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Nothing stays hidden forever. Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric.Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don't-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his charm, almost ruined it for her once, and now he’s back, threatening to do it again.When the two of them are paired together for a college competition with a $20,00Nothing stays hidden forever. Kara Pierce has held onto the same dream since she was a little girl: to be the next Katie Couric.Vince Gage, a budding filmmaker whose I-don't-give-a-shit attitude cancels out his charm, almost ruined it for her once, and now he’s back, threatening to do it again.When the two of them are paired together for a college competition with a $20,000 prize, the only thing they agree on is winning.They return to Iowa where Kara grew up to research her grandfather's service in World War II, instead they find themselves in the middle of a family scandal kept quiet for far too long.As Kara and Vince investigate the scandal deeper, they realize the price of uncovering the truth is so much more than they bargained for....

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The Right Kind of Wrong Reviews

  • Glass
    2019-05-03 02:48

    Review posted on Way Too Hot BooksRating: 4.5 starsI have to admit that I didn't think this book would be that good, book description doesn't give you whole idea what you can expect from The Right Kind of Wrong.It goes more along a line of family drama and realistic fiction with romance thrown in the mix, so I think this book would be perfect choice for readers who like little bit of depth and not just sizzling, angsty romance.The Right Kind of Wrong is a story about coming back home, revealing secrets and falling for a guy you never thought about in terms of boyfriend material.I love Kara and Vince, both of them are strong characters who are not afraid to go after what they want or to deal with their fears. Kara finds herself in the situation that she never dreamed about, people she trusted the most in her life turn out to be most surprising and daring. Vince is described as young man who tries to redeem himself and win over the girl he liked from the very start.Jade Eby is a promising author and I can't wait to read more of her books.

  • ChuCha
    2019-04-23 03:15

    Review Originally Posted at: Book FreakRating: 4.5 Stars Nothing is more exciting those uncovering secrets that have long been kept hidden. But sometimes secrets stay hidden THAT LONG for a reason. Some secrets may just surprise you, some may annoy you and there are secrets that will change your life.The JournalistKara Pierce wanted to be the next Katie Couric since she was a young girl. Her dreams are about to come true – she got the most coveted internship in The Bee, working with one of the finest journalist in town, but first she needed to graduate. To do that – she had to endure a project with someone who had nearly ruined her life once: Vince Gage.Kara is driven, motivated and sometimes gets side-tracked. But once she puts her mind into it, she won’t stop until she gets into the bottom of things. She can be exasperating and b*tchy at times, especially with Vince, but she loves deeply and is a good granddaughter.The FilmmakerCharming soon-to-be filmmaker Vince Gage loves to take videos, make something meaningful out of it. Long time ago, he made a mistake that had almost got him, and Kara expelled from school. Now, they were given another chance to do something together, and no matter how she thought it was a bad idea, he’s going to prove her otherwise.I like Vince – he’s… insightful. He knows things about Kara without her telling him. He can be sweet when he wanted to, thoughtful and talented with his camera and his… mouth. What he did in the past, there must have been some explanations. I had wanted him to come clean about it, and when he did – it was a fairly valid reason.The ProjectA fellowship to the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and $20,000 dollars – who wouldn’t want to win? They have set aside their differences for the mean time in order for the both of them to work together cordially. Vince convinced her to go back to Iowa and focus their research on her grandfather’s service during the World War II. It was supposedly a simple task, but instead of service records, they had found a long-hidden family secret that can change everyone’s life forever.The SecretIt started when they went up in the attic, and with grandmother’s inability to speak about the topic, Kara knew she needed to go somewhere to get into the bottom of whatever it is. She didn’t expect what she found, it was more than what she bargained for.The RideIt wasn’t only the secrets that may have surprised her, but Vince did too. He was something she didn’t expect. It started with the drive through Iowa, the stop-overs, the uncovering of secrets, and him being there when she needed him the most. Being with him and finally liking it – was unexpected. He was her Right Kind of Wrong.This book was one heck of a ride. I enjoyed reading it – the ups, the downs, the mystery, the search for truth and the love story. This was more than finding romance in the most unexpected places, in the most unexpected times – this story is about family and more so, forgiveness.*ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

