Title: Romancing the Wrong Twin
Author: Clare London
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 1st nov, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary, Mistaken-identities
Page Count: 199
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
How tangled can a romantic web get?
When gruff mountaineer Dominic Hartington-George seeks sponsorship for his latest expedition, his London PA insists on a more media-friendly profile—like dating celebrity supermodel Zeb Z.
Zeb can’t make the date, so he asks his identical twin, Aidan, to stand in for just one evening. Aidan, a struggling playwright, shuns the limelight to the extent people don’t even know Zeb has a sibling, but he reluctantly agrees.
When the deception has to continue beyond the first date, Aidan fights to keep up the pretense. Dominic likes his sassy, intelligent companion, and Aidan starts falling for the forthright explorer. But how long can Aidan’s conscience cope as confusion abounds? Will coming clean as “the other twin” destroy the trust they’ve built?
“Romancing the Wrong Twin” is a fun and sweet book with a serious case of deliberate mistaken identities. I had fun reading this story which is a little outrageous but entertaining.
Aidan is a struggling playwright trying to make his mark in London theater. His efforts have not been successful in a long time but he has not lost hope. But hope does not help pay the bills and Aidan is in serious need of funds if he wants to keep his fridge stocked. When his twin, supermodel, Zeb Z asks him for a favor, Aidan is a little wary. It seems Aidan has to impersonate his brother and go out on a date with celebrity mountaineer, Dominic Hartington-George for one night. It’s just a PR thing and Zeb needs his brother to take his place. Aidan reluctantly agrees to the charade but it’s just for one night, right?? So where’s the harm?
Dominic is a professional mountaineer who is in serious need of a sponsor if he wants to go to his next mountaineering venture. His image is not something which can rake in the sponsors. Combine that with his ever present scowl and you can say that Dom is not a media darling. So his PR firm comes up with the brilliant idea for him to go on a date with the gorgeous Zeb Z. Dom is of course not interested but he gives in as he has no other choice. His and Zeb’s worlds are miles apart as well as their personality so he is not sure if it will not end in a disaster. But Zeb turns out to be completely different than what he expected. He connects with Z and is attracted to him so Dom definitely wants more. But is he really falling for Zeb or for someone he has no idea exists?? Read to find out.
I liked the flow of the book. The character development as well as the plot was nicely done. I liked the relationship development between Zeb and Dominic. There was no angst as such. The situations where Aidan had to act like his completely opposite brother was hilarious and a little outrageous but fun nonetheless. And that photo-shoot, wow!!! I was really feeling bad for Aidan. At lease he got those sexy blue shorts in the bargain and the gruff, mountain man in his bed so it was a win win.
I would have really enjoyed it more if the charade came off before Aidan and Dom got naked together. I thought there will be angst coz of that and then an HEA but the reveal came almost at the end. It was dramatic what with it happening in front of the whole media but everything was resolved nicely at the end. I just found it a little unreal for the media to not know if a famous, media-darling supermodel has an identical twin. I don’t think in this age that is even possible. Also, how come Aidan’s friends never guessed why he looked like a supermodel? (it’s like superman: People only recognized him when he is wearing the suit and no one thought that the nerdy reporter with the same face could be the guyeye-roll)
Anyways this story has a fun concept with enjoyable primary and secondary characters so I had fun reading it. Completely opposite twins exchanging places sounds like a ton of mischief and that’s what we got in addition to a brand new romance between two guys who never would have met otherwise. I would recommend this book to those who love to read a low-angst book and enjoy reading about how “opposites attract”.