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Book Review – Right Kind of Wrong (Finding Fate #3) by Chelsea Fine

Book Review – Right Kind of Wrong (Finding Fate #3) by Chelsea FineRight Kind of Wrong (Finding Fate #3)
by Chelsea Fine
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Synopsis:

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.

Review:

This book took me by surprise, in such an amazing way.  I went in expecting a cute love story, but what I got was so much more.  Right Kind of Wrong delved into a topic that was deep, dark and had me nervously turning the pages as fast as possible.  That additional aspect of the story, along with characters I adored and dialogue that was hilarious and sexy, created a unique dynamic that made me fall madly in love with this book!

Both Jack and Jenna need to go back to their homes in Louisiana, from Arizona.  The only problem is Jenna wants to make the drive alone, without Jack tagging along.  They’re good friend, probably even best friends, but trapped inside of a car for a few days with Jack has Jenna struggling to breathe.  That’s because she won’t be able to step away from their scorching hot chemistry when it gets too intense.  You see one drunken night last year, they pushed their friendship into something more.  Jack wants that more but Jenna doesn’t want to be tied down.  When Jack barges in and joins Jenna, it becomes a sexy, fun, breathless road trip.  Well, that is until Jack’s past puts them right in the middle of a very dangerous situation.

God I hate him. But not really. God I hate that I don’t hate him. – Jenna

Jenna may be stubborn and set in her ways, but I loved her!  I understood her not wanting to be tied down.  To wanting to create a great life for herself, all by herself.  To needing to be fierce and independent. And her conviction to those beliefs, while a few times made me want to shake her, had me respecting her.  But no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t escape the chemistry she had with Jack.  Because when Jack was around, heaven help her haha.

I look down into her golden eyes, just inches from mine, and wonder if there will ever be a time when I can stand this close to her and not feel so undone, so unguarded. Then I wonder if that’s even something I would want. – Jack

Ohhhhh Jack.  He was one of those guys, where they walk into the room and suck out all of the air.  He couldn’t help but command your whole attention.  Whether it was his tatted body, beautiful gray eyes or just the presence he created, he was impossible to ignore.  The words he chose to speak and the times he would gently touch Jenna had me melting into a puddle on the floor.  He could be so smooth, sincere, intense and sexy but add in the fact that he’s a good guy, well it’s impossible not to love him.  I seriously just wanted to crawl into the book and hug him, or be near him. I became that obsessed with him.

She’s beautiful and wild, and drives me absolutely crazy. – Jack

When Jack and Jenna were together, their sexual tension was palpable.  Sometimes it was so intense that it was the most amazing kind of unbearable.  Because it killed me that they weren’t together, that they didn’t just fall into it all.  Especially since their interactions had me laughing and smiling.  But it wasn’t all fun and games because this book twists into something more.  And those scenes were intense and felt real, I don’t even know if I breathed while reading those pages!  So a huge YES, I loved this book!  Actually, I loved this whole series.  Chelsea Fine has become an author who I can’t recommend highly enough!

P.S.  There are lots of hidden gems in this book and one of my favorites was Jack’s mom.  She is…..wellllll…..you’ll just have to find out for yourself.

P.P.S.  Another reason I loved Jenna was because she had to pack 3 suitcases to go home since clothes, shoes and beauty supplies are THAT important!  **I’ve personally never done that, cough I’m lying cough.**

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***Each book can be read as a standalone, but best enjoyed in order.***
Fine Best Kind of Broken
Best Kind of Broken #1
Reviews:

Jen
Perfect Kind of Trouble chelsea fine
Perfect Kind of Trouble #2
Reviews:
Jen
right kind of wrong chelsea fine
Right Kind of Wrong #3
Reviews:
Jen

BOOK REVIEW – Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate #2) by Chelsea Fine

BOOK REVIEW – Perfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate #2) by Chelsea FinePerfect Kind of Trouble (Finding Fate #2)
by Chelsea Fine
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Synopsis:

Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . .

Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . .

Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.

Review:

Perfect Kind of Trouble was the perfect kind of book to put a smile on my face.  It was exactly what I needed!  It was heart-warming, smile inducing and when the last page closed, I had this happy feeling floating around me.  There’s a reason I love this author’s writing and that’s because in my eyes she always creates female leads who are like-able and that will have you rooting for them, males who are drool worthy, broken and definitely hard to forget, and a fun, entertaining story-line that makes you want to read the book again and again!

