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Synopsis from the Creator:

Falling head-first into the wrong woman’s bed was not how Reed Bishop’s night was supposed to go. Now a gorgeous, half-naked ballet dancer was threatening his manhood…with a book. He can’t blame her. 
It wasn’t how it seemed—he was just doing his job, tracking down his lead informant, who, unfortunately, took off, leaving him to figure out what to do with her friend. Staying in her apartment was no longer safe.
And that’s how he got himself into this mess.Now she’s sleeping in his bed while he tosses and turns on the couch.
There are pink tights in his bathroom.
Pointe shoes next to his boots.
He swears he won’t touch her like that…but he can’t ignore his fantasies.As a tattooed, muscled DEA Agent, Reed’s seen some things. Drug dealers, murderers…He can’t let Talia get close. Even though she’s made it clear they’re both fighting the same hunger. And he definitely can’t use his handcuffs on her…no matter how much she begs.

Review: Wrong Bed, Right Girl, by Rebecca Brooks

[fa icon="calendar"] May 13, 2019 9:45:00 AM / by Suzanne Krohn

Though they're in the same series, Wrong Bed, Right Girl is totally different from Wrong Bed, Right Roommate. The heroine in this one, Talia, is the sister of the hero in WBRR, and she's just moved out of the apartment to let her brother and best friend have their own space. Unfortunately, the prima ballerina she's subletting from was an informant for the DEA and she's left town and the ballet for *reasons.* Talia's pretty much taken over her life, which means that when Reed comes to check on Stacey, he ends up literally falling into the bed that's now Talia's. 

Unlike the first book, I had to suspend a lot of disbelief for this setup. A strange, giant man falls into my bed (he unlocked the door?!) in the middle of my first night in a new apartment? Yeah, I'm freaking out and DEFINITELY not going home with him. Even if he shows me his badge. (Oh and the hero manages to ogle her accidentally-exposed breast during her reasonable freakout.) I stuck with it because I loved the first book so much, so bear with me here.

Moving on from this improbable setup, they're now living together and things progress about as expected. This is a tropey erotic romance, so they end up having all sorts of sex in all sorts of places. Brooks employs the masturbating-while-thinking-of-you plot device, as well as condoms and lube and um... actual handcuffs on the roof the police station. (I promise it's consensual and weirdly hot.)

One of the reasons I don't read a lot of romantic suspense is because I often feel the suspense part overshadows the romance. This wasn't the case here, since the crime bits are at the beginning and the end, but I still wasn't feeling the emotional connection between the two main characters. They definitely seemed turned on by each other, but the romance bit was sort of forced. The epilogue was the most romance-y part of the book, so I get the feeling the author/editor knew it needed something more to secure that HEA. 

TL;DR - This is a very sexy book with some things you may have to ignore and is higher in heat and lower in feels.

 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review via NetGalley.

Content Warnings: hero breaks into heroine's apartment (but he has a key), crime, prescription drug misuse, situation of possible peril, handcuffs, grief for past parental death

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