Righting a Wrong (A Ripple Effect Romance Novella, Book 3)

Righting a Wrong (A Ripple Effect Romance Novella, Book 3)

by Rachael Anderson


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Seven years ago, Cambri Blaine fled her small hometown of Bridger, Colorado after her senior year of high school ended in a fiasco. But now her father needs help, and Cambri has no choice but to return home. So with trepidation, she takes a leave of absence from the landscape architecture firm where she works and heads home, hoping against hope that Jace Sutton is no longer around and that the past can stay where it belongs-in the past.

If only life worked that way.

Jace never expected to see Cambri again. After she walked out of his life without a backward glance, he was left with no choice but to try to forget her and move on. But now that Cambri is back and looking more beautiful and sophisticated than ever, some of those old feelings resurface, and Jace instinctively knows, for the sake of his heart, that he needs to avoid her at all costs.

If only it were that easy.

The Ripple Effect Romance Series
Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors.

"Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course- one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love."

Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford
Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin
Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson
Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White
Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver
Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781941363027
Publisher: HEA Publishing
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Series: Ripple Effect Romance , #3
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

Customer Reviews

Righting a Wrong (A Ripple Effect Romance Novella, Book 3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
l_manning More than 1 year ago
Cambri made the decision to leave her hometown and make her way in the world. Of course, this meant leaving her father and best friend behind. Right after said best friend had indicated he might want to make their friendship a little something more. Seven years later Cambri is back to help her ailing father. Of course, coming home manages to bring up many feelings she thought she had gotten rid of, including ones she might have had for her best friend Jace. It doesn't help that she keeps running into Jace everywhere. Jace and Cambri soon discover that old friendships die hard, and maybe there's a chance that old wrongs can actually be righted. This was a very sweet book. Cambri had to make a decision when her best friend Jace made a bit of a move. Still dealing with the death of her mother, Cambri decided to follow her heart and live her dreams by going to the school she always wanted far from home. This allowed her to start the career she always wanted on the east coast. Of course, this kept her away from her home town for a long time. Part of this was career and part was not wanting to deal with everything she left behind. When her father falls ill though, Cambri is forced to return home. It proves to be just as difficult as she had thought it would be, but of course the feelings she feld didn't just disappear. I liked that Cambri followed her heart. Sometimes you need to focus on your needs, and that's exactly what Cambri did. It allowed her to gain some clarity she wouldn't have had previously. She and Jace had a very sweet relationship. I liked that there was tension between them, but it wasn't held out too long just for the sake of the story. It followed a more natural course. Both Jace and Cambri were given chances to grow and change in the process of rediscovering each other. This was a super quick read, and it was so much fun to read. For a quick and sweet romance, check this book out. Book provided for review.
quibecca More than 1 year ago
Cambri thinks that her life is all that she has ever wanted and then her dad has a heart attach, making her return to her childhood home that she never wanted to return to.  She also had to return to help her father, who she never felt she was good enough for.  How sad is that?  She also ran away from some things in her hometown that she didn't think she was ready to face. Then walks in Jace.  Let's just start with his name.  Jace...Yes, please ;).  I love a man to swoon over in a book.  The the short pages of this novel, it is very easy to fall in love with Jace.  It's also very easy to feel bad for him.  Such a hard worker, and loyal grandson.  He was such a great character.  He had such a great personality. Cambri, I liked because she seemed like a strong woman to me, just a little afraid of facing things from the past.  Although, going into my past would be a terrifying thing ;).  I would never want to live those years again...hehe.  She was feisty, and had a good head on her shoulders, and a great career.  Made me happy that she was an independent woman....Until returning home, and realizing that independence isn't all it's cracked up to be. This is such a sweet story, of love, missed opportunities, and forgiveness.  I cried happy tears in this book.  Who doesn't love a sappy romance?  Well if you do, then shame on you ;).  Sappy romances are so fantastic.  They can't help but make you feel happy.   If you want, a sweet, sappy (and in my opinion "sappy" is a huge compliment), quick story to read this is just the book for you.   I love how much I felt for these characters.  So much so, that I wanted the book to keep going, it was then that I realized that it's #3 in the series.  Although I think each can be read as a stand alone, but it would have been fun to read the ones before.  Like I said before, I am going to fix that pronto :). It's so beautifully written, that I just wanted to sit on the front porch in the story and bask in the beautiful landscape.  I felt like I was while reading.  Such a cute story!
Luvmyhootie More than 1 year ago