  • Terri M.
    2019-04-27 01:14

    I'll be honest I was a bit nervous to read Jade's book. Jade is a friend, co-worker and reading critic and I was afraid what would happen if I didn't like the book. I did get some early chapters a few months ago and was deeply intrigued to read more, but there was always this "What if...?" niggling at the back of my mind. I'm happy to report that I loved The Right Kind of Wrong!As a midwestern girl, I could identify with Eby's main character, Kara, the setting in Iowa, the escape of going to a larger city far away and trying to start anew. As well as the wonder and comfort one feels upon returning home and thinking, "Why did I leave all this behind?" It was all right there. I could smell the apple pies cooling in the window and picture myself next to Kara on the porch swing sipping coffee in the chill of an early summer morning. I may have to make tator tot hotdish (or casserole, rather, for those of you not from Minnesota) soon.As for the plot, it was well constructed and kept me turning the pages until all was revealed. There were no crazy bi-polar dudes acting all sweet one minute and uber-angry the next, no insta-love and just enough romance, and just enough plot clues to lead to you the reveal without giving too much away. And when I finished the last page i wondered, What trouble will Vince and Kara get into next?I received an ARC directly from the author.

  • Imani
    2019-05-05 23:51

    The Right Kind of Wrong is the story of Kara and Vince. Both in college in California and have to do a project together. The only problem is they hate each other.Vince decides to do their documentary on WWII and Kara agrees and uses her Grandfather. When they go to Iowa to investigate and find more info of her grandfather, they learn all of these secrets about her family and may even fall in love with Vince.Overall, it was a fun, easy read.

  • Heather
    2019-05-22 05:51

    Oh how I love it when books are set in Iowa. :D I never used to find them but they are popping up more and more. Yay for Iowa authors or authors who know Iowa.Now that I have that excitement out of the way… let’s continue.In The Right Kind Of Love Kara wants to be a journalist, Vince wants to be a filmmaker. They’ve been paired before and he did something that jeopardized everything. Because of this, Kara hates him. Because she was late for class, she ends up with Vince as a partner for another project, this one worth $20,000. In this project they decide to head back to Iowa to research Kara’s grandfather and his WWII career.And so the story goes. I was hooked from the beginning even though I wasn’t sure I was going to like Kara much. She didn’t come off as a very friendly person, which after you learn her history you understand why she is bitter, especially when it comes to Vince. By the time the book was over, I had hope that she would come into her own as a person who was more likable. There was promise of that.Vince on the other hand I liked right from the start. He had charisma that came out through the pages and it was hard to believe that he did what he did with their last project. Again, though once you get through the story, you understand what was going on with Vince at the time and while it doesn’t make it right, it was a little more understandable. It also didn’t leave Kara innocent in that situation.The scandal! I loved that twist and I totally didn’t see that coming. Getting deeper into the family, learning about things that happened in the past, watching the healing take place, that is what made the book for me, that’s what kept me reading beyond Kara and Vince’s tumultuous relationship.All in all great book. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more from Jade Eby.Thank you so much for my copy of The Right Kind Of Wrong.

  • Clista
    2019-05-22 03:47

    NA romance full of old grudges, secrets, lies, mystery, and intrigue. First time release for this new outstanding author.Our heroine is Kara Pierce. She is attending college at Sacramento State, far from her home in Iowa. She works for the Sacramento Bee as an intern for investigative reporting. She aspires to one day be the next Katie Couric. Kara goes into her last college class she is required to take, running late. She finds she is paired for the huge project, that makes up the whole grade for the class, with non-other than her nemesis, Vince Gage. They have a history from a previous bad class experience. The carrot hanging in front of them is the $20,000 Schuster Institute of Investigative Journalism competition.Once they agree on the theme for this original project, they set off to Iowa. Kara's small Midwestern hometown she has avoiding.Kara lived with her grandparents after her mother died when she was young. She is estranged from her father. We meet widowed Grandma Elaine on the farm. Kara and Vince begin their investigating of her Grandfather Wesley's WWII experiences. What they discover through their research is more than museum worthy, and more than they were expecting.This story is filled with self awakening, understanding, heartbreak and acceptance. There is humor. The dialogue between the characters is sharp and witty. There were many tears, for me.The flow of the story is well written and steady. I wanted to know what was going to happen next.I loved the surprises along the way.The chemistry between Kara and Vince was sweet to witness. I am pleased with how the story concludes.This is an interesting and enjoyable read, I highly recommend it. I can't wait to see what Jade Eby has in the works for us next.

