Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Wright Secret by K.A. Linde - Review


Author: K.A. Linde
Publication Date:  9 January, 2018
Publisher: K.A. Linde, Inc
Series:  The Wright Series, book 4
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 

Book Description:

new brother’s-best-friend stand alone romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I was just his best friend’s little sister.

But he was always more than that to me.

After twelve years of pining over Patrick’s easy smile, baby blues, and captivating charm, I decide to take matters into my own hands—and completely blow my chance.

Who knew a self-proclaimed manwhore would decide to be a gentleman the first time I’m naked in his bed? Definitely, not me. But when I land there again, neither of us has any intention of stopping.

There’s only one problem: nobody can know. Especially not my three older brothers. If they found out, all hell would break loose.

So I’m willing to keep our secret. Because I want him Wright here, right now.


My Review:

I was so excited to get my hands on this book, I have been a fan of Morgan's from the beginning of the series.  I love that she is this strong, independent, hard working, caring heroine.  A take no crap while still being kind and gracious kind of character and gah, haven't we all been mooning over Patrick since day one as well?

Morgan and Patrick are a friends to lovers romance, though I can say with certainty that friends is never what Morgan wanted their relationship classified as.  It was a secret only to Patrick how Morgan felt about him and the only thing that must have kept him from seeing her as more than his best friend's little sister is sheer will power and fear of ruining relationships.  Once those two get together it is clear that friendship is never what either wanted.

I loved their relationship.  I loved the strength of Morgan, I loved the stoicness of Patrick.  I loved that he was willing to stand behind or beside her, however she needed him, that he never placed himself in front of her.  I love that he jut wanted her to be her, to do what she loves and to find a way to make space for him.  That he didn't want to take everything away from her so she could be with him, but that he wanted to be an do everything with her.  His main goal to be her support as she navigated this typically 'man's world'.

I will say hat I was completely put off by Jensen in this book.  Even at the end when he 'saw the light' I kind of felt like it was a little too late.  He brushed Morgan's concerns off without a thought and I was really turned off by that.  If it hadn't been for the fact that I have already read his book, this one may have kept me from ever wanting to know more about him.  I expected better of the 'head' of the family, to me he really showed an ugly side.  I don't know, maybe it is the stress he is going thought opening his own business, leaving his past in the hands of someone else and he is struggling to let go, but I can't get past how easy it was for him to lay blame at Morgan's feet, or simply disregard her concerns and honestly that is one of the main reasons this was a 4 start and not a 5 star for me.

On a better note, I loved seeing the glimpses Sutton and David, I am so anxious to get my hands on their story and also a bit terrified that it's going to make me bawl like a baby.  I won't go into that too much incase you haven't read the previous books, because while this is considered a stand-alone and can be read that way it is one of those stand-alone within a series books and at least or Sutton's story (which is coming next) there are significant developments that occur in previous books.

The Wright Secret is another great read in this 'series', the romance is as always lovely and totally swoon-worthy.  Our patient Patrick has a bit of a dominate streak which is *waggle eyebrows*.  The drama is just right with out a ton of angst thrown in.  There is some drama that I felt didn't get the proper follow through, like what the heck happened at Patrick's job...what happened with Bailey.  I needed some really goo closure there and that didn't happen.  I do love how the Wright family drama wrapped up and the possibilities that it puts on the table for future books, though I am totally still mad at Jensen and may never get over his arseholery.

If you are looking for a fantastic Contemporary Romance series, you need to get your hands on this one.  Like I said above you can read these books as standalones but I highly suggest reading them in order as they do in some way build on each other, it's not significant but I think enough that you will notice a difference.  In the end you will want to go back and learn all about this family from the beginning so why not start there anyway, ha.  




K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.


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