Fell in love with Ethan and Nic straight away. I was engrossed from the first page and couldn’t put it down. The Jacksons and Jackson Harbour will grow on you and you’ll be charmed right off the pages. Both Ethan and Nic are hurt from the past and the lies told so when they fall for each other Nic is torn if she should say anything because she knows she’s going to loose him either way. When it all blows up they find that their pieces align perfectly.
Lexi Ryan has this knack for writing captivating exciting stories.
From the very beginning I was enthralled I loved every single second of it. I absolutely adored Nic and Ethab This was exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved the ending and cannot wait to see what is instore for the others.
I know when I'm looking for something to read, I can never go wrong if I pick up a Lexi Ryan read! The characters are memorable and she has an easy way of creating a world that I always want to come back to. I can say that I was addicted to The Wrong Kind of Love right from the start and didn't want the story to end!
Right from the first time we met Ethan, Nic could tell by his eyes that he harboured a lot of sadness. He was a broody character and we got a few little glimpses of the fun man he could be when he was with Nic. He had lost someone he loved and found it hard to let someone close again. The chemistry between them was intense, and even though they found themselves in a difficult situation, it was hard to bury their feelings.
Nic didn't want to deceive Ethan, but was encouraged to do so to make the transition easier for a few people close to Ethan. She was as honest as she could be, but I could see that it was going to come back and bite her. I liked that Nic made an instant connection with Lily, Ethan's daughter, and they enjoyed doing a lot of things together.
The Wrong Kind of Love was a fun and entertaining read. Although it started with a bit of heartbreak and betrayal, it soon became apparent that Nic never truly found the right love before. I really enjoyed getting to know Nicole and Ethan, watching the sparks ignite and their friendship grow! I also enjoyed meeting the rest of Ethan's brothers and his sister, and I look forward to meeting them again in future books. Well done Lexi Ryan, I want to come back to Jackson Harbour again!
I wasn’t in greatest of places when I read this, in that sinusitis had kicked in real bad and I couldn’t concentrate or really do too much. But since I couldn’t fall asleep, I decided to read. So please excuse anything that’s a bit vague, I did read this while not being able to concentrate properly.
I really enjoyed reading this relatively clean romance that had a surprisingly large focus on depression and how that impacts those around it and how society views those that suffer from it.
In this case you’ve got one person who is open about the fact that they have depression but suffers from people’s perception of her mental state because of it. And on the other hand, you’ve got someone who’s lost someone to depression and doesn’t know if they can handle that in their life again.
Given depression wasn’t mentioned at all in the blurb I wasn’t really expecting it. But at the same time, the references aren’t over the top or what I would consider triggering. But you never know with these things.
Also, I loved this one so much after finishing it that I jumped onto NetGalley (this if my first one that I’ve officially requested and received!) to grab the next book in the series only to discover that #5 was available for request but none of the others.
So, what did I do?
I went onto Amazon.com.au and bought books #2-4 so I can read those before #5!
The Wrong Kind of Love produced the best kind of romance! I am so excited to be able to share how much I enjoyed reading Nicole and Ethan’s journey toward the kind of happiness they thought weren’t on the cards for them.
This contemporary romance was such a pleasant surprise I didn’t see coming. Never a dull moment, full of interesting, attention drawing characters whether you loved them or hated them. And I’m just going to take a second here to appreciate again, the sexual tension between the pages of this book. The heat really was that good. While I’m not a lover of an over abundance of sexy scenes, I am a total sucker for some good sexual tension and Miss Blake nailed expressing the feelings Nicole and Ethan shared for one another. Albeit slow to begin to with and somewhat predictable, I became invested in this story and it’s characters because of the few twists and mysteries that revealed themselves. Due to those being key to how this story plays out, I won’t dive too much deeper into the plot lines.
If you’re in the mood for a contemporary romance with a little more depth than your average light quick read, I urge you to pick up The Wrong Kind of Love.
The first book of Lexi Ryan’s I have read in a long time and I’m impressed. Definitely a positive start to a new series I will continue to read.
OMG!! I don’t even know where to begin in telling you how much I loved this beautiful story. I was captured right from the start!! From all the awfulness Nicole went through, to her meeting Ethan and his brothers, and all the stuff that happens after. Oh my! I can’t wait for the next books in this series!!! I’m in L.O.V.E.!
It’s been way too long since I’ve read one of Lexi Ryan’s books and I don’t even know why the heck I tortured myself and waited this long, but this was definitely the perfect book to end my dry spell. I kid you not, I almost highlighted the entire book. *Haha* I usually highlight favorite scenes or quotes but I just loved every word of this story and couldn't stop myself from going crazy on the highlights.
