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The Wrong Kind of Love

(The Boys of Jackson Harbor #1)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  3,583 ratings  ·  439 reviews
From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.

You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant... with your fiancé’s baby.

I wanted to get away
Published February 12th 2018
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Alex ♈
2.5 stars

It was my 1st book by this author.
I liked her writing style,
but I guess our understanding of forgiveness-limits and attitude toward the people, who betrayed us, is quite diverse.


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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

OOH ME LIKEY A-HOLE HEROES! Backlogged but thrilled for my ARC!

You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant... with your fiancé’s baby.
I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be m
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

“I thought I’d see that dimple tonight. I imagined stripping out of my wedding gown and watching him smile in appreciation of my body. I’ve been dieting and exercising for months so I could look my best on our special night. All the while, he was fucking my sister. I’m gonna need more tequila.”

The Wrong Kind of Love is book one in The Boys of Jackson Harbor series and I really and truly enjoyed it. It also happens to be my first Lexi Ryan story. I’m having so much luck and fun with these new
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
*4.5 stars*

I loved this book!! It gave me all the feels!

Nicole (Nic) finds out on her wedding day that her twin sister is pregnant with her fiancés baby. Talk about a slap to the face! What she doesn’t know is that this event will lead her to her true soul mate. I really liked Nic. She has a big heart and is so kind and loving. I was rooting for her all along and I am so happy she found Ethan.

I loved Ethan! He’s so sexy! He’s been through heart break and loss before and is hesitant to trust lo
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it


Title: The Wrong King Of Love (The Boys Of Jackson Harbour #1)
Author: Lexi Ryan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: February 12, 2018


This was basically me the entire time I was reading this book "omg omg! Eeeekkk omg omg! I love this!!" Annoying right?! But come on! I loved this book so much!!! It was such a fun and sexy book with just the right amount of naughtiness, angst and anticipation to keep you going for more. Let's be real here for a moment here and say that this book had
Tracy  ♥️♥️ Book Cravers Blog ♥️♥️
Poor Nicole! She really got the short end of the stick when it comes to family. And the one time she decides to act out of character, it backfires in a big way. Initially anyway. Dr. Ethan Jackson is a one night encounter that pops back up as her boss. Nic doesn't WANT to lie, buts gets caught in the middle of some family secrets. And there are so many secrets. Ethan acts like a jerk to try to protect himself and Nic is rightfully offended. I like how she started out as the unsure one but became ...more
Melanie (mells_view)
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good runaway bride turns nanny and the single dad read. There are a ton of secrets and lies in this book too. This one is bit of a slow build, but also not in some ways.

It’s emotional. It’s slow burn. If that’s what you’re looking for, then this is a winner.
Feb 16, 2018 marked it as no-way-jose  ·  review of another edition
I don’t think I can get along with people with martyr complex. Or a doormat one. Or a backbone-less one.
Or take-all-the-crap-from everyone-and-be-ok one. Or a too forgiving one. Etc. etc. etc.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
This writer needs to be firmly and seriously questioned regarding the identity of the person(s) who told her she could write!!!!!
She deliberately creates situations in which her heroines are idiot doormats. I personally think every horrible thing that befalls the type of characters she writes about, is fully and categorically well deserved. Her writing fills me with anger, and makes me want to hit a boxing bag, or better still, burn her books on a pire, because the demeaning attitude that she i
Dilek VT
Feb 17, 2018 marked it as never-no-way  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tstl-heroine
Heroine sounds like a professional doormat!!!

For more details, read my dear friend Alex's review:
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nicole sta per coronare il sogno della sua vita, sposarsi e mettere su una famiglia tutta sua..manca pochissimo, è già all’altare quando il suo perfetto lieto fine viene rovinato e scopre non solo che Marcus il bellissimo futuro marito ha un’amante, ma che la suddetta amante è proprio la sua gemella Veronica, che guarda caso porta già in grembo il frutto del suo tradimento. Ed è così che Nic, presa velocemente la sua valigia, già pronta per il viaggio di nozze e la borsa, scappa in aeroporto, di ...more
3.5 stars! (make that 1/2 star mark available Goodreads, I really need it sometimes!)
The first one in the Jacksons siblings series. It was good, I enjoyed it. The narration in the audio version is also good and well executed.
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me state for the record (and so we're all clear on this)--Dr. Ethan Jackson is mine. His brother Jake might also be mine too. And possibly his younger brother Levi. Imma just need some Jackson brother love.

This book is classic Lexi, and is soooooo good. Some angst, some humor, some inner turmoil, some sexy good times. It's got it all.

Nicole Maddox has just run away from the worst experience ever....finding out her twin sister is pregnant with her fiance's baby. The fiance she is literally mi
***2.5 Are you kidding me? STARS***


Ash, estoy tan frustrada!!!! Las primeras páginas fueron PURA VIDA.

En serio que me estaba ENCANTANDO. Pero de repente las actitudes de la protagonista eran tan contradictorias y sus acciones tan tontas. Que quería jalarla de los pelos y decirle


Pero bueno, es que si a mi me HERMANA (y por si fuera poco) MI GEMELA, me hace lo que ella hizo yo no le hablo por AÑOSSSSSSS

y la protagoni
Carla Bulian
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3,5. Não consegui me conectar com a história e personagens.
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
I voluntarily read and reviewed an copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this book via Netgalley.

