Title: Right Kind of Wrong
Author: Chelsea Fine
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: Finding Fate (Book #3)
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Format: Paperback, 320 Pages
ISBN-10: 1455583197 (Forever/Hachette)
ISBN-13: 978-1455583195 (Forever/Hachette)
Reviewed by: Bridget
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.
Quick & Dirty: Fun, sexy read that I really enjoyed. The main character got a little on my nerves, but overall this was a great read!
Opening Sentence: “Look at you.”
Jenna likes to have control in every aspect of her life. For the millionth time her loving grandmother is claiming to be dying, so Jenna decides instead of paying for an expensive plane ticket she is going to drive from Arizona all the way home to New Orleans. On the morning of her departure the sexy Jack Oliver decides he’s going to tag-a-long on the road trip. Jenna and Jack used to be really good friends until one night a few months ago when things got a little out of control. Ever since that night Jenna has been trying to avoid talking about it with Jack. Of course she’s crazy attracted to him, but Jenna has a plan and that plan doesn’t include any kind of relationship.
Jack has had a thing for Jenna ever since we first laid eyes on her. He knows they have a crazy connection but for some reason Jenna doesn’t want to admit it. Jack claims that he is tagging along with Jenna on the road trip to protect her, but he is actually needing to go home to try and fix some family problems. His hometown is only a couple hours away from New Orleans. He left home years ago to get away from his past and start over new, but the past always seems to have a way of catching up to you.
I struggled with Jenna’s character, but ultimately ended up liking her. She is a very head strong, independent woman that has a plan for her life. She didn’t want anything or anyone to change her plan in anyway so she stayed away from relationships. I was fine with her being independent, but she was just too extreme for my liking. I felt like she would take one step forward towards progress and then take two giant steps back. She went back and forth so many times it started to really grate on my nerves. I just wanted to shake her and say wake up and stop being dumb. With that being said I still thought she had some great qualities. She is a sweet girl and she is very honest about who she is. She will avoid certain things if she can (especially when it comes to Jack), but for the most part she is blunt and open. It took me a while, but I did eventually connect with Jenna and ended up liking her.
Jack is hands down the best thing in this story. With his hot tattoo’s, and teasing personality I couldn’t help but fall totally in love with him. He is sweet, smart, and charming. I also really admired how he changed his life around, and made something of himself. His relationship with Jenna is very hot and cold which got a little frustrating, but I still loved them together. My favorite thing about him was how determined he was to make Jenna see how great they are together. He never gives up on her, even when she is being a pain in the butt. He will bait and tease her to try to get her to open up to him, but he really is very patient with her. He was the perfect love interest and I totally adored him!
Right Kind of Wrong is a sexy contemporary read with great romance, a suspenseful plot, and fun characters. This is the third book in the finding fate series and I have really enjoyed all three books in the series. The one thing I do wish this book had was more of the humor that the other two books had. While there were a few funny moments, for the most part it was a lot more serious. I did find the plot to be very intriguing and full of suspense. The romance was very steamy and full of great tension. While I did struggle a little bit with Jenna’s character, I ultimately ended up loving all the characters. Fine has such amazing writing that captivates you and makes you want to read more by her. I’m sad this is the final book in the series but I can’t wait to see what Fine comes out with next. I would highly recommend this series to anyone looking for a fun, engaging, sexy new adult romance!
“Ahh!” I jump back, startled and pissed, then thwack my open palm against the gigantic body of pure muscle seated in the passenger seat. “God damn you, Jack! You scared the shit out of me!”
Okay, so maybe hitting him wasn’t very mature but I couldn’t help myself. My nerves are a little on edge and, honestly, Jack’s just so… big, anyone in their right mind would be terrified to be caught off guard by his presence.
“What the hell?” I snap, throwing him some serious stink eye.
He grins. “Good morning.”
“What are you doing in my car?” I glance up through the windshield at where my cousins still stand on the landing, captivated by Jack’s sudden appearance.
“I’m going with you,” he says.
I whip my eyes back to him. “What?”
“To Louisiana.” He points to a large duffle bag in the backseat.
I blink. “Uh, no you’re not.”
“Uh, yes I am.”
He crinkles his brow. “I’ve never understood that phrase. But okay. I’ll go with you ‘like hell,’ whatever that means.”
“Get out of my car.” I point to his door.
“Oh, Jenna.” He clucks his tongue and his eyes flash. “This will be good for both of us.”
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FTC Advisory: Forever/Hachette provided me with a copy of Right Kind of Wrong. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.