The Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine 3.5 STARSSynopsis
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.
*received a copy from net galley in exchange for an honest review
Overall: Sexy, bad boy romance with a twist
Characters: Jenna, Jack, Samson, Pixie
Page Turner: At times yes
Series Cont.? Kind of
Recommend if You Like…any new adult
Book Boyfriend: Jack
Genre: New Adult
Sex Scenes: A Little
First off let me say that you do not need to read any of the other books in this series to read this book. I didnt and it in no way affected me.
So this book started off like many others for me. I struggled in the first 20% to really get into it, I was really hoping the entire book wasn't this ridiculous angsty back and forth. And to be honest it kind of was, at least in dialogue and inner monologues. BUT what made this book stand out for me was the side story. Jack's home story line is REALLY quite intriguing and interesting and I became compelled to keep reading, I had to know what was going on. I found that this side story line actually made the book. I wish it hadn't been so nicely tied up in the end, and short, because the last 10% was much like the first 20%. Regardless, this back story made the book interesting. Its hard now to find a book that doesn't read like all the rest, but having a really interesting back story or crazy side story makes all the difference. In fact if the side story had started sooner, I would have given this more stars.
Plot and Characters
So onto the plot. Jack and Jenna have a love hate relationship. Quite frankly though its Jenna who hates and Jack who loves. (usually its the opposite right?!) this story is told in alternating POV's. I found this to be really interesting primarily because Jenna got to be annoying at times, her constant "this isn't in my plan" got old real fast, Honestly, that "reason" was simply not a good enough reason for any woman nowadays and the antedate at the end with the inn manager while heartfelt was too sappy given the rest of the book and felt out of place. But I loved Jack, even though this bad boy's inner monologue seemed to be way more sensitive than any guy I have ever met, I wanted him because of that. What girl doesn't want a sappy bad boy...?
The main plot of the story is that Jack and Jenna know each other, used to work together, and had one night of passion before realizing that they crossed a line, and now Jenna can barely handle being in the same room with him, but now they are stuck in a car for three days together. (honestly though, who drives 3 days to get home to save money nowadays....it can't be that much cheaper if you have to pay for motel rooms too??, and okay with Jack it is cheaper...but still...) While dropping Jack at home, on her own way home, Jenna and Jack end up in a little bit of trouble from Jacks past leading Jenna to test herself and her possible feelings for Jack.
The story is overall very sexy yet tender. I found the authors writing ability to be actually very good. I really could see what was happening unfolding before my eyes, I felt the emotions really come through the pages. I really enjoyed this aspect of the book, and is why I initially continued to read. (and I don't like to give up!). While at first it seemed like any other angsty lovers quarrel type book, Chelsea Fine managed to bring to life an intense story of love. She showed her readers that sometimes, not everything thats right is expected, and that many times, you find just what you need without looking for it.
The side story for Jack really brought this story together for me, as I have stated I think a dozen times already, sorry. I don't want to give anything away, but this storyline really caught me. It isn't so different that its "amazing" or "crazy good" but I would say that in this story it caught me off guard and really brought the characters personalities to life. This bad boy persona was not just an act. I loved Jack. Even his silly sappiness, was beautiful. He was such a protector and so beautiful. Endearing and just plain sexy. Jack really made this story in so many ways! His family was great and I really hope that another book is written on one of his brothers!
Jenna, I liked Jenna's fiestiness and her boldness, she was tough and refused to let anyone get under her skin. But her inner monologue and thoughts got to be a bit annoying after a while. I wish she would have admitted to herself sooner her true feelings, and that instead she struggled with some of the other aspects of Jack and their "relationship" which would have provided more depth to their relationship. I felt that she really stuck to her guns, but never really provided a good enough grounding that made her beliefs I guess believable. Most women do not focus on just one issue but all the issues for why they shouldn't be with someone, so I wish she would have really discussed this more. I just felt like something was missing. Also, I felt like we didnt really get to see or meet her family much, which I would have liked. Instead we spent most of the book with Jacks family (which honestly Im okay with!) but considering the purpose of her trip, it would have made more sense to meet them more.
Also, I was REALLY confused as to timing, how are they taking like a week to go to NOLA from Phoenix when they have jobs and are in school...?? I thought perhaps this could have been better explained....
Overall this was a fun read and I totally recommend for someone looking for some love, angst and bad boy fun.