|Right Kind of Wrong|
Jenna Oliver is going back home after her grandmother is saying she is dying one more time which she has used before as an excuse to get her home. Jenna will not spend money on air ticket, she will drive home instead. What she didn't expect was to get the tattoo hunk Jack Oliver as her passenger. She has tried to forget their one night together a year ago but she still can't. Spending hours in the same place is going to be really hard on her mind and body.
Jack Oliver is forced to go back home when his little brother disappears. A place he said he was not going back to but for his family he'll do it. He jumps at the chance to join Jenna since he doesn't want her driving alone and maybe this trip will force her to deal with her feelings for him.
Jenna and Jack both left home for a reason and now they both must face what was left behind and hopefully come out unharmed.
I really love Jack and Jenna.
Jenna is independent and she feels like love can change her future. She doesn't want any men interfering with her plans. She doesn't want to end up like her mother. Poverty is not in her vocabulary anymore. She won't be a failure although she knows Jack is her Kryptonite.
Jack is a good guy that may have done bad things but he has a good heart. He loves his family and he shows it more than once. He also wants Jenna but he gave her the space she needed. A year later, he doesn't feel that magnanimous anymore. He's there to try to make her open up to him.
As per the secondary characters, I liked both of Jack's brothers and his mother Lily was hilarious.
Jenna's grandmother "dying every year" routine was funny too.
I keep saying Ellen needs her own HEA. She has helped all three couples and it's time for her to find her own happiness.
My only complaint with this story would be that Jack's family drama was solved too fast and too easy with a bow on top. Something going wrong may have been a better trigger for Jenna to open up her heart faster.
I do wonder who the next couple is.
“Because I hurt when you hurt. And I’m happy when you’re happy—and not because you have control over me, but because I love you. And I like loving you.”
Cliffhanger : No
A complimentary copy was provided by the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
There was more wrong than right with this book. Best Kind of Broken, the first book in the series, is one of my favorite reads of the year. So it hurts my heart to say this one was disappointing, just like the second. The spark that made BKB so special was missing for me.
The story starts off with Jack and Jenna in an awkward place. They've worked together in a bar, become friends and even spent one intense night together. Jack is in love with Jenna and he's open about his feelings. Jenna, on the other hand, is in complete denial. Jack doesn't fit into her life plan. She wants to be in total control and doesn't need or want a man to dictate her happiness. Even though Jack is amazing and totally gets her.
They end up on a road trip together. She lives in NOLA and he lives in a small town nearby. They are both dealing with family drama. Jenna's grandmother fakes near death to get her to visit and Jack's brother gets caught up with drug dealers.
"You're not scared of losing me, Jenna. You're scared of having me."
I struggled with this story because it felt like it started off in the middle. I missed out on Jenna and Jack falling in love, which is the best part of any story. There was no building of their feelings, no intense connection or deep emotions. The story was basically family drama and Jenna finding the strength to admit her true feelings to Jack. She was neurotic and constantly flip flopping. The pacing of the story also felt off. The family drama, wrapped up too quickly and neatly and the remainder of the story was a little boring and predictable. I'm not sure at this point if I would read another book in this series.
*Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*