Right Kind of Wrong is the second book by Chelsea Fine that I’ve had the pleasure of reading this year, and she does not disappoint.
While Right Kind of Wrong is the third book in a series, it is more or less able to be read independently of the others. The couples from books one and two are featured, but very minimally – mostly just being cute as their newly-coupled selves. I read Best Kind of Broken earlier this year, but somehow missed Perfect Kind of Trouble. I didn’t feel like I’d missed anything major by skipping the second book.
In Right Kind of Wrong, we follow Jenna, who was featured in the first book as Pixie’s best friend and roommate. I liked Jenna a lot in the first book. She was really strong, spunky, and independent, and wouldn’t let Pixie put up with anything less than the best. In Right Kind of Wrong, she still has all of those qualities, but she’s also extraordinarily stubborn. She has a life plan, and a man does not fit into it. She needs to be in absolute control at all times, and surrendering her heart to anybody is not going to fly. She fights her attraction to – and feelings for – Jack until the very end of the book, which I found extremely frustrating. I had to lower my rating based on the amount of angst alone – when it’s obvious that two people care for each other, why have them battle their feelings for 300 pages before they finally get together? Especially when they know that the other feels the same way!
I did like Jack’s storyline, surprisingly enough. I was actually pretty surprised about his background; I’d made a few guesses, but that was not one of them. His family was great, and I enjoyed how he and his mom teased each other. Jenna’s family was a nice touch too, especially her grandmother.
All in all, Right Kind of Wrong is a really strong NA novel that I’m sure most NA fans would enjoy.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the free copy.
Final rating: ★★★☆☆