  • Emily Hemmer
    2019-05-14 01:49

    Reading this book reminded me of why I'm so fond of contemporary fiction. There are so many niche genre books flooding the market right now that sweet, well told, and rich character stories, like this one, sometimes get lost in the shuffle. And that's a shame because as readers our most basic need is to connect with the characters and this story delivered on that beautifully. There is a nice romantic element to the book as well but for me, this was a story about a young woman's journey to find out who she was and who she wanted to be. There were bumps in the road, yes, but by relying on that which we all need, but often under appreciate, she made it through in one piece. Family. Is there anything more important or more taken for granted?It's what I loved so much in this story - that connection to family. A genealogy buff myself, I found I was keenly invested in Kara's search for truth and in how her family would react to their closets being opened and aired out. Jade Eby crafted a lovely story and really fantastic chemistry between her heroine and hero. I cuddled up to the fire with a hot mug of tea and my Kindle - and I didn't stop reading until the wee hours of the morning. Sometimes you just want to feel that you're spending the evening with family - that's how I felt about this story.

  • Jerry Reichenbach sr.
    2019-05-10 04:13

    I had the honor of being asked to review an advanced copy of this book. Being someone who is 52 and has read hundreds of books, I was skeptical, yet open-minded. What a pleasant surprise to find that the book was not only an easy read, but a compelling story that found me wanting to turn the page and not wanting the book to end! The characters are believable because they are nowhere near perfect, they have flaws, but don't we all? The turns in the plot make you wonder what is next. I am looking forward to the next chapter in this saga, please say there is another book on the way!! Bravo Jade, Bravo!

  • Sherry Sirna
    2019-05-04 05:47

    This was a fun and fast read and I really enjoyed it. She had me hooked with the first line. I'm late. Not-nine-months-come-a-baby-late. LOVED IT! If you want to curl up with a good read get this one.

  • Tom Nixon
    2019-05-14 22:04

    Kara Pierce, a budding journalist with aspirations to be the next Katie Couric gets more than she bargained for when she's paired with Vince Gage for one final project before they graduate college. Vince, a documentary filmmaker and Kara a tenancious intern at the Sacramento Bee have worked together before and have hated each other ever since. But when a big story falls through at the Bee and Kara's relaxed and casual relationship suddenly ends, she surrenders to the inevitable and with a prestigious prize on the line, the duo have no choice but to figure out to work together.After some initial disagreements, the two decide to focus their project, a documentary on Kara's grandfather who had fought in World War II. Together, they hit the road, returning to the small Iowa town where Kara had grown up- and where she had left, intending to never look back. Once back in Iowa, they find out that the story they thought they were telling was far more than they expected. Kara is forced to confront secrets from her family's past and together with Vince, she hunts down the truth that's been hidden for decades, while at the same time confronting the truth that is growing in her own heart.The Right Kind of Wrong is a strong and promising debut from Jade Eby and you get the sensation that the author only has more stories waiting to be told and that she can only get even better from here. Eby's passion for her characters is obvious as she has created strong, believable, fully rounded characters across the board and her story is compelling enough to keep the reader eagerly turning the page throughout the book- which to me, is the mark of a great book. If you can keep the reader turning the page, you've done something remarkable! (If you can add in great characters and an exciting story on top of that- which Eby does and then some, you've got a great book on your hands!)Personally, I approached this novel with some trepidation. This isn't a genre I usually read, so I was afraid that it 'just wouldn't be my thing.' This novel surprised me and I surprised myself because I found myself invested in these characters and the story that they find themselves caught up in. The chemistry and growing romance between Kara and Vince is handled in a deft and believable way- nothing about the relationship between the two of them feels forced or cliched. The sights and sounds they discover in the tiny town of Everson, Iowa ring true- from the tator tot casserole that Kara's grandmother makes Kara and Vince to the insular nature of small towns and the secret that can be easily hidden.If there was one thing I wished I knew more about, it's Kara's relationship with her father.. He remains off to the side of the main narrative for much of the book before suddenly being thrust into the action towards the end. That seemed a little jarring to me at first but in the end, I think I realized that I just wanted to know more about him- and I suppose if a reader is left wanting to know more, then the author has done something very, very right.Overall: Having had the privilege of reading some very, very early chapters of this book, it's even more of a privilege to read the finished product and see for myself the staggering amount of passion and work that the author poured into this book. What resulted was a wonderful trip into a genre that I doubt normally read with compelling characters and interesting story that kept me engaged and reading throughout. With The Right Kind Of Wrong, what one hopes will be a long career in writing is off to a flying start. **** out of ****

