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"Fall in love with Jill Shalvis. She's my go-to read for humor and heart!"-Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling authorMia Appleby finally has the life she always wanted. She's escaped her trailer trash childhood and built a nice life for herself with a marketing job and a cute, little condo. But no matter how much baggage she's ditched from her past, she still hasn't"Fall in love with Jill Shalvis. She's my go-to read for humor and heart!"-Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling authorMia Appleby finally has the life she always wanted. She's escaped her trailer trash childhood and built a nice life for herself with a marketing job and a cute, little condo. But no matter how much baggage she's ditched from her past, she still hasn't managed to shake her greatest weakness-men. So when her new neighbor turns out to be single and oh-so-sexy, Mia's worried she's playing with fire . . . Kevin McKnight can't get enough of his gorgeous neighbor, but after one amazing night, she's already showing him the door. Something tells him this is the way she handles most men. But Kevin is far from your average guy-and he's ready to prove it to Mia. When a blast from her past shakes up Mia's life in a major way, will she stick with her self-sufficient solo act . . . or take a chance leaning on Kevin's strong shoulders?(80,000 words)...

Title : Her Sexiest Mistake
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ISBN : 9781455529636
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Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Her Sexiest Mistake Reviews

  • Geri Reads
    2019-03-08 08:17

    3.5 stars!One of Jill Shalvis' earlier books that's being reissued in digital format, Her Favorite Mistake was a cute and easy read. It tells a story about Mia Appleby and her "relationship" with her hot as hell neighbor, Kevin McKnight. All she wants was a booty call but he wants more. I liked the whole friends-with-benefits thing even though Mia drove me batty with her insistence of keeping the relationship purely physical. Kevin on the other hand was wonderful. He knows what he wants and he went out of his way to prove it.What I also liked about this book is the dynamics between Kevin's relationship with his troubled younger brother and Mia's relationship with her niece. It added a much needed layer to both their characters. While I liked this book, it lacks the magic that's very present in her Lucky Harbor Series. This was more than okay but it wasn't really a 'Wow' read for me.ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    2019-02-27 08:17

    11/23/2013 --Overall Rating = 3.5 StarsBook Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 1 / 4 / 3 = 2.5 StarsWriter’s Voice = 3 StarsCharacter Development = 4 StarsStory Appreciation = 3 StarsWorth the Chili = 5 Stars -- [$3.79 on Amazon]This book was originally published in 2005. You may have read it already. I hadn't. I wanted something light to read. Also needed a sure thing. I've started and stopped so many books recently, I needed one sure to please.I love this author, but this one wasn't the best I've read by her. It kept me entertained for an afternoon, but nothing spectacular.Happy Reading!ARC provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Alexis
    2019-02-26 07:02

    Jill Shalvis novels never fail to put me in a good mood, and this one delivered, for the most part anyways. I guess my big problem with this novel was the main character Mia (Apple) Appleby. Mia is portrayed as a career driven, anti-social hard headed woman. And, she just irked me to my very bones. I much preferred her best friend Tess, whom, I relate to more so that is probably why. Not that Mia didn’t grow on me eventually, but, through the first half I wanted to smack the girl and even though out the second half she got annoying. That’s not to say anything at all was wrong with Kevin. The man who wants to fix everything… honestly the way he was described I don’t see how he was struggling in the woman department. It’s not that he’s perfect but come on. A sex god man with an amazing perfect body that teaches high school because he honestly wants to make a difference and help people change for the better… he would not be single sorry but it’s true. Okay I could go on and on about the characters, but I’ll stop now because this shouldn’t be a ten page character analysis. Nope for the most part the actual story plot was enjoyable, if not extremely predictable at every turn but what’s a happy easy romantic read if not predictable. I guess the thing that bothered me most was then end. The story just ended with a lot of loose ends left hanging. How long did Hope end up staying? Did their business continue to succeed? What happened to Mia’s jerky coworkers? What about Hope’s budding relationship? I felt I’d invested time in those side stories just for them to never pan out. Overall though, this book is great for a long flight when you need something to read that doesn’t have much depth. Shalvis is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors because of her fluffy stories! This was an earlier work though, and it shows but that just means her books keep getting better and better! ;)

