The Wright Mistake

The Wright Mistake

by K.A. Linde
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Overview

The Wright Mistake by K.A. Linde

A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...

I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright's brains out and all I got was this broken heart.

He can't be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.

The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.

A second chance might destroy us both.

Because everyone knows two wrongs don't make a Wright.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157338398
Publisher: K.A. Linde
Publication date: 08/08/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 10,543
File size: 970 KB

About the Author

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.

Visit her online at www.kalinde.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @authorkalinde.

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The Wright Mistake 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
K.A. Linde never fails me. When I read her books I never want to put them down.
Aylewysis 6 months ago
This is the first book I've read by K.A. Linde. That said, even though this is NOT the first Wright book, it can be read as a standalone. This book does deal with some serious issues, alcoholism and domestic abuse, but it's not the entire focus of this book. The road to Julia and Austin's romance is definitely a rocky one to say the least. Austin has alcohol issues and Julia has a major secret. It was interesting to watch the interplay between these two and their friends and family just added to everything. Julia needs to come clean with her secrets and Austin needs to face his issues. Things do come to a head and reading the ensuing results had me eager for the final results. The Wright Mistake was a book I really enjoyed. I think I need to go check out the past Wright books now.
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JackiesBookWorld 6 months ago
From the eye catching cover to the intriguing synopsis, The Wright Mistake completely sucked me in from the very start. Linde did a good job executing a story with sensitive topics while giving us a sense of hope and new beginnings. At the very start of the story we get to meet Julia Banner, who works at HR for the Wright Contraction’s company. After working for the Wright family for some time, she is used to being around them all the time on and off work. Needless to say that when she spends the night with Austin Wright, one of the Wright brothers, she doesn’t realize just how much her life was about to change. Their relationship lasted for a short time after that, and it ended abruptly. Neither of them expected to feel something more for the other, but Julia still feels the same way towards Austin and she hates it. When she is invited to be with the Wrights for the holiday weekend, she wasn’t expecting to find Austin there, but he is and he is not ready to give up on her no matter how much distance she tries to put between them. Now she has to decide if giving him a second chance is worth it or not. Austin Wright has it all, he has the looks and wealth to attract just about any women he would like. Yet, it was his short relationship with Julie that has damaged him for other women. As one who never really cared for anyone else or takes things seriously, Austin has now to convince Julia that their relationship is worth fighting for. Yet his life gets more complicated when he gets passed up on a job that he thought he was going to get in the company. Now he has to prove to the board of directors that he can get over his alcohol addiction in order to seem more responsible. It is through a series of events that really make him see and value those round him, but most importantly value his health and well being before he can move on with Julia that proves to be the ultimate test. I loved reading this story, it was filled with so much emotion and chemistry between the characters that I couldn’t seem to get enough of it. The characters have their pasts and issues that they need to solve before they could ever think about being together. Austin had his moments where he could be charming and others a total jerk. His family (which we get to meet in the other Wright books) is there for him no matter what and that along with Julia’s help completely changes him. On the other hand, Julia has troubles accepting who she really is through her somewhat rough exterior, but comes to terms with what she wants with the Austin’s help. Overall, I would highly recommend reading this book and others by the author you will not regret it. ;) ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***
JackiesBookWorld 6 months ago
