Author on Author Book Review ~ "Bedding the Wrong Brother" by Virna DePaul

Also know as "This Magic Moment"
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Medium: Paperback and eBook
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Narrative: Third person
Melina Parker has always excelled in two things: research followed by hands-on application. She prides herself on being a lady in public, but after she's dumped yet again for being a lady in the bedroom, she's ready to go back to school.

Determined to find her inner sex diva, she enlists her childhood friend, Max Dalton, to tutor her after hours. Instead, she ends up in the wrong bed and gets a lesson in passion from Max's twin brother, Rhys Dalton, a man Melina's always secretly wanted but never thought she could have.

Despite craving the occasional adventure, Melina's a small-town girl who wants roots and a family. Rhys and Max, on the other hand, are celebrities who travel from one city to another, changing bed partners as easily as plane flights. Rhys is outwardly the more reserved of the two but, unable to believe his good luck when he finds Melina waiting for him, he gives Melina her first taste of multiples right out the gate. Come morning, she's so mortified that she threw herself at Rhys that she blurts out the truth about her tutoring experiment. Not about to let her get away from him, Rhys convinces Melina that when it comes to sexual lessons, he's more than man enough for the job. His biggest challenge is teaching Melina that when it comes to pleasure, the key to his own is hers.

Can a woman who's always longed for hearth and home find satisfaction with a man whose entire life has been about moving on to the next big thing?

First things first, these brothers have the coolest job ever! They are stage magicians. Okay, that being said, it would kind of suck not being able to have a real relationship. That is the major obstacle for the Dalton brothers.

While Max is happy living the life of a true bachelor, twin brother, Rhys, can't take it any longer. Rhys has always had feelings for their childhood pal, Melina, but because of circumstances and their career, he's never done a thing about it.

Here's were it gets interesting. Melina has been led to believe she's bad in bed. What does she decide to do about it? Ask one of her best guy friend for help. She calls on Max instead of Rhys, the brother she's always longed for. Max tricks them both and sends Rhys in his place. Without her glasses, Melina can't tell the difference.

DePaul weaves a tale of love, confusion, and extenuating circumstance. Melina and Rhys are obviously so perfect for each other. The way they are given a chance to explore their feelings is in one of the most unique and heart tugging I have ever read. I fell in love with Rhys instantly and caught myself yelling at him as I read. No, he didn't answer, but I felt better after I did it.

This is my first experience with Virna DePaul's work and I will be sure to read more. "Bedding the Wrong Brother" is an all-encompasing journey of soul mates taking those last tentative steps to forever. 

Thank you to Virna DePaul, Season Publishing, and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this novel. It was a wonderful and enjoyable read.

A former prosecutor, Virna DePaul writes "heat, heart, & HEA" for Harlequin and Random House. She is also a bestselling Indie author, with Bedding The Wrong Brother being a top 100 contemporary romance on Amazon with over 150 5* reviews. Visit her website for all the latest info at


  1. So glad you enjoyed Rhys and Melina's story! Thank you for the review. :)


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