  • Jessica
    2019-05-10 06:05

    Kara Pierce is a student and intern for journalism. Vince almost cost Kara her future so when she is forced to partner with him for a competition that could made their future; she is ready to blow a gasket. She never wanted to ever have anything to do with Vince again or go back to her hometown in Iowa but of course that's exactly what she gets. They decided to do a documentary on Kara's grandfather and his involvement in WWII. Vince has his own secrets and has no desire to share them but while on their trip, secrets same to keep coming to the surface for everyone. As they go through Kara's grandfathers old things in the attic, they find a family secret that everyone is determined to keep hidden. As journalists this just sparks a fire within them to keep digging. The story is transformed to the new discoveries. As much as Kara tries to hold onto her hatred for Vince, she sees a side of him that she never saw before and can't help but getting lost in.Kara's dad hasn't been a part of her life since she was 8 years old. With the new discoveries of her family she can't help but feel apathetic for him. What she doesn't expect are the revelations he unveils to her and his hearts desire. Not only is Kara now faces her whole family being turned upside down but she also has a new world of love, heartache and manipulation that she never thought she would ever have to deal with. I enjoyed reading this book. Vince was such a smart-ass but also had this sweet side that made you want to grab his face and just kiss him. My heart went out to both Kara and Vince. They both had their worlds rocked and kept finding themselves in a territory they never thought they would be in. I wanted to punch her boss in his balls like a million times. When you read this book you will know exactly what I mean. No book with such heartbreak can end bad though. I am a sucker for happy endings and this book made me giddy with happiness. I think everyone should give this book a chance. It really is worth it and you will find yourself wanting to skip ahead to find out what happens next.

  • Sabrina Olteanu
    2019-05-05 22:54

    I received this book in exchange for my honest review.First of all, I want more, more I tell you!!! Second, I LOVED it! If this book isn't going to be a success, then people don’t know how an amazing book looks. The story it’s thrilling, from the first page to the end. You have mystery, twists and finally truth and love. What more could you ask for?One of our main character it’s Kara Pierce. This isn't your typical girl, she is like thunder, a brilliant journalist for her school. The way things are going for her she is becoming the next Katie Couric. But, she doesn't understand that with this job, problems will appear as well. As if things were going too well, she has the bad luck to get paired in class with none other than Vince Gage. They don’t get along, she considers him the enemy. When she finally gives him a chance, Kara’s world turns upside down.Vince it’s a documentary filmmaker, with a great mind. Kara it’s an intern at the Sacramento Bee. This two together are the perfect pair at work and even in a relationship. They just have to find a way to work as a team. The two of them decides to work on they’re project and it’s about Kara’s grandfather who had fought in World War II. They make the best decision about going to Iowa, even if Kara never intended to go back to her home town ever again. Coming back there, they found the story has more secrets than they ever expected and Kara finds out secrets from her family's past. This two hunt down the secrets that where hidden and Kara it’s forced to confront everything, even her feelings for Vince.A beautiful story that will show you secrets can be hidden very well, and love can stand right next you,just get the courage to look right next to you. No one knows what can happen if you give life a chance! The Right Kind of Wrong keeps the story in motion and the reader hooked to it, it’s refreshing and very entertaining. I highly recommend this book! It can’t disappoint you! Thank you Itching For Books for giving me the opportunity to be apart of this tour!

  • Beth
    2019-04-25 05:04

    4 Road Trip of Self Discovery StarsI do love a good road trip. Nothing like a seat full of unhealthy snacks, an iPod full of tunes, and no rush to the next destination. World's Largest Ball of we come!Kara has been on her own version of a road trip for a few years. She left home in Iowa to go to school in California. She has only been back for her grandfather's funeral. She is determined to make it as a journalist before going back to the small town she left. There's nothing much there for her anyway.Vince is the guy who screwed her over a few years back. His mistakes almost cost Kara her college degree and the chance at a career before it even began. But here she is stuck with him on the biggest project of her life. And in the car with him for hours. And hours. What she can't believe is that she doesn't hate it.For a moment, between the silence, sun and wind that surround me, I'm almost content. Almost. Kara's assignment uncovers more than she bargained for. Family secrets. Long lost love. Betrayal. Sacrifice. A not so pretty side of her town and her heritage. Will she be the journalist she wants to be? Without thought for who might get hurt by the story? This is my first book by Ms Eby. I liked her style. The characters were believable and the story moved along well. This is a story about families, heritage, and finding out that the all families have secrets. And your grandparents, the ones that grew up without TVs or the internet...they have just as much drama as the Kardashioas just without the hashtags.