  • Susan
    2019-03-03 07:00

    Loved this book. So much dysfunction in the characters, but not in a mean way. Mia was determinedly independent because she didn't want to be like her mother, always looking for a man to take care of her. So she would use men, but not let anyone get close to her. Kevin was a chronic fixer. He wanted to take care of everyone - his brother, Mia, Hope, his students. His brother Mike had spent years playing his brother, and not taking responsibility for anything. Hope just wanted a better life, and kept people from seeing her insecurity with her bad attitude. As all these people came together, they started to change and see things could be different. The idea of opening up scared Mia to death, and she nearly destroyed her relationships with Kevin and Hope. I loved the humor in the story - lots of LOL moments. My only difficulty with the book was the poor editing/proofreading. I'd be reading merrily away and get pulled out of the story by a typo or missing word, etc.

  • Roxie
    2019-02-27 01:08

    Bleh. GAVE UP. The lead was self-centered. The hot teacher didn't deserve her.

  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
    2019-03-11 08:19

    I love me some Jill Shalvis, and this was a cute one. The characters were good, the plot wasn't mind blowing, but I just like Jill Shalvis' approach to contemporary romance.

  • Bookcrazy
    2019-03-23 05:09

    Ein sexy Motorradfahrer, der eigentlich Lehrer ist und eine Karrierefrau mit einer Vergangenheit vor der sie davonläuft haben ein One night stand. Und noch eins und noch eins ;) Kevin ist überrascht als Mia nach dem besten Sex seines Lebens, ihre Sachen packt und abhaut, da sie keine festen Bindungen eingehen will bzw. kann. Sie trifft keinen Typen zweimal um keine Gefühle zu entwickeln, doch als ihre Nichte Hope plötzlich auftaucht, sieht sie Kevin öfter und aus einem One night stand werden unweigerlich zwei, drei...Mit dieser Liebesgeschichte hat die Autorin wirklich meinen Geschmack getroffen. Diesmal ist nicht SIE es die IHM nachläuft, sondern er würde ja gern eine Beziehung eingehen, aber sie will bzw. ist nicht dazu fähig. Definitiv wird das nicht mein letztes Jill Shalvis-Buch bleiben. Die Autorin schreibt sehr humorvoll, witzig und gefühlvoll, zudem fesselnd, so dass ich das Buch kaum weglegen konnte. Knapp an 5 Sternen ist es leider bei der Bewertung für mich vorbeigeschrammt, da sich für mich am Ende nicht alles so "schön" zusammengefügt hat, es mich gefühlsmäßig kalt ließ, verglichen mit dem Rest.ENGLISCH TRANSLATION FOR LK ;)A sexy motorcyclist, who's actually a teacher and a career woman, who runs away from her past, have a one night stand. And another and another one :) Kevin is surprised as Mia packed her belongings and runs away, after having the best sex in his entire life because she doesn't want firm ties or isn't able to have firm relationships. She never meets a guy twice to prevent developing deeper feelings. But when her niece Hope suddenly shows up, she sees Kevin more often and a one night stands becomes a two nights, three nights... stand. So only 4.5 stars :)With this love story the author has really hit my taste. This time it's not HER who's running after HIM. This time he's eager to get into a relationship, but she doesn't wants or isn't capable for having one. Definitely this book will not be my last Jill Shalvis book. The author writes very homourous, witty and soulful, also very captivating, so I could hardly put the book down. The books doesn't get the full 5 stars from me because at the end everything didn't come together so well and beautiful as I imagined and the ending compared to the awesome rest of the book left me emotionless, cold.

