Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Her Best Mistake by Donna McDonald

Maybe other forty year old divorced women were different, but Lisa Dennison didn’t climb into bed with every guy she dated. Now she wished she had never even agreed to date younger man, Eric Roberts, at all. She had been momentarily flattered by his romantic attention, but as a man, Eric never really interested her. 

Telling Eric the truth about her lack of interest in him was only fair. Climbing into bed with Flynn Roberts, Eric's Harvard Professor twin, was insane. What she did with Finn was a mistake--a big mistake--even if it never felt like one.

Publisher and Release Date: Self-Published, March 4, 2014

Time & Setting: Contemporary, Boston

Heat Level: 2

Rating: 4.5 Gold Crowns

Vikki’s Musings

I rarely read many contemporary novels, but a friend recommended this one to me, and since it happened to be free, I decided to give it a read. This is a light-hearted, funny story with tons of laugh out loud moments. This is the first time I have read anything written by Donna McDonald, but it will not be the last! For an 80 page book it is packed with many delightful scenes for my reading enjoyment.

Harvard professor, Dr. Finn Roberts, has just returned from an archaeological dig in Egypt. After a thirty-six flight, all he wants is sleep. When his brother, Eric, picks him up from the airport, he is relieved to hear that his twin has gotten him a suite at the Copley for the next few days. Eric tells him he has set up a booty call for him, but Finn vehemently declines the pleasure. He makes it to the suite and immediately crashes.

When Lisa Dennison’s cell phone dies, she makes her way to the Copley where she is supposed to meet Eric Roberts for a drink. While she feels no chemistry for Eric, she had agreed since he “was handsome, charming and mostly good company when he wasn’t distracted with his phone”. Not finding Eric in the hotel, she approaches the desk clerk, and she hands her a room key and a message telling her to come up to his suite. She does not think she has desperate written across her face, but she probably deserves this for considering a date with a younger man.

When Lisa uses the key to enter the suite, she finds an enticing naked male, whom she believes is Eric sprawled across the large bed. The scent of sandy beaches and something else she cannot quite figure out lures her to explore the gorgeous backside of this man. For the first time since her divorce desire stirs. Emboldened, she strips and climbs into bed. Primal passion flares and she experiences the most electrifying sexual encounter of her life.

When she discovers the next day that it is Eric’s twin brother she romped in the sack with, she is speechless. Should she pretend that they have never met, or could Finn be her best mistake?
Wow! I am thrilled I discovered this delightful little gem of a story. The story line is unique and at times hilariously funny. The character development is astonishing for such a short read. I fell in love with Lisa’s slightly insecure personality and with Finn’s slightly nerdy one. Both characters are extremely likeable, endearing in so many ways. The intimacy between the couple is hot, yet tastefully done. Just the perfect touch when I wanted a shorter less intense kind of read.

Normally I am not a huge fan of instant attraction, fall immediately in love kind of stories, but this one works. Then to add in the cougar element, well to say the least, I am shocked that I loved this book! The ending wraps up this sweet story with a neatly tied bow. I will definitely be looking for more stories by this talented author. Happy reading!

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