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Wrong Side of the Tracks

(Hope Valley #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  812 ratings  ·  150 reviews
Gypsy Bradbury was never destined for great things. Or at least that’s what she’d convinced herself of. Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, she had learned that hoping for more was a waste of time. Then Marco forced his way into her life and gave her a glimpse of a future brighter than any she could have imagined. But if her past taught her anything, it was that if ...more
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After reading the last book I'd hoped for Gypsy's and Marco's story and I started in without getting safety details which for me was a giant leap of faith. Thankfully I wasn't disappointed.

Gypsy's been working 2 jobs to take care of her siblings after their parents abandoned them. She and Marco have been circling each other for a while but Gypsy's been hurt and abandoned so many times she's built a wall around her heart. When drug dealer Black buys the club she's stripping at Marco
Tania's Book Blog
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series keeps getting better and better!!! Gypsy boy that girl deserved her happily ever after and she got it but not without her not being able to catch a break. Gypsy had a lot on her plate for a 25 year old. She’s been taking care of her 5 siblings since she was 17 years old. She lives for those kids and has thick walls around her heart because of sour past relationship until Marco. Marco was all alpha and knew how to make her change her mind. He was genuine and he embraced the kids and ...more
Tracy  C
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marco is so delicious!! He knew Gypsy was worth everything and made it his mission to show her. Gypsy fought it hard, protecting her heart until she realized Marco didn't want to take from her; he wanted to give her and the kids the world. This was my favorite so far from the Hope Valley books!
3 Slightly Meh Stars

Gypsy’s life has been anything but easy, thanks to her selfish, self-absorbed deadbeat and MIA parents, but she hasn’t let the pressures of life break her, she does all she can to ensure the younger siblings she has continues to raise have a better childhood than her. The Bradbury clan is made up of Gypsy, Rhodes, Sunshine (aka Sunny), Raylan, Holiday (aka Holly), and Raleigh, the kids were in some of my favourite scenes and when they were on the pages I read, no skim reading
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another adorable couple comes out of Hope Valley. I think my favorite connection was Rhodes and Marco?!? I loved their connection! This story was so much more than just a man falling in love with a woman. It was a story of redemption, family, finding your home, and falling head over heels in love with every character that graced the pages. But as I said before, Rhodes and Marco's connection and promises hit me in the FEELS so so HARD. I just LOVED them. Gypsy and all of her strength, Marco and ...more
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Goodness me, I feel like I’ve been watching, waiting for Marco and Gypsy to stop playing coy and making goo goo eyes at each other. To finally man (or woman) up and go for it—to give their intense connection a chance to grow into something more, something real.

And in Wrong Side of the Tracks they finally do. And, O.M.G. it’s everything I wanted for them and more.

I loved seeing Gypsy with her siblings. Loving them as if they were her own children—doing the absolute best she can to make sure they
Peggy M
4,5 stars

‘Wrong side of the tracks’ is the fourth story in the ‘Hope Valley’ series and one of the books that I was looking most forward to, to read this summer. Because after reading the 3 previous books in this series, Gypsy’s character was still a bit of a mystery to me. But the one thing that I did know about her, was that Gypsy may be young but she already had had a hard life. That she wouldn’t fall for any man, that the man who wanted to conquer her heart, had to be very special. So that
Sep 11, 2019 marked it as nope
Super boring uninteresting blurb. ...more
Sassy Southern
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
Gypsy Bradbury has her hands full working two jobs and raising her 5 siblings with help from her next door neighbor Odette. During the day Gypsy works at a grocery store and at night she dances at Pink Palace as a stripper and one of the main attractions. She has vowed not to get into another relationship after the past few have gone horribly wrong and she knows she must concentrate on working hard so her siblings can make something of themselves and escape the life they are in.
***5 ‘Brilliant’ Stars***

This series is killing me.


Seriously. Killing. Me.

Why you ask?

Because not only do I grow more fond the couples I’ve already met, but fall into adoration with the current couple doing their own special mating dance and THEN become absolutely fascinated with a newbie character (and OMG I’m ALL in with this one ~ Mr. Beardsalot is sooo MINE) all while needing another couples story ASAP.

