Published September 2014
Series: Finding Fate #3
Genres: New Adult
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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.
A family event forces Jenna Lacombe to leave Arizona to temporarily return to her hometown of New Orleans, and she decides to go there by car in order to save money. However, she is faced with Jack Oliver wanting to hitch a ride with her because he also has some business to tend to back in Louisiana.
That’s just her luck, because she shared a night with Jack a year ago, and would rather never ever mention it again. But she’s actually never gotten over it, and battles herself internally because she doesn’t want to have any feelings for the tattooed hottie in her car. Will Jack manage to bring Jenna’s walls down and get her to stay true to her feelings?
Right Kind of Wrong is the sequel to the Finding Fate Series, but could be read as a standalone, even though I wouldn’t encourage it. I liked the fact that in this book, the heroins were a bit out of the ordinary (tattooed, pierced etc.), which made the story more unique. That being said, the cover doesn’t fit the content at all, which doesn’t bother me, but is an “issue” I felt worth highlighting. After all, the heroine has a nose and eyebrow piercing and definitely doesn’t look as “innocent” as the girl on the cover.
I liked the book as a whole, especially the fact that this was a “hate-turns-to-love-during-a-road-trip” story and the fact that it also involved a few characters/places from the previous books in the series. I also liked the writing, the dual-POV, the humor, and the way Chelsea Fine manages to fuel the anticipation and underlying sexual tension between the main characters. But I disliked a few things which lead to tuning down the rating to 3.5 stars.
First, I was a bit put off by both main characters: I was annoyed by Jenna because she is obsessed with her idea of a future and is deliberately too blind to see what chemistry she shares with Jack. She just stubbornly ignores it and it really makes her look childish.
And I was also annoyed by Jack, because he keeps pushing and pushing her and is really close to begging – that kind of made him lose his sex-appeal. I mean where is his pride? Especially the way the author makes him out to be, his behaviour towards Jenna just doesn’t gel.
When the storyline becomes a bit more heated – that is when we get to the heart of Jack Oliver’s problems (which are of illegal and criminal nature) – I kind of lost the plot. It felt a bit too much, and I really doubted that someone who “flew” from his hometown years ago can return and have just as much influence on people as the day they left.
But anyway, the book was good as a whole, even though it doesn’t come close to the prequels in the series.