  • Kimberly
    2019-03-12 03:07

    My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin: http://witandsin.blogspot.com/2014/12...Her Sexiest Mistake is a story of flawed people with big hearts finding their way. Author Jill Shalvis never fails to entertain, and I devoured this sexy, heartwarming book in one sitting.I absolutely adored Mia. She’s smart, relatable, and does her best even when she’s in over her head both at work and in her personal life. She makes mistakes, quite a few of them, in her quest to separate herself from her past. I appreciated her reasoning even when I knew she was heading in the wrong direction. And to be perfectly honest, I loved that she was flawed. It was wonderful watching her successful but empty life fill with joy over the course of Her Sexiest Mistake as Mia opens her heart not just to Kevin, but to her niece, Hope. And speaking of Kevin…man, he is definitely not a mistake. He is, however, sexy as hell, along with patient and kind. He’s not perfect, but he’s pretty close. Kevin’s most endearing quality – giving all of himself to help others – is also what threatens to break his heart. Both Mia and Kevin’s brother, Mike, try his patience over the course of the story, but both plotlines are ultimately rewarding. Falling in love definitely isn’t easy on either Mia or Kevin, but Ms. Shalvis makes every obstacle worth it in the end.Her Sexiest Mistake is different from many of Ms. Shalvis’s newer books in a way I can’t quite explain. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed the change of pace from one of my favorite authors. Mia, Kevin, and their loved ones are characters who will stay with you, and I can’t wait to read Her Sexiest Mistake again!FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-02 05:11

    Review: 3 out of 5 starsJill Shalvis is an auto-buy for me, I have loved everything I have read by her to date so I was more than eager to read Her Favourite Mistake and although I didn’t find this to be as solid as her previous books, it was enjoyable none the less.My biggest gripe was our main heroine, Mia Appleby who came across as self-absorbed and snobbish, she has left behind a past that she doesn’t want to revisit and is now a successful business woman with all the niceties she has always wanted and worked hard for; as the book progresses so too did my opinion of her but it did take a while to get to that stage, she wasn’t at all the most likeable character.What (or who) I did enjoy was the love interest, smexy Kevin McNight who was perfect! How he tolerated Mia’s treatment was beyond me but he was continually accepting, kind and dependable. Looking after his deaf brother and guiding Mia on how to be a ‘nice’ aunt to her niece who rocked up on her doorstep wasn’t always easy but he did it well.I liked the side story and romance between Mike and Tess; I think I became more invested in what would happen between them rather than the MC’s which became predictable.Overall, a well-written, quick and enjoyable read.Thank you to Netgalley and Forever (Grand Central Publishing) for the opportunity to read and review Her Sexiest Mistake

  • Jessi
    2019-03-15 03:18

    When I saw this book on NetGalley, I was instantly excited. New Jill Shalvis! Except that it's not. It's a re-release from 2005. And it's not as good as her more recent works. Mia Appleby is trying to be the perfect woman. She's trying to overcome her past where her mother and sister concentrated so hard on finding a man that they couldn't get ahead in life. But when the book opens, Mia is running away after waking up in the bed of teacher Kevin McKnight. Through the course of the book, we see Mia juggle stress from work, stress from Kevin's pursuit, and stress from the goth-y niece who shows up on her doorstep one day. But we don't really see her grow. And there's not really a sens of Kevin being anything but perfect. Unlike her later books, I really didn't care about these characters and couldn't wait for the book to be over. To be honest, if it weren't for being an ARC, this book would have been a DNF for me.Will I stop reading Shalvis books? Dear God no. But will I recommend this one? Probably not.

  • PepsiGirl
    2019-03-12 01:29

    What can I say, I loved it, even though Mia was such an unlikeable character. She grew on me. Kevin was spot on, he was the complete package. He wanted more from the get go and she held back. Yet he kept trying to break her down and she was just careless with his feelings. Their relationship was so dysfunctional and backward from what you would expect. She was the one making the booty call when she had a bad day, the one to walk out the door when she got what she wanted. Her own version of wham, bam, thank you man. She ran hot and cold for so long and Kevin put up with her dismissing him as just her stress reliever when he wanted so much more. I also liked the side story with her friend and his brother. Her niece Hope was an interesting lead into making you think that maybe she would have her own someday. I know this is a reissue and isn't part of series but it was well done.