From the eye catching cover to the intriguing synopsis, The Wright Mistake completely sucked me in from the very start. Linde did a good job executing a story with sensitive topics while giving us a sense of hope and new beginnings. At the very start of the story we get to meet Julia Banner, who works at HR for the Wright Contraction’s company. After working for the Wright family for some time, she is used to being around them all the time on and off work. Needless to say that when she spends the night with Austin Wright, one of the Wright brothers, she doesn’t realize just how much her life was about to change. Their relationship lasted for a short time after that, and it ended abruptly. Neither of them expected to feel something more for the other, but Julia still feels the same way towards Austin and she hates it. When she is invited to be with the Wrights for the holiday weekend, she wasn’t expecting to find Austin there, but he is and he is not ready to give up on her no matter how much distance she tries to put between them. Now she has to decide if giving him a second chance is worth it or not. Austin Wright has it all, he has the looks and wealth to attract just about any women he would like. Yet, it was his short relationship with Julie that has damaged him for other women. As one who never really cared for anyone else or takes things seriously, Austin has now to convince Julia that their relationship is worth fighting for. Yet his life gets more complicated when he gets passed up on a job that he thought he was going to get in the company. Now he has to prove to the board of directors that he can get over his alcohol addiction in order to seem more responsible. It is through a series of events that really make him see and value those round him, but most importantly value his health and well being before he can move on with Julia that proves to be the ultimate test. I loved reading this story, it was filled with so much emotion and chemistry between the characters that I couldn’t seem to get enough of it. The characters have their pasts and issues that they need to solve before they could ever think about being together. Austin had his moments where he could be charming and others a total jerk. His family (which we get to meet in the other Wright books) is there for him no matter what and that along with Julia’s help completely changes him. On the other hand, Julia has troubles accepting who she really is through her somewhat rough exterior, but comes to terms with what she wants with the Austin’s help. Overall, I would highly recommend reading this book and others by the author you will not regret it. ;) ***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***
Emily-SBDR 6 months ago
So many feels for this book. Austin and Julia experienced such extremes in their relationship, and just about broke my heart. When they're together they're good and everything is is (w)right in the world. But when stress and real life impede in their bubble that's when Austin likes to take the destructive way out. I know his struggles. I've seen them first hand. And with the exception of the romantic side of things, his actions were spot-on and struck a chord. Julia is one hell of a strong woman. What she's been through and what she goes through with Austin, any weaker of a person would collapse under the pressure. But not this spitfire. She takes it in stride and keeps her head up. I always have problems with addict storylines. It stems from first-hand experience with an addict that I can't quite believe in the romaticism of it. Not that Austin's situation turned into roses and hearts, it was ugly and gritty and heartbreaking at times, but it was also wonderfully sweet and sexy too and it just doesn't jive with the cold reality of what it's really like living with an addict. Again, though, this is a romance and it is fiction. And from those standpoints, I loved it and it was definitely a page-flipper for me. In all, this book delivered on so many counts and I enjoyed every bit of it. I will say that one twist for one of the Wright siblings, just about gutted me, but there are hints of happiness coming that I see and oh boy am I excited for Patrick and Morgan's story too!! Soooo excited! The Wright Family series is one that I love to engross myself in. It's wonderful and real and raw. Happy Reading! *ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
sferguson105 6 months ago
I had fallen in love with the Wright family since the first book, and was so excited we were getting Austin and Julia's book!! I knew it was going to be an emotional read. With Austin's demons, I thought I had prepared myself. Little did I know that KA Linde was going to take us on an awesome ride, full of highs and lows. Whether it was the banter between Austin and Julia, or they were heating up the sheets, I couldn't put this book down! Add in some drama, and it's perfect! This is definitely a must read!!!
JoannaDursi 6 months ago
(4.5 stars) The Wright Mistake is the best of the series so far! Julia and Austin’s story is by far the heaviest and most complicated. I was a bit skeptical when Austin thought he could conquer is alcoholism on his own. Should’ve had more faith in Ms. Linde’s writing to know she wouldn’t play down his addiction that easily. I couldn’t put this down and finished it in just a handful of hours. The last quarter ripped my heart out. Julia has to face her past, Austin has to contemplate is future and the wright siblings face their brother’s demons. This was such a wonderful story and I cannot wait to see what’s next in the series.
Jill__D 6 months ago
