He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.
The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.
A second chance might destroy us both.
Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.
This book surprised me. The first 10% was not living up to everything I’d heard about this series from K.A. Linde. I felt like a fish out of water because I joined the series with book 3 and Austin and Julia were making me crazy with how immature they were. Clearly, it was a case of having to shake the cobwebs off, because once I got into The Wright Mistake, the book took off and I was 100% committed to Austin and Julia’s story.
This is a story about addiction and how that addiction affects loved ones. I thought it very brave to make the hero of the story an alcoholic and the heroine a victim of addicts in the past. This made for two very broken yet strong, characters, even as they stumbled over what life threw at them. Julia and Austin have unquestionable chemistry, but their past relationship had devolved to one of hate (on Julia’s part) and deniability (Austin). When they reunite early in the book, Julia throws down an ultimatum: no alcohol. In true addict fashion Austin doesn’t think he really has a problem and if he does, he’s sure it’s one he can handle on his own. It’s not hard to see where The Wright Mistake is going, but despite this Linde does a fantastic job of building up to Austin’s crash and burn and eventual healing.
I really did like how Linde told this story, allowing the reader to believe that Austin could do this on his own, then throwing wrenches and heartache into the mix to show that he’d reached a point that this wasn’t possible. Life happens and, while not as extreme as what Austin and Julia go through as tragedy strikes and Julia’s past rears its ugly head, The Wright Mistake is realistic where it’s important.
I fell in love with Julia and Austin as they fought through the things life had thrown at them. Those close to them play important roles, sometimes making bad decisions, but always supportive. There’s a bit of suspense which eventually allows Julia to confront her past and stand up for herself, which was just as important as Austin’s acceptance of his alcoholism. There are some very sexy times for the couple, who are explosive together, but it’s not over done and the scenes of intimacy were used well in the telling of the story.
4 stars for The Wright Mistake. Heat level: 4
I received a copy of this book from the author and InkSlingerPR.
The Wright Mistake was published in August 2017 by the author.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.