Author: K.A. Linde
Publication Date: 29 May, 2018
Series: The Wright Duet, book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
A new sexy contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
Secrets swarm all around. My world is crumbling under the strain. I don’t know if we can survive this. My heart is in the Wright place. But is his?
The Wright One is the last book in the Wright Love Duet that began in The Wright Love. Find out if Sutton and David survive their world of secrets in the conclusion to the Wright Love duet!
So something interesting happened to me during the reading of this book, something that has never happened in the 4 years that I have been blogging my book reviews. I adored this book, until the epilogue. What say you wench? I know, I know, I can hardly believe it myself but in the short matter of an epilogue this went from a 5 star read for me to a 4 star and some may say that I am being too sensitive but the fact is two sentences from the epilogue stand out to me even now well over a week after reading and while I enjoyed this story from start to almost finish the fact is that the finish that colored my view is also the only things I can really truly focus on now when I think about this whole duet.
Let's start with what I loved:
I was actually quite nervous to pick up this second book after the cliff hanger, I was really worried that Sutton was going to take forever to get her act together and realize that maybe not only had David made mistakes but that she had been a bit prejudice against him from the beginning due to her feelings about the loss of Maverick, and honestly who can really blame her. She has suffered a traumatic loss and is truly just now coming to terms with that that means for her future and her sons. Thankfully it doesn't take her long to realize that perhaps she could have taken a moment to catch her breath and listened before pointing fingers and letting fear take hold of the words that she let fly. I think it is not an uncommon sentiment that many readers find Sutton to be a tad frustrating through this duet but I think we all also are quick to remind ourselves that if we are lucky enough to have never been through her struggle than we must understand that grief takes many forms and goes though many transformations before the grieving are whole again. She is also very young and dealing with what must seem like the entire world on her shoulders.
I loved David, will always love David. He is the perfect man to pick up Sutton's pieces due to his own history of trials and loss. He is patience and grace even when he has the entire Wright clan bearing down on him for a misdeed. At every turn he is gentle with Sutton and Jason's hearts all while fighting his own personal battles, ones that he thought he had won long ago. I loved getting to know him better even as convoluted as his history is it leads to a better understanding of this quiet, gentle, graceful man.
The Wright's and the Calloway family. First the Wright's...Y'all, I have a love/hate relationship with this family. I never know if I should applaud them or berate them, haha. They are either all up in your business or completely letting you flounder on your own until someone notices at the last minute that you are about to drown. They are so tight knit and yet sometimes I don't feel like they know each other at all. Now, I get that I am seeing snapshots of the family as a whole and maybe I am missing out on times when they have been sitting with Sutton quietly, bringing her meals, caring for her. What I see instead is a family that takes a backseat to Sutton until she is in their presence and then they try to coddle her. Never having gone through what Sutton is going through I can't say if that is the right response to her grief or not but considering the fact that in a year Sutton never truly grieves the loss of her spouse I have to question their methods. I love that in the end they always come together and hold each other up but I question the amount of times each of these siblings have had to learn to barely tread water or sink before being rescued. Honestly it doesn't make me love them any less because as a whole they are an amazing family but it does make me want to shake them all at least a few times and ask them what they think their doing, ha. The Calloway's, David's mother and sister. Dude (David) you are so much better than me. I think that I might have run and never looked back and forget the forgiveness, I am not sure I could put up with either of those women in my life. I know they came and set things right but dang, they sure did cause a lot of pain and suffering before ever getting there. Again, David is simply grace and patience.
My hopes and I think that K.A. Linde is totally setting us up for this is that we will get more stories from this group of people. We have the two cousins, the two best friends of Sutton and now Katherine, David's sister. That's at least three more books and I am anxiously awaiting them. Yes even though the epilogue left a bitter taste in my mouth I want more!
So what set my teeth on edge, well I don't want to give away too much but I will say these two things.
1. You do not have to go to public school to be a social or a socialized child. There are ways to maybe getting your point across when you are talking about an extroverted child and wanting to give them the experience of a large class room setting without offending a fairly decent sized group of people. Now for this one I will admit that it hits close to home as I am a homeschool mom and I take great umbrage with the fact that it is widely believed that homeschooled children are anti-social and unsocialized when that is simply not the case and one sentence in the epilogue, in my opinion, persists in continuing that false belief.
2. A family does not have to have legal paperwork to be a "real family". I real family is what ever you make it. I am also a little saddened that this incident occurs because I think it takes away from the memory of Maverick. A person shouldn't need 'paperwork' for everyone to know 'to whom you belong', they should know it because of the way you treat each other. Now, here I have no first hand knowledge but I felt quite taken aback at the idea that that family wasn't 'real' or was some how incomplete because of a lack of legal documents and it broke my heart a tad.
I am no writer, so honestly I know nothing, but I feel like there must have been some better way to have handled that moment with out in a way backhanding two groups of people and as I said those two incidents simply just left a bitter taste and took this book that I had loved and had waited on for so long and tarnished it for me. Take my feelings on that with a grain of salt, it is what it is and as I said I will be back for more because all in all I have loved this series from the very fist book and I know you will too!
~ HAPPY READING ~
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A sexy new contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…
I have the perfect life. Until the day my husband tragically dies. Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan. When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart. But he’s determined to do right by me. Could he be the Wright love?
The Wright Love is the first book in the Wright Love Duet, and Sutton and David's story will conclude in The Wright One—coming May 29th! Get ready for your newest binge read.
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.