Right Kind Of Wrong by Chelsea Fine
Series: Finding Fate #3
Published by Forever on September 2, 2014
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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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.
Right Kind of Wrong, the third and final book in the Finding Fate trilogy, lived up to my expectations. After reading two of Chelsea Fine’s previous novels, I’ve come to expect steamy romance, well-developed characters, and fun, fast-paced stories. Right Kind of Wrong is not lacking in any of these.
Jenna and Jack take center stage in Right Kind of Wrong. Their story is a bit different from Pixie and Levi’s and Kayla and Daren’s seeing as they already have a sexual relationship. They’ve known each other ever since they started working together and they were both immediately attracted to each other. One drunken night led to them hooking up but their relationship remained just friendly, at least on Jenna’s part. Jack wants more and he’s willing to push Jenna until she gives in and admits she does too. Jack really does everything in his power to push Jenna to her limits and admit she’s not as independent as she’d like to think. He’s fine with her following her dreams but he wants to be there with her along the way. He’s beyond sweet but he’s by no means perfect. Jack has a very messed up past that takes a main role in Right Kind of Wrong. It was refreshing to see someone with such a bad past take the role of the good guy. It was also refreshing to see how the darkness in Jack’s past didn’t push Jenna away, that she was strong enough to handle anything he threw at her.
Jenna was my only issue with Right Kind of Wrong. She was such a hypocrite! She preached to Kayla and Pixie about letting love into their life and letting themselves be happy but she wouldn’t do the same for herself. She did everything she could to push Jack away, all because he didn’t fit into her life plan. She was actually downright rude about it to Jack and I hated that about her. Also, it became a little repetitive with all the talk of her life plan and how Jack would just ruin things. I wanted to reach into the book and slap Jenna right across the face.
The story was fast-paced and had me laughing a lot. Jenna and Jack brought out the best and worst in each other and it was quite hilarious. Jenna’s inner monologue was pure comedic genius. There was a darker side to the story as well. Jack’s little brother got messed up in some bad business and it was up to Jack to find out what happened to him and try to save his life. It was a very different story from the first two books and actually appealed to me more than the other two. If you’ve read Jay Crownover’s book, Better When He’s Bad, it’s a little similar to that. And since I loved that one, I loved that aspect of Right Kind of Wrong.
Overall, Right Kind of Wrong has made me a Chelsea Fine fan for life. I can’t wait to see what she does next. I’m hoping for more steamy new adult novels from this author!
What others are saying about Right Kind of Wrong:
One Click Bliss’ review: “You’ll have to read it to find out what happens, but Chelsea Fine’s writing grips you from page one and has you fully ensconced in their lives and pulling for their happily ever after.”
Love Between The Sheets’ review: “While I didn’t love Right Kind of Wong, I did like Jenna and Jack’s story enough that I think I’ll go back and read the previous books in the series.”
LovLivLife Reviews’ review: “Really cute story – I enjoyed this one a lot – it was different than the other two books since Jenna and Jack already had the connection.”
Guest Post from Chelsea Fine!
Atrocious, awkward, and amazing: Road Trip Tales
by Chelsea Fine
Ah, road trips. An American pastime and a part of most everyone’s vacation memories. They’re romanticized, televised, and idealized, but they almost never go according to plan.
When you lock people up in a vehicle for an extended period of time, you’re bound to end up with a good story. And the term “good” is used loosely here because, in my opinion, road trips fall into one of three categories: Atrocious, Awkward, and Amazing.
Here’s a brief glimpse into three road trips I’ve taken that fall into each of those categories:
ATROCIOUS: Let me set it up for you. My husband and me, traveling late at night, with three children, two of which were 3 years old and both vomiting, while the other child (who was 1 year old and still in diapers) was screaming. We were driving an old SUV, lost on a pitch-black road somewhere between California and Arizona, without any food or diapers, running low on gas, with the car heater broken and one headlight out, during the middle of winter, in the RAIN.
It was three hours of pure atrocity.
AWKWARD: In high school, a group of friends and I decided to go camping one weekend at a spot three hours away. The camping trip itself was fun, but on the day we packed up to leave, there was some confusion and two people got left behind: me and my ex-boyfriend. Now, you all know how dramatic high school breakups can be and this particular boyfriend and I hadn’t spoken since we called it quits. We made the three-hour road trip journey back home in my little car, driving the entire way in tense silence.
AMAZING: The best road trip I’ve ever been on was, by far, with my husband. A few years ago we attended a wedding in Northern California and rented a car for our stay. We set out to find lunch one day, but took a wrong turn and ended up lost. At the time, neither of us had GPS on our phones so we had no way of knowing where we were. We tried to find our way back to the main roads, but all our turning-around only led us farther away from civilization and, soon, we were headed down a skinny dirt road in the middle of nowhere, tired and hungry. A few hours passed and suddenly, the scenery changed from dirt roads and scattered shrubbery to winding hills of colorful trees, and rows of manicured vines stretched before us. In all our lost confusion, we’d accidentally driven right into wine country! Just off the dirt path to our left was a lone building that looked like it belonged in Tuscany. It resembled a cottage, with shutters and an oak door with iron hinges, and on a sign above the door was the word: RISTORANTE. Parking, we wandered inside the quaint building and were greeted by a pleasant old man and his wife, the owners of the small restaurant. They sat us on the patio, overlooking rolling hills of vineyards, and served us the most delicious lasagna and wine. We ate and drank to the beautiful rays of the setting sun and marveled at how we’d set out to find lunch and ended up on the best road trip ever.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Have any of you ever had an atrocious, awkward, or amazing road trip? Or perhaps all three? 😉
About The Author:
Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.
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