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Everything in Emma's life has always gone according to her very careful plans. But things take a turn toward the unexpected when she falls in love for the first time with the one person in the world who’s off-limits–her new foster brother, the gorgeous and tormented Dylan McAndrews.

Meanwhile, Emma’s AP English class is reading Wuthering Heights, and she’s been assigned to
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Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Henry Holt & Company
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Alana • thebookishchick
First things first, HOW INSANELY GORGEOUS IS THAT COVER?!?! I've taken so many pictures of it, it's just so damn photogenic 😁!

Anyway, there's a few words that instantly sold me on this book, and those are all-consuming, passionate, and secretive. I am a sucker for all things when it comes to secret/forbidden romances. Some readers may view the foster sibling relationship as taboo but it was handled extremely well by the author. This truly reads like a YA contemporary with just enough romance, it
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Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
I was contacted by the author and publisher to receive a digital copy via NetGalley for an honest review!

T/W- Self-Harm, Drug Taking

I actually finished reading this one a little while ago, but needed some time to sit back and digest everything I read. This is a Wuthering Heights reimagine and considering how I disliked the original Emily Bronte version, I definitely gelled with this one a lot more. The main character Emma is top of her class and trying to get into a top College to major in Engli
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Joshee Kun (조수아)
Thank you, Macmillan, for giving me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I've already been your sister and your girlfriend, so being your friend shouldn't be that difficult. —Emma

Wrong in All the Right Ways does have a fantastic cover, but I can't say the same thing about the content. I really wanted to like this modern reimagining of Wuthering Heights, but it fell short in terms of character development, plot cohesion, and dialogue construction.

Initially, I had high hopes for Em
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Tiffany Brownlee
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, I know I'm the author of this book, but I believe it's the best thing I have ever written :)
Nikki (Book Allure)
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs, did-not-finish
DNF at 62% for so many reasons, mainly because the subgenres are not for me. I have always been skeptical with contemporaries because I am more interested in fantasies but some things just can't be forced. I think this book will be appreciated by those who love high school stories and forbidden contemporary romances.
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Aug 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2018
dnf @ 160 pages. too dramatic, too immature. nopenopenope
Travel.with.a.book
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is very fascinating by the cover but reading it made me realize that the story is even more interesting and has thrilling twists that you'd love to read within a book!
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So I really want to thank the amazing Author for providing me her masterpiece, I really am so honoured to have this book inside my top reads of the Year, you can see that in every line the Author has put very professional sentences that you can enjoy it so much, I'm speechless because Tiffany has merged different topics
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filming.pages
Oct 11, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: books-of-2018
I HATED THIS BOOK.
There. I said it and now I feel free.
I've never felt more sad when reading a book. Never. Because I loved the synopsis of this book and I bought it immediately and I was so happy to read it and I fell in love with the cover and the fact that it was a Wuthering Heights retelling of some sorts and generally I was extremely excited for this book.

Fast forward to chapter 5 and I was screaming "NO" at the top of my lungs because, guess what? Instant love!!!! Yay!
WHO DOESN'T LOVE A G
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alice (arctic books)
Man. In all honesty, I thought I was going to rate this 2 stars but the ending really did it for me for some reason. Full RTC!
Mara YA Reader Reviewer
I am sadly disappointed. I was very much looking forward to Wrong in all the Right Ways but unfortunately this debut novel just felt “safe”. Sure the main concept of being romantically involved with a foster sibling/adoptive sibling was a risk but the delivery definitely erred on the safe side. I feel like the author should have taken more risks.

Not too mention we have pretty much EVERY Young Adult trope in this one. Which is a huge turn off. It’s almost 2019 and everyone is over all these trop
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
I still need to read Wuthering Heights, but the synopsis and this artful cover have me wanting to read this right away.
Lola McCavey
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First off, this cover is absolutely stunning! How can you not want to read a book that looks this pretty?!

I was lucky enough to grab an ARC of this gorgeous book at ALA Midwinter, and I'm kicking myself for waiting this long to read it because its so good! The romantic relationship on this story reminds me of Callie and Brandon's from the Fosters, so if you liked that show, you'll love this book!

The forbidden romance between Emma and Dylan is such a taboo topic (with them being foster siblings
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Rae
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Wrong in All the Right Ways by Tiffany Brownlee is about forbidden love, a tough life, and bad choices. What would you do if you fell in love with someone you shouldn't fall in love with?

Wrong in All the Right Ways was a very cute book! It was entertaining and easy to read. It was simply written and very reminiscent of Erin Watt (so if you're an Erin Watt fan, this one is for you!) While some phrases in the book were laden with cliches, I still enjoyed it.

The pacing of the book was perfect for a
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Alexis Neuville
Read my review on my blog:
Wrong in All the Right Ways review

Beautiful writing and great family dynamics, but it brought up a lot of issues I didn't really vibe with. Read the full review on Literary Lexi.
Helen
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
I think this is a debut novel, so I'm going to be as lenient as possible. I believe that Brownlee has potential as a writer. There was an angst and level of emotion to the story that made me feel more like I was reading a memoir rather than something fictitious.

Really, some events and details seemed so specific that I wasn't totally sure this is fiction.

The foster brother - sister forbidden relationship didn't bother me -- I'm here for all the #ForbiddenRomance and normally enjoy fake-incest ero
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Rebecca
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
This is possibly the most gorgeous cover out there right now. But ... all the meta-ness and re-telling-ness of Wuthering Heights (including the awkward journal entries to Catherine as Emma's "rock" through the entire book) this was just hella strange.