Kayla Turner’s father has passed away.  She has traveled from Chicago to Arizona, to not only attend his funeral, but to deal with his will.  But Daren Ackwood is involved with the will also.  As far as Kayla knows, Daren use to mow her father’s lawn, has a crazy amount of drama clouding his past, and is gorgeous.  Now they have to make a choice together.  If they want to receive whatever it is that Kayla’s father has left them, they have to team up together.  Handcuffed.  Little do they know what is in store for them!

An elderly couple walks past us, looking horrified when they see the glinting metal binding us together, and the old woman’s mouth drops open.
I smile at them reassuringly and explain. “We’re not felons,” I say, shaking my head. “We handcuffed ourselves together on purpose.” They look even more horrified. “Not for a kinky reason,” I quickly add. “For money.”
Kayla mutters, “Please stop talking.”

Kayla was so easy to like!  She is level headed, careful in her life plans, and thinks things through.  She deals with a lot of stigma for being gorgeous, but instead of coming off as stuck-up or trying to use her beauty as an advantage, it nearly hinders her at times.  Plus, the fact that she does not put up with any of Daren’s douche-bag ways, made me love her resolve!  She puts him in his place again and again, and I almost started to feel sorry for him.  Almost.

“Hi. I’m Daren Ackwood— all-around nice guy and legendary lover. Nice to meet you.”
She doesn’t even look at my hand.
“No.” I blink.
“No?”
“No.”

As I said, Darin could be a douche-bag, but then two seconds later his heart would peak out and he verged on the border of being a sweetheart.  Probably my favorite aspects of Darin was that he was cocky and charming.  He kept asking Kayla for a kiss and to be her friend.  Such simple requests, and it was so hilarious when Kayle would turn him down.  But there’s more to Darin than meets the eye.  What he has going on underneath it all?  Oh wow.  He truly is a beautiful, broken person inside.  His situation and past seemed so real.  That it could have happened to anyone in his situation.  And with how he handled it all, just made me love him that much more.

I trail my eyes over her face, down her body, and to our joined wrists, oddly satisfied by the fact that she’s literally locked to my side. Twisted, I know. But everything about this girl tangles me up.

This was an adorable, feel good book.  I was guaranteed that when Kayla and Darin were in the same area, I got to witness hot sexual chemistry and hilarious banter!  But personally, the beginning was a little slow for me, since we have to learn about each of them separately.  Thankfully that part doesn’t last too long and shortly after, I found myself snagged and falling for their story.  I’m so happy I read this book, and I can’t wait to start Right Kind of Wrong next!

Reading Order & Links:
Amazon (click on covers), iBooks (click on titles) & Book Depository (click on book #)
***Each book can be read as a standalone, but best enjoyed in order.***
Fine Best Kind of Broken
Best Kind of Broken #1
Reviews:

Jen
Perfect Kind of Trouble chelsea fine
Perfect Kind of Trouble #2
Reviews:
Jen
right kind of wrong chelsea fine
Right Kind of Wrong #3
Reviews:
Jen

BOOK REVIEW – Best Kind of Broken (Finding Fate #1) by Chelsea Fine

BOOK REVIEW – Best Kind of Broken (Finding Fate #1) by Chelsea FineBest Kind of Broken (Finding Fate #1)
by Chelsea Fine
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Synopsis:

SOMETIMES MOVING ON MEANS MOVING IN

Pixie Marshall wishes every day she could turn back time and fix the past. But she can't. And the damage is done. She's hoping that a summer of free room and board working with her aunt at the Willow Inn will help her forget. Except there's a problem: the resident handyman is none other than Levi Andrews. The handsome quarterback was once her friend-and maybe more--until everything changed in a life-shattering instant. She was hoping to avoid him, possibly forever. Now he's right down the hall and stirring up feelings Pixie thought she'd long buried . . .

Levi can't believe he's living with the one person who holds all his painful memories. More than anything he wants to make things right, but a simple "sorry" won't suffice--not when the tragedy that scarred them was his fault. Levi knows Pixie's better off without him, but every part of him screams to touch her, protect her, wrap her in his arms, and kiss away the pain. Yet even though she's so close, Pixie's heart seems more unreachable than ever. Seeing those stunning green eyes again has made one thing perfectly clear--he can't live without her.

Review:

I loved this book.  It was beautiful, raw, sexy, funny and utterly heartbreaking.  But the most astonishing thing to me, was my ability to connect with the storyline and characters on a level I never have before.  Of course I’ve felt characters pain, happiness and horror, but this felt as though their emotions became embedded in my soul.  Their joy and despair were mine, long after I closed the book.  I’m not sure if it was the seamless writing, the characters that I understood inside and out, or a personal connection I have to what took place in their past, or maybe it’s all three meshed together?  But whatever it was, reading this book was truly astonishing.  I will remember Pixie and Levi’s story for as long as I live.

