on March 1st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Haley Mitchell is tired of moping. With her broken heart repaired with a thick layer of duct tape, she’s ready to put her ex behind her and move on. After a chance encounter in a club, she’s convinced she’s met Mr. Perfect. But when he accidentally gives her the wrong number, the stranger on the other end of her texts becomes her confidant.
Kyle Lawson has always had more luck with computers than women. So when the new temp, Haley, arrives, he has the misfortune of falling for her, only to land firmly in the friend zone. But when he learns the mysterious woman he’s been texting is actually Haley, he keeps the entire thing a secret.
As things move straight from platonic to decidedly hot, Kyle must come clean about his secret texting identity and risk losing the woman he’s fallen in love with.
Initially, I was wary to start a book by Jamie Howard since I knew that her debut, Until We Break, had a few pet peeves of mine in the story line. The blurb of Until It’s Right sounded so appealing, however, that I decided to give this author a try myself. I am so glad I did. While I will probably never go back and read Until We Break, Until It’s Right made me a new fan of Jamie Howard’s.
Haley Mitchell went through a tough break up. With an ex-boyfriend she was expecting to marry, Haley is finally ready to join the dating world again. When she meets Bryce at a night out with her best friend, it seems like everything is falling into place. Until she tries to call him a few days later and it turns out she has the wrong number. It’s not Bryce on the other end of the phone, but a guy who quickly becomes her confidant and friend, even if she only knows him trough texting.
When Kyle is sent up from IT to set up a new co-workers laptop, he doesn’t expect the beautiful Haley. They quickly become friends but Kyle has deep feelings for Haley and Haley is thinking about more than friendship as well. But then Kyle discover that the stranger he’s been texting on the phone is actually Haley.
I quickly fell in love with Kyle. He is a bit of a geeky hero, but his kindness, wit and hilariously awkward moments when he was tongue-tied in front of Haley, made him incredibly likable and sexy. Kyle and Haley are friends before anything else and I appreciated that they fell in love with each other’s personality while still being incredibly attracted to each other. Their relationship felt very genuine and developed at a realistic pace. But, they also both struggled in previous relationships and still had trust issues that they needed to deal with. Kyle’s family and Haley’s friends and roommates gave this story an extra boost. I would love to read about Kyle’s brother as well and hope he will be featured in a future book.
I highly recommend Until It’s Right, whether you liked Until We Break or not. In my opinion, this book can easily be read as a stand alone. I didn’t read Until We Break and had no trouble whatsoever following the story line or the characters in Until It’s Right. Especially if you didn’t enjoy this author’s debut, I strongly urge you to give Until It’s Right a try – you might be surprised. I, for one, am a new fan!