Published by St. Martin's Press on March 1, 2016
Genres: New Adult, contemporary, Romance
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.
Until it’s Right is a new adult contemporary romance by author Jamie Howard. I love the idea behind the plot of Until it’s Right. Girl meets guy at bar. guy gives girl number. girl gets number wrong and starts a text romance with wrong number guy. Not to mention her real life romance/friendship with her cute coworker. And oh, yea, he also happens to be her wrong number texting buddy. It was just too cute of a concept to pass up. It screams romantic comedy to me. And Until it’s Right turned out to be even better than I was expecting it to be. I instantly fell in love with Kyle and Haley. This book has top pick of 2015 written all over it.
Until it’s Right is the kind of book that will give you book butterflies. You know what I mean, while you are reading you catch yourself smiling like an idiot, because the book is just so darn cute. The characters are just so darn cute and the whole story gives you all the warm and fuzzies. That is Until it’s Right in a nutshell. Kyle is swoon-worthy and such a sweetheart. And Haley is a great gal. It made me sad that neither one of them realized their own potential. Each one thought that they didn’t measure up in some way, and that is just a darn shame. Kyle takes the cake for me though. I am such a sucker for a nerdy guy. and watching Kyle freeze up every time he was around Haley was just about the cutest thing ever. I loved the line about the only words that were coming into his head at his disposal were “potato” and “monkey” after Hayley smiled at him. (see what I mean about the smiling and the warm and fuzzies?!)
The story unfolds in a kind of predictable manner, which was just what I wanted. (if you want more about how I feel about predictable books, check out my post on them here)There were a few surprises up author Jamie Howard’s sleeves, but not anything that completely blindsided me. Much of the focus of the book was on Haley and Kyle and their various relationships. They were the stars, and it was fitting because the book was told in dual narrative between the two of them, with Haley chapters being just a bit more frequent than Kyle’s
Bottom line: If you like new adult contemporary romances that are really really well done feel good books, this is a must read for you. It will have you smiling, laughing and will leave you in a better mood than when you started to read it. Until It’s Right is the definition of a feel good romance to me. Read it!