Haunted eyes stare back at me in the mirror as I slowly finish shaving.
I wish I would have known back then how significant Pixie was going to be.
I wish I would have known a lot of things. – Levi

Pixie and Levi have known each other forever.  They were best friends since childhood.  Until an event that was beyond painful and horrifying made them fall apart.  But now they are now faced with seeing each other every day.  Working and living together is bound to lead them down a path they are unsure of.  Because feelings don’t just disappear, they continue to build and now they are a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.

Pixie’s been living here for only twelve days and I already want to stab myself with a spoon. Not because she keeps blowing the fuse, though that reoccurring shenanigan of hers is certainly stab-worthy, but because I can’t do normal around Pixie.
But fighting? That I can do. – Levi

Pixie had me cackling like a mad woman in the first chapter alone.  Her inner thoughts, along with the games she played against Levi to annoy him were hilarious.  Like tears pouring down my face because I’m laughing so hard hilarious.  I loved those moments.  And they were much needed because they still drowned from so much pain.  The pain you could feel radiating from the both of them was intense and devastating.  I have never cried and felt a pain as deep as theirs in a book.  It honestly felt as though my heart kept breaking apart and I just needed them to take that step to fix the other, so I could heal too.

My eyes drop to her mouth, her throat, her hands. Every instinct I have is screaming to touch her. To cross the space between us and wrap my arms protectively around her small frame. To shield her from all the bad things, the sorrowful things. All the things I’m made of.
But that can’t happen. We can’t happen. – Levi

But it’s hard to move on when there’s still so much broken history and unsaid words between them.  And within that history, is a desire for one another.  Their sexual tension was intense!  It was fun but edgy, and that combination gave me sweaty palms and a smile that couldn’t be knocked off my face.  But in the next instance, the mood would switch and it felt as though they were on the edge of the precipice and I was terrified to breathe.  Because I kept thinking it was all going to crash to the ground eventually, and in some irrational way I believed any movement or breath from me would provoke the situation.  Oh yeah, I was that deep into this book.

Our eyes meet beneath the dimmed lights, colliding in a tangle of shared emotions too raw to touch. How did we get so broken. – Levi

Even though I was obsessed with Pixie and Levi, I loved that we got to watch their coworkers and best friends became wrapped up in their lives.  The familiarity of it all worked perfectly, and they felt like an extension of true “family”.  They stuck up, argued, and meddled (loved Mable!) with each other.  It was constant entertainment!

I used to know him. I don’t anymore. – Pixie

Best Kind of Broken was a flawless story of ones hopes, crushed hearts, and being lost while desperately trying to find your way out of the dark.  It was impossible not to have my emotions tangled throughout these pages and love every broken moment of it.  Even the snippets of their past were woven throughout the story beautifully.  An important memory placed here and there never once distracted me from the story, and I loved learning as much as I could about their past.  Because they use to be the truest of friends, and watching them trying to find their way back to each other was incredible.

Reading Order & Links:
Amazon (click on covers), iBooks (click on titles) & Book Depository (click on book #)
***Each book can be read as a standalone, but best enjoyed in order.***
Fine Best Kind of Broken
Best Kind of Broken #1
Reviews:

Jen
Perfect Kind of Trouble chelsea fine
Perfect Kind of Trouble #2
Reviews:
Jen
right kind of wrong chelsea fine
Right Kind of Wrong #3
Reviews:
Jen

BOOK REVIEW – Avow (The Archers of Avalon #3) by Chelsea Fine

BOOK REVIEW – Avow (The Archers of Avalon #3) by Chelsea FineAvow (The Archers of Avalon #3)
by Chelsea Fine
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Synopsis:

Scarlet remembers. Everything. Her past lives, Tristan, Gabriel, Nate: she remembers it all--including how to get to the Fountain of Youth. But time is running out.

Heather and Gabriel have been kidnapped by Raven, while the curse that has plagued Scarlet and Tristan for centuries has shifted, putting the star-crossed lovers in more danger than ever before. Water from the Fountain of Youth is the only thing that can save Scarlet and her loved ones. But the water comes at a price.

With lives--and hearts--at stake, Scarlet leads her friends on a dangerous journey to the Fountain of Youth. Where eternal life is possible, but death is certain.

Review:
He cocked his head. “Have I mentioned how badass you look with a dagger in your hand?” She smirked. “Not for a few hundred years.”

