Today I’m shaking up my usual reads for a contemporary love drama. Two Wrongs Make a Right by Bella Emy features a handsome other man, a cheating wife, and the many innocent people she leaves in her wake.
Heat Level: ♥♥
Overall Rating: 2 Glass Slippers
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Drama
Allie lives the suburban dream; a nice house, good neighborhood, stable income, a husband and son, and the best sex of her life…with someone who isn’t her husband. For months she’s been involved with a mega-rich guy named Troy that fulfills her mid-life crisis lust in a way her husband has never been able. But when Allie wises up to what’s right, and decides to work on her marriage, getting out of the mess she made is a lot harder than it was making it.
Gonna be real, Allie isn’t really all that likable. At 36, she apparently still wasn’t ready to settle down, so she comes off as selfish and immature, so I found myself not really rooting for the romance in this one at all. I mean, she was a shitty mom and a shitty partner who put her sexual desires over her own kid, even physically lashing out at her son when he told her she lost his respect. And her excuses for all these rendezvous with Troy? Her dying grandma and widowed sister. I get that realism is what makes a romance believable, and Emy certainly does that. She brings in true heartbreak and the messy parts of life that isn’t all rainbows and butterflies.
There was also a large info dump in the first chapter that basically told you everyone’s life stories, hashed out the affair, and left little to the imagination. There was also the god’s eye view, so there was basically no suspense or mystery, because you knew what everyone was thinking at all times, even if it wasn’t at all related. Lastly, the sentence structure and formatting needs more work for the mainstream market. With a proper round of editing, Two Wrongs Make a Right could be a nice read, as Emy does have a way of giving us Jerry Springer plot lines with a Telenovella twist of over the top drama. This isn’t a story of red roses and midnight poetry, but a real-life novella of one woman’s struggle between doing what’s right, and doing what’s fun.