Friday, January 2, 2015

The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer [Review]

The Wrong Girl by C.J. Archer
The Wrong Girl (1st Freak House Trilogy #1) by C.J. Archer
Format: ebook
Source: free Kindle download 8/31/14
Date read: October 10, 2014

1st Freak House Trilogy
1. The Wrong Girl - Paperback | Kindle
2. Playing With Fire
3. Heart Burn

C.J. Archer
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.

Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl?
Thoughts on The Wrong Girl: Ooh! I liked this one! It was a touch dark, a touch spooky, and there was a hint of romance that has ALL SORTS of roadblocks in the way. No, seriously. Literally burning to death in the depths of a passionate embrace seems like something they're going to have to actively work to avoid.

It gives a whole new meaning to "burning with passion", amirite?

Anyway. Hannah. She has some secrets. SHE doesn't even know these secrets. She's that good at keeping them. We aren't given the answers to her past in this book, but I am INTRIGUED by what's been dangled before us. I have no idea how she ended up where she ended up. I have no idea how she fits in with the master plan, but the girl has some crazy stuff going on.

Meanwhile, we have Jack (I like him), Sylvia (not so enamored of her), and the mysterious wheelchair-bound uncle with his mute servant (yeah, no idea how I feel about him/them). The residents of Freak House make things interesting, but it's really Hannah's secrets that kept me glued to the pages. (Well, that and the potential for scorching kisses. I try to never pass up an opportunity to ooh and ahh over scorching kisses.)

Enjoyable with enough mystery to keep you entertained (there's plenty more to figure out, too. Hannah and Jack look like they're going to have their work cut out for them in future books.) and the potential for those kisses.


  1. Just bought it, it was free - thanks for sharing ;)

  2. I also just picked up the free kindle version. Thanks for the convincing review!