The Wrong McElroy by KL Hughes

Rated 4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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Author: KL Hughes


When Fiona Ng’s best friend, Michael, needs a pretend girlfriend to bring home for Christmas in Arkansas, Fiona girds her loins and steps up. Besides, how hard could one festive family weekend be, anyway?

That’s before she meets the boisterous McElroy clan, with accents as thick as a homemade pie crust, and an endless supply of competitive siblings, including Lizzie, Michael’s beautiful younger sister.

Lizzie seems to be everywhere, with her intoxicating scent, wandering hands, lingering gaze, and that bright, echoing laugh. The more time Fiona spends in her orbit, she wonders how she can even concentrate let alone pull off a convincing fake relationship.


An amusing, charming lesbian romance about finding unexpected love inside family expectations.

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Publication Date

October 2019


epub, mobi, and pdf


64,000 words




978-3-96324-264-9 (mobi), 978-3-96324-265-6 (epub), 978-3-96324-266-3 (pdf)


Ylva Publishing

3 reviews for The Wrong McElroy by KL Hughes

  1. Karola
    Rated 3 out of 5


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    On one side I found parts of the book funny, on the other side.. I can‘t even say what it was that didn‘t fit into my liking. Maybe too many siblings so I lost track of them through the book? Never mind, read the book yourself, so you can make your own decision.

  2. Ana Leamaro
    Rated 5 out of 5


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    I loved the first book of this author, not so much about the second which I found boring. This is the third which I really liked and enjoyed it. The story is well written and funny in the begining but than somewhere in the middle it starts to get a little boring to be interesting again in the end. Its a up and down book. One of the problems I find with this author, in the last 2 books, is the motivation behind her characters behaviour, which most of the time, is overly dramatic for the reason behind it. For instance, the existential crisis of Fiona because of Michael, which is her best friend, it doesn’t make much sense to me. I would be very happy if my best friend would fall in love with my sister.
    However I love the humour and the interactions between these family members are fabulous. My 5 star is for Lizzie and her family, even the bigot grand-mother.

  3. merle.mcdowell
    Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I really enjoyed this book. It’s much more lighthearted than the author’s previous book. This is a story about two women recognizing their attraction to, and testing the waters with each other, all couched in a very large family Christmas get-together. The family aspect of it was wonderful. As soon as the mom called one of the siblings by the wrong name, I immediately knew, “Oh yeah, that’s dead on what a big family is like.” I could not count the many, many times I’ve been called the wrong name by my parents (only, of course, to reply by calling them the wrong name in return). Further, hanging out with this family just seems like fun. I won’t spoil anything, but so much of what they do really genuinely seems like a good time. Also, Jessie is great. There’s a scene with Jessie and Lizzie near the end that is one of my favorites in the whole book.

    Regarding Fiona and Lizzie: wow, does KL know how to write attraction! The heat rolls off the pages. As soon as Lizzie first accidentally tackles Fiona, and ends up straddling her, the chemistry pops. It’s a palpable spark that I couldn’t wait to see catch fire. Both characters are adorable and hot in their own right. They’re also very entertaining and very interesting. The book only lasts over the course of 4 days, so the time we spend with them is limited. It’s not like they can just spend 14 straight hours in-book going over the meticulous details of their life stories. But, the things that we do see, and the things that we learn, are like little gems. KL does a fantastic job of balancing character development with plot development.

    I really, really appreciated the fact that Fiona was Asian. It’s not a super often occurrence that the main character in Western fiction is a person of color, and it seems even rarer to find lesbian fiction with a main character of color. So this was absolutely a breath of fresh air.

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