Title: The Wrong Kind of Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor #1)
Author: Lexi Ryan
Edition/Pages: Ebook, 363 pages
On the day of her wedding, Nic finds out that her fiancé cheated on her with her twin sister… and got her pregnant. She runs off and finds herself in a small town in Michigan where she plans to hide and lick her wounds. Then she meets Ethan.
Ethan has a past he can’t forgive himself for, and keeps everyone at arms length. But his feelings for Nic won’t go away. And now they’re stuck together for the next 3 months.
This was a wonderful slow burn romance. Seriously guys. Around 65% through, I felt metaphorically blue balled by all the sexual tension. In the best way possible.
This is told from alternating perspectives – Nic and Ethan.
Content warnings: Depression, suicide, cheating, cancer, drug abuse, and child neglect.
What I Liked
- The chemistry between the main characters was palpable. Their connection felt so believable and I was completely absorbed into their worlds.
- This spent some time discussing mental illness and I felt like it was handled with such respect. There was a big focus on mental illness being a disease and how it’s affect on family and those around them. It talks about the guilt of losing a loved one to mental illness. It was heartbreaking but expertly handled. I really appreciated seeing this side of mental illness in a book.
- I’m in love with the Jackson family. I’m so excited that each of the siblings are getting a book, and I can’t wait to get my hands on each of them.
What I Didn’t Like
- I mention this a lot in romance reviews, but I HATE when conflict is created due to lack of communication. It drives me bonkers. This one wasn’t terrible, but towards the end, Ethan learns something about Nic and pushes her away without ever hearing her out. Just once I want the characters to talk it out..
Overall I was completely engrossed by this novel. It was hard-hitting yet sexy. I’ve been in a major reading slump but still devoured this in 2 sittings. I just couldn’t put it down. If you’re looking for a new romance series, definitely check this one out!