4.5 stars for - The Wright Mistake - by K.A. Linde. This is the third book about the Wright family siblings and the one I have been looking forward to the most since it was all about Austin. Each story about the Wright family can stand alone, but I truly feel you get to know and love the characters more if you start at the beginning with - The Wright Brother - Jensen's book and then - The Wright Boss - Landon's book. While this is not your typical light and easy enemies-to-lovers romance as it deals with the heavy emotional / psychological issues of addiction and domestic abuse it is a beautiful love story that you won't want to miss. Julia Banner moved to Lubbock from Ohio to become the head of human resources for Wright Construction. While her professional life is exactly where she wants it to be her personal life is sorely lacking after another failed relationship. Julia has already made the mistake of dating Austin Wright once and now she can't seem to be in the same room as him without wanting to inflict bodily harm. The only problem is she is just as attracted to him physically as she was when they were dating. Austin Wright had no plans to change his lifestyle until he is informed that he is going to miss out on a promotion due to his partying. Austin not only lost a job, but he also lost Julia because of his drinking. He decides to change his partying ways and see if he can win back the girl that he has never forgotten about and make his family believe in him. This book was filled with so many emotional feels and all the angst you expect from a Linde romance. From start to finish you are hoping/praying that these two can get it together and find that happily ever after all while sabotaging themselves along the way. Absolutely loved Austin on his path to self discovery and can't wait to read more about him in the future. Big sister Morgan's book is up next and I'm hoping she has a few secrets to share :)
LightningCityBookReview 6 months ago
K.A. Linde pulled out every emotional stop for "The Wright Mistake". Be prepared for your heart to ache and jaw to drop. This is a wonderfully romantic love story tempered with tales of addiction, abuse, and sudden tragedy. "The Wright Mistake" is the third book in K.A. Linde's Wright series. Austin Wright's a functioning alcoholic who convinces himself that he's able to rely on his willpower to give up liquor. Julia Banner tells him she'll only go out with him again if he doesn't drink. Knowing he can't go "cold turkey" Austin "weans" himself off the booze. Austin's a lot better than normal so Julia thinks he's keeping his promise. Later she learns Austin's either been lying, or not being honest, about a lot. Julia herself has a HUGE secret she's been keeping for years. This story not only shames her but puts those close to her in danger. K.A. Linde deals with some serious themes in "The Wright Mistake" - physical and psychological abuse and alcoholism. The author also throws in a completely unexpected tragedy involving a beloved character. It was a jaw-dropper to me anyway. This event affects the entire cast of characters for the later portion of the book. Austin and Julia's pairing is a great match; lots of fire and passion as well as witty banter and high-jinks. The sex scenes are super hot and spicy! The portrayal of Austin's struggle with alcohol is powerful and the couple's conflicts are painful. Predominant secondary characters are previous Wright series Heroines Heidi and Emery, Austin's best friend Patrick, and Sutton and Maverick Wright. Of course Landon, Morgan, and Jensen play important roles as well. Reading "The Wright Mistake is absolutely a right move! To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-25u This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed.
VoxLibris 6 months ago
If K. A. Linde achieves nothing else with this book, she certainly helps you understand the mind of an addict. Austin Wright, who you will recall from The Wright Brother and The Wright Boss, is an alcoholic. His family indulges him, largely because they are too distracted with their own love lives (see Wright, Jensen and Wright, Landon), not to mention the family construction business. They know Austin needs help, but it feels pointless to help someone who doesn't want to help himself. Julia, the head of HR, and Austin shared an intense relationship two years ago that imploded, largely thanks to Austin's poor decisions. Each still has a thing for the other, but Austin needs to adjust his priorities. Alcohol cannot be a part of his life. When he and Julia begin a tentative rapprochement, it is contingent upon Austin not drinking. And here is where K. A. Linde hits the right notes in this book: Austin can't quit drinking for someone else. He can't give up his addiction - his crutch - even though he dearly wishes he could. He wants to be the man Julia believes he can be, but it is not that simple. This is something Austin needs to do for himself. Unfortunately, it is going to take heartbreaking loss, near-loss, shame, and defeat for him to get there. Yes, this book is packed with angst. Yes, Linde is going to make you cry. But there are also some scorching hot sexy times. So never you fear about that because she delivers the quiver. My only quibble with this book is a subplot that is dispensed with fairly simplistically. Juxtaposed next to Austin's struggles, this seems perhaps more glaring than it would have under different circumstances. I have liked Austin since I first met him in Jensen's book, and I am so glad to read his story. As for the Wright sisters, Linde has promised one devoted to Morgan. Sutton, though. You will barrage Linde with demands for Sutton when you finish this book.
