This was one of those books for me that you pick up and start reading and can’t quite decide what it is about it, but try as you may you just can’t get into it.
The story itself is cute enough. A young college girl by the name of Sophie has been seriously crushing on a regular named Luke that frequents the coffee shop she works at. When Sophie decides she’s ready to go all the way with her boyfriend, she does the responsible thing and makes an appointment to get herself some birth control. Low and behold who ends up being her OBGYN, none other than her coffee shop regular crush. Naturally wacky times subsequently ensued.
Several things about this book made me a little crazy. The first was the descriptive detail that Aston used for everything. And when I say everything, I literally mean EVERYTHING. For example, within the first few pages of the book an entire paragraph was devoted to the bus route description, times, stops, everything. While I can understand and appreciate the idea of show don’t tell when it comes to reading this fact made Wrong tedious. This was especially true since the entire book read this way.
The second thing was how young Sophie as a character read to me. I understand that she is a 20 something college student, but there were times I felt her grating on my last nerve and questioning what this mature doctor would be doing with her. She frequently threw temper tantrums, which she even recognized in her internal dialogue, that I just could not wrap my mind around.
Finally, this book is filled with the cliché storylines that we have come to know and love. Domineering male takes the virginity of a young inexperienced woman, jealous crazy ex girlfriend, unexpected pregnancy, you name it it’s here.
What Wrong’s saving grace was for me was the witty banter in between all the muddled bits. Aston’s flow with words when not getting bogged down in the detail was fantastic. Her dialogue between her characters was razor-sharp and funny. I found myself laughing out loud at several points while reading. I wish that wit and writing style had been spent developing the relationship between Sophie and Luke and that we had been able to get to know these characters better through their shared time together and dialogue between the two. Much of what we the reader learn about them is superficial. I wanted to know more about them and what made them tick.
All in all Wrong was a quick cute read that just fell a little short for me. 2 1/2 stars.
Available now on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wrong-Jana-Aston-ebook/dp/B015ZZEYWE/