It's quite previsible "nanny and her employer". But I liked the writing and could not put it down! Shame on me!
The heroine is weak, dormat, she recognised it herself! She was this silly girl who wanted to pleasure everyone, she dropped her college for bf, left her work for her fiance.
Her cheater fiance who impregnated her twin sister.
Vicky Sp
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nicole fin da adolescente, ha avuto paura di restare sola. Bisognosa di avere una famiglia, nelle relazioni precedenti ha provato a mostrarsi diversa, e convinta di non essere abbastanza, non ha mai rivelato la vera se stessa. Con la gemella Veronica, venivano considerate bambine problematiche, quindi non gradite dalle famiglie affidatarie. Lei, fin troppo buona, copriva le malefatte della sorella, rimediando alle sue mancanze. Ehtan è un uomo triste e affranto a causa di un grave lutto. È circo ...more
Beneath The Covers Blog
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, kelly, 2018-reads
I would endure bitter, cold weather for just a small taste of Ethan Jackson!

Goodness gracious….The Wrong Kind of Love is all kinds of RIGHT! It’s sweet, salacious, and heartbreakingly beautiful, wrapped up in a to-die-for cover!

This love story takes you on the wild ride of secrets, lies, and betrayal, while further enticing you with the sinfully provocative relationship between boss and employee. This story isn’t your common hot daddy/nanny story, but a romance that challenges the character’s ab
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nicole e Veronica hanno 24 anni e sono gemelle con un passato difficile e con una madre tossicodipendente. Prima del matrimonio casualmente ascolta una conversazione telefonica del suo fidanzato Marcus ma li per li non gli dà peso.
Il giorno del matrimonio arriva e Nicole continua a pensare a quella conversazione però decide di andare avanti , sua sorella Veronica non sta bene , è molto pallida ma è la sua damigella ,mentre Nicole percorre la navata Veronica vomita sul bouquet è così Nicole scopr
Jennifer Wolfel
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read just about every book Lexi has written. There is just something unique and special about her family sagas... I say this because this is book number one of this series, though they are all standalone, but the preview to come makes me ache for more of Lexi's words now!!!!

The Wrong Kind of Love was something uniquely different. Lexi put a great spin on this romance, and its unique story line really had me intrigued beginning to end! Our heroine is running from her wedding. She's just foun
Mar 18, 2019 rated it liked it
May 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5/4 stelline
Libro scorrevole e piacevole ma non mi ha convinto pienamente.
Situazioni a mio parere troppo paradossali e esagerate(il tradimento del fidanzato con la sorella incinta scoperto il giorno del matrimonio e scambio di identità successivo,aggiunto alla coincidenza assurda di Ethan prima uomo di una notte e poi ,tada',datore di lavoro).
Non ho apprezzato la mancanza di equilibrio della storia(da un lato appunto l'assurdità di alcune circostanze,dall'altro però anche temi sensibili e par
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Call me but love and I’ll be new baptized.” – Romeo and Juliette

“So many stars had to align to bring you to me. More had to align to get a stubborn-ass grump to open his heart. But they did.” – Lexi Ryan

It has been a long time since I read contemporary romance that's both well written and interesting at the same time. I loved every thing about The Wrong Kind of Love. I am so so so happy it was NOT the same old my twin slash best friend stole my man bla bla bla.. The plot was strong enough to
Anne OK
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads
A terrific start to a new series by Lexi Ryan. Both main characters have had their hearts broken and are messes. A single dad and the wrong nanny at the right time make for a really fun-to-read story -- even though there are some tests to overcome.

Nic and Ethan melt the pages with their chemistry. The power of love takes up residence and what follows is a wonderful second chance for the real thing -- a happily ever after.

A cast of characters to meet that are all so easy to like. Ethan's little
Elisa Gioia
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
In questi anni ho sempre avuto la fortuna di poter recensire in anteprima i libri di Lexi Ryan, ma quando ho visto l'arc di The Wrong Kind of Love nel mio kindle ho letteralmente saltato per casa. Dico, avete visto la cover? Accattivante, sexy, lui con due braccia da UOMO, per di più tatuato.
Mi sono buttato a capofitto in questa storia e in un paio d'ore ho terminato la lettura.

Nicole il giorno del suo matrimonio scopre che il suo futuro marito la tradiva non con una donna qualsiasi, ma con la s
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not sure what I loved more about this story.

Ethan aka Dr. McBroody Pants, our leading man, who was struggling with the loss of his wife a few years ago and due to his mom's impending trip, is in need of a nanny. He's a dedicated doctor, a loving father, an adoring brother, and a caring son. Even in his moody, broody moments, he's still amazing.

Nicole aka Nic, our leading lady, is very often described as "the good twin" and I could see why with everything I read about her and the more I felt
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Forgiving the sister was wrong on so many levels in my books.
Caterina Montebello
In realtà 4 stelle e 1/2

Posso affermare senza ombra di dubbio che Lexi Ryan è diventata una tra le mie autrici preferite. Confeziona delle storie d'amore molto coinvolgenti con dei plot sempre originali e con una forte profondità emotiva e io mi ritrovo sempre a divorarle affamata. Devo ammettere che in questo nuovo romanzo non ritroviamo l'unicità e l'impatto della serie precedente ma è ugualmente di gran lunga superiore alla stragrande
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 Stars

Author Lexi Ryan delivers an intoxicating tale of betrayal, deceit, absolution, and second-chances in her new contemporary romance, The Wrong Kind of Love!

Nicole (Nic) is ready to start her new life and have the family she has always dreamed of. The day before her wedding though, she hears a mysterious conversation from her husband-to-be. Should she confront him or is it just pre-wedding jitters making her doubt herself? That decision is taken from her when her twin sister, Veronica, is
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.

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The Boys of Jackson Harbor (6 books)
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