  • Kelli
    2019-03-01 02:01

    A definite must-read for lovers of Romance. Today when I was finishing it and nearing the end I cried - like the horribly sad, bottom lip quivering kind of cry. Jill sucker punches me straight to the heart everytime. I loved this book. Such a great read and so much love packed into 314 pages it was unbelievably hard to breathe sometimes. So refreshing, such a heartfelt, funny, breezy and still such an intense book all at the same time, in a way that only Jill can write it. If you haven't read her - you need to, if you've read her before - continue to. This book is a prime example of how well Jill can write HEART into a book. So wonderful.

  • Teresa
    2019-03-20 06:18

    Por vezes começo a ler um livro e ele não me prende (por isso tenho tantos entre mãos), e com este foi um pouco isso, mas esta semana peguei nele e de repente não conseguia parar.Mia cresce com a irmã e a mãe que apenas têm interesse em arranjar um homem que as mantenha, finalmente consegue fugir desse mundo mas fecha-se para o mundo e torna-se uma mulher de sucesso na sua profissão, crendo que é tudo o que precisa.Até que a sobrinha Hope e o vizinho Kevin entram na sua vida balançando o seu mundo perfeito, até que ela não tem outro remédio senão aceitar que os ama e não pode viver sem eles.

  • Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
    2019-03-14 04:26

    Check out my review @ No Book Left Behind. (Warning: this review was written while drugged on cold medicine. Please excuse any weirdness that doesn't not belong/make sense/creeps you out.) I will no longer be hosting my reviews in Goodreads. All books I have personally reviewed will be linked back to my blog on BookLikes for all of you to see! :)

  • BBMoreB ~
    2019-03-03 01:21

    This is not the Jill Shalvis writing I am familiar with; I could never get comfortable in this book. The relationship was too unbalanced; Kevin’s character allowed everyone take advantage of him and Mia was too self-absorbed. The thing about reprints is they do not usually live up my expectations. Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

  • Dawn ♥ romance
    2019-03-20 05:16

    I liked the hero in this story who was the steady durable one pushing for more from the relationship but the heroine was something else. I liked how they dealt with their relatives issues and the secondary romance. Marketing exec Mia has a one night stand with her new neighbor Kevin, a teacher.

  • Isadora Moraes
    2019-03-06 03:18

    3.25

  • (Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes
    2019-02-27 06:04

    I loved this book. Couldn't get enough of these characters. Hoping there's going to be a book about Tess and Mike. I really enjoyed the sexy chemistry between Kevin and Mia. Heartfelt and honest.

  • Nonieღserenity2bliss
    2019-03-12 04:08

    It was just okay. I wasn't really into it for some reason. The heroine, while her antics were charming and fun in the beginning, got pretty tiring after awhile.

  • Renee
    2019-02-24 01:24

    Love Kevin!!! And the relationship between Mia and Hope it was super cute to see them realize they love each other

  • Dee
    2019-03-23 03:25

    Two-haiku review:She only wants sexHe wants a relationshipCan they compromise?Nice deep charactersLoved the supporting cast, tooGlad she saw the light

  • Mom
    2019-03-21 02:08

    It was hard to put down.

