Title: Wrong Question, Right Answer
As a member of the Bourbon Street Boys private security firm, Antoinette “Toni” Delacourte is one strong woman, but despite her reputation for being tough as nails, she is haunted by her past mistakes. Now they’re catching up to her, and throwing her for a loop.
Ten years ago, Toni kissed Lucky, her brother’s best friend. Worried it would break apart the group she’d come to see as family, she walked away—straight into the arms of Charlie, and an abusive relationship.
For the past decade she’s tried to keep her feelings for Lucky platonic—he’s her friend, her colleague, and he’s got his own past to deal with. Free of Charlie but unable to shake his memory, Toni finds herself feeling vulnerable and unable to deny her attraction to Lucky any longer.
She’s always thought that kiss was her first mistake, but now she’s wondering whether the real mistake was running away.
Author: Elle Casey
Series: The Bourbon Street Boys
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: August 23rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Ok…confession time. I didn’t really pay attention to the fact that this was the third installment to a series when I picked this up. I honestly read the blurb and was intrigued enough to want to read it. I’m not a huge fan of reading installments out of order. Mainly because I usually feel at least a little left out when the author references couples from the previous books and I have NO IDEA what that chemistry is or how cool it may be in relation to the current book I’m reading. That being said, that’s probably why I felt a tad bit disconnected while reading this one. Don’t get me wrong. The story line itself is worthy of a standalone, but I KNOW I would have enjoyed it more if I read in it’s intended order.
Toni is, how should I put this, pretty hardcore, depressed, angry, bitter and isn’t afraid to piss people off, even those who are closest to her. Not the type of heroine I usually steer toward, but it works for Toni. Bad family history, bad ex-boyfriend history, jail time and probably one of the biggest chips on her shoulder you’ll ever see. But her “team” keeps her sane and is quite honestly the only people who truly understand her and who she is. But the one person she’s considered a brother (ok, maybe a little more than a brother considering they kissed in Junior High) for the past, oh, ever, is now suddenly expressing feelings he has and, hey…why not, right?
Lucky is the best friend of Toni’s brother and Toni’s teammate. He’s also that “brother” I was referring to earlier. Something snaps, and the next thing we know, he’s spewing his feelings to Toni and they’re making out and…what the hell just happened? It’s not until a couple weeks later that we find out that those few moments of “sharing” were going to last a lifetime.
Lucky spends most of the book trying to convince Toni not only that his feelings are genuine, but that she’s a good person despite for awesome attitude. Toni spends most of the book fighting her feelings and trying to come to terms with her past. All in all, this was a pretty easy book to get in to. But like I mentioned earlier, I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read the first two installments prior to this one.