Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Book review: Her Sexiest Mistake by Jill Shalvis (reissue)
Available now. Reissued.
Mia 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?
I have read a lot of Jill Shalvis books in the past few years. She's become one of my favorite authors because she seems to have what it takes to suck me into her books, make me laugh and give me romance i want to read without bashing me in the head with it. Ok the sexy men and really cool kick ass women don't hurt either. Her Sexiest Mistake is a reissue but it's also one i hadn't read before so i was excited to read it. Mia came from nothing. Sometimes it seemed to her less than nothing. Yup she lived in a trailer and her mother only thought about men and what they could give her and her older sister followed in that same path. She wanted more so as soon as she could, she left and started to get the things she wanted by working hard and not giving a inch. Then she met the gorgeous neighbor down the street Kevin McKnight. He's a fixer and wants to help her get over herself and her issues. When her niece shows up out of the blue and rocks her perfect world Kevin is more than willing to help her handle her new situation. He'd like to do more than be her friend and sex partner extraordinaire if only he can knock down the walls around her heart, but he also has to learn he can't fix everything and everyone. He can't seem to fix Mia no matter what he does. Mia struggles to find her way and when it looks like she's going to lose everything she finally sees what's right there in front of her. This is a fun sexy little book. You have your hot stand up guy, your mixed up scarred up girl and the comic relief brought on by the secondary characters. A heart tugging story of love and learning to let go and live for what you want. Everything you need in a good book!
Find out more about Jill Shalvis and this book as well as her other work here. www.jillshalvis.com