Saturday, December 3, 2016

Review: Wrong for Me by Jackie Ashenden

Wrong for Me
(Motor City Royals #2)
by Jackie Ashenden
  • Publisher: Kensington (November 29, 2016)
  • Publication Date: November 29, 2016
  • Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

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After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.

Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other . . . 

My Thoughts:  Wrong for Me is the second book in Jackie Ashenden's Motor City Royals Series.  After reading the first book in thes series, Dirty for Me, I couldn't wait to dive into Rachel and Levi's story in Wrong for Me.  Rachel is tough as nails, at least on the surface.  She's a tattoo artist and has her own shop, but she's also an artist who when you get past her hard outer shell, is quite the caring and giving person.  That's not to say she doesn't have her own tattered past, one that is filled with regrets, especially when it comes to Levi Rush, the man who spent 8 years in prison, the boy who used to be her very best friend, a friend that blames herself for his incarceration.....and Levi blames her for that as well.  

Levi is now out of prison, he's a different person, understandably, but he also has an agendand that agenda involves Rachel.  Levi hasn't wasted his time in prison.  It may have made him hard, but it also made him smart, and he's now quite the entrepreneaur.   He wants to hate Rachel, but even though he really tries, he just can't, causing all his years of planning to somehow become skewed.  

Wrong for Me is a great second-chance romance as well as a wonderful second installment in the Motor City Royals Series.  I enjoyed getting to know Levi and Rachel, and comed to love them both, because of and inspite of all their flaws.  I also enjoyed the secondary characters, many of whom we met and became attached to in Dirty for Me, the first book in the series.  Jackie Ashenden has also set the stage for Sin for Me, the next book, and I must say I am really looking forward to reading Zoe and Gideon's story.  Overall, Wrong for Me is a great story and one contemporary romance fans would enjoy.


  1. He looks like he's very capable of playing dirty. Interesting concept, including the tattoo studio and the tough girl who runs it..


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