Author(s): K.A. Linde
Series: Wright #3
Also in this series: The Wright Secret , The Wright Love , The Wright One , A Wright Christmas, Wright with Benefits, One Wright Stand, Serves Me Wright, Wright Rival, Wright that Got Away, All the Wright Moves
Published by Self Published on January 9, 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
A new brother’s-best-friend stand alone romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
I was just his best friend’s little sister.
But he was always more than that to me.
After twelve years of pining over Patrick’s easy smile, baby blues, and captivating charm, I decide to take matters into my own hands—and completely blow my chance.
Who knew a self-proclaimed manwhore would decide to be a gentleman the first time I’m naked in his bed? Definitely, not me. But when I land there again, neither of us has any intention of stopping.
There’s only one problem: nobody can know. Especially not my three older brothers. If they found out, all hell would break loose.
So I’m willing to keep our secret...
Because I want him Wright here, right now.
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What the story is about.
Austin and Julia dated for six weeks, but then they broke up. Those six weeks left an indelible mark on them both that even after two years they still wanted each other. Julia, despite her feelings was wary as she feared having her heart-broken a second time. However, the heart wants what the heart wants. Will their second attempt at relationship succeed, or will it destroy them?
One of the things I look for in a story are characters who demonstrate growth as the story progresses and Julia and Austin were prime examples. Austin Wright is an alcoholic who fails to recognise the negative impact his addiction on his life. Everyone around him knew of his addiction, but what they did not know was he drank to help alleviate his pain and guilt over a tragedy from his past. Alcohol was his crutch, and it was the only that seems to help him get through each day.
His actions, when drunk bordered on frustrating and immature, however when sober I saw a man who felt things deeply and who was thoughtful and caring. The struggles he faced with his addiction was heart breaking. When he finally acknowledged that he had a serious problem, (This was after an embarrassing situation) I was a happy camper. That situation was the catalyst that opened his eyes to the self-destructive path he was travelling. His pain and fears were palpable and watching daily struggles was truly an emotional journey.
Julia Banner is the head of human resources for Wright Construction. She has a thing for bad guys, therefore it was no surprise when she fell for Austin Wright. She was running from something/someone but she would learn that no matter how far she ran she could not outrun her past. What/who she was running from was made clearer as the story evolved. This revelation made me realise why she refused to sit by and allow Austin’s bad choices destroy her. She is a strong woman, but at times feelings of inferiority would surface. Her experiences played a significant role where this was concerned.
Austin and Julia’s relationship did not travel on an easy path. Their journey towards their happily ever after was riddled with disappointments, pain, heartache and mistrust. Everything they went through was so real that I had no problem relating to them. Julia was the one person who made Austin feel alive, and he believed that as long as she was around he would not need to drink. Foolish thinking.
The Wright Mistake is a well-written story that deals with the issues of addiction and the effects it have on the addict and the people who love them. It demonstrated the destructive path that addicts follow and the consequences that arise as a result. The story highlighted that acknowledgement of the problem is the first step to the healing process and that the addict needs to realise that it all starts with him/her. I saw first-hand how weak addiction makes you and how your enemies uses your weakness against you.
Although the focus of the story was on Austin’s addiction and the effects it had on his relationship with Julia, there were other issues taking place. These issues added to the emotional aspects of the story and played a role in making this story riveting and entertaining.
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I never thought I would enjoy a story about addiction until I read Charlotte Featherstone’s “Addicted” so I may give this a try.
This definitely sounds like my cup of tea, so I’ll check this book out! Enemies-to-lovers is one of my favourite kind of reads, and I also like when contemporary issues are brought into the mix. If done well, they can make for an exceptional read.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
Oooo I think this is right up my alley. And dang that’s a pet-able cover.
I’m a sucker for the reads that have ‘real life’ issues involved in them, they make for an emotional reads and the characters that make you care for them. This sounds right up my alley.
That is a heavy subject
I love that this romance deals with some heavy issues. I also love a good enemies to lover read. And that cover is yum!
Not sure this would be the right book for me. Thanks for the review.
I understand, our tastes varies. 🙂
Addiction is a tough topic to talk or write about, but it’s great to see that this author is talented enough to write about how it can affect the addict as well as others around it. Sounds like a really good story. Hugs…RO
Yes it was, I thought she handled the subject matter well.
This sounds really interesting. I really like that it tackles addiction issues. Great review!
I love that their journey felt realistic and pulled at you emotionally.