by Lia Riley
Series: Brightwater #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: October 20, 2015 by Avon Impulse
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Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Sometimes the worst mistakes turn out to be the best...
Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush he got from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident changed his life, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.
After her glamorous LA life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Hollywood behind and returned to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. Spending her days in a small bookstore, her peaceful existence is upended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined to not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.
But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is framed for the crimes, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn flame out or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for the future?
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wilder suffered from a fire incident that’s immediately shown in the first chapter. To say I was hooked once I started is an understatement. This fire almost cost Wilder his life and he lost his leg in the process. For someone who is always doing things by himself without the help of anyone, this got him irritated and frustrated because now he needed the help of his brothers to help him with a few things. At first, Wilder reminded me of a mean bear but after, he reminded me of a cute and cuddly bear. All he needs is love, all he needs is for someone to show him he can trust and rely on others, that it’s okay to do so and it won’t make him a lesser man.
Quinn was perfect for Wilder. She is so full of life and extremely talkative. She wouldn’t shut up and at times, it was hard to keep up with her but in a good way. I was grinning while reading about her first encounter with Wilder. She was completely taken aback by this scarred man who wouldn’t let anyone in. But Quinn wouldn’t give up. She kept pestering him and visiting him, showing him love little by little. Her bubbly and quirky personality eventually helped Wilder to start shedding that tough exterior and to start reconnecting with his family. And she mostly wears book-themed t-shirts! I loved each and ever single one that she wore in the story.
The heat between these two characters was off the charts. Anyone from 5 miles away could see that these two had sparks and they were meant to be. Their personalities were perfectly imperfect that worked together and I loved seeing them connect. There was a bit of suspense added to the story that I think gave a very nice touch to it.
Overall, Best Worst Mistake is a quick and easy read with tons of sexy, sweet and romantic scenes that many readers will enjoy.
“Folks who don’t drink coffee can’t be trusted.”
“You’re a mistake.” […] “The worst kind or the best, I can’t make up my mind.”
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