Although this was a slow burn love there was a lot of chemistry and attraction between the characters and the story had a great pace. I felt that everything worked out perfectly and came together smoothly. Both characters weren't emotionally ready for anything for a while and I liked how they slowly grew closer.
I loved this story so much that I wanted to wrap myself in it like a blanket because this book really had it all. I was captivated from the first word on until the very end and I loved all those funny moments throughout this beautiful story. I haven't laughed that much and so loud in a long time – people were looking funny at me on the bus *Haha*
This book had no highs and lows because it felt like a constant high still going higher and higher. There were lots of tears-in-the-eyes belly laughs but also many heartfelt moments that had my heart aching.
The Story: What should have been the best day of her life, turned out to be her worst, when Nicole found out in front of the altar that not only did her fiancé cheat on her, but also got her sister pregnant. Devastated and embarrassed about the mess her life turned into, Nicole wants out and to run far away from all the people that betrayed and belittled her.
Never did she imagine ending up in the arms of this nice stranger, a man with sad eyes but enchanting smile, someone who made her feel wanted even when it was just for one night. Finding out that this stranger was her new boss was another hot mess she didn’t need on top of the secrets she’s hiding from him, because when he finds out that she’s not the person who he thinks she is, everything in her life will turn to hell once again.
Thoughts: Oh how I missed this. I missed reading such a good story in which I could get lost in. This was absolutely the best book that I’ve read by this author. Unputdownable and full of emotions. I felt with the characters. I felt everything. The laughs, the heartbreak, and every touch in between.
It was like going from laughing out loud to yelling at the characters, almost throwing my kindle against the wall, having a nervous breakdown, swooning and falling in love, to reliving everything all over again.
I got to know everything there was to know about Nic early on but Ethan was somewhat a puzzle to be solved for a while, which made the story a lot more exciting. I learned through Nic’s discoveries more about him and why he’s the way he was, heartbreak and all.
Ethan was such a good guy. He was a real gentleman but with a troubled soul. My heart ached for him and what he went through. I loved him with all his faults or maybe even because of them. Although he spoke of himself as an a.s.s.h.o.l.e., I wouldn't classify him as one. He was caring and such a lovely person who was hurt so deeply and I understood pretty well why he closed himself off. He just built up a wall around his feelings to protect himself.
Despite all the terrible things Nicole had to endure from her fiancé, friends and family, she was a strong woman because although she ran away – and who the hell wouldn’t?! – she did not stay down but got back up again and in the end, life turned out way better than she’d ever hoped for. I liked her humble and down-to-earth character. Though appearances can be deceiving because you never know how a person really feels even if she’s smiling. A smile doesn’t necessarily mean someone’s happy. But Nicole was the right woman for Ethan. The only woman. Both had stuff to work through emotionally and I believe that they’d helped each other to heal.
There were some heavier topics taken on in this book but they never took the upper hand and let the story stay on the positive side. It was a healing process for the characters as well as for me reading about their lives and how they began to deal with their pasts head on in order to move forward instead of carrying on to shove them aside.
To end my rather long review, I just wanna say that I loved the epilogue even though I wish there was more Ethan and Nicole, but it made me really excited about the next book!!! I can’t decide about which brothers’ story I’m most excited about because they all had very different personalities but I loved each and every one of them.
The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan is the first book in her brand new series, The Boys of Jackson Harbor . Told in dual POV between Nicole, the twin running away from an almost wedding disaster, and Ethan, the hot guy in the bar AND her new boss.
While the synopsis is funny in an epic disaster kind of way, the overall emotion of the book is romance, angst, and love with a side of humor. Nicole is shaken to the core by her sister's betrayal. A little less shaken by the betrayal of her almost husband. Leaving the state with her sisters purse instead of her own by mistake, she ends up taking her sisters flight to Michigan leaving her gossipy town of Jeffe, Alabama in her dust.
Ethan has been at a standstill since his wife's death. When his mother insists on helping him hire a nanny so she can go on vacation, a lifelong dream of travelling through Europe, he relents. He lets her handle all the details. When he sees a beautiful woman at his brothers bar one night, her eyes looking just as sad as he feels inside something clicks for him with her like it hasn't once since his wife passed.
Pretending to be her twin sister, taking the job that Veronica had lined up to nanny for three months, Nicole is beyond shocked when he mystery man from the bar that brought her pleasure beyond anything she's ever known turns out to be her new boss.
Well written and well paced this was a wonderful story or love, healing, family, and fate. Next up: Straight Up Love and Dirty, Reckless Love. Enjoy!