Series: Shillings Agency #6
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 3rd, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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One night with a strangerÔÇª
Security expert Mark Matthews has loved, and lost, and has no intention of ever loving againÔÇöespecially 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? ThatÔÇÖs a whole other story. And itÔÇÖs 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 sheÔÇÖs everything he swore to stay away from. Daisy OÔÇÖRourke has bad idea written all over her, but heÔÇÖs in too deep to walk away nowÔÇª
His Best Mistake by Diane Alberts is not only a love story, it’s a story about loss, tragedy, and ultimately forgiveness and overcoming the pastÔÇöletting go. ItÔÇÖs a beautiful story that shows one can find love and happiness after losing the most important thing in oneÔÇÖs life.
Both Daisy OÔÇÖRourke and Mark Matthews donÔÇÖt want a relationship. TheyÔÇÖre fully content living the way they do; Daisy concentrating on her career and Mark spending time with his little three-year-old. Which is why theyÔÇÖve been avoiding being set up by the other members of the Shillings Agency, even though they are pretty much perfect for one another. Fate however has different plans. One chance meeting in a hotel bar leads to one steamy night of passionÔÇöwith fake names mind youÔÇöand they both canÔÇÖt stay away. But can they each overcome their issues and give love a chance? Put the fear aside for a chance at love and happiness?
Ever since IÔÇÖve read the first book in the ÔÇ£Shillings AgencyÔÇØ I fell in love with these flawed characters, and Mark and Daisy arenÔÇÖt any different. TheyÔÇÖre relationship is hot and seemingly unavoidable. While they both deal with some serious and heartbreaking issues, those issues are not the main focus of the book, which I loved. This book is all about healing from the past and moving on, even while it might seem impossible.
Mark and Daisy were such well-developed characters with so much depth, it was refreshing to read. For me, this is one of the main things that makes an amazing book and allows me to connect emotionally to the characters because I can relateÔÇömaybe not to what theyÔÇÖre going through, but to their emotions and reactions.
On a not so serious note, the fact that Diane Alberts makes superhero references just shows how amazing she is. Scarlet for the win!
Anyway, this book is a well-written, steamy, exciting story about two people, having lost it all, now trying to move on and forgiveÔÇöto find happiness. Making us all want to be someoneÔÇÖs best mistake.
~Review by Anja
They walked down the hallway side by side, their arms brushing. Every time they touched, something inside her tensed up even more, building up pressure until she was sure she was going to explode if he didnÔÇÖt either stop, or do something more than accidentally brush against her.
When she halted at her door, he stopped directly behind her, towering over her. “God, how tall are you? Six-four?” she blurted out.
“Exactly.” He cocked his head. “How’d you know?”
“You’re good at that.” He stepped closer, his nostrils flaring slightly when she swayed closer. He looked way too sexy standing there with his first few shirt buttons undone, and his jacket open. She wasn’t even sure when he’d done that, but it was hot as hell. “At guessing.”
It would be so easy to grab the lapels of that jacket and pull his closer. And she’s get to find out what he tasted like – whisky, more than likely, but still, she needed to know. The old her, the one before she lost everything…she would have gone for it. Would have taken what she wanted and not hesitated. But it had been so long since she touched a man, let alone kissed one, and he wasn’t William. He’d never be William.
But tonight…He could be hers.
Resting an arm over her her head on the wall, he offered her a small smile, and tugged oh her hair playfully. “What are you thinking about that’s got you blushing, Scarlett?”
“Nothing.” she said, her cheeks going even hotter. She spun and pressed her key against the reader until it blinked green. The heat of his body was directly behind her, burning her.
Hands trembling, she turned the knob and pushed the door open. She should go inside. Leave him in the hallway, along with any bad choices she might have made with him. But…
Was it bad? Was it so wrong to want one night where she didn’t miss the love of her life? One night where she didn’t have to be alone?
“Would you like some water? I have a few bottles in my mini fridge.”
He shoved his hands in his pocket and rocked back on his heels, letting out a soft laugh. “If I come in there, we both know it’s not going to be for water.”
ÔÇ£Like I said.ÔÇØ Heart pounding, palms sweating, she lifted her chin. ÔÇ£Want to come in?ÔÇØ