Monday, September 8, 2014

Review of Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine


Sometimes wrong can feel oh so right . . .

Jenna Lacombe needs complete control, whether it’s in the streets . . . or between the sheets. So when she sets out on a solo road trip to visit her family in New Orleans, she’s beyond annoyed that the infuriatingly sexy Jack Oliver wants to hitch a ride with her. Ever since they shared a wild night together last year, he’s been trying to strip away her defenses one by one. He claims he’s just coming along to keep her safe-but what’s not safe for her is prolonged exposure to the tattooed hottie.

Jack can’t get Jenna out from under his skin. She makes him feel alive again after his old life nearly destroyed him-and losing her is not an option. Now Jack’s troubles are catching up to him, and he’s forced to return to his hometown in Louisiana. But when his secrets put them both in harm’s way, Jenna will have to figure out how far she’s willing to let love in . . . and how much she already has.

Leia's Review

The Right Kind of Wrong is the third book in Chelsea Fine’sFinding Fate series. To be honest, I have not read the other books in this series….yet. This book was such a pleasant surprise! 

Jenna has been scorned by her past. After seeing her grandmother and mother both abandoned by men, she vows to herself to be independent. She sets a plan in motion for her life that includes every except for a man and love. She has convinced herself that she needs neither of those things, and is steadfast in that belief. Though she doesn’t abstain from men completely, she makes it a point to never get attached. So, after spending a passionate night with one of her best friends, Jack, she is thrown for a loop. She refuses to accept that night for anything other than an alcohol induced slip and pushes Jack away as fast and as hard as she can. 

When family emergencies summon Jenna and Jack both back to New Orleans, Jack decides to invite himself on Jenna’s cross country road trip. Being trapped in a car for days on end makes Jenna’s plan of avoidance a little difficult. Jack embraces their relationship and the turn it took that one night a year ago. He has feeling for Jenna that run deep, and he is not afraid to admit them. Being patient with Jenna has lasted long enough and he plans on using this road trip to draw out the feelings he knows Jenna has for him. 

The drama that unfolds if second to none. This was definitely an intense New Adult novel that dealt with a lot of issues. Jack’s brother is in more trouble than anyone originally thought, and saving him from the mess that he has gotten himself into mean Jack has to face his past demons. Getting Jenna to face her feelings is going to be hard enough, but having her see the person Jack used to be may be a deal breaker. 

This was a fast paced and fun book. I was never bored, it consistently held my attention. As Jack and Jenna deal with all of the drama surrounding them, they are forced to deal with their feelings for each other. The trouble is, Jenna refuses to let go of her carefully constructed plan. She isn’t going to risk her life for a man, even when it’s clear Jack doesn’t hesitate to risk his for those he loves. 

Jack was absolutely amazing. I loved him from the very beginning. Tattooed and rough around the edges, he epitomizes that bad boy college boy. However, once you get to know him you realize that he is so much more than that. He is intense and affectionate. He is passionate and caring. Most importantly, he is completely devoted to those he chooses to give his heart to. He makes sure that there is no question about his feelings for Jenna. He lays them out in the open and does so frequently. 

To me, the downfall in this book was Jenna. I completely understand her hesitation in getting into a relationship. Honest, I did. And I would have been okay with it – if Jenna would have worked through it. But she didn’t. Her hesitation and resistance lasted the entire book. I wanted to reach through my kindle and strangle her. I mean, she admitted how she felt to herself, and she wasn’t above showing Jack how she felt – but then – BOOM, we would be right back to square one. Ugh! Because of this, we got to enjoy very little of Jack and Jenna as an actual couple, which was a little disappointing. 

Overall, I think that this was a great book with a very interesting story line. I can’t wait to read more of Chelsea’s writing! 

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4 Stars

ARC generously provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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