayed by DePaul.
From its iconic landmarks to its bustling neighborhoods, the city serves as an exciting backdrop for the central story. The protagonist, Melina, is a driven businesswoman who has just closed a multimillion-dollar deal.
She decides to celebrate her success by attending a masquerade ball, where she ends up kissing a stranger whom she thinks is her ex-boyfriendthe younger brother of her first love. The twist in the story comes when Melina discovers she has fallen for her ex-boyfriend’s brother, Max.
Despite her guilt at betraying her first love, Melina cannot resist the magnetic attraction between her and Max. Their secret relationship progresses, and the two lovers must keep their feelings hidden from their friends and family, leading to tense and emotional moments.
One of the strengths of this novel is its sensitive and honest treatment of issues such as forgiveness, family relationships, and love. DePaul touches on these themes in a way that is relatable to readers, and her characters are believable, flawed, and engaging.
Moreover, the author avoids falling into tired clichs often found in romance novels, thus keeping the reader interested and invested in the story. However, the novel is not without its flaws.
The climax feels somewhat rushed, and some readers may find the ending abrupt. Additionally, the book adheres to many of the conventional tropes seen in the romance genre, which may not appeal to every reader.
Bedding the Wrong Brother is a must-read for fans of contemporary romance novels. Its engaging characters, captivating setting, and unique storyline will appeal to anyone looking for a fun and entertaining read.
I rate the book 4 out of 5 stars.