Right Kind of Wrong by Chelsea Fine
Series: Finding Fate #3
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 2, 2014
Format: eARC, 336 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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Pixie and Levi haven't spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are... awkward.
All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they're forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.
Chelsea Fine is quickly becoming one of my favorite new adult authors and it’s because of the books in the Finding Fate series. I loved both Best Kind of Broken and Perfect Kind of Trouble. (Though, personally, I preferred PKoT to BKoB.) Now I can say Chelsea’s done it again with Right Kind of Wrong.
Right Kind of Wrong is Jenna and Jack’s story. We know they have a past (even though we don’t know *exactly* what happened at the beginning) and there’s a pretty strong attraction to each other. Now their past is about to collide with their present as they embark on a road trip from Arizona to Louisiana, where they grew up fairly close to each other.
I loved Jenna. I loved Jack. Together, they were damn near perfection. The air around them snapped and crackled with sexual tension and something MORE. In a slight role reversal, Jack was more than happy to admit the feelings he had for Jenna, but she was closed off. Determined not to make the same mistake her mother did, Jenna avoided relationships. She had a plan and romance wasn’t part of it. Scared she would ultimately give up her dreams for the dreams of a significant other, she hooked up and kept things light and avoided things when they started to get serious. Jack was serious. The connection between them was strong and it frightened her. So, she avoided him. Which worked pretty well until they embarked on their road trip. Then things got interesting.
Jack’s family drama was surprising to me. I wasn’t expecting something quite like it in this book. But, it worked. It kept me on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how it would all shake out in the end. There were some pretty tense moments along the way and the suspense added another layer to my enjoyment of the book. In addition to these moments, there were some seriously sexy scenes. With the sexual tension between Jack and Jenna, I figure things would get hot when they finally gave in. I just didn’t know how hot. Dang.
Right Kind of Wrong was a fantastic book. Once I started it, I couldn’t even think of putting it down. The dynamic between the characters sucked me in from the start. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and appreciated watching both of them grow throughout the story. Jenna’s transition was the most powerful to me, though. She was so strong and so independent and had her walls up so high. I enjoyed watching Jack chip away at them bit by bit until they crumbled all together. I appreciated most that she didn’t change for HIM, but for herself. With the help of strong women around her, she realized you can have it all – when it’s right. And it was right with these two.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.