Review: A Wrong Bed Christmas by Kimberly Van Meter & Liz Talley

A Wrong Bed Christmas 

The Wrong Bed

Kimberly Van Meter

 Liz Talley

224 Pages

Print Release Date: 10/20/15

*Available 11/01/15 in E-book*

Publisher: Harlequin | Imprint: Harlequin Blaze
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: The Wrong Bed


The Wrong Bed—But the Right Guy! 

Ignited by Kimberly Van Meter

What do you do when a sexy, naked fireman gets into your bed? If you’re Alexis Matheson, you freak out. But now she’s snowed in with Layton Davis, and suddenly Alexis’s best intentions to behave seem to have disappeared up the chimney. Because a hot ‘n’ naughty firefighter in her bed might be the best Christmas surprise ever…

Where There’s Smoke by Liz Talley

Emma Rose Brent is sure she’s dreaming when Erik Matheson, her bestie’s Überhot older brother—who she’s been crushing on for years—mistakenly slips into her bed, all gloriously naked. But Emma must have been a very good girl this year, because she’s been given the best gift of all: the chance to be really, really bad…


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Story #1: Ignited by Kimberly Van Meter

Characters: Alexis Matheson & Layton Davis

Older brother’s best friend and wrong bed stories are among my absolute favorite romances to read. I think I read my first Wrong Bed story in Harlequin’s Temptation line and have continued to love and read them in Blaze. They are the type of books I will search out and buy before others because I just love the dynamics  associated with them. And that is particularly true in Ignited.

Seriously. Who wouldn’t want to find a sexy, naked fireman in your bed at Christmas? And then to be snowed in alone with him? Yes, please.

Ignited is a well-written, well-characterized romance read. It’s also sexy, naughty, and plain old fun. I loved Alexis’s reaction to finding Layton in bed with her, and his reaction to her reaction. Perfect introduction to both characters, and to the story as well.

I loved this read a lot. The characters were so well-written and the story was really engaging. It also had some great foreshadowing for the next story, which I appreciated because it made me even more anxious to read Where There’s Smoke since this tale was so good.

If you love books with a wrong bed and stranded with an older brother’s best friend tropes, Ignited is a fantastic story to read and the perfect lead into the holiday season.



Story #2: Where There’s Smoke by Liz Talley

Characters: Emma  Brent and Erik Matheson

Wrong bed plus stranded with best friend’s brother? I’ve died and gone to heaven. Three of my favorite tropes combined in one read. Love it!

I really loved that this story started out in Erik’s point of view. I loved his character right away and think the author did a fantastic job with him, and with his reaction to Emma now that she’s all grown up. In fact, of all the characters in this book, Erik is by far my favorite. I just really liked him right off the bat. Emma, too, actually.

This story had a great natural feeling flow to it that I seriously appreciated. It was fast-paced, easy to read, and fun, with a sexual and emotional intensity I loved. They had some great emotional depth to them, giving this story a lot of punch for such a short tale. I loved it!

If you love wrong bed plus stranded with best friend’s brother’s stories, Where There’s Smoke is a fun, fast-paced, sexy read with two fantastic characters that were absolutely perfect for one another. Highly recommend!



Interested in reading more Wrong Bed tales?

You can find a great list at the link below.

Wrong Bed Series on Goodreads


About Kimberly Van Meter

Kimberly Van Meter started her writing career at the age of 16 when she finished her first novel, typing late nights and early mornings, on her mother’s old portable typewriter. She received The Call in March 2006 with Harlequin Superromance and hasn’t looked back since. She currently writes for Harlequin Blaze and Harlequin Romantic Suspense.

Kimberly, her husband and their three children make their home in the Central Valley of California.

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About Liz Talley

Liz Talley writes romance because falling in love is the best feeling a person can experience. A 2015 RITA finalist for long contemporary romance, Liz has found her niche writing sassy contemporaries with down-home warmth and Southern charm. She lives in North Louisiana surrounded by a loving family, three dogs, a mean kitty and towering loads of laundry.

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Deanna | OkieDreams

Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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