Published by Self-Published on February 3, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Also in this series: Lights To My Siren, Halligan To My Axe
Sterling and Ruthie have more things in common than they realize, even though from the outside it doesn’t seem like they do.
Sterling is a decorated war hero.
Ruthie is an ex-con.
Their two worlds should’ve never collided, but fate has a way of turning life in the direction least expected. Now Ruthie has to try to come to terms with the fact that she’s in love with a biker who’s also a decorated Navy SEAL. One who leaves for months at a time with little to no advance warning, taking her heart with him each time he goes.
Sterling has a lot of things to overcome in order to have Ruthie, the biggest being her mind.
She doesn’t think she’s good enough.
He thinks she’s perfect.
Now it’s up to him to show her just how right he can be.
I hate that I have to say what I need to say in this review, but the things said in this post will be my honest opinion about Right to My Wrong by Lani Lynn Vale.
Ever since their encounter in Counter to My Intelligence I have been really looking forward to learning more about Sterling and Ruthie, as well as how these two individuals would become one. I seriously thought that after the enormous power punch that was Silas’ book that Sterling’s would’ve capitalized on its magnificence and that it would’ve turned out to be a great sequel, and while I loved the progression this story gave the series it sadly it fell short of my expectations.
I loved the mystery that was Ruthie’s character, and I loved the mystery that was Sterling’s character, but what I didn’t like was all the mysteries that cocooned these two that practically smothered their story.
When we first meet Ruthie she’s still dealing with the aftermath of her getting out of jail and having to deal with the how crappy the people in the town treats her because she “murdered” her husband, so when Sterling comes into the picture I was really hoping for something that would’ve made him stand out as much as Ruthie did other than him being a SEAL.
The obstacles they were fighting against, whether it was for page time or just to be together, was almost too much for two people to overcome. Let’s see, there was Sterling’s three foster siblings and the drama that surrounded them, his foster father and trying to hunt him down, his SEAL missions and the craziness that surrounded them, his birth mother and the mixed feelings he felt towards her, and navigating his relationship with Ruthie. On the other side we have Ruthie who’s dealing with a horrible loss, trying to make something of herself now that she’s outta jail, trying to combat the citizens of the town because they’re bored people, trying to overcome her messed up childhood, and trying to navigate through her relationship with Sterling.
See all that they were dealing with?! I really felt this book would’ve done a better job of meshing with me if it was longer, giving ample page time to work out each of these conflicts in a way that it wouldn’t felt rushed.
In the first 65% of Right to My Wrong by Lani Lynn Vale I was hooked, I was up till the early hours of the next day reading. But it was the last 35% that didn’t sit well with me.
Enjoyable story nonetheless.