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Wrong in All the Right Ways

3.18  ·  Rating details ·  475 ratings  ·  102 reviews
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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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alana ♡
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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 :) ...more
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!
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
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: did-not-finish, arcs
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. ...more
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Aug 14, 2018 rated it did not like it
dnf @ 160 pages. too dramatic, too immature. nopenopenope
Mara YA Mood Reader
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
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
Paige (Illegal in 3 Countries)
See more of my reviews on The YA Kitten! My copy was an ARC I got from the publisher.

I suppose Wrong in All the Right Ways would fall under the category of step-sibling romance, though Dylan is less step-sibling than soon-to-be-adopted-int0-the-family sibling. Anyone who hates step-sibling romances isn’t going to read this book, but I don’t necessarily have a problem with it based on factors like how old they are and how long they’ve known each other before being family, and for how much of thei
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
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 are just many things
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!
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
The only person in this book who doesn't make stupid choices gets his heart broken twice. Nice. ...more
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
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
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
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
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.
Autumn To Ashes
Mar 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Ugh this book was horrid. I went into it because the cover was beautiful and because the synopsis interested me. I was so disappointed. Emma is selfish and pretentious. I like love stories, but this can barely be considered a “love” story. It was never expressed why she loved Dylan. It was all about her lustful desires and there was nothing deeper than that. She fell “in love” with him within the first couple chapters. It felt repetitive throughout, and uninteresting. Emma did lots of toxic and ...more
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, library
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
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
Shaine CCH.
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!
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! ...more
Justine Topham
DNF @ 38%

Ugh, this one was such a disappointment. The basic premise, a contemporary retelling of Wuthering Heights, obviously had me squealing. Unfortunately, the whole thing falls apart due to the fact that Brownlee is no Emily Brontë. The writing is a mess, with strange, unnecessary details and painfully stilted dialogue.

The insta-love is perhaps the most atrocious and unconvincing I've ever read, with the MC falling in love with her foster brother practically on the spot. There's simply no co
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.
Nov 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF at 20%. This is about to be harsh so heads up: Emma is annoying, Dylan is obnoxiously pretentious and their love story is dull. Everything about this book is dull. I got to the part where Emma falls in love with Dylan aka Chapter 5 and I’d like the hours back on my life. How incredibly predictable. And their early interactions were so unrealistic. Hugging each other after meeting for five minutes, her intense questions about his scars, him painting her eyes after knowing her a day. I know mo ...more
May 31, 2018 rated it did not like it
Ummmm...not even gonna finish it because it is the very definitions of trite, trope, and tired! I wish I could say it was redeeming in some way, like a great secondary character or something. But, I genuinely can't find anything good about which to comment! It has been almost a decade since I disliked a YA title this much...and that title was wildly successful, so maybe this one will be, too. That's right, I am placing this book in my "Twilight" box with the books that are so badly written that ...more
Aug 29, 2018 marked it as to-read
:/ I started reading this and realized it has my least favorite trope : pseudo incest.
I REALLY hate step siblings/adopted siblings love stories, SO much. and despite my hatred of them, the idea of a relationship happening under the roof involving a foster child who has been in and out of homes searching for a place to live, pisses me off. dating that person could lead to him being kicked out, instantly. I couldn't get over that to go further.
I'll have to try later.
Also, I ordered this on amazon
May 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya, galley
I tried, but I couldn't get into it at all. It reads like a debut novel, which isn't necessarily bad, but it definitely needed more showing and less telling, please. I don't need to know the main character's entire life story & philosophy in the 1st chapter. It's okay to space it out. ...more
May 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Maybe today's youth will find this novel about a girl's first love with her new foster brother interesting, but I didn't. The characters weren't believable. Nothing pulled me into the story. Caveat: I abandoned it about halfway in. ...more
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Tiffany Brownlee was born in San Diego, California, but currently lives in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she works as a middle school 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—was published July 2018.

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