A romantic tale with a naughty title
You can't help but get caught up in the drama-filled life of Quinn Barton in Beth Harbison's latest book with the somewhat naughty title. Perfect for lighthearted chick lit fans, Chose the Wrong Guy, Gave Him the Wrong Finger is a tale of unrequited love, but told in a way that makes it funny, light, and romantic, with just enough seriousness to not be fluffy.
The story begins with Quinn about to walk down the aisle to marry her high school sweetheart, Burke Morrison. At the last minute, Burke's brother, Frank, pulls her aside to tell her she cannot go on with the wedding because Burke has been cheating on her. Quinn does what any sensible woman would do - she walks down the church aisle, slaps Burke in the face and calls off the wedding. She promptly leaves for Las Vegas with his brother Frank, where they have a brief relationship that ends on a not so great note.
Fast forward 10 years and Quinn is still living in the same town but is now a professional success, designing one of kind dresses and owning her own shop Talk of the Gown. Still, she has spent the last 10 years obsessing about calling off her wedding. Did she do the right thing? Should she have believed Frank? Both Burke and Frank have moved away and on with their lives, yet Quinn can't seem to move on with hers. All the things that never got resolved way back when become front and center again in Quinn's life when Dottie, Burke and Frank's grandmother, is getting remarried and asks Quinn to make her wedding gown. Dottie has also decided that once she is married she is selling the Morrison family farm. Unfortunately for Quinn, that means asking both her grandsons to come home for the wedding and to help with the sale. When Quinn sees Burke she is just as attracted to him today as she was ten years ago but she can't get it out of her head that he cheated on her, and she can't get over how handsome Frank is either. And so the drama continues.
My favorite part of the book was when Quinn's best friend, Glenn, comes up with a "Thirty Day Challenge" where he assigns her daily outrageous tasks that are totally out of her comfort zone in an attempt to get her out of her romantic rut, and over the Morrison brothers. Each task is funnier than the next. Imagine being assigned an "underwear free" day, or a "day drunk" day! We all need a friend like Glenn in our lives, someone who loves, cares, and pushes you to be a better person. Naughty title aside, this book is fun and full of colorful characters.