Monday, March 2, 2020
Driving Mr. Wrong Home by Shirley Jump
Can a feisty four-legged matchmaker help four best friends find the romance of their dreams?
When a handsome man from Gabby's past agrees to a cross-country road trip, her master plan to re-launch her art career quickly morphs into an unexpected, romantic reunion.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
Over the past year or so, I've made it in a main focus in my reading life to read books that I've owned for a long time. I have books that I acquired in 2010-2015 that I still haven't read yet. While reading those books, I've really enjoyed a series of short stories about a dog named Charlie. I've put off reading the last book for a while now because I don't want the series to be over. I finally decided to finish the series with Driving Mr. Wrong Home. After finishing it, I thought it was just an okay book.
There were a few things that I enjoyed about Driving Mr. Wrong Home. First and foremost, I loved Charlie. He absolutely cracked me up. I loved how cute he was, and how he kept finding sneaky ways to bring the two main characters together.
However, there was also quite a bit that I didn't enjoy about the book. There were quite a few scenes that were over the top cheesy. Typically I don't mind a little bit of cheesiness in the romance books I read, but these were just too much. I found myself rolling my eyes quite a bit while reading this book, just because of how ridiculous some of the things were. A certain scene with a helicopter sticks out in my mind. It was so ridiculous. There's no way that type of thing would happen in real life.
Even though I had mixed feelings on Driving Mr. Wrong Home, I am sad to see this mini series come to an end. I will miss Charlie, and all of the silly trouble he gets himself into. I will also miss reading about the way he brings random couples together. Hopefully I am able to find quick stories like this that have a similar theme somewhere else.
I give Driving Mr. Wrong Home: 3/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.