The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde
The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde isn’t really new but it’s a great romance with just the right amount of drama to keep you thoroughly entertained to the very end. I enjoyed it immensely. Maybe not because it’s an award-winning book (it isn’t) or that it stands out that much from other romance novels (it doesn’t), but because Linde manages to blend and balance all those necessary components of a great romance with absolute perfection.
The story-line combines several classic tropes in a delicious mix. It’s about PhD-student Emery that, after discovering her boyfriend is a cheating douchebag, up-ends her life and moves back to her old hometown. Swearing off men, she’s intent on starting over and just spend time with family and friends. But when her best friend drags her to the wedding of one of the Wright sisters, she ends up having a hot and heavy makeout session with Jensen Wright – the older brother of her high-school boyfriend, Landon. It’s not supposed to lead to anything, but when Emery and Jensen keep running in to each other, their sizzling chemistry only grows stronger. But Jensen only does hook-ups and keeps too many secrets. Scorching hot sex just won’t be enough.
Right so. The Wright Brother has everything going for it. A rich, influential family with three, hot brothers, check. Grumpy, sexy, male MC who’s lost his faith in women. A billionaire CEO. A female MC who’s been cheated on, goes back home and discovers she’s really hot for a man she despise. Check, check and check.
This was one hundred percent entertainment one hundred percent of the read. There are so many interesting side characters, which of course is a win. There are several plot-twists which is awesome AF! If there aren’t any surprises it’s just plain boring and The Wright Brother is the opposite of boring. And then there’s some sexy nooky to spice things up. Nooky’s truly a crucial ingredient in love stories. Smut quality and quantity is key. Linde manages pretty well on the quality-side of things. The quantity though was a bit on the cheap side. But then I usually always want more of the good stuff. 🙂
The only thing I didn’t like (and I can’t imagine Linde’s thought process when writing this) was how Jensen – in the very first sentence in the first chapter written from his POV – called his little sister a whore. There are so many things wrong with that I don’t even know where to begin. Because really, whore is not a word that can be used lovingly by a brother about his sister. So either Linde wanted her readers to instantly dislike Jensen or I’m getting too old to keep up with contemporary English. And since I refuse to believe the latter, I’ll go with the former.
But in conclusion, if you can live with the whore-thing, The Wright Brother is more or less the perfect romance novel.
I'm a Swedish book nerd reading mostly steamy English romance novels. And since there is so much good stuff out there, and so much shitty stuff too. I just want to give credit where it's due (and diss the rest).