  • Ada
    2019-03-16 05:06

    As always, Jill Shalvis writes a great book with fantastic characters and this one is no exception.Mia Appleby is trying to escape her past which was filled with a steady stream of her mother's boyfriends, filing by her in their cramped trailer that she shared with her family. She's determined never to be like that so she becomes a successful Ad Exec with an expensive house, expensive clothes and a closed off personality.Everything in Mia's life seems to be going perfectly....until a one night stand with her hunky new neighbour, Kevin McKnight, a motorcycle riding science teacher. Her one blistering hot night of sex with no strings gets very tangled as she can't seem to follow her own rules of no repeating and her life gets even more tangled up with Kevin's as her niece, Hope, shows up one day and invades her life.Despite the fact that Mia remains closed off and standoffish, we see she's still got a heart deep down that she's buried. She just doesn't remember how to use it, to show emotions and to lean on others. But she never comes off as snobby because little things will happen that shows she's just as human as the rest.Kevin is all man. He's got that protective side down pat. Not only is he trying to better the students in his summer class and teen center (which he's trying to save from his skeezy ex-wife), he's also trying to steer his brother, Mike, from a life of lazing and male-slutting around due to his guilt that he wasn't able to save him during childhood from a beating that left him deaf. And once Kevin's had his night with Mia, he's bound and determined to get more than just sex from her because he can see that she's not perfect and he still likes her.The chemistry between Mia and Kevin is explosive and off the charts. She keeps trying to deny there's more than just sex but Kevin feels it right off the bat and digs deep to try and reach Mia. Their every scene together is hot hot hot but it becomes more poignant the further along the book we go as their lives get more tangled -- first with her niece, Hope, spending time at the teen center and later in Kevin's science class. Then with Mia's best friend, Tess, dating Kevin's brother, Mike. The way Kevin reaches out to support Mia despite everything is just wonderful to read, you can feel the connection leaping off the page.If I had one complaint, it's that I wish Hope could have stayed with Mia. She started off as a huge brat in the book but we see her own complexities, just like Mia's, as the two learn to open up to each other. Clearly, she'd be better off living with Mia and Kevin but all we see near the end of the book is that her mom, Sugar (who is definitely the candidate for worst mother of the century) wants her back and that she and Mia have accepted each other to have her back for holidays and the like.But aside from that, all these characters are amazing and this book was absolutely fantastic! Another winner for my Jill Shalvis collection.

  • NomdePlumePress
    2019-03-01 03:03

    Mia Appleby has come a long way from the Tennessee trailer park she escaped as a teen. A successful L.A. ad exec, she’s not about to give up her secrets or jeopardize her plans for anyone. So she’s a serial dater, a non-repeater. Men are for sex, for working out her stress, and that’s it. Until Kevin McKnight moves in down the street.Kevin’s stunned when she bolts first thing the next morning. Mia’s stunned when she keeps going back to him. And then Hope arrives, her teenage niece who’s run away from that same trailer park. Suddenly Mia’s life is full of people, way more than she ever wanted.There are some intriguing secondary characters in Her Sexiest Mistake: Hope, the troubled teen who has ambition she doesn’t know what to do with and a role model in her aunt, who made the escape she’s hoping to as well. Mike, Kevin’s brother, who is deaf and deals with his disadvantage the same way Mia deals with her stress. Tess, Mia’s assistant, who is sweet and generous and loving — everything Mia isn’t.Kevin is also all those things. He’s a high school science teacher — who happens to have a killer bod and a motorcycle — who just wants kids to have a safe place to hang out. He’s a fixer: he fixes Mike, he fixes kids, and now he wants to fix Mia. He knows her life is empty, and he wants her to see that and to make room for him. She stubbornly denies him that, though.Kevin’s character is almost too good to be true. He’s certainly too good for Mia. He clearly sees something in her, although other than good looks I’m not sure what that is. The attraction between the two — beyond the physical, at least — was a bit of a mystery to me. Mia is a strong, independent woman, which is fabulous, right? Except she’s hopelessly selfish. When Kevin tells her he loves her because she was generous enough to take in a homeless teen, he seems to have forgotten that he had to guilt her into doing it. And stubborn; she’s so stubborn. Mia’s stubbornness is a form of protection, but she long ago got past the need for it. It frustrated me that she couldn’t see that. In a lot of ways I felt her character was authentic, though. Maybe because I can be pointlessly stubborn too.So, I understood Mia, but I didn’t like her, and more relevantly I didn’t get why Kevin liked her. She clearly didn’t deserve him. And that was rather a problem for me. I did like the secondary storylines involving Hope and Mike, but I resented that Mia didn’t give them enough attention. They felt incomplete to me, or wrapped up too hurriedly. This was my first Jill Shalvis read, and although it won’t be my last, it didn’t impress me terribly. Except Kevin. Fabulously rendered, him. I could totally see him, and lust over him, and want to hug him and make him forget that silly Mia.NevaReviewed from ARC. Published by Forever November 5, 2013.All this and more at nomdeplumepress.wordpress.com.

