So Wrong It Must Be Right by Nicole Helm
Series: Gallagher & Ivy #1
Published by Kensington
Publication Date: February 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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It’s all fun and games until fantasy gets real . . .
At twenty-seven, Dinah Gallagher thought she’d have it all figured out. Instead, she’s having mind-blowing online sex with a man she knows nothing about and fighting for her rightful place in the family business. Part of that battle means expanding their century-old restaurant by getting the stubborn urban farmer next door to sell them his lot.
But Carter Trask is tired of being pushed around—especially by rich families like the Gallaghers. All he has left is the little farm he’s scratched out of his grandmother’s yard. At least he can blow off steam with the anonymous woman he’s been emailing for the past eight months, who makes his every sexual fantasy come alive—even if it’s only online.
When Dinah suddenly realizes that Carter’s gardens look just like some of her mystery man’s photos, she can’t resist trying to turn her dreams into reality. Against his better judgment, Carter joins in the game. But in real life, passion has a way of becoming very complicated, very quickly. And sometimes the wrong choice can turn out to be oh so right . . .
Dinah Gallagher has had one thing on her mind her entire life: be the Director of Operations at Gallagher’s Tap Room and all the other businesses that the Gallagher’s have their hands in. Right now she’s working for her Uncle who is the DoO and he’s a complete bastard. He wants to buys the house/farm nearby and turn it into a parking lot/farmer’s market but the owner refuses to sell. Dinah believes that if she can get the owner to sell her grandmother, the matriarch of the Gallagher family, would make her DoO. She heads over but Carter Trask is totally stubborn and refuses.
Dinah heads home looking forward to some online sex with the man she’s been having it with for the past 8 months. They fool around as their alter egos D & C but something sticks in Dinah’s mind and she looks at his blog again – the way they hooked up in the first place. She takes a look and realizes that the pictures that C has online of his farm look exactly like Carter Trask’s farm! She heads to Carter’s and confronts him. They are shocked but soon decide that they can have sex for real as D & C and leave Carter and Dinah separate. That doesn’t exactly work and soon feelings are involved which muddles everything. Can these two supposed enemies be able to work out a relationship when there’s so much against them from the start?
This book had a good premise. Those who are supposed enemies but trying to make a relationship work. Something always gets in the way and it did in this instance too.
Dinah and Carter dislike each other intensely but D & C are fine in the bedroom. They tried so hard to have one or the other but of course no one can live their live their life like that. Eventually the two parts of their lives had to come together and when they did they had to work out how what they were going to do about it. I liked the compromise that they made and how they worked with each other to find a common ground. I guess what I really didn’t like was Dinah. They were good together but she made me absolutely nuts. That woman needed a club to the head to knock some sense into her. She lost her cousin/best friend because of her stubbornness and she still pushed forward to get what she wanted. I couldn’t really reconcile her work self with her off-work self. They were such polar opposites that it almost didn’t seem like the same person. The ending of the book when we got the solution to everything wrapped up with a bow was completely rushed imho. It was a decision made and then the end. It definitely felt like there was something missing.
Overall I enjoyed the book but it certainly wasn’t fabulous for me.
Rating: 3 out of 5