Jake McQuinn's lived and loved the rock-star lifestyle. But a family scandal ripped him away from his band and back home. Back to boredom, a buttoned-up sham of a job, and a desperate need to whitewash his image. His family's pharmaceutical company could crumble without him. His band's epic comeback won't happen without him. How's he supposed to choose which one to save?
Cassidy--just one name as befits one of the biggest pop stars on the planet--has discovered the downside to fame. Finding a decent guy to date who understands her demanding career and crazy schedule? Impossible. Until she remembers the rocker who almost rocked her world a few years ago…
Jake thought he walked away from her for all the right reasons. Cassidy, however, intends to get him back. And she's going to use his band's shot at redemption and rock legend status as leverage. If she convinces him to date her again and drop the good guy routine? Even better. Doing the right thing for everyone else feels so wrong for Jake. And making a bad decision about hooking up with Cassidy could be the best thing yet…
About the Author
Christi Barth earned a Masters degree in vocal performance and embarked upon a career on the stage. A love of romance then drew her to wedding planning. Ultimately she succumbed to her lifelong love of books and now writes contemporary romance. Christi lives in Maryland with her husband.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3,5* of good romance with troubled hero Differently than in previous two parts I couldn't so easily connect with the main characters. I already love the whole band but had issues with this couple. While I could feel the connection between them I also felt they were holding back. The whole agreement around the relationship with the expiry date was not really working for me, probably same as for the protagonists. That was less steamy and more focused on the troubles the couple and the band has been going through. Very good read and well thought through plot but I was lacking something in this one. Cannot really put a finger on what exactly was not working for me to give it whole 4*. I would love to read more about the band and bandmates in the future.
Wow, Christi Barth packs a ton of stuff into a rather short novel. The Other Side of Wrong is a second chance at romance story. An almost one night stand a few years ago turns into two rock stars coming into the lime light and love when they decide to tour together. This is a strong sexual attraction and chemistry read filled with lots of family issues, personal choices, heart ache, career decisions and more family issues. Now grab your copy and check out Cassidy and Riptide!
Overall, I enjoyed Jake and Cassidy's story. It's a second chance romance--kind of, since their first chance ended almost before it began--that involves not only relationship drama and work angst but also a ton of family baggage for both our hero and heroine. Honestly, there's an awful lot going on here for such a short page count, and sometimes parts of the story don't quite get the complete treatment they probably should. Cassidy and Jake together are gold, though--they really make the book--and it's gratifying to see the band's problems get (mostly) resolved by the end of the book. Both Cassidy and Jake's family problems felt diminished by the short format, though. I never really understood why Jake felt so torn by his decision, because obviously the company's reasons for "needing" him were ridiculous, and Cassidy's fixing of her family issues all happened behind the scenes--blink and you might've missed it. Still, I loved the two of them together and enjoyed seeing the band reunited again and making music--a satisfying conclusion! The Other Side of Wrong is the third book in the Bad Decisions trilogy. It could be read as a standalone--you'd miss out on a bit of the original drama, but they do explain it enough for you to get the gist here, I think. On the other hand, all three books are pretty short, so it won't take you too much time to binge-read the series... This book left me with one burning question, though--what about Jones??? Rating: 4 stars / B I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.