  • Holly
    2019-05-08 06:13

    Actual Rating: 3.5 stars I was genuinely surprised with The Right Kind of Wrong. I had no clue what I was going into when I received the book for review. Judging from the cover and title, I assumed it was a bittersweet romance that had your typical bad-boy, good girl cliché. Luckily, this wasn't the case. Our protagonist, Kara Pierce is partnered with Vince Gage for a college project that is based around a unique story lead. Not only was this worth their whole grade, but winning the competition would result in receiving $20,000. I appreciated the topic they chose - World War II. It wasn't primarily focused on the war as much as I would like, but I did, in fact, enjoy the twist at the end.Kara and Vince have a nasty past of plagiarism. Their last project that they worked on together nearly affected their whole career. They have their differences, but as a couple, they complimented each other nicely. To me, Vince, has to be the most realistic male character I've ever read. He's a laid-back, easy-going type of guy. I'm glad Vince wasn't introduced as cold or heartless. I've read too many books with similar guys like that. From the top of my head, I could name several of my guy friends who are like Vince. The Right Kind of Wrong reminded of one of my favorite films, Letters to Juliet. Certain scenes from the story brought me back to this movie constantly - which would have been the main reason why I liked it so much. Actually, after reading this, I took the time to re-watch the film that I haven't seen in a while. With a realistic male interest, light romance, and surprising twist at the end, you'll be breezing through this in no time.*I received this for in exchange of an honest review.*

  • Kathy Jackson
    2019-05-17 03:06

    I received an advance copy of The Right Kind of Wrong from the author. It is a pre-edit copy so this review won't cover technical issues or things that have yet to be done before the book is published.The book is a well-written tale of two kids with past hostilities being thrown together by a professor in one of their classes. Kara is no way happy about the pairing and is quick to make sure Vince knows it. Both characters are likable, as is the grandmother and other supporting characters. I'd have to say the grandmother was my favorite character - maybe because she reminded me so much of both my grandmothers. Kara I found a bit aggravating at times but I'm sure that is what Eby intended when writing the scenes.Started and finished in one sitting, The Right Kind of Wrong keeps the story in motion and the reader hooked. Eby's writing is fresh and entertaining. I'm not a big fan of books written in the first person because I feel like the writer is telling the story instead of me being involved. This is not the case with Eby's story, it was very easy to be engaged in the plot.I give the book an A and expect we will hear a lot from Eby in the years to come!

  • Cassandra Javier
    2019-04-22 00:55

    100th book I finished this year! yay! :) This is the story of Kate, a young journalist who's all for investigating the truth and how a guy, Vince, messed things up for her before and seems to be doing it again.However, life has other plans and Kate realizes that Vince is not the enemy. She also realizes that aside from finding out the truth about the world, finding out the truth about her own life is bigger to bear.As she and Vince dig more, they begin to figure out something big that Kate's Grandma has hidden from her her whole life. They also begin to realize how they are feeling for each other--and what they should do about it.This book is a story of how a trip down your home can change your life. OF how there are things about ourselves that we don't know about--and how these things can make or break us. Fast paced and written in a way that will make you scream for more, this is a book that's perfect for those down times and for when you feel like reading something good. Read this book now and find out what I mean.

  • Purple
    2019-05-17 03:58

    Fast-pacing story with a bit of mystery that totally drew me in and I didn't give it up till I finished all : - ) I liked Vince, and Kara was a nice character too, a bit neurotic but agreeable, determined and strong.I loved the grandparents's story which came as a very refreshing breeze in comparison to my last reads. Kara and Vince had a great chemistry but the story is not focused on them as a couple. All the secrets came out in the end and as I got so caught in the story I wanted to get to know more about some lives and how Kara and Vince handled their new status as a couple; also how things gradually mended between Kara and her father; her father and Charlie...; the identity fraud that Kara discovered....and so on...Situations that as a reader I am so eager and hungry to read about. These kind of stuff form the plot and the beauty of a good intriguing story.

