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Just a Wrong Turn by Katie Nelson: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Sometimes, wrong turns lead to the right places…

Miller Brooks is determined to lead a simple, solitary life — just him and his rescue dogs. No more disappointments, no more drama, and certainly no more heartbreak. He was succeeding until the inescapably attractive Liza shot herself back into his life like an arrow racing to take out an innocent bystander.

Liza Eckland is determined to make a name for herself as a fashion designer. But in a daring attempt to go viral, she earns herself fifty hours of community service at a local dog rescue instead. To top it off, her supervisor is the reserved loner Liza once ditched to preserve her popularity in high school.

When she suddenly needs a date to her sister’s wedding, Liza comes up with an intriguing experiment that she claims will benefit Miller as well: They’ll date for one week, with the intention of making his ex-girlfriend jealous enough to want him back.

But as they entwine their lives for the camera, the experiment has an unexpected outcome: feelings. As life threatens to force Liza and Miller in different directions again, they have to decide between repeating history or risking a future.

Katie Nelson grew up in Minnesota. She started writing stories in first grade and hasn't put her pen down since. When she isn't chasing after her energetic family, you can find her reading a book, watching adorable dog videos, or drinking a chai latte. Connect with Katie on Instagram @mustlove_romcoms or on her website katies-journal.org.

Just a Wrong Turn is the second book in the There's Gotta Be Something More series. While you might get a few spoilers, this could definitely be read just fine as a standalone. I had not personally read book one and had no problem keeping up with or enjoying this story at all. 

Right from the very start, this one drew me in with Liza's bubbly and sometimes over the top personality. The book references Legally Blonde several times, and honestly, I definitely pictured Liza as an Elle Woods type of character... in all the best ways possible! Miller and his more serious personality balanced her out, and I just couldn't help but enjoy the chemistry between the two of them. There was a hint of a love triangle going on, which isn't always my favorite trope... but it was both brief and done well, so I didn't mind it in this one. Throw in some fake dating, cute dogs, Good Charlotte's 'The Anthem' and oh yes, did I mention the Legally Blonde references? All together the blend to create a super fun read that was quick and enjoyable. 

Just a Wrong Turn is a clean, closed-door romance with nothing beyond kissing and no language.

If you're looking for a fun RomCom, this is a fun one worth checking out! 


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