Title: The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake (Billionaires and Bridesmaids, #4)
Author: Jessica Clare
Expected Publication Date: June 21, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Page Count: 241
Rating: 2 Stars
A hot one night stand between friends might spark true love in the latest Billionaires and Bridesmaids novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Billionaire Takes a Bride.
Greer has always been there for Asher, but she wishes she could break through her shyness and show how much she truly loves him. But after a steamy, mindless fling at Hunter and Gretchen’s engagement party, Greer finds herself tossed aside and forced to admit that you can’t love someone who doesn’t acknowledge you exist.
It’s a shame he got her pregnant.
After his fiancée betrayed him and tanked his business in one fell swoop, Asher has spent his time trying to rebuild his wealth and forget the past. But he doesn’t understand why Greer blew him off after their night together—until he catches a glimpse of her belly.
Now Asher is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Greer she belongs with him. And he’s very skilled at the art of persuasion.
♦ Personal Thoughts ♦
Where to start… I’m new to Jessica Clare‘s works so I really had no idea what to expect – other than what’s implied on the blurb, of course. I guess the author’s writing is enjoyable to read. Even if I had to put up with flabbergastingly over-the-top big blonde haired dim Triplets, failed excuse of avader, and a pair of questionable MCs.
Why did I say that? Here’s the thing. Asher fucked up really reaaally bad with the drunken sex at the party. Let’s underscore the word DRUNK. On the other hand: Greer set up to seduce Asher that night. Put on the most revealing dress and make up, even took off the glasses that made her practically blind (I don’t know why she didn’t wear contacts. Sensitive retinas, perhaps? But NO, no explanation!) AND her friend Taylor did tell her that Asher was DRUNK and being an ass that night. But did Greer listen? NOOO. She went ahead and rubbed herself on Asher.
All these, from two friends who were supposed to be close and knew each other for years.
I’m not defending Asher – he did something terrible, yes; but Greer should also take part of the blame herself for putting herself in that position. It seemed to me she was embarrassed and felt humiliated that her plan backfired!
At least Asher felt the remorse for the huge mistake he had made. No excuse that he had been drunk, he knew he had treated Greer badly and vowed to make it right. THAT was a plus.
Only came the next hurdle! While I understood Asher’s desperate need to win Greer back, his way was pretty manipulative and put others in bad light. Granted, Greer’svader and his flavour(s) of the moment were already controversial duck. But still!
As if that’s not enough, there’d be another deception ahead. Call it a test, whatever. All I’m saying these whole “relationship” seemed to based on one trickery after another.
And when things got rough, the heroine always pull the ultimate defense mechanism: disappearing act and avoidance. Greer made it really hard for me to like her with those immature actions. She’s like a preacher who failed to do what she preached.
Rants aside, Greer’s circle of friends were rather amusing to read. The group conversations were mostly hilarious yet lightheartedly real. They were one of the reason I trudged on to the finish line.
From chronically incurable arse of a father to empty-headed blondes to opportunistic ex, Asher and Greer’s encountered were a mix between drama and long sex play (oh yes, the way to remedy the awful drunken sex was copious multiple-orgasm, satisfying sex…). In the end I could not figure who messed up the most and who had to grovel more. Well, I guess they just deserved each other!
Advanced copy of this book is kindly provided by the publisher viaNetGalley in exchanged for a fair and honest review.