Monday, May 11, 2020

Book Review: Wrong Turn

I have been receiving the BEST review books as of late so stick around because I promise to fill your summer reading list!

If you know me,  you know one of my favorite things are ROAD TRIPS. My family and I usually take one every summer, and since it looks like coronavirus thinks we need to sit this summer out, I jumped at the chance of a road trip romance book!
Wrong Turn - Samantha Chase

Chelsea Cooper thinks her best friend’s fiancĂ© is the world’s biggest jerk.

She’s never really been one to make waves, but when it comes to that guy, Chelsea’s willing to make an exception. There’s just no way she can let her best friend make the biggest mistake of her life by marrying him. She’ll do anything to stop the wedding, even if it means teaming up with the one person who’s an even bigger jerk—the groom-to-be’s best friend.

Drew Russo thinks his best friend’s fiancĂ©e’s best friend is the prickliest woman alive.

Everything about Chelsea aggravates him. She’s too structured, too uptight, and too opinionated—especially when it comes to her thoughts on his best friend. When he’s tasked with keeping her away from their best friends’ secret wedding, Drew knows he’s in for one hell of a challenge. Never mind the days he’ll have to spend trapped in a car with the world’s most annoying woman.

The plan is simple enough—keep Chelsea from interfering with the wedding. But between distractions, delays and detours, they discover they aren’t the enemies they thought they were. And sometimes a wrong turn can lead you in the right direction.

I have to just start by telling you that I started and finished this one in just a few hours. I was having such a great time with this book that I've already decided that I'm a fan of this author and I need the rest of this series. All of them are stand alone, but I need more of these!

In this we have Chelsea, who comes off as kind of a stick in the mud, kind of the Debbie Downer of the group. When she finds out her best friend Bianca is engaged to Jimmy, she is less than thrilled. It doesn't seem like she dislikes Jimmy but maybe the idea of it being too quick has her worried. When Bianca and Jimmy decide to elope, and not tell Chelsea for fear she'll ruin the wedding, they enlist Jimmy's best friend Drew to keep her away.

Of course, Chelsea figures it out, so Drew hatches a plan to stall her for as long as possible. It starts with a flight that he of course misses because he "gets lost" on the highway. A few other mishaps has them taking a road trip to South Carolina for Chelsea to crash this wedding. During the trip though, Drew and Chelsea (formerly not particularly fond of each other) learn that maybe they didn't really know each other at all and this trip might leave them as friends.... or more. A wild series of shenanigans ensues with them both learning a lot about each other and themselves.

I loved this! While it doesn't have sexy details we find in a lot of romances, we get just enough to fully enjoy it. I loved the evolution of Drew and Chelsea, I loved Chelsea's big moment with Bianca. If I had to list a con, I guess I'd say more craziness on the actual trip. It was pretty seamless I thought, except for the Chesapeake Bridge incident (though, I have to be fair and say I'm team Chelsea on that and I feel like I'd do the same thing). So minor and that is me being VERY picky.

If you are looking for a fun romance, something with just enough heat to keep you satisfied, this is the one to add to your summer reading list! Absolutely 5 stars from me, this one was fun. I'm always happy to find a new author and I'm excited to read more from Samantha Chase!

A *huge* thank you to Social Butterfly PR and Samantha Chase for having me on this tour and sending me a copy for review!
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Eli@CoachDaddy said...

Samantha Chase sounds like my kind of author. Do you like it better when a writer creates a series or a bunch of standalone novels? I wonder if someday some will get linked together.

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Oooh I have never heard of this author before but sounds like I need to acquaint myself. Adding her to my Goodreads!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, glad to hear you loved this one. I do like a good road trip book!