From the very first page, this series enraptured me. I have found a heroine I respect, a book boyfriend that I can obsess over, and a story-line that left me enchanted. After finishing this series, I still can’t stop thinking about every moment that made my breath catch and then had me smiling. I am completely obsessed with The Archers of Avalon and Avow was the happily addicting, heart-wrenching ending that I was hoping yet so very nervous for.

“This,” he moved his hand to her mouth and ran his thumb across her lower lip, “doesn’t hurt you.” He spoke softly and every fiber in Scarlet’s body tightened with desire. “My touch isn’t dangerous anymore.”
Oh, his touch was dangerous. Very, very dangerous. He could die.

Scarlet has her memories back. She remembers where the fountain of youth is and the hurdle that goes with. On top of that, the curse has shifted. Scarlet’s touch can kill Tristan and Tristan is hell bent on trying to touch Scarlet as much as humanly possible. That boy is glutton for punishment! And if those two issues don’t complicate the situation enough, Gabriel and Heather have been kidnapped by the wicked witch Raven. What entails is an entertaining journey of our favorite friends trying to keep one another alive and find the fountain of youth.

He leaned into her and his expression became very sincere. “And as far as where you belong…: He put a hand over his heart. “Right here. Always. In life and death and everything in-between.” He paused. “Never question it.”

Thankfully we get to go back in time, and watch Scarlet and Tristan evolve over the years, so we understand their relationship inside and out. Watching the rest of their past unfold was gut-wrenching. The horrors of watching Scarlet die again and again and Tristan falling further into depression and desperately seeking for a way to kill himself made me understand each of them on an entirely new level. Nothing, and I do mean nothing, prepared me for the heart ache that was inevitable. I cried my eyes out for Tristan’s plight and through it all I somehow loved him even more.

She stroked her fingers up and down the lines, pulling his waistband down so she could see more of the drawing. Her heart swelled knowing Tristan had been wandering the world for over a hundred years with a memory of her inked into his side.

I know I’ve gushed about Tristan in my two previous reviews BUT you have to know about this! I love dark moody Tristan. That will never change. But in Awry, we got to see the side of Tristan we first saw when he was warming his way into Scarlet’s heart. That sweet side of Tristan is BACK! He doesn’t have the stress of the curse on him. His touch can’t kill Scarlet anymore. So, sweet, charming, sexy Tristan is here to reclaim his love with Scarlet. Heaven help me, but he was so intoxicating that he had me squealing with joy. Dark moody Tristan and sweet, charming Tristan will and forever be utter perfection.

She let him run his fingers across her cheekbone and down to her lips. He cupped her face and looked into her eyes as his thumb ran along her lower lip. “I will love you forever,” he said, desperate to chase the sadness from her eyes. “Don’t every question that.”

The dialogue was funny and witty. The characters were lovable and unique. The story-line was fast paced and entertaining. The three together? It made an epic ending to a wonderful series! This is a must-read! I look forward to re-reading this series in the future again and again. And now I can’t wait to read the rest of Chelsea Fine’s books! But let me say lastly – that epilogue? Oh. My. Gosh. What in the world was that?! I don’t know if I’m giddy or scared. Actually, I’m probably both! But rest assured, I will be stalking Chelsea Fine’s blog to see what will happen in the future! PS I loved every moment that Heather and Nate where in the book. They were hilarious, loveable and are in my top 5 favorite side characters! PPS The whip scene with Nate is hilarious! I laughed so hard I couldn’t breathe and I’ve already gone back to re-read it 5 times!

Reading Order & Links:
Amazon (click on covers), iBooks (click on titles) & Book Depository (click on book #)
Anew The Archers of Avalon by Chelsea Fine
Anew #1
Reviews:

Jen
Chelsea
Awry The Archers of Avalon by Chelsea Fine
Awry #2
Reviews:

Jen
Chelsea
Avow by Chelsea Fine The Archers of Avalon
Avow #3
Reviews:

Jen
Chelsea

BOOK REVIEW – Awry (The Archers of Avalon #2) by Chelsea Fine

BOOK REVIEW – Awry (The Archers of Avalon #2) by Chelsea FineAwry (The Archers of Avalon #2)
by Chelsea Fine
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Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Scarlet has just died. Only, dying isn't unusual for a girl under a centuries old curse that left her semi-immortal. This time, though, she comes back to her current life instead of awaking in a new one, and she realizes her curse is changing. With the help of the immortal Archer brothers, Scarlet tries to piece together her life and break the curse before her impending death comes again.

