Friday, February 16, 2018

The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan

The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
Publication Date: February 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.
You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.
I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.

Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson.

I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.

Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy new contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series! 


4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I love Lexi Ryan's writing but I will admit that it has been a little while since I have read a book by her,  but when I read the blurb for this book I knew I had the get my hands on it.  Nic finds out on her wedding day that her twin is pregnant with her finance's baby. So she does what any girl would do, she runs away to a small town, pretends to be her sister and starts her new job as a nanny, the one her sister was supposed to have.  Add in a sexy single dad to all of that drama and I am in!!

Nicole just had her heart completely obliterated when she finds out the her sister is pregnant with her finance's baby.  I think it was more than just finding out he cheated, she's hurt because she is losing her sister, her twin, her best friend and only family.  She knows she can't stay there any more.  She needs to get out of town and start all over.  She takes her sisters purse by mistake and decides the best way to start over is by pretending to be her twin.  She never intended to take the job that her sister was leaving town for.  But she couldn't say no. But when she comes face to face with her new boss, she's thinking that maybe this was a mistake. 

Ethan is a single dad who is broken in his own way.  He's been living his life for the past three years for his daughter but has never really moved on from that heart breaking moment in his life.  When he meets the new nanny, things change.  At first having a nanny that he is so attracted to is not something that he wants but he can't let her go without a back up.  Ethan wants Nic, in ways he does not want to admit. He had never wanted a relationship, being afraid to get too close to someone again. But Nic changes everything he thought he wanted. She bring light back into his darkness.  She makes him feel alive, like he can breathe again. But not only is Nic still meaning her own broken heart she has secrets if her own.  And once those secrets are out things between them may never be the same. 

I loved this book.  For one Lilly completely stole the show.  She had her daddy and Nic wrapped around her little finger. She is a six year old girl who seems wise beyond her years, she's adorable and will just melt your heart.  

Ethan is that hero that you can't help but fall in love with.  Yes he's sexy and all that but it's the little be for his daughter and how much his family means to him that really got me. He is amazing, kind, loving and had his flaws which is what I loved.  He wasn't perfect but that's what made him lovable.  

Nic I admired so much.  She was just hurt by not only the man she was to spend her life e with but her sister. Yes she ran away but I don't think she felt sorry for herself in any way. She's had a rough life but has always managed to look on the right side, try to do good for her and her sister.  Her instant connection  and relationship with Lilly was adorable.  And her and Ethan were just so good together. 

What I loved about this book was the emotions it brought out.  It starts out with the worst possible betrayal and from that moment I was hooked, never wanting to put this book down. The storyline was unique in its own way. There were more emotional moments in this book than I expected but it was a really nice surprise.  The moments when Ethan opened up about his past just about killed me.  I felt for this man and I think in that moment you see how much him and Nic were alike in a way. How much they needed each other and how much they both needed to know that they were enough. Lexi Ryan hit this one out of the park. It's a fantastic start to a series that I know is going to be great. I cannot wait for the next one. 

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“Did somebody hurt you?” My gut knots with the question. You can’t save her, Ethan.
“You could say that.”
I step forward. Maybe that’s why she’s here on this impulsive visit to Jackson Harbor. Maybe she’s running from someone, escaping a home that’s not safe. “Do you have somewhere safe to go?”
“It’s not that kind of hurt,” she whispers. She swallows, and her gaze dips to my mouth. “Why are you so sad?”
Because you remind me of Elena. Because I couldn’t walk away from her either. “I’m just worried about you.” I don’t know if I step closer or if gravity pulls me that way, but in a breath, she’s at my fingertips and my thighs brush her knees.
“Will you do me a favor?” she asks, her attention still on my lips.
“Will you kiss me?”
“Nic . . .” I wait for the excuses to find their way onto my tongue, but they don’t, and I realize I don’t want an excuse to walk away from her. My whole body is warm and my fingers itch to touch her. The only thing I want is my mouth on hers. I want to taste her joy and sadness. I want to know how it feels to have that body pressed against mine.
I’m silent a beat too long, and she winces. “Sorry.”
“Don’t be. It’s not that I don’t want to, but you’re vulnerable.”
“Are you always so noble?”
“If you think my thoughts are noble right now, you’re even more naïve than I feared.” I lean my forehead against hers. Christ. Who am I kidding? She’s asking me to do something I’ve been thinking about since I first laid eyes on her. I couldn’t deny her if I wanted to, and I don’t want to. Not even a little.
I cup her face in my hand and run my thumb along her jaw.
She slides a hand behind my neck. “I like the way you look at me. You make me feel sexy. Wanted.”
“Who made you feel like you weren’t?”
“A mistake.”
“Then he didn’t deserve you.” I lower my mouth to hers, telling myself the kiss will be brief, that I won’t get carried away. But then her other hand joins the first behind my neck, and her breasts press against my chest. Her thighs part, and I step between them in my instinctive need to be closer. A soft moan slips from her lips as our mouths connect.
This girl kisses like she does everything else—with unabashed emotion. She doesn’t hide a thing she’s feeling, and I’m hard even before her mouth opens under mine and our tongues sweep across each other.
I thread one hand into her hair and slide the other up her bare leg, my fingers curling into the flesh of her hip while my thumb strokes her inner thigh. Her skirt is bunched around her waist, and it would be so easy to follow this soft skin up and find her panties. She’s making the sexiest sounds, and I’m dying to touch her, to find out if she’s as turned on as she sounds, but I keep my hand where it is and give her the kiss she asked for. I offer the evidence that she’s sexy and desirable, no matter what some asshole made her think.
The Wrong Kind of Love © 2018 by Lexi Ryan


Meet Lexi:
Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.
Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website:

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