Wrong Place, Right Time (Elle Casey)


Jenny’s single-parent life revolves around her kids and her job, which means that hours of Animal Planet and strings of computer code are about all she has time for. Not that Jenny’s looking for adventure or romance—she’s the type of woman who believes in playing it safe. 

When Jenny is called upon to do some consulting for the Bourbon Street Boys — a New Orleans private security firm — she knows she should stay away. They conduct surveillance on known criminals and put themselves in harm’s way pretty much every day, so No is the obvious answer… Problem is, there’s a guy on the team with a body to die for and a dimple that just won’t quit luring Jenny in, tempting her to throw all caution to the wind. 

Will Jenny take the risk or will she do what she’s always done—play it safe and wait for the right time?

I read this one as a buddy read with  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much after having requested it from Netgalley. Check out her blog in the next few days to read her take on it.

I LOVED the writing! This book had me cracking up so many times :D. So good and so so funny! I really liked the quality of the humour and the popular references included in it.

Another thing that I really enjoyed were the characters. It’s not everyday that I read about a girl my age, and even though the situations are totally different, I could still relate to Jenny. I really liked how protective she was of her family, but she still wanted to be herself (she just didn’t quite know how to do that). I really liked Dev too, after not being the biggest fan of his description – I was seriously confused… I get the no hair thing, but no eyebrows? Why? But he was so sweet and considerate and he treated everyone so great.

I really liked the chemistry between Jenny and Dev and how the kids played a part in it. I loved their talks and their brand of humour, and the only thing I wished is that they had been honest a little bit earlier. Speaking of kids… I loved Sammy! Such a cute kid.

My kind of issue with this book was the lack of plot. There was an attempt at a kind of plot, but not really achieved, and conflicts and problems were over so fast, that it was the kind that “you blink it you miss it” kind of thing. There were also a few details and small stuff that weren’t mentioned much or explained, and it took a bit of my enjoyment of this book.

I still want to read the next book though, which will be about two of the side characters on this one, one of which I really liked. If you like cute and sweet romances, I would totally recommend this one to you 😉 .