Format: ARC (thank you, Macmillan!)
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.
WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS is described as a modern-day retelling of WUTHERING HEIGHTS, but with more drama, romance, and twists. This novel follows Emma, whose family welcomes a foster brother, Dylan, to their home. Emma and Dylan eventually fall in love, and drama ensues.
This novel was cheesy and over-the-top dramatic, don’t get me wrong. But somehow, the drama of this book was so captivating that I finished reading this book in two sittings. I wasn’t a huge fan of Dylan, mostly because he was so up and down throughout the whole novel. He was pretty angry and controlling, I thought – for example, he was super angry with Emma for applying to schools that weren’t close to home because he wanted her to stay close to him. Um. Okay. I also felt like this relationship was so so so instalove-y and more fueled on lust than on actual, genuine love, mostly because they met in the first chapter and started making out by the time I read third of the book. But I could be wrong. However, something about the ending really made me bump this book up a little bit – I just really appreciate how much Dylan and Emma matured.
WRONG IN THE RIGHT WAYS is extremely cliche, but for some reason, I kept on reading. If you enjoy Wattpad novels and Kasie West books and other contemporary romances, you will definitely love this. Especially if you have a thing for broody, mysterious boys from broken homes, and enjoy the drama that comes from car accidents (and a consequent coma) and love triangles. Overall, if you enjoy any of these things, you will definitely love this novel (plus the cover is just gorgeous).
Thank you to Macmillan for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Alice is an 19 year old college student who loves the oxford comma, television shows, and the company of dogs. She finds writing in the third person odd yet enjoyable. You can find her scrolling through Twitter, Instagram, and forever organizing her shelves on Goodreads.