BXTCHES Gotta Warn: Here’s the truth. Technically, the books in this series could be read as stand-alones. I mean, if you come across the blurb for. . .say. . .book #2.5 (Fling) and think “it’s only 100 pages, I can knock this out in an hour”, then I suppose you can, but let me offer up this warning as well. Just in case this is the very first review of mine that you have brightened your day with, then you should know that I am usually the one who will tell you to read books in the order in which they were written. I mean, I understand why an author would indicate that a book could be read out of order, all by itself. I wouldn’t want to lose a sale either. So, let me explain to you why you might not need to read these books in order, but you should. Right gives us Everly and Sawyer’s story. Now, we meet Everly in Wrong (Sophie and Luke | book #1). She and Sophie work at the same coffee shop. It is within those pages that we learn of Everly’s super serious, somewhat creepy crush on her brother’s best friend, who happens to be a professor at the college where Everly attends. So, even though you are quite busy during that story falling in love with everything Sophie and Luke, there will be a part of you wondering where that stalking story is headed. We get the answer to that and much more in Right, but since the seeds were planted in Wrong, I am someone who thinks you should certainly start there. I really hope that makes a bit of sense to you BXTCHES. Let’s get this going.
Right will be told through Everly’s POV with the epilogue coming Straight Outta Sawyer.
I guess we should probably play a game of catch up right quick. Everly has been in love with Finn Camden (her brother’s best friend) ever since she was six years old and he caught her eye as she was stepping off of the school bus, decked out with a Strawberry Shortcake backpack and all. Okay, technically that information came from this book, not the last one. But it is during Wrong that we learn about Everly’s lifelong crush on Finn as well as the plan that she has worked out that, if all goes well, will end with her being Mrs. Finn Camden.
Unfortunately for Everly, Finn does not share in the plan that would make Everly his wife and as much as he tries to drop hints, she ain’t picking them up. That is until Thanksgiving and Everly is forced to hitch a ride with Sawyer, Finn’s older brother.
Hopefully you got to know Everly in book #1, but in case you skipped it, you should know that her personality is the type that calls it like she sees it, she really doesn’t hold back or bite her tongue much. She quickly finds out however, that her and Sawyer Camden have that very same something in common. And Everly promptly finds out that someone with the inability to bite their tongue is not as cute as she once thought.
Sawyer is pretty persistent when it comes to forcing Everly into his train of thought. He even goes as far as hacking into her Facebook and changing her relationship status, which brings her lots of congratulations. . .from her mom all the way to Finn. I guess right here is a good place to tell you that Sawyer is super rich, like borderline billionaire, which is how he has the ability to hack into a Facebook account or I suppose that’s how he has the ability. Anyway, the motherfucker is super rich.
It doesn’t take long before Everly figures out that maybe her life plan never included Finn and that maybe, just maybe Sawyer is the one meant for her. And while Sawyer’s life may have brought him many women, once Everly caught his eye, those beautiful peepers never wandered.
Even though there was some drama in the first book, Right kicks it up a notch and unfortunately for you BXTCHES there is nothing about the drama that I can unveil. But, I will tell you this much. . .I am a sucker for some good drama, maybe it’s all those years watching Jerry and Jenny and Ricki and Oprah, who knows, but I love it, especially when it’s angsty and teeth grinding. But I love it even more when the character who was done wrong makes the one who was an asshole really work for redemption. It didn’t really happen that way in Right. Before you jump all up on my shit, I understood what the author was doing and why all was forgiven so quickly, I’m just sayin’ that I like a bit of struggle where the apology is concerned, I don’t like when the hands are washed and the bed is swiftly unmade.
The characters (leading and otherwise) bring everything that this series has to offer to life. I know that sounds kinda like a “well, duh” moment, I mean what else are they suppose to do, right? But, in some books/series, the focus is so spotlighted on the main characters, that sometimes the supporting cast is almost a second thought, but in this series, it seems that Jana Aston put just as much effort in creating a wonderful supporting cast as she did the main stars. Going into this book, I was worried how the dynamic was going to get played with the Everly/Finn obstacle. During Wrong, that particular relationship actually happening seemed a bit too big for Everly, but I wasn’t sure how it was going to get worked out in this story and even after we learn that Sawyer is the brother to Finn, I was a bit skeptical, but you BXTCHES have nothing to worry about, Jana Aston did it up Right (man, and she made it easy to make some plays on words). It is during Everly’s story that we meet Sandra-Sawyer’s assistant and the focus of the novella that follows Right. We also get the intro to Chloe. Chloe is Everly’s BFF and self-proclaimed accident waiting to date or dating accident, however you want to look at it. And if you think that you were going to get away and not hear from Sophie and Luke, well you would be Wrong (see!!).
Everly and Sawyer really know how to bring the fireworks to the bedroom. I wasn’t expecting anything less, but after reading Luke and Sophie, my desires were a bit high, but those motherfuckers hit em’ all. I mean they hit that shit in the bedroom, in supply closets, in bathrooms. . .there is heat, there is some really awesome dirty talk, there is passion. . .it’s all there for the taking, you BXTCHES just gotta grab it.
So, next up is Sandra’s story. Sandra only gets a novella, but it’s pretty sufficient in laying her cards out. Since I’m all about hanging the proverbial cock right in front of you BXTCHES, Sandra is Sawyer’s assistant and it takes Everly all of about 2 minutes of being around her and Gabe (Sawyer’s CFO) for her to realize that there is some serious electricity happening. . .now she just has to make them both aware of it. Remember Samantha Baker in Sixteen Candles filling out the sex questionnaire and Jake Ryan ending up with it? Just go with that.
My favorite things about falling in love with a series like Wrong is the escape. The thrill of not doing anything but walking side by side with your favs. The feeling of digging in so deep, that you are almost there. That’s what Jana Aston is so good at, the captivation, the departure from reality, the imagination, the love. I cannot wait to see what comes from her fingertips next.