Today I have the pleasure of presenting Chelsea Fine with the third installment of her new adult contemporary romance series, Finding Fate.
Right Kind of Wrong
The first I have read/listened to of this series, I was hoping for a clever romance with the right mix of heat, heart and angst, and Chelsea Fine delivered just that with Right Kind of Wrong. Jenna was that ‘live on my own terms’ sort of girl: tattooed and kick-ass with more than a touch of control freak. Jack is that sort of guy you can’t help but notice, yet all of his attention is on Jenna, as he tries to convince her that he is the one for her.
A road trip home to New Orleans sets the stage for these two friends to have the uninterrupted time together: a nightmare for Jenna, a boon for Jack. She’s desperately trying to ignore the palpable chemistry, their one night was a ‘mistake’, and she has no intention of letting anything change her mind. Her fear of commitment and not being in charge comes from the struggles of her mother and grandmother, and she desperately wants to stuff Jack back into the friends-only box. For his part, Jack knows that one night changed his world, and his outlook on the relationship with Jenna. He’s willing to push every button until she comes to see the truth he knows.
Jack’s delivery is smooth, but even more than that, he is sincere: intense and determined. It makes for a wonderful series of interactions. And then, PLOT TWIST, and everything becomes darker and you can’t help but worry for these two. Fine used the secrets and dark history that Jack left behind to bring Jenna’s decisions and thoughts around to her truth: she cares for him more than she was willing to admit, and helped to open her eyes to what was there all along.
Narration in this story is provided by Susanna Duff, and I was honestly surprised at her facility of moving through characters, accents and tone changes that delineate different characters. I expected to find a bit more touch of the south in Jenna’s voice, despite her choice to separate herself from her roots and all things tied to the life she believed she couldn’t have ‘lost’ her accent in the time since leaving home. Her portrayal of Jack’s voice is solidly male without odd cadences or overemphasis. A wonderful listen, as Duff has used pauses, tone changes and emotion to fill out the narrations, particularly effective in the dual POV of the story.
Stars: Overall 4 Narration 5 Story 4
Title: Right Kind of Wrong
Author: Chelsea Fine
Series: Finding Fate #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Narrator: Susanna Duff
Published by: Forever, Hachette Audio
Published on: 3 March 2015
Source: Hachette Audio
Audio Length: 9 Hours: 4 minutes
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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.
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A copy of this title was provided via Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.