Second Chance romance Righting A Wrong was the story I was both anxious to get to and anxious to put off. This one was all about Jace Sutton and after meeting him in Silver Linings I wasn't really fond of him. I knew he had some past pain to overcome and I wanted to know what it was but the way he treated his then girlfriend Eden and his best friend Drew I didn't know if I would like him. This is when I met Cambri Blaine. She is the source of Jace's angst and his high school best friend turned love interest. The two were an unlikely pairing back in the day. She was the popular girl and he was the quiet, nerdy type but their friendship was solid. He was a shoulder to lean on after her mother passed away and she couldn't connect with her father and she was the ultimate unattainable girl for him. An incident in their senior year ended their friendship and sent Cambri running for the hills and the two spent six years not speaking because of it. This incident was the source of Jace's gruff personality in both Silver Linings and throughout most of this story, so what was it? A kiss. Just a simple kiss between friends that ended in such a catastrophe. Looking a little deeper it was so much more than that. Finding out there was more to Jace left me feeling a mix of emotions about him but I ultimately started to fall for him. It was a gradual change but it did happen. He's been butt hurt all these years over kissing his best friend and having her leave town alltogether shortly after that without so much as a goodbye. That can really mess with your head of you let and boy did Jace let it. He hasn't had healthy relationships because of it and after losing Eden to his best friend I thought he would become insufferable but I was happy to see when Cambri came back it didn't take long in her presence to warm up to the Jace I knew was under there. At one time he had been a sweet guy with a kind heart and an amazing personality and the change in him after everything happened was staggering. He wasn't an abusive jerk but he was cold and aloof especially when he was dating poor Eden. It's hard to love someone when they are still stuck on someone else and can't give you what you need and I understood why Eden had to leave him. Cambri was a character I wanted to hate for leaving behind a young and wounded Jace all those years ago but after seeing what she had to deal with I got why she left. Her mothers death was hard on her but it was ten times harder on her father who became despondent and almost mean spirited. His constant nagging of Cambri and belittling her choices in life is what finally made her run off to a college as far away from home as possible. Cambri wanted to live her life and do what she wanted without her father or anyone else's influence to get in her way. Leaving everything you know and finding your own path in life takes guts and Cambri found her reserves deep within herself. She didn't want to be stuck in her small town and left to follow her dreams. Cambri comes back into town to care for her father after a heart attack and tries to help him get back on his feet. I finally got a taste of what she had to deal with as younger woman alone with her miserable father and wanted to hug this girl. Her dad was a curmudgeon old fart who fought her tooth and nail and whenever she felt herself getting angry with him I too started to get mad right along with her. Her situation reminded me so much of my own in dealing with my mother it was unreal at times how similar her father's character was to my mom. There were times where I was yelling at her to pick up a garden shovel and knock him in the head a few times but she had way more patience than I do. Jace seemed to be able to handled her father a little bit better so it was great to see him help her out and take some of the stress off her hands. Second Chance romance makes some of the most beautiful stories and I was glad that Jace and Cambri got to clear the air between them. It wasn't instant and it took some time and effort on both their parts but I loved watching them slowly heal their friendship. Jace got his own POV in this book and while it was nice having that inside look at him but I would have liked more from his character. It felt like his parts were few and far between while getting to know Cambri. Righting A Wrong might have been the one I wasn't too excited about at first but the story I got totally turned my opinion around and had me melting by the time I was finished. It's extra special when a damaged guy gets his happy ending.
Wanda_Barefoot More than 1 year ago
This is book three in the Ripple Effects Romance series. It's about Jace Sutton who was dating Eden in book two but lost her to his best friend, Drew. Which was alright with Jace because his heart would always belong to his best friend from high school, Cambri Blaine. Cambri had felt pressured by her dad to stay in the small town of Bridger, Colorado despite her dreams for bigger and better things. When Jace kissed her for the first time she fled town to go to college and get her degree in landscape design because she felt threatened by the feelings it evoked. After Cambri's dad became sick she returned to take care of him until he recovered and seeing Jace again opened the floodgates to the old feelings she had locked away. I fell in love with Jace in book two. He was such a good guy but always fell short of happiness. You knew he had someone in his past that he would love forever and her memory came between every relationship he tried to have. I was so glad to read the background of what happened and meet the girl he lost his heart to. Cambri was also haunted by the memories but she thought her dreams were more important. It wasn't until she came back to Bridger that she realized her dreams were all in the very town she wanted to get away from in the first place. She'd had a very rocky relationship with her dad ever since her mom died and it was so good to watch the repair and healing that took place between them. I loved her dad. He had the cutest way of saying things to get his point across without actually using curse words to do it. One of my favorite phrases was, "What in French fried hogs are you doing?" I saw a tiny bit of me in his character! This is a novella and it's so good that I found myself to be a little irritated when it ended. I wanted at least three hundred and fifty pages! It's small town verses big city. Cambri was torn between the two at first but soon realized where her heart lay. I love any romance with this type of setting just a little bit more. For me it seems more real and the characters are so much more lovable. I love that you get to revisit some of the previous characters because once you get to know them you hate to say goodbye completely. With this series, as much as I want to move on to the next book I also hate to leave the characters behind. Each new book I read I tend to think it's the best but, to me, this one IS the best in this series. Not only does Cambri have to confront her feelings about Jace she also gets the opportunity to repair her relationship with her dad so forgiveness is a prominent note throughout the story. It's about love, memories and restoration. The kissing scenes are passionate but clean and that's one thing I love. A flame but not a raging fire. It can be read as a stand alone but I recommend reading them in order since the characters carry from book to book (hence, the Ripple Effect). I enjoyed this book so much and I very highly recommend it to anyone that likes clean, contemporary hometown romances! Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review. The opinions expressed are mine alone. I received no monetary compensation for this review.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
