Too Wrong to Be Right: A Novel (Paperback)
A swoony, slow-burn rom-com, Melonie Johnson's Too Wrong to Be Right features a true romantic on a mission to find her happily ever after.
After her latest jerk of a boyfriend dumps her (and ditches her with his pet hedgehog), florist Kat Kowalski is done chasing after Mr. Wrong. With her two best friends moving on to more serious relationships, she’s ready to stop repeating the same mistakes that are leaving her stuck in the single lane. Armed with a list of qualities for her perfect Mr. Right, Kat swears off dating until she finds him.
Then in a meet-disaster involving a corpse and a salty cockatoo, she stumbles across Mick O’Sullivan at his family's funeral home. Their immediate chemistry warns Kat to keep things platonic; after all, following her heart never worked out in the past, and this time she’s determined to listen to her head. But can Kat and Mick be just friends? As she gets to know him better, the lines blur, and Kat starts to wonder if she’s gotten it wrong and Mick is exactly who she’s been looking for...
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Melonie Johnson—aka #thewritinglush—enjoys sipping cocktails that start with the letter m. Declared a “writer to watch” by Kirkus and a “fizzy, engrossing new voice” by Entertainment Weekly, her smart funny contemporary romances include Too Good to Be Real and her award-winning Sometimes in Love debut series: Getting Hot with the Scot, Smitten by the Brit, and Once Upon a Bad Boy. A former high school English and Theatre teacher, she spends her days in her Star Wars office, dreaming up meet cutes. She lives in Chicagoland with her husband, their two redhead daughters, and one very large dog.
"Smartly deploying her flair for comic timing and considerable gift for witty banter, Johnson once again dazzles and delight readers with a perfectly executed rom-com featuring a delightfully quirky cast of characters that includes a hot-cinnamon-roll hero and a heroine with a totally relatable, messy personal life as well as a cockatoo with a sailor’s vocabulary and an adorable hedgehog." - Booklist, starred review
"Johnson packs this will-they-won’t-they romance between a florist and the owner of a funeral home with her signature wit and sexy banter....This slow-burning rom-com is a treat." - Publishers Weekly
"The protagonists in this friends-to-lovers romantic comedy are very well-developed and three-dimensional...Delightful secondary characters and hilarious situations round out the story." - Library Journal
"Johnson is witty and affecting..." - Kirkus Review
"A funny, light read with plenty of depth to it...For the reader who enjoys watching rom-com movies, Too Wrong to Be Right is too good to pass up!" - Fresh Fiction
"Friends to lovers is one of my favorite tropes, and Too Wrong to Be Right is friends to lovers perfection! This slow burn romance had all the angst and tension and I was basically yelling at these characters to just kiss already! (And then they did and it was amazing!) A thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read from beginning to end!" - Falon Ballard, author of Lease on Love and Just My Type
"Too Wrong to Be Right is a slow-burn friends-to-lovers romance that brings all the charm, laughs, and most importantly butterflies. Melonie Johnson weaves an irresistible love story between a scruffy funeral home owner and a feisty florist, complete with a hilariously awkward meet-cute and an HEA that will have you smiling until your cheeks ache." - Sarah Echavarre Smith, author of The Boy With The Bookstore
"Too Wrong to Be Right stole my heart! Melonie Johnson's writing absolutely sparkles, and I fell head over heels for Kat and Mick. A charming, funny romance full of sizzling slow-burn chemistry and all the warm and fuzzy feelings." - Stefanie London, USA Today bestselling author of The Dachshund Wears Prada
“Too Wrong to Be Right is like wrapping yourself in a soft blanket of happiness. Absolutely adorable and just the right kind of read to make you smile and happy sigh at that HEA.” - USA Today bestseller Avery Flynn
"A sweet, funny story about finding out that mister right might not be who you expect it to be! This book is full of hilarious mishaps and a slow burn yet sizzling love story. What really shines are the small details in the supporting characters, like the customers at the flower shop, Mick’s parents, Kat’s grandmother, plus the stylish hedgehog and chatty cockatoo! I loved Kat and Mick’s progression from strangers, to friends, to more. A charming rom-com!" - Farah Heron, author of Kamila Knows Best and Accidentally Engaged
"A gorgeous romance where chemistry and love combine to remind both main characters and the reader that sometimes the last person you expect to fall for is the right one." - Stacey Agdern, author of Love and Latkes
"Too Wrong to Be Right is brimming with laugh-out-loud moments and an endearing cast of characters destined to steal readers’ hearts. Lively and memorable, this friends-to-lovers romance from Melonie Johnson proves love blooms in the most unexpected places." - Chandra Blumberg, author of Digging Up Love