Love in All the Wrong Places
Series: Love in LA
Published on April 2013 Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, New Adult, Romance
Annie Chang is in her mid 20s and has lived in Los Angeles all her life. After a series of failed relationships, she's beginning to feel like she will never meet Mr. Right. But seeing one of her longtime BFFs find love on the internet, she decides to give online dating a try.
After finally finding an amazing guy who sweeps her off her feet, will he prove to be everything she could have wished for and more or is he too good to be true?
Why aren’t people reading this book??? OK, so I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages now. I had the great pleasure of meeting Audrey, twice, and always told her I’d read her book(s), but one thing led to another and hers just kept getting pushed back. So when her tour came around, I immediately signed up and I’m so glad I FINALLY read this book.
Love in All the Wrong Places is cute, charming, witty, and realistic. I found myself getting giddy along with main character Annie as she navigates her way through craigslist online dating. First, after all those creepy Lifetime movies, do people actually check craigslist for dates? I’m thinking yes, and Annie Chang has her hands full as she weeds through the chaos and crap of online dating. Throughout the story you meet three potential loves for Annie. Each one gets better than the previous one. Each one has flaws and can be a real douche, but each guy is real. I found myself rooting for one, then wanting to throw my iPad across the room when something goes wrong.
There’s a lot I loved about this story, but what I think I loved most, was the flow and ease of Audrey’s way with words. She up the scenes perfectly and made me feel like I was right there, experiencing the ups and downs of Annie’s personal life. I had butterflies when she went to meet each suitor, my stomach dropped at the “something isn’t right” moments, and I grinned at the friendly banter Annie has not only with her BFF Alex, but the emails and texts she has with the people in her life. I kinda want to be Annie’s friend.
This story has a lot going for it. It’s an easy, perfect Sunday by the pool read. Once you begin Annie’s story, it’s hard to put it down. I even thought about these characters as I ran errands and hurriedly returned home to pick up where I left off. The guys in this story, well, it’s hard not to like them too. With two decent guys in the running for Annie’s affections, I find it hard to pick an actual “team” to root for. I think I’m leaning one way, but who knows… because Audrey Harte likes to mix things up and leave the reader hanging to find out what happens next… and what Annie will do.
The first thing I did when I finished the book was flip ahead and back to see if I missed something… because I know Audrey wouldn’t leave me, her friend, hanging the way she did at the end of this book. Luckily, book 2 is already out and loaded on my iPad. I’m looking forward to reading it, IMMEDIATELY.
4 CHARMING STARS!