In Righting a Wrong we get to find out what happens to Jace, who used to be the heroine's boyfriend in the last book. Jace is a down-to-earth, great guy. He's a little more reserved than some other heroes, but I really liked him. I also really felt for him and wanted him to get his happily-ever-after. I loved that I was able to sit down and read Righting a Wrong (and really each of the novellas in this series) and feel satisfied that I could read it in one sitting, delve deep into the story while doing it, and in the end be satisfied. It's just really nice to have that feeling and to know I'm going to find out what happens to the two MC's, but also be happy with the outcome.  Cambri hasn't ever really moved on from Jace. They were the best of friends and she feels she ruined that. She doesn't get along with her dad (still doesn't really when she comes back) and so hasn't been back home for six years. Her dad definitely spices things up in this story. Him and Jace's grandfather really add a lot to this story. Cambri isn't even expecting for Jace to still be living in her hometown, but she finds out how wrong she was when she begins running into him everywhere. I really loved the dialogue between her and Jace! I loved that even though Jace has all these emotions, he keeps them inside and he challenges Cambri. There were some great moments between the two of them and several that were just flat-out hilarious and then some that were really sweet. This was another great read for me from this series! I loved the characters, the dialogue, the plot, and, of course, the wonderful ending. It was sweet, funny, and romantic, and included some great characters. I would definitely recommend it to chick-lit lovers everywhere. Now I can't wait to find out what happens to Jace's sister, Lydia, in the next novella in this series, Lost and Found. Join me again in two weeks to find out what I thought. :) Content: Clean Source: From the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.
Jasmyn9 More than 1 year ago
At the end of book two we feel like Jace really got the short end of the stick. He seems to have lost everything, but maybe that's what it takes to set him up for his own happily ever after when his past comes back to town. Cambri had left long ago (without saying goodbye) and never really looked back. When her crotchety old father has a heart attack she finally comes home to take care of him. Cambri's father was a great character. He was ornery, grumpy, stubborn, and hard headed. But I loved him. He becomes a big catalyst for some of my favorite scenes. In such a small town Cambri was bound to run into her old best friend, Jace, and that is where the romance begins. Both Cambri and Jace are dealing with broken hearts and broken dreams. Their story starts off small and simple but grows quickly and you realize just how perfect they are for each other. Now they just need to try and get over the past and try to move on. Unlike some books that can repeatedly smash you in the face with their problems, Righting a Wrong was much more subtle and gentle. It made the special moments that much more touching and memorable. I love the history brought up in this novella - both with the characters and the town. It sort of makes me wish I had the small town history and relationships that the book shows. This can be read as a stand alone, but you will miss out on the "ripple effect" of events that these amazing novellas are showing. I love how one couldn't have happened without the one before it. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
A great part of the series. Did I enjoy this book: I enjoyed this book. Actually, I like this one the best in the Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series so far. (I know we are only three books in, but still. It’s my favorite so far.) The characters worked the best in this story. Cambri is sweet but stubborn, and she has some tough decisions to make. She’s kind, and yet reluctant to return home.  But she does because her father needs her. Harvey is funny, caring, but gruff. His gruffness is a coping mechanism. I loved Harvey. He was my favorite. We met Jace in Silver Linings. I had a hard time connecting with him in Silver Linings because you could tell he held a flame for someone else. He quickly turned into a favorite for me. He is loyal, sweet, but brokenhearted. A great addition to the Ripple Effect series. I can’t wait for the next one. Would I recommend it: Yes, I would. I am loving this series. (I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This series continues with another WONDERFUL story! Cambri has come home to help take care of her dad and things haven't changed much in her small town. As she starts to ask about the neighbors and who still lives where she is hopeful that Jace has moved on. The last things she wants to do is bring up old memories of the last time she and Jace saw each other and the way she had run off. But life doesn't work that way. Jace is going to be homeless unless he buys the only house in the town...the one that Cambri loved.  He is changing everything in hopes of getting rid of her memories. "If only it were that easy." Then he finds out that Cambri is back in town... And a very FUN, CUTE story unfolds! LOVED IT!
Books4Tomorrow More than 1 year ago
Righting a Wrong is yet another wonderful addition to the Ripple Effect Romance compilation. Following a similar pattern to the previous two novellas, Home Matters and Silver Linings, this quick read explores Jace and Cambri’s search for love, forgiveness, and happiness. What I’m loving most about the format of this series is that with each new instalment we already have a feel for the main character (from the previous novella), and the reader is introduced to the main role player of the next story. As with its predecessors, Righting a Wrong features well-rounded characters and a strong plot with clean romance that will set your heart a-flutter. I’ve never read any of Rachael Anderson’s books before, but this short story was a great way to introduce her writing to me. I am now a fan!