What a fun read! The Opposite of Right by Christi Barth is the first book in her Bad Decisions Series and it was a great start. Kylie is sick of having her life planned out for her and always doing the right thing so she decides to make bad decisions to see what happens. She starts out by kissing a stranger who just happens to be famous rock god Cam Watson.
From that spontaneous backstage kiss at a rock concert, things really take a turn for Kylie. She finds herself a new job, a hottie to spend some naughty times with and she figures out what she wants to do with her life. Along the way she just so happens to find love.
When I first started reading The Opposite of Right, Kylie was a little awkward to me and I couldn’t get a feel for her. About 1/4 of the way into it, though, I found myself really engaged in her story. Kylie is smart, witty, fun, unique and I found myself pulling for her.
Then there is Cam. Holy smokes. He is a hot, good boy rocker. He is awesomely genuine, sweet, responsible and sometimes can make bad decisions, unintentionally, which shows his vulnerable side. I fell in love with him from the beginning and I would give just about anything to hear him sing.
The other two main band members, Jake and Jones have been best friends with Cam for a long time. You see that through their interactions both on stage and off. Sometimes they are jabbing fun at one another and other times they have some heated discussions. I really, really want to know more about them.
The romance between Cam and Kylie built up at a nice pace for a novella. They had amazing chemistry and just an easy way with each other. Their friendship starts out light and continues on until there are deeper feelings. In addition to the playful scenes there are some sexy intimate scenes that show they are very compatible physically as well.
Novellas with brand new characters can be tricky because there isn’t a lot of time to build up a plot with well developed characters, but Barth does a fantastic job with The Opposite of Right. She is able to engage the reader from the beginning and while we didn’t get to witness everything that happened between the characters, the connections between the scenes were smooth. Almost as if it had the feel of a longer story. If you are looking for a short, playful contemporary romance, I recommend you give The Opposite of Right a try. My first thought when I finished this book was, “I want more.”
* * * * *
About the Book:
Author: Christi Barth
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Author
Kylie Stafford has spent her whole life doing exactly what’s expected. The right major, the right sorority, the right guys, just like her mother and her sister before her. But when everything falls apart for her, Kylie wonders if doing everything right has been utterly wrong. There’s only one way to find out.
She decides to try making all the wrong choices for three months. Hit on a tattoo-covered rock musician? Check. Go back to his dressing room for a hot hook-up against the wall? Gulp. Drop everything to be a roadie for him to binge on more of the best sex of her life? Maybe. Start falling for him despite her better judgment? Um….yeah. Figure out why doing everything that seems wrong feels so darn right?