  • J
    2019-05-18 23:57

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. Don't get me wrong, this was a good book, written well, a nice romance between two college students with a not so glorious history behind them from a previous course they had taken together. But there was an intensity missing for me that would have made this a great read. It as like, yeah they hated each other from before but okay they'll work together again; yeah she's an intern sleeping with her boss at the newspaper, not really to get ahead, just because; yeah grandpa had a twin that we didn't know about so let's do an investigative story about it, forget WWII and, oh by the way, I don't hate you anymore, I love you. I enjoyed it but I wish there was more there, there.

  • Rachel Solomon
    2019-05-14 03:53

    I was so excited to see a new adult book that focuses on career rather than romance. I do love a good romance, but I'm so thrilled to see the new adult category expanding, and Jade Eby's THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG is the perfect example of where I'd love to see it head. As a journalist, I could relate to the protagonist, Kara, right away. She's driven and independent, and she clashes right away with her journalism project partner Vince, who I loved immediately. The family mystery was gripping, and I was completely caught off-guard by the twist. Highly recommend this for fans of new adult books who are looking for something a little different!

  • Lana
    2019-05-19 02:48

    I thought this was a great book and an incredibly engaging story. I read it in a few hours hardly putting it down! I loved the characters, the plot and can't wait for a sequel! I highly recommend this book!

  • Brenna
    2019-05-10 05:07

    I adored this book! It was a fast easy enjoyable read filled with emotion of all kinds. It really is a sweet read! I will be doing a full review on my book blog on September 23rd. I hope you all can stop by!

  • J.A. Dennam
    2019-05-01 01:59

    I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. Rarely do I laugh out loud reading a book, but I connected with the author's humor from the start. It's extremely well written which made it a smooth, easy read. Loved the story, the pacing, the characters...REFRESHING!

  • Ashley Irby
    2019-04-27 02:05

    I won this from First Reads - & sooo glad that I did! A really well written story - Glad to be introduced to this author! Love the book!

  • Denice Griffore enfield
    2019-04-27 22:57

    Quick read, fun plot, identifiable characters, a twist I had no idea was coming!! Left me wanting more!! I recommend this book and wish this new, up and coming author much luck and lots of success!!

  • AH
    2019-05-11 05:03

    10/30/15 - Kindle free download.

  • Shaunna Armstrong
    2019-05-13 03:57

    This was way better than I thought it was going to be. What a wonderful journey home to find yourself... the real you, and unexpected love!

  • Tammy
    2019-05-12 02:56

    Kara and Vince are paired on a college project, but she was burned by him once before, Freshman year and isn't really ready to trust him. They follow a story back to her hometown and uncover a lot of secrets. Interesting read

  • Tiana
    2019-05-07 05:47

    I gave The Right Kind of Wrong 4 stars, not necessarily because it was amazing, but because I was interested and entertained all throughout the book. If a book can hold my attention and make me smile, then it deserves a high rating. It wasn't the perfect book, and I was underwhelmed in some parts and disappointed by other parts, however not many books can entertain me and I very much enjoyed The Right Kind of Wrong.I loved Kara and Vince as a team. I wasn't entirely interested in them separately, but together they were great characters. The banter between them was hilarious, I loved the dialogue between them, great characterisation shone through. Jade Eby did an awesome job with creating realistic characters who were easy to relate to and could make you smile. Grandma/Elaine and the background characters were also standouts in their individual scenes, and I enjoyed the country setting and how Jade Eby added the country "twang" and style into the dialogue. What really made this story good for me, was the mystery behind Elaine, Wesley and Charlie. I liked going on a journey with Kara and Vince to find out information on Kara's family. I could kind of guess where the story was going, but Jade Eby did a good job at keeping me interested, and several times the history of Elaine, Wesley and Charlie would take a different turn than I had originally thought. I liked that with each new piece of information, I'd be surprised and left guessing again, wondering which direction the story would go.The Right Kind of Wrong was a fun, quick read. It was fast paced, but it felt right for the storyline. The Romance was definitely not the main focus of the story, which was both a good and a not-so good thing for me; I liked the whole mystery surrounding Kara's family, but I also wanted to see more build up and emotional connection between Kara and Vince. I thought their relationship was rushed, and then skimmed over once it happened. I wanted there to be more time spent on their connection, I wanted to know more about Vince—it was said his parents had died a year prior, but how? It was said it had affected him in a bad way, hence why he had taken part in something illegal which almost ruined Kara's college experience, however it was a brief description and I wanted something more in depth. The ending was incredibly rushed, like Jade Eby just wanted to get the story over and done with. Kara seemed to accept her father's excuses, after he had been uninvolved most of her life, and although she hadn't outright said she forgave him, it was obvious she was on her way there, and I thought it was just too unrealistic. After all he'd done, or hadn't done, their reunion just seemed too forceful. Also, Kara was "caught" with Kyle once they got back home, and Vince instantly assumed she was sleeping with Kyle again and then didn't let Kara explain. That was something I didn't expect, only because before that point The Right Kind of Wrong had been free of over-used clichés. I was disappointed. However, I'm starting think that maybe The Right Kind of Wrong was purposefully fast paced and Jade Eby chose not to go in depth with the connection and relationship between Kara and Vince, for the simple fact that she didn't want this to be a serious and thoughtful read, but something quick, simple and fun. And that is what I got, so I guess I can't really complain.Jade Eby is no doubt a good story teller in The Right Kind of Wrong. The humour was great, the mystery was fun and intriguing, and everything leaves you wanting and wishing there was more. I'll definitely read more of Jade Eby's books, but just only hope she has a variety of styles rather than just the light and quick; she would be the perfect author if she could create something beautiful and expressive while adding in her talent of realistic characterisation, humour, and smooth narrating.

