My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I read and enjoyed the previous two books in this series, and Toni was always a curiosity with a dark past that involved jail time. We learn what made her the way she is and how she copes with working through it all. Though Lucky is never a viewpoint character, we also learn more about how he is handling moving past his sister’s death (which was touched on in book two). The overarching challenge they endure is predictable following their alcohol infused encounter at the beginning of the book.
The team is also on a new case, taking a spotlight early in the book but then becoming background noise—which is a shame, because the blend of work/life were the most enjoyable parts of the book. Once the case turned into an occasional mention, a lot of the story felt repetitive. The case comes back to be wrapped up at the end, but it almost feels forced.
Toni did have a lot of growth, though mostly near the end after a lot of internal self-loathing. Her journey there was dragged out for too long. Since Lucky is her love interest and also a member of the Bourbon Street Boys, it would have made sense to have alternating viewpoints for this particular story. I was left feeling like I never really knew what was going on with Lucky for most of the book. I’m unsure why he put up with a lot of the crap Toni put him through.
We got more of May and Jenny from the first two books in this one, which were great for breaking up Toni’s monotony. May is as crazy and bubbly as ever, and the van scene with her was my favorite moment.
Wrong Question, Right Answer (available August 23rd on Kindle Unlimited or for $3.99) is a decent addition to the series, but my least favorite of the three. I’m hopeful that Thibault’s turn at love will turn things around. If you’re new to the series, check out the first book, Wrong Number, Right Guy (free with KU or $2).
I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.