  • Books With
    2019-03-19 01:20

    1. Steamy McAwesome Wowza Pants.Uh…so, this is a little embarassing to admit, but I’d never read Jill Shalvis before this book. Clearly, this was a tragedy. I don’t even know where to start. Yes, the sexy times were sexy, but there’s so much more to that. I love the main characters. I like that they are comfortable and fluid in their sexuality. I like that they’re flexible and full-bodied (and not just during sexy times). One of the most attractive things about Kevin is his supreme empathy. Now let’s get back to Wowza. I kept finding myself going “eep” any time there was sexual tension. It was palpable and so well done. Sometimes, even in my favorite novels, I find myself trying to figure out where body parts or clothes have gone to and wondering if yoga had to be involved in the whole scenario. Not this book. All was so well accounted for and described that my subconscious didn’t have a chance to draw mental blueprints.2. The heroine is not stupid, but she is working some stuff out.One of the things I really liked about Mia is that she’s definitely worried about Kevin and how things could/might possibly work out, but she’s not a moron. When things get intense despite her attempts to keep it simple, Mia definitely implodes a little. However, she also springs back like most normal women and goes through the process of, “Hmm…I have some things I need to work out…I should try that.” I don’t want to give too much away, but I really love that Mia makes real and human attempts to adjust her mindset and emotional scope. Her efforts are endearing and believable.3. The supporting characters were compelling and loveable.For me, a good romance novel is as good as its supporting cast. It’s true that romances are about the relationship between two people, but in life we are so rarely isolated from other relationships during the opening gauntlet (or continuing one for that matter) of a love connection. I like the complexity of their lives and, really, the concern Shalvis shows for crafting the lives of the people around them. I really cared about all of the nieces and brothers and friends. I wanted to see them as much as I wanted to see the main characters. I liked that this book had a building undercurrent of emotional and personal payoff on more than one surface.*ARC provided

  • Kelly
    2019-03-19 02:09

    Gah! Mia is just like me! I hated reading about it! LOL! I gotta have control and I keep my emotions at bay as well. But it sure made me think about it! I didn’t do booty call though!Mia has her life all lined up since her less than ideal childhood. She has everything she ever wanted or does she? She has a great job and her assistant, Tess, is really her only friend. But even Tess is kept from the knowledge of her childhood life. Mia has even lost her southern accent so people will see how she is now and never know that she came from a trailer home. Mia has a new neighbor whom she brought cookies to. Cookies that were made by her friend Tess. But her neighbor, Kevin, doesn’t need to know that. Then she returns for a little booty call with him and although Mia is usually a one night stand person, she keeps going back for more. Kevin is drool worthy; and it isn’t just his good looks but his kindness and desire to help others. Kevin keeps letting Mia in but Mia keeps him at arm’s length running off after said booty calls. Kevin doesn’t want just that; he wants more. He wants Mia to open up to him. But she can’t, she doesn’t know how.Then her niece shows up at her door as a runaway from her sister’s home. The one and only sister who wasn’t very nice to Mia growing up. So Mia gets time with her niece, Hope, and finds out she is a lot like Mia and falls in love with her.Then at Mia’s work someone keeps sabotaging her work files and even makes a fire in her trash can in her office and Mia loses an eyebrow from it. And then Tess, who is everything to Mia, gets laid off. So, now, Mia’s perfectly coiffured life isn’t so perfect now. And things just get worse. So, what is Mia to do? She just goes for more booty call from Kevin. But Kevin is getting tired of it and is falling hard for her.Mia is funny and she is caring too. Hope is just as funny. I love their conversations. I love Hope’s little situations she creates. She is genius. I am glad none of my kids had her skills. Well maybe my youngest might, she is showing signs. Ha!Mia learns how to open up, but it doesn’t come easy or without some repercussions. Kevin has a brother Mike who is hard of hearing and hasn’t grown up yet due to Kevin constantly enabling him.This book is so cute, funny, and it has aha moments too, for all.