It’s truly a vicious cycle, one admittedly isn’t a horrible one, but really? How can
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If there is anyone that can get me out of a book funk, it's Jessica Prince. When the Wrong Side of the Tracks hit my kindle I did a happy dance and thanked the Book Gods because I knew I would have no problem reading this book. Jessica is a go to for me, and I always manage to eat her stories up.

This book though, this one I devoured and I fell in love with the storyline, the characters and more specifically the hero. Books that feature Alpha's are my jam and make no mistake Marco Castillo is an
April Symes
Wrong Side of the Tracks by Jessica Prince is one beautiful and emotional read. Gypsy & Marco’sstory will move you with it's beauty, steam, and love.
Marco is the Alpha male you dream of, Gypsy is such a strong and sweet woman that you want to have in your corner. These two make this story poignant, at times heartbreaking, amazing, sweet, with some spice and heat, add some drama with heart and chemistry which is a beautifully written story. Marco and Gypsy are THE couple that make this book
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was everything I was hoping for and even more!

Ever since Consume (third book in the Civil Corruption series), I'm in love with Marco Castillo and have claimed him as mine. I've been waiting for him since then, and it was so worth the wait.

Marco Castillo is totally alpha, bossy, cocky, but he's also loyal to a fault, someone who met pain and grief but overcame, sweet and protective, and when he loves, he gives everything he has.

And Gypsy Bradbury deserves nothing less.
The problem,
Jul 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Finally, we have Marco’s story and it was well worth the wait! We originally meet Marco in book 3 of the Civil Corruption series “Consume”. After reading that story I was really hoping he would pop up somewhere down the line and boy did he in Hope Valley. Gypsy, the MC, has made appearances throughout the HopeValley series so we know going in that her life has been anything but easy. Raising her five siblings and working multiple jobs (one of which is a dancer at strip club) has made
3 Slightly Indifferent Stars

Gypsy’s life has been anything but easy, thanks to her selfish, self-absorbed deadbeat and MIA parents, but she hasn’t let the pressures of life break her, she does all she can to ensure the younger siblings she has continues to raise have a better childhood than her. The Bradbury clan is made up of Gypsy, Rhodes, Sunshine (aka Sunny), Raylan, Holiday (aka Holly), and Raleigh, the kids were in some of my favourite scenes and when they were on the pages I read, no skim
Laur Laur
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this book more than I thought I would, but I have a major beef with how the poor (as in financially broke) heroine behaved with money. I've been dead broke and worked two jobs to stay afloat, just like Gypsy, and have had to scrimp and save when unexpected expenses came up. One thing I never did though, that Gypsy did a ton of in the book, was eat out. That is one of the most wasteful expenses out there, one diner or restaurant meal would be over a week's worth of bagged lunches made at ...more
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG this series is so amazing I can't explain it.
Marco was so amazing I don't think any man can compare.
Then there is Gypsy who is truly & a fighter bringing her 5 siblings up by herself.
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Awwwwww! The story of Gypsy & Marco was wooooonderful!!!
Well Jessica Prince just knows how to make you fall in love with her characters!!!
Another wonderful couple of the Hope Valley Series! Awwww!
I already loved Gypsy and Marco when I met them in Jessica's books before! So I was more than happy when I found out they would get THEIR OWN BOOK!
And now that I read their beautiful love story I'm so damn happy for them!
Both had and still have to deal with a lot of stuff
Cheryl O'Harney
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC read in return for an honest review.

The Hope Valley series has fast become a firm favourite of mine, and it’s been some of Jessica’s best work to date, as for Wrong Side of the Tracks, she’s well and truly smashed it out the ballpark.... it is AMAZING. The book tells the story of Gypsy and Marco, of course there are some familiar faces, those we’ve come to know and love throughout the series as well as a few new characters.

Gypsy’s a strong willed, independent young woman, she’s the sole
Jul 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fabulous addition to the Hope Valley family of seriously sexy hunks and their awesome women. The uber hunk Marco and his girasol aka sunflower, Gypsy, are one sizzling couple. Sexy hot! Gypsy is amazing and her fierce love for her siblings as their only provider and protector is awe inspiring. She is terrific as she works two jobs to take care of her family. And those kids! You could make whole series about those wonderful young boys and girls. They were all great. And then the supremely ...more
Marta Bo
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh My God !!!! This book is so amazing !!!! I have no words to describe how much. Maybe I will sound little boring, and maybe I'm repeating myself ... but I'm so in love with Hope Valley and The Wrong Side of Tracks !!!! I was sure it will be good book, because it's Jessica's Prince BABY.... however I didn't expected this kind of emotionally level... I didn't read this book - I devorued every word, without looking around too much.

