KL Hughes brings us a zany romantic comedy with her latest noel The Wrong McElroy. This book involves a huge family brought together to celebrate Christmas. Think National Lampoons, a lot is going on here, and it is just so much fun. Plus there is adorable romance.
Fiona Ng adores her best friend, Michael McElroy. These two grad students have an amazing bond and are really each other’s people. When Michael begs, Fiona to come home with him to Arkansas and pretend to be his girlfriend, she reluctantly agrees. She has no clue what kind of craziness she has just subjected herself to.
Fiona’s biggest problem, aside from Michael’s racist granny, is she is 100% attracted to one of Michael’s sisters. Lizzie captures Fi’s attention from the very first moment they meet. The chemistry is there, and it is heavy on both sides. These two just have a magnetic pull to each other. This is a zany will they won’t they romance with one big problem, a bestie who is also your pretend boyfriend.
This is a fun read that keeps you entertained until the very last page. It’s your go-to book with you want a lighthearted read with a side of romance. You can never go wrong picking up a KL Hughes book, a guaranteed good read.
3.75 out of stars
When you pick up this book be prepared for your heart to be ripped out of your chest. This book knocked me flat out more than a time or two. You can literally feel your heartbreak right along with the main characters. A fantastic emotional ride that is chock-full of angst and emotion.
Charlee and Alex meet early on in college. There is an instant connection, and they spend the next years blissfully in love, head over heels. When school ends Alex is offered an amazing career opportunity on the opposite coast. They thought they could overcome the distance, make it through this intersnship, but instead, it broke them.
Five years later Alex has returned to NYC. she thought she could handle being back but the emotions and loss of Charlee are overwhelming. Everywhere she goes brings back a flood of memories of better times. The book flashes back between Charlee and Alex’s romance to current day. When Alex and her lost love meet back up the chemistry pops right off the page. Tension, angst, romance this book is deliciously full of it all. I’m not kidding when I say this book pulls at your emotions. A felt my heartbreak with them, I felt their joy, their pain. KL Hughes takes you on one hell of a ride. So good!
4.25 out of 5 stars
Elena is a single, ultra-successful 27 year old single mother raising a young son. She has supportive parents, a fantastic best friend but has completely struck out when it comes to love. At the dogged persistence of her best friend, Vivian, Elena agrees to begin dating again. Vivian also persuades her to try dating both men and women.
So what does every single mother need if she is going on a date? You got it, a babysitter. Enter Allison, the super cute blond 22 year old senior at NYU. Allison is brash and outspoken, where Elena is reserved and regal. Elena goes out on a series of dates, all quite terrible and comes home to Allison and vents. These two develop a connection over a period of time, even though these two ladies could not be more opposite.
I adored the supporting cast in this story. They are a lively charismatic bunch. They in no way take from the overall book they add depth to the two main characters. Vivian’s humor is crass and I absolutely loved it! There is a good story in here, the characters are interesting and the book is long enough that you feel like the story is really fleshed out.
3.75 out of 5 stars
by KL Hughes