  • Hot Stuff Book Reviews
    2019-03-22 06:13

    Find more on the blog: https://hotstuffbookreviews.wordpress...4.5 stars.I received this novel from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.While this story is a fun and light story as I expected it to be, it’s also more than just that. What I wasn’t expecting before I started reading this novel, is that the characters bring a whole other layer to the story and it won me over from the very first page to the last one.Mia is an interesting character. She’s fun in an unconventional way and I was drawn to her right away. As the amazingly sweet and hot Kevin tries to open her up, I wanted to slap her for being so frustrating and stupid, but it is done in the best way and with finess. The author mastered the characterization of all her characters, even the secondary ones. And damn, I loved reading the dialogues between Mia and Hope and the ones between Mia and Kevin. I laughed a few times, was sad for the characters and I needed to read always another chapter, unable to put this book down.So yes, this book is more than what I bargained for and when it happens it’s amazing. And let me tell you, Kevin and Mia together are like fireworks – and it’s not always for the best! I enjoyed the author’s writing style as it flows perfectly and she put a lot of work on her dialogues, so much that I could have thought that it was from a movie. It’s that natural.The little group of characters create a real world, one I let myself fall into happily. It’s the first book I read from this author and let me tell you, it won’t be the last.The chapters are well built, the different POVs well brought and not confusing or repetitive at all and the transitions are flawless. No parts are boring or useless and everything is put into use to better help the reader to “see” the characters and not just read about them.The only thing I’m a little disappointed with is the end that is quite fast and abrupt even if predictable and perfect. I thought that the author would put more time into the resolution, but well, it’s often what I complain about in books.Without a doubt, you should add this book to your tbr. I can’t wait to know what you think about Kevin McKnight! Who read this one already? What do you think about it?

  • Shxrxn
    2019-03-18 06:27

    Payback was a bitch.- Kevinyum: tall, dark, and full of attitude—just how she liked 'em- MiaTruer words had never been spoken.- Kevinit's okay to lean on a man once in a while.- TessWait' isn't in my vocabulary.- MiaI'll have you know I have an excellent singing voice.- MiaWhen you regret this, you'll have no one but yourself to blame.- MiaYou act all tough, but the truth is you're not much of a gambler if it's not a sure bet.- MiaJust follow your heart.- KevinWell . . . there's the I-gotta-have-you-or-life-is-over love. That's usually a teenage thing, and lasts, oh, about a week.- KevinAnd then there's the I-love-you-if-you-change-into-the-person-I-really-want love. That usually doesn't last much longer than the teenage kind.- KevinAnd then there's the real thing. The I-can't-eat-can't-sleep love that snags you by the heart and won't let go. Only problem is, it's almost always fatal.- KevinI am woman, hear me roar.- KevinAnd how am I supposed to know when I meet the right guy?- KevinGod, I hate boys! Every one of them are worthless and annoying.- HopeActually not all men are worthless and annoying. Some are dead.- MiaYou told him I'd cook him dinner, knowing that I'd rather have a root canal without drugs?- MiaNever admit your mistakes! Not to a man!- MiaIs it weak to admit I actually liked the sound of that? You knowing me?- MiaI want more. I want to be needed. I want to be a part of your life.- KevinApparently, smart as I am in some areas, I'm a little slow in others.- MiaSee, now this is why you shouldn't pour your heart out to people. They'll use your personality traits against you.- MiaYou're bullheaded, opinionated, and you swear like a sailor. I don't give a shit about any of that. I love you anyway.- MiaLet me just lay it out there for you. I want you more than I've ever wanted anything or anyone else in my whole life.- MiaI know, look at me maturing right before your very eyes.- MiaI always say what I mean, Mia. What I feel. No pretense. No hidden meaning. No games.- KevinI've finally realized, I'm not drowning at all, because no matter how deep or hard I fall, you're there with me.- MiaI don't have any doubts. You just take my breath, is all.- Mia