whatsbetterthanbooks 6 months ago
Passionate, angsty, and emotive! The Wright Mistake is a heartwarming tale about the quirky, fun-loving Julia who has a weakness for bad boys and a past riddled with heartbreak, and Austin the sexy, charismatic playboy who masks his deep-rooted sadness and prefers the numbness and oblivion he finds in a bottle. The writing is fluid and sultry. The characters are amusing, supportive, and entertaining. And the plot takes us on a whirlwind through the highs and lows of alcohol addiction and the explosive and spicy chemistry of falling in love. Once again, Linde has proven that when it comes to writing contemporary romance stories that are emotionally compelling, bursting with sexual tension, and full of characters we can’t help but root for, she’s certainly one of the best.
whatsbetterthanbooks 6 months ago
Passionate, angsty, and emotive! The Wright Mistake is a heartwarming tale about the quirky, fun-loving Julia who has a weakness for bad boys and a past riddled with heartbreak, and Austin the sexy, charismatic playboy who masks his deep-rooted sadness and prefers the numbness and oblivion he finds in a bottle. The writing is fluid and sultry. The characters are amusing, supportive, and entertaining. And the plot takes us on a whirlwind through the highs and lows of alcohol addiction and the explosive and spicy chemistry of falling in love. Once again, Linde has proven that when it comes to writing contemporary romance stories that are emotionally compelling, bursting with sexual tension, and full of characters we can’t help but root for, she’s certainly one of the best.
ChristyPeck 6 months ago
This story touched my soul! I felt ALL the emotions and loved every second of it. The characters are so relatable, the story line kept me on my toes, and the emotions that I love to feel while reading a book were all there. Austin gets all the stars!
CrystalsBookWorld 6 months ago
I have really enjoyed reading about the Wright Brothers since the beginning of this series. Every time, I fall in deep with each brother. Now Austin is different. He has a low that is at times unbearable to read through. My heart hurted for him. So many times I wanted to knock some sense in him to see the reality of things. But then I finally gave in and knew the things he had done were something he could not help. What I loved was that he had Jules to give him the will to want to change for the better. Jules has it bad for Austin. She was with him in the past, and he broke her heart lead by deceit and lies. When he is back in her life, she tries so hard to resist. The pull and connection these two have is unbelievable. Jules thinks Austin is all wrong for her. But I came to a conclusion that she was clouded by her past. She has demons of her own that she can not get over. Before you know it, she and Austin are in the middle of her past. The Wright Mistake brings out the crazy overwhelming emotional feelings. I am hooked. I wanted so much more and was sad when I turned to the last page. I have the Wright addiction that I will never get over. Austin is a good man. He has the sexy down, but somewhere along life he lost his way. I loved this story and love K.A. Linde's writing.
Christine_Miller 6 months ago
I have loved each of the Wright brothers books, but Austin and Julia's story took things to a whole other emotional level for me. I absolutely loved this story. I have dealt with alcohol addiction in my family and I knew that Austin's story was going to get to me on a whole other level. This story was so heart felt and so true to what an addict goes through. Julia is such a strong woman with all that she has faced and is strong enough to say, I can't go through this, you need help. I will admit, I was curious to see how I'd feel about Austin after reading his story because I haven't liked him much. This story will give you all of the feels. The Wright family is a great family and I love that they are all there for each other. I truly hope that we have 2 more books coming with this family. Great read!
Lashea677 6 months ago
I thought I had this particular Wright figured out, but it turns out I never had a clue. Behind the party boy persona was a deeply compelling individual. Austin was smarter than anyone gave him credit for. He managed to hide his insecurities behind his good time ways. His thirst for unconditional love and understanding led to self destructive behavior. He was addicted to the attention it brought more than the vices that got him noticed. Never did he count on losing his heart to a spitfire with a tough girl attitude and a body full of ink. Fear and pride cost him the greatest of treasures. Will remorse help him become the better man she needs him to be? We all dream of that perfect love and although Julia and Austin are far from the perfect couple, Ms. Linde makes you want to root for them flaws and all.