The Wrong Way
A New Adult Romance From Amazon Bestselling & USA Today Recommended
Author Casey Harvell
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Jordan McKinney spends most of her life in a small town. After high school she goes to work as a server in the town bar. Her past is something that she can’t let go of. It leaves her feeling worthless and deserving of the life she leads.
After her step-mom kicks her out Jordan tries to make it on her own for the first time at twenty-three. It’s hard—and she manages to do it. The thing is she can only afford to stay in a really bad area.
When a mysterious and sexy stranger shows up at her bar Jordan can’t believe that he even notices her—hell, stands up for her!
Jordan learns that change happens whether you’re ready for it or not. She wants to fade away—but this mystery man won’t let her. Can she come to terms with her past and allow him in? It seems she constantly does everything—THE WRONG WAY
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Anyone who walks through this place on a Friday night that I don’t know is just passing through. Believe me—I know everyone in this town. I have lived here almost all my life. So when something like that walks through the crappy bar doors, I notice. Hell, every damn woman here notices.
What’s the difference between me and the rest of the women that now swoon over Mr. Hottie-pants who leans casually against the bar? I know damn well that I don’t have a chance in hell. Girls like me? We’re meant for the background. Meant to fade into it and go without notice.
I continue on with my job like any other night—a night where some Adonis doesn’t ooze sex appeal that wafts around like a pheromone-filled cologne. I sneak a peek at him while I bring the zillionth tray to my disorderly customers and he catches me. Shit, he’s hot.
I grab the final glass to fill the small drink tray in my hand (again). My table is a rowdy bunch of college morons and to say they’re drunk is a gross understatement. They’re so drunk that they begin to worry me. After this round I’ll have to send Danny over to cut them off. I don’t get paid enough to do that shit.
“Hey—” a voice slurs as an audible slap sounds. He. Did. Not. Yep—he did! This guy seriously just grabbed my ass. “Put the pitcher here.” He laughs at his own drunken rudeness.
I know that I shouldn’t do anything, but I can’t really stop myself. “I’m sorry.” I say sweetly. “Where did you want this pitcher?” The fucker points to the table in front of him with a smile on his face…a smile that quickly changes to a look of shock when I proceed to pour the entire contents of the pitcher over his head.
“You bitch!” The guy screams and flips the table as he stands with more speed than someone as drunk as him should.
Uh-oh. See—this is why I’m not supposed to do this. Danny (aka my boss/bar owner/bouncer) is busy across the bar. The drunken beer-covered fool in front of me is hella-pissed and towers over me. Whoops!
You think that’s enough to give me pause, make me back down or shut the fuck up? Nope, not me. See, that makes sense and I’m not a fan of that at all. “I’m sorry!” I say brashly. “I assumed when you grabbed my ass you wanted to wear your beer.”
The man raises his hand high above him and I know what comes next. I don’t flinch though—instead I stand my ground. The group of friends behind him splits. Half of them try to calm him while the other half eggs him on. Maybe a second before the drunken asshole’s fist crashes into me an even larger more impressive hand shoots out from behind me. I expect to see Danny behind me so I’m quite speechless when I see the gorgeous piece of man from the bar instead.
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TITLE~ The Wrong Way
AUTHOR~ Casey Harvell
GENRE~ New Adult-Romance
PUBLISHED~ January 14, 2015
PURCHASED/COST~ Review Copy/ARC
MY RATING~ 4/5
I was provided with a Review Copy/ARC for review.
I am so glad that Author Casey Harvell ventured into the New Adult Romance sub-genre! Her books have always intrigued me, but until now, were all just outside my preferred genres. I was beyond thrilled to get the invite for early review of this book!
I LOVED The Wrong Way! Like really LOVE loved the story line! I could totally go for a sequel! I don't know that that's in the cards though...
Like I said in the beginning, the story itself rocked! I was hooked from the get go! My only real issue with the book was that the tense wasn't always consistent, but it didn't take away from the story much. It was more a slight annoyance. If not for that little hang-up, this book would have been a SOLID 5 for me.
The characters and relationships, whether familiar, romantic, or friendly, in The Wrong Way were amazing! They were so real and relatable no matter who you are. Emotions are definitely evoked throughout this book! Serious kudos to Author Casey Harvell for her work here!
About the Author
Amazon Bestselling and USA Today Recommended Author Casey Harvell resides in the great Hudson River Valley of NY with her husband and their two sons. Casey is slightly zombie obsessed. She uses the word ‘boom’ and attaches ‘pants’ on the end of words frequently.
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