  • Jess
    2019-03-20 03:14

    This is one of my favorite chic-lit /romance writers so when I saw that this book was one I hadn't read yet, I had to give it a shot.It is not a part of any series so the characters were all new. There was Mia Appleby, and she has been working her butt off to shed her old life and create a whole new identity for herself. She doesn't want anyone knowing who she used to be and where she grew up and so she usually doesn't allow anyone to get close to her. She's a one night stand kind of girl, so it made no difference to her when she took a roll in the sheets with her next door neighbor Kevin. Kevin is the one upset by Mia's behavior. He thought more was between them then just a one night stand and he is determined to make her see that too. What complicates matters is Kevin's brother who thinks his life goal is to coast by and nail chicks and the second complication is the girl that comes knocking on Mia's door asking for help. Despite all the problems Kevin has to decide if he's willing to do all the work to get past Mia's protective barriers or if he should just accept that she won't change.Mia could have been a really difficult character to like. Throughout the book she seemed almost cold, but as you learn more about her background she becomes more personable. I found that I sympathized with her more and understood why she kept pulling away from Kevin. By the end though, I was ready for her to move past her old hangups because Kevin was so sweet! He took care of all his students and he took care of his brother. He was just an all around nice guy, despite the motorcycle which the author seemed to try to use to make him into a bad boy. But really he was just sweet and nice. He didn't seem to match up with Mia all that much. Yes they had great sex scenes, but there didn't seem to be more that they connected through. They didn't have the same interests really, it actually seemed like they were more connected through sex. This is why I didn't rate the book higher because while I liked the characters separately I didn't really understand them together.This was a nice fill in while I waited for the next book in Lucky Harbor to come out! But not one of my favorites from the author.Thanks to Netgalley for giving me this book to read and review!

  • Char (1RadReader59)
    2019-03-06 06:16

    Mia Appleby ashamed of her poor Tennessee trailer park back ground, did everything she could to get out. As a kid everyone knew she was different because she always thought she was better than them. It really wasn’t that she just wanted better. Mainly for her she knew there had to be better. So, even as a young girl she taught herself everything she could about everything she could at the library. She knew knowledge was her ticket out of there. To the point where she won a full ride scholarship to college. Leaving Tennessee in the dust never and never looking back to the point of changing her accent and never speaking of her life before college or of her family at all. Relationships of any kind were not her thing but especially with men. If she was with a man at it was for a one night stand and nothing more until her neighbor Kevin McKnight the biker babe who just moved in. He was just sin on two wheels. She had to have him so she went after him. The problem being she woke up with him in his home after a mind blowing night of marathon sex. Not her M.O. and her emotions clouded her mind not a good thing. Not to mention Kevin acted as if he was hurt she was bailing and not wanting to cuddle. What is that all about? Guys are usually relieved. When she says about how biker dudes usually love ‘em and leave ‘em. He says, “I’m not a biker, I’m a teacher who rides a bike.” Or something along those lines. They are both surprised and a little out of their element.He was not just a onetime tumble in the hay or was he? Mia was not a relationship girl or was she? Hmmm? You find yourself emotionally invested in all the characters and how they will finally emotionally connect to one another or if they ever really can. I enjoyed watching this crazy non-relationship unfold. There are funny moments and sad moments that just break your heart. Read and enjoy the ride of this dysfunctional non-couple and their non-extended family. Provided by netgalley.com