Today marks Day 10 of 31 Days of #BookLove. Rather than review all 300 books I’ve read this year, I decided to share one of my favorites each day this month.


Her Best Worst Mistake


Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Indie – Small Cow Productions

Synopsis (from Goodreads):

She thinks he’s stuffy. He thinks she’s spoilt.
Then the gloves come off and so do their clothes!

For six years Violet Sutcliffe has known that Martin St Clair is the wrong man for her best friend. He’s stuffy, old before his time, conservative. He drives Violet nuts – and the feeling is entirely mutual. Then, out of nowhere, her friend walks out just weeks before her wedding to Martin, flying to Australia on a mission of self-discovery. Back in London, Violet finds herself feeling sorry for suddenly-single Martin. At least, she tells herself it’s pity she feels. Then he comes calling one dark, stormy night and they discover that beneath their mutual dislike there lies a fiery sexual chemistry.

It’s crazy and all-consuming – and utterly wrong. Because not only are they chalk and cheese, oil and water, but Martin once belonged to her best friend. A friend Violet is terrified of losing. What future can there be for a relationship with so many strikes against it?

This book is a spin off from Sarah Mayberry’s Blaze novel, Hot Island Nights. Both stories can be read in isolation and still make perfect sense.


What I Liked:

HER BEST WORST MISTAKE made me a huge fan of Sarah Mayberry, and I spent days discovering her backlist. This is an adult romance with oh, so much steam. It’s also my favorite enemies-to-lovers stories of the year. Violet and Martin hate each other, but they put each up with each other – with the barest hint of civility – because of the person they love in common – her best friend/his fiancee. When that relationship is gone, and the civility is stripped away,  Violet and Martin are left with a roaring attraction that neither of them knows what to do with. At first it’s purely physical, but then we discover that these two may have feelings for each other. I loved, loved the development of their relationship. Mayberry has a way of writing romance with layers of emotion that get under your skin, and this is my favorite of all of her stories.

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The 31 Days of #BookLove

Day 1: BULLY by Penelope Douglas
Day 2: THE SEA OF TRANQUILITY by Katja Millay
Day 3: TANGLED by Emma Chase
Day 4: UNSPOKEN by Jen Frederick
Day 5: PLAYING FOR KEEPS by R.L. Mathewson
Day 6: ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND by Monica Murphy
Day 7: WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn
Day 8: SIGNIFICANCE by Shelly Crane