Review:

**Spoilers if you haven’t read Anew**

The last two sentences in Awry have me ecstatic for the final book. I feel as though I should be jumping around my house, fist pumping the air. Seriously. No, seriously. I loved every single thing about this book. The dialogue is witty and hysterical. The characters quirks and strengths make them that much more lovable or loathable. And the element of having star-crossed lovers? Oh, this was done perfectly. Tristan and Scarlet broke me over and over again and yet somehow, I still have hope for their future. Please let there be hope for their future.

Stars filled the December night sky, peeking through the tall forest trees, and moonlight cast a soft glow against Scarlet’s cheek, making her look peaceful, healthy. The moonlight lied.

The beginning of this book is gut wrenching. Scarlet is dying in Tristan’s arms. It was supposed to be him, not her. But after Scarlet dies, something strange happens. Her body doesn’t disappear and they don’t have to wait years or decades for her to materialize again. She just comes back to life. While everyone is struggling with trying to figure out why the curse is changing, they make a decision to go into seeker mode. They are determined to hunt for the Fountain of Youth to break the curse and to keep Tristan from trying to kill himself again.

He placed a gentle finger below her chin and tilted her head up. “My care is not wasted. You are the best part of my day and what I look forward to when I’m gone.”
Scarlet looked into his eyes. “If you continue coming here, you are a fool.”
He smiled again. “Then call me a fool.”

There’s a different element in this book that didn’t exist in the first and oh wow, it made me fall even more in love with Tristan. We get to travel back in time and watch Scarlet, Tristan and Gabriel’s lives unfold. Sometimes flashbacks can be awkward and detach you from the story. But these were done seamlessly. I never knew if I wanted to stay in the past or come back to the present, because both stories were alluring. The only thing I did know was that I was desperate for a solution for Scarlet and Tristan’s current angst. Because nothing is right in the world until Hunter can be with his Scar again.

“First of all,” he said angrily, “I couldn’t stop loving you even if I tried. And I’ve tried.” He shook his head and laughed without humor, his hands balling into fists. “God, how I’ve tried. But I am completely lost to you. I am lost and empty and broken-“
“My heart is broken too-“
“My heart is not broken, Scar. My heart is dead!” His eyes were hopeless and wild. “It is a hollow black object that sits in my chest without purpose, haunting me with memories.”

Tristan was utter perfection in this book. We get to see the dark brooding Tristan and the Tristan that is thoughtful, caring and butterfly inducing. He is so selfless, honest, loyal, persistent, sweet, charming and breathtakingly beautiful. Now don’t get me wrong, I love dark brooding Tristan, but his other side made me weak in the knees. I now understand why Scarlet feels such a strong connection to him. And I couldn’t help but tumble even deeper into love with him as each piece of the puzzle came into play.

“I think,” she said quietly, now that their mouths were close to each other, “that easy and clean love is not true. It is simply convenient. Messy love, though…that is something to revel in.”

Scarlet was even better in Awry. Scarlett is so darn stubborn, but her stubbornness helped her persevere again and again. And while we get to learn about her past, we get a glimpse into a Scarlett that is truly remarkable. She is strong, brave and is a fighter through and through. She is definitely becoming one of my favorite heroines.

Scarlet was Gabriel’s one ray of light, one beam of hope. And Tristan had taken her away from him. He was always taking her from him.

Gabe is still righteous. How can one person be so obsessed with always knowing what is best for others? I understand it and maybe I’m being a little harsh, because in the flashbacks we get to see a beautiful side of Gabe. His actions were honorable and technically speaking it should have made me a fan of Gabe. But I’m stubborn, so maybe I’ll like him a little more in the 3rd book. Also, we get to see even more of Heather and Nate. They are both hysterical and I enjoyed every single moment they were in the book. You always knew that they were going to make you smile and laugh.

Heather plastered herself to Gabriel’s side, sinking her fingernails into his upper arm. “I’m not immortal. I’m totally killable.” She sucked in a breath as her pitch rose. “And I’m blond. Blonds always die first.”
“That’s true,” Nate said matter of factly.
Heather made a freaked-out squeaky noise. “I don’t want to die.”

I loved every single thing about Awry. I can’t wait to see how their journey proceeds and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a Tristan and Scarlett happily ever after!

Reading Order & Links:
Amazon (click on covers), iBooks (click on titles) & Book Depository (click on book #)
Anew The Archers of Avalon by Chelsea Fine
Anew #1
Reviews:

Jen
Chelsea
Awry The Archers of Avalon by Chelsea Fine
Awry #2
Reviews:

Jen
Chelsea
Avow by Chelsea Fine The Archers of Avalon
Avow #3
Reviews:

Jen
Chelsea

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