Wednesday, October 5, 2016

REVIEW: "His Best Mistake" by Diane Alberts (Contemporary Romance)

His Best Mistake
by Diane Alberts

Publisher: Entangled - Brazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 3rd 2016

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Description from Publisher:
One night with a stranger…

Security expert Mark Matthews has loved, and lost, and has no intention of ever loving again—especially not a woman who thrives on her life being in danger. Now, hot, meaningless sex with strangers he had no intention of ever seeing again? That’s a whole other story. And it’s all life as a single father allows him to enjoy. But when he meets a woman who refuses to tell him her real name, the game is on, because she’s everything he swore to stay away from. Daisy O’Rourke has bad idea written all over her, but he’s in too deep to walk away now…
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In this book, we have two people meet in a bar and find they have an incredible connection. Neither looking for anything serious, they don't exchange real names and they agree to just one night.

Until they discover that they have mutual friends who have been trying to set them up. And that their connection is possibly a bit too strong for either to sever it.

I liked how this started with a connection, then they would bite at each other, then give in.... and over and over, up and down. It was a fun rollercoaster and felt true to life. That said, I found Daisy's reasons for being anti-military man was a bit weak. I didn't necessarily get the sense that the military had much to do with Daisy's daddy issues, and it seemed to take just her seeing Mark as a caring father once for her to cave almost completely. Her fear of abandonment seemed to be a much bigger issue.

The thing that held Mark back from a relationship with Daisy (before they met...) did make a lot of sense though, and I wasn't keen on how Daisy always wanted to turn his problem with her having a dangerous job into some sort of feminist/sexist thing. The man had married a woman who was active military, so that in itself shows how much respect he has for women willing to put themselves in dangerous situations to protect others...

The dialogue and situations felt very genuine and I really liked that. Often in romance, arguments and problems between the couple can feel a little more idealized, but that wasn't the case here. Daisy and Mark had some issues that did feel very genuine.

I would recommend this one for anyone who is a fan of contemporary romance with two strong leads!
My Source: I received a digital ARC from the publisher to voluntarily review. This in no way influenced my review. My opinion is unbiased and my 100% own.

About Diane Alberts
Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

Diane has always been a dreamer with a vivid imagination, but it wasn’t until 2011 that she put her pen where her brain was, and became a published author. Since receiving her first contract offer, she has yet to stop writing. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, and three cats. Her goal is to write so many fantastic stories that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
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