Wuthering Heights is one of those books that gets romanticized like Romeo and Juliet. The eternal love of Healthcliff and Catherine (who may have classically and appropriately loved each other at some point but ...) and separated by their social cla
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Books and Guacamole
What a fascinating concept and take on Wuthering Heights! Emma’s a straight-A student but unsure of who she really is. Her world’s thrown crooked when instead of bringing home the young foster child Emma expected, her parents return home with Dylan, who’s Emma’s age, and to whom she feels an inescapable attraction—though they both know if anything romantic is discovered between them, he’ll lose his chance of being adopted. From this high-stakes premise, things quickly intensify, with unexpected ...more
Averie Allwein
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018-reads
When I read the synopsis of this book I was super excited because I love Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte so much and I have yet to read a retelling of it. I was also initially hooked because I love forbidden romances and wanted to see what happened between the two main characters. But I have to say I was quite disappointed.

I ended up getting halfway through this and wanting to DNF it. This was VERY over dramatic and I found myself constantly saying “what the heck?!” There just many things on
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Shaine H.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emma is intelligent, competitive and talented. She’s on top of her class and at senior high though she’s only 16. Emma dislikes the idea of having a foster brother or sister because she knows she’ll be jealous and she’ll lose her parents attention. Further, her biological brother Matt is excited to have another sibling. And they met, Dylan, Emma and Matt’s foster-brother and around Emma’s age. Dylan has a very tragic story that led him to live in foster care. He use art to express himself and to ...more
Kit Frick
Apr 29, 2018 added it
Shelves: ya-lit
Debut author Tiffany Brownlee takes on quintessential tormented duo Catherine and Heathcliff in WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS, a young adult retelling of the Brontë classic. A must-read for anyone seeking a swoony YA romance with plenty of obsession, darkness and brooding, complex characters who make big mistakes, and a nuanced exploration of a knotty ethical dilemma.
Gia Cribbs
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great take on Wuthering Heights! If you like your romances forbidden, complicated, and swoony, you need to read this book!
Eden
Jul 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-arcs
DNF @ 37%

Can I count this book as read on goodreads even though I only read 1/3 of it? Heck yes I can because it’s my life and I do what I want.

When I saw this book on Netgalley, I was excited. A Wuthering Heights reimagining? Heck yes. I loved Wuthering Heights when I read it at the end of last year, and was excited to see a different take on the classically tragic story. Now I’ve read adaptations of classics before. Jane by April Lindner is an excellent example of a classic turned modern retel
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Mischa Thrace
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tiffany Brownlee's retelling of Wuthering Heights opens with one of the best character introductions I've ever read and then gets even better. If you like your romance as complicated as it is swoony, you'll adore this one!
Tori
Jan 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
Awful, awful, awful. This book had potential and while it is the author's first book I feel like the editor is also to blame. How did this get published? This read like the nanowrimo I wrote in high school which I didn't realize was that bad until I read it.
Lisa Super
Feb 20, 2018 added it
Shelves: 2018-debut
Like its source material (Wuthering Heights), Wrong in All the Right Ways has a great title, a tumultuous romance, and devastating consequences. If you’re in the mood for a brooding love story, this one’s for you.
Julia Rubin
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A YA re-telling of WUTHERING HEIGHTS? Yes please.

Tiffany Brownlee's debut is everything you'd want it to be: intense, romantic, funny, and full of surprises. Go check it out.
Julia
Feb 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2019
Reasons I gave this book a 1-star rating:
- I hated the two main characters. They were self-absorbed and just unlikable. Some specific examples: Dylan being so angry about Emma possibly going to college far away, even if that's what she wanted to do or what was best for her; Emma being manipulative and using Keegan as a red herring to hide her relationship with Dylan, which in my opinion was pretty unnecessary; Emma feeling that "Dylan owes it" to them to tell them all his life story(He absolutel
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Teenreadsdotcom
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Falling in love with her foster brother seems forbidden, yet Emma Ellenburg cannot control her feelings for Dylan McAndrews. When Emma’s parents bring home the dreamy Dylan to live with the Ellenburg family, an idealistic Emma begins a romance with the troubled teen her parents may soon adopt. Inspired by the classic WUTHERING HEIGHTS, author Tiffany Brownlee gives young adult readers an old-fashioned love story with contemporary characters who reflect today’s conflicts. WRONG IN ALL THE RIGHT W ...more
Laura Jones
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Brownlee's debut novel, a modern-day re-imagining of Bronte's classic, Wuthering Heights, will have readers swooning over the forbidden romance and the tension between main characters Emma and Dylan.

Skipping two grades in high school, exceptionally smart 16 year old Emma is in her senior year at the top of her class. Emma is pretty much a loner, focusing all of her time and energy on studying, with the hope of getting away from Cedar Pointe to pursue a career in the publishing industry. An added
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Erica Mae Campos
Jul 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at my blog: https://livingahundredlives.wordpress...

I was so excited to start this one, I really did not know what to expect. I haven't read Wuthering Heights before and know, I'm intrigued by the story. I believe this might be a great read for fans of that book.

So the book started off with introducing Emma, the almost-perfect girl. I mean, she really is except for her social skills. Emma has great grades, applying to prestigious universities for college, knows some spor
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Tiffany Brownlee was born in San Diego, California, but currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she works as a 7th Grade English Teacher. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana.

Her debut novel, Wrong in All the Right Ways—a YA remix of Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights—is set for publication in Summer 2018.