Coming back to Hope Valley, Gipsy, Marco and other people is
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"My home is wherever you are."
I loved it! Jessica Prince just gave us an AMAZING story!

This one word is all it took for me to fall in love with Marco and Gypsy.

Marco has had his eyes set on Gypsy for some time and he has his work cut out for him. Gypsy has built a wall around her heart after being let down again and again by people she loved. She refuses to give anyone that is not her siblings all of her heart ever again. Does this make her stubborn? Yes. Does that deter Marco? NOT AT
Thuy Taylor
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh...I want to pack up and move to Hope Valley. I absolutely love this series and the people in this series. Gypsy's story is pretty heartbreaking. She had no choice to but grow up early, taking care of her siblings. Let me rephrase that, she had a choice but it was an easy choice, take care of her siblings, unlike her selfish parents. The struggles and the experiences she had to endure. I just want to hug her and never let anything bad happen to her ever again. I love the connection her and ...more
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.6 stars

This has been one of my most anticipated books of this series because of Marco. I have wanted his story since he was first introduced in Consume. I can honestly say he lived up to everything and more. There is no mistaking why this man was beautiful then and, if possible, he has just gotten better.

One of my favorite things about this author is that she creates real characters that I can relate to. There is always a sense of vulnerability juxtaposed with strength. They are all fiercely
Renee Entress
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has pain, suspense, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Out of My League (Hope Valley #1)
Come Back Home Again (Hope Valley #2)
The Best of Me (Hope Valley #3)

This is Gypsy and Marco‘s story. Gypsy knows in her heart that she is never going to have anything great. But Marco comes along and forces her to start to believe. Just when she starts to really believe she is proven wrong. Marco is
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Squeeeee! Marco is 100% book boyfriend material! He was swoony goodness in Consume & he wasn't even putting all his effort in then. With Gypsy, he is ALL IN and he is amazing. A MA ZING!!!

It took me a little longer to warm up to Gypsy. I enjoyed the glimpses we get of her in the earlier books, and I definitely admired her heart throughout this story, but she fights Marco pretty hard there for a while, and I wanted to both smack and hug her. So... yeah.

Their story is fabulous, though! I
Jennifer D.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jessica Prince is a master at steamy small town romance and this one starts off with a bang! There is no denying the sizzling hot chemistry between Gypsy and Marco. Gah! They are are perfect for each other! I'd been wanting more of Marco after reading Consume and am so happy to see him find "the one". I love Gypsy's take no sh*t attitude and her generous heart towards her family & friends. This was one of the sweetest love stories! You can't help but fall in love with all the Bradbury kids! ...more
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With one super hot alpha, a broken woman with some serious trust issues and a whole host of fantastic side characters, this book was packed full of some drama, emotional moments and those awww moments that make you swoon. I enjoyed Marco and Gypsy’s story and eagerly await more of this series.
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved that Marco finally got.his story! Loved him consume. Cant wait for next book!
Izzie d
Jul 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: small-town
Good story.
Best to read series in order as couples from previous books in series appear and their relationships grow and some previous events are referred to.
Hero is totally devoted to heroine. Heroine pushes away st first.
No intimate scenes with anyone other than the Hero and heroine.
Secondary characters for future books in series and updates of previous characters in series.
Brief visit to corruption series.
Sneak peak for next book.
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Born and raised around Houston, Jessica is a self proclaimed caffeine addict, connoisseur of inexpensive wine, and the worst driver in the state of Texas. In addition to being all of these things, she’s first and foremost a wife and mom.
Growing up, she shared her mom and grandmother’s love of reading. But where they leaned toward murder mysteries, Jessica was obsessed with all things romance.

Other books in the series

Hope Valley (6 books)
  • Out of My League (Hope Valley #1)
  • Come Back Home Again (Hope Valley #2)
  • The Best of Me (Hope Valley #3)
  • Stay With Me (Hope Valley Book 5)
  • The Second Time Around (Hope Valley #7)