  • June Luu
    2019-05-02 00:52

    Originally reviewed at Sunshine Fiction ReviewsARC received in exchange for a review for the tour.THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG is a sweet, romantic and has a little bit of mystery in it. It tells the story of Kara, who wants to be a journalist so bad that she would do anything to get it. But when she got paired with the least person she wants to be with, all of that goes downhill. Vince Gage is not a playboy. Yes, yes I know. You all thought that he was some hot muscle-bulging playboy that skips down the line of girls (there is nothing wrong with those people!), but he isn't. Vince is more like a film geek. He enjoys making documentaries of people out there and people love watching them. Vince is a really nice guy, from what I read, Kara and Vince had a little bit of history when it comes to being partners for projects. The last project that they did together, he messed it all up for Kara and her big dream. But Vince is a really nice person, he's funny, witty, charming and quite cute (I do not want to use that word, but HE IS!!).Anyway, when they got paired up for the project, Kara has no choice but to agree with Vince to do the project about her recently passed away grandfather who fought in WW2. What she doesn't know, is that she will find a lot more than just an old army uniforms and dust.It was really great finding about Kara's family and past. In fact, it was a bit surprising really. At first, I though this was just some romantic book that I would enjoy. But the secrets and lies were a great mix to the story, leaving it interesting and I wanted to carry on reading.Throughout the book, as the secrets come out, the relationship between Kara and Vince blossoms into something more. I would've given this five stars, but then three quarters through the story, I though it was kind of rushed a bit. Especially the romance. If the author would pull out the details and scene a bit more, then I would've totally given this a five.A great read!

  • Ashley Jasper
    2019-05-21 23:55

    I've been hearing good things about Jade Eby for a while so I decided to give her a try. I didn't read any of the synopsis' of her books just picked one based on the cover alone, and The Right Kind of Wrong was my choice. I enjoyed her writing style. It was easy to follow and kept me invested the whole way through. This book follows the story of Kara. She is on a mission to become an investigative journalist. In order to do that she had to sacrifice a lot. She left her family behind in Iowa to pursue her dream in California. Standing in her way is a broody professor and the one guy who almost ruined her career before it started, Vince. I enjoyed how stubborn and similar they Kara and Vince are. They're both extremely strong willed and determined to get what they want. And they've also both suffered through their own share of pain and heartache. Vince and Kara are forced to work together and get themselves into something much bigger than they intended. As the mystery unfolds and they spend more time together, they form a friendship of sorts. I really liked the playful banter between them even as Kara's world was unraveling. I also liked that they were able to set aside their differences long enough realize that they actually liked each other and get the project done. I also liked that their road wasn't easy but that they had to fight for it. That they fought with each other, for each other. Overall, The Right Kind of Wrong was a quick, light and easy read. I was pulled in almost right away and all the twists kept me flipping the pages. Jade Eby wove a tale that took me back in time and kept me grounded in the present in equal measures. Some parts were so vividly brought to life, I could picture myself in the room. And that ending, perfectly Kara and Vince. I will for sure be going back and checking out some more work from this author.