Emilia Wentworth would do anything for her sister.

For three years, Emilia has lived in the past, feeling her sister's pain and hating those who are to blame, including one of the Sloan brothers.

Finally, she has had enough. The only way to be free is to create a Burn List with all the people who have ever hurt her sister.

As she crosses each name off, she gets closer and closer to her final target. But, things aren't always as they seem.

Loyalties are tested.

Boundaries are crossed.

And the truth is revealed.


I couldn't help but notice that at the beginning of this book, where the author dedicated the book to someone, author Calia Read wrote, in short, that this book would never have been finished if it wasn't for her dear friend. But what actually grabbed me about the dedication was where she said: "Your belief in these characters kept me going when I wanted to walk away from this story." Now I know it's irrelevant to the actual story, but I'd be lying if I said that, that little phrase didn't make me frown and I thought about it the entire time I read this book. I kept wondering, did she not want to finish the book? Did she not like her own book so she wanted to walk away? Well... whatever it actually means, its something that made me wonder what was in store for me and seeing an author note that, for whatever reason, she didn't want to finish the book, I must say that I really believe it was the wrong thing for a reader to see before they even start reading. It made me doubt what's in store and I was so so close to just putting it down right then and there... But... I loved Every Which Way and even when Macsen was 'bad' I still really liked him and I knew there was more to him than what was portrayed in the first book. My determination to have Macsen painted in a clear light, keep me going ahead and reading.

The sentence I've noted above become clear and I understood when I realized that there was no heart and soul in this book. I felt as detached from the book and the phrase made me realize that the author did too.

It wasn't a bad book. It's a good 3.5 star read. But it's only that because of a few moments where you can tell the author was into it. The rest of the book was bland and felt really long and dragged out for me.

The first time I saw Severine, I saw her strength. It was her armor against the world. I just had no idea how strong... But right now, Severine is fearful. Fear makes people do crazy, irrational things. When someone is fearful, everything becomes a knee-jerk reaction in an attempt to protect themselves. I have no doubt that she will call me a bitch and a manipulator, but if she had experienced my story, I think she would probably understand my motives.

I didn't like Emilia's story and I still don't get how, in the end, all is forgotten. I'm sorry, but I believe love is strong and conquers all, but hell... love is not stronger than deceit and lies! Not even in fiction. I like to believe that Macsen is stronger than the lust and attraction he feels towards Emilia... because "my boy, she played you, end of story!" I don't care what pain Emilia went through, what lead to the reason for her actions... the point here is that I didn't like the story and I didn't like the outcome.

I was so detached from Emilia. Macsen only proved to be a real fool in the end. But... when the going was good in this book, it was really good. But that was so brief, you might even wonder if it ever really happened.

Maybe it's just me, maybe it's that I had higher hopes and the let down was just shocking, maybe it's because the author actually set my mind to believe it wasn't going to work out before I even started... I don't know why and I don't really care... but this book could have been better and I'm sorry it isn't, so I was looking forward to another great read.

Another thing is that I believe this series should be done with. It became boring and the characters have turned stale.

I really hope that the author just goes another route because Calia Read is a really good author. She writes well, her tales are fun and I love how easy it is to read her books. But Breaking The Wrong didn't live up to the standards set in Every Which Way.

To give you an idea: Emilia has a burn list. She's determined to get back at every person who hurt her sister E. Now... what I don't know, because it was never mentioned, is what all the others on the list did to her sister. That could have been interesting to find out, but we don't get that info at all. We only know what she thinks Macsen did to her sister... So while we are reading about how her feelings begin to change towards Macsen and she realizes that he can't be the same guy her sister refers to... we are just left hanging, wondering what happened that's so bad... the reason only comes out near the end of the book BTW. By that time, I'd become irritated by the references to the incident and annoyed that I didn't know what it was. Had it come out sooner, maybe it may have saved the book... But that's just me grasping at straws. I can't actually point out where it all went wrong, but it just wasn't a good fit with me.

Now, this book received some really good reviews. Maybe you find that I'm talking rubbish and you end up loving it. But for me, it just wasn't good enough and definitely not what I expected from Author Calia Read.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

RELEASE DATE: March 16th, 2013
GENRE: New Adult Romance



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