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ARC Review: Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee

35795906Summary: Everything in Emma’s life has always gone according to her very careful plans. But things take a turn toward the unexpected when she falls in love for the first time with the one person in the world who’s off-limits–her new foster brother, the gorgeous and tormented Dylan McAndrews.

Meanwhile, Emma’s AP English class is reading Wuthering Heights, and she’s been assigned to mimic Bronte’s style in an epistolary format. With no one to confide in, she’s got a lot to write about. Emma and Dylan try to constrain their romance to the page–for fear of threatening Dylan’s chances of being adopted into another home. But the strength of first love is all-consuming, and they soon get enveloped in a passionate, secretive relationship with a very uncertain outcome.

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review*

Release Date: July 17th, 2018

My Thoughts: I love a modern re-imagining, so when Tiffany Brownlee approached me about reading her new book, Wrong in All the Right Ways, I was excited to see her take on a classic like Wuthering Heights.  Now, having not read Wuthering Heights yet, (it has been on my list FOREVER), I may have missed a few things, but I knew the story enough to understand the comparison.

This book was a super quick and easy read.  It started off strong and I liked the voice of our main character, Emma.  When we are introduced to her new foster brother, Dylan, there is instant chemistry between the two and it got me super excited for all the secret forbidden love moments- unfortunately it didn’t continue in that direction.  Their relationship quickly turned toxic, with both of them being complete morons.  I spent the majority of the book screaming at them, mostly at Emma, for all of the stupid decisions they were making, and not understanding how they could possibly think that they were doing the right thing to help their situation.  While the plot kept me engaged, a few of the major scenes felt a little disjointed and over dramatic and they came out of nowhere.  My favorite characters were Emma’s best friend, Karmin, and Karmin’s twin brother, Keegan (#teamKeegan).   Karmin provided great comic relief and was a surprisingly good friend to Emma (even though their friendship also came out of nowhere), and I liked Keegan A LOT more than Dylan.  Overall, this book was a quick read, but lacked the swoon-worthy love story that I was hoping for, and left me feeling kind of weird.

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