A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright’s brains out and all I got was this broken heart.
He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.
The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.
A second chance might destroy us both.
Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.
Throughout the Wright series, Austin Wright has been the one sibling who doesn’t seem to take anything seriously. He’s the good time guy who indulges in alcohol and women and more often than not, spends his days and his nights in a constant state of drunkenness. Austin’s tolerance for alcohol makes it seem like he has a handle on his drinking, but his family, his friends, and even those readers who have witnessed his actions since the beginning of the series see Austin for who he is – an alcoholic who would rather go through life numb and half lit than acknowledge just how out of control he’s allowed his drinking and his life to become.
Julia Banner knows a thing or two about bad boys, and her short relationship with Austin Wright and how it ended solidified her need to choose ‘safe’ guys – ones who wouldn’t hurt her because she would never allow them to know the real Julia or to get close enough to break her like the men in her past.
But here’s the thing about Austin and Julia – because she works for Wright Construction and is good friends with the women who share their lives with the other Wright brothers, Austin and Julia’s paths constantly intersect and regardless of how much they fight and how much Julia seems to hate Austin, there’s always been a connection between them – one that overpowers rational thought and makes them both yearn for a second chance despite the constant state of turmoil that seems to exist between them and the fact that Austin’s drinking is a problem he won’t admit.
Austin and Julia’s journey in The Wright Mistake is volatile and unsteady. Their issues with one another don’t begin to describe just how difficult finding their way back to each other will be because that’s not the only thing they have to contend with when it comes to making things right. Austin and Julia both have pasts that haven’t been truly dealt with and unless they can be open and honest about how past events have shaped them and hash out why there’s so much anger and hostility when it comes to their feelings for each other, anything they try to build will implode just like it did before.
I have to admit that I had a difficult time getting into this story. I didn’t understand Austin and Julia’s frame of mind, which made it difficult to figure out why they act and say the things that they do, especially since their back stories weren’t provided until further into the story. As the story played out, though, it did start to explain their pasts and how those experiences presently affect them and there are some pretty big reasons for how they both act, which helped me feel better about the story as a whole.
The Wright Mistake is an emotional read because there are life changing events that occur that affect more than just Austin and Julia and when those things happen, the dynamics of the Wright siblings as well as those closest to them will be shaken to their core.
K. A. Linde does a great job of illustrating the volatile feelings that are at play between Austin and Julia for much of their story. There is not an easy fix for what Austin broke between them and while he wants to change and be a better man for Julia, he still has to acknowledge his problem with drinking because without him admitting his issue, the alcohol controls his actions not himself.
The Wright siblings are forever changed with the decisions that are made and the unforeseen situations that they experience, and while everything that happens seems to make them closer, it also shows them exactly how cruel life can be and how short the time is they have with those they love, so they better make it count.
4 Poison Apples
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.