Title: The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake
Author: Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaire’s and Bridesmaids #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
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.
Source: ARC from the author via email
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Jessica Clare. I know whenever I pick up a book by her (or her aliases) that I’m going to enjoy myself. And that was no exception here, this book is by turns very funny, incredibly sexy, had complicated characters and ridiculous situations as well as a little soul-searching here and there, but I have to admit sometimes the behaviour of both hero and heroine was so questionable that I didn’t always love this as much as I’d hoped.
Greer, ah, Greer. She’s had an unrequited crush on Asher since the moment she met him. She also has a terrible father, plenty of hang ups from her mother, and more than a few naive and unfair expectations about romance. I liked that she was fed up of being overlooked so wanted to do something about that. I didn’t like that she dressed utterly unlike herself, was willing to make herself near-blind in pursuit of vanity, and ploughed on relentlessly with her plan despite the fact that Asher was clearly off-his-face drunk. I’m not excusing Asher’s behaviour entirely, by the way, but if this situation was the other way around, with a sober hero and a drunk heroine… yeah, that’s why I felt uncomfortable.
Funnily enough, it doesn’t go well and Greer completely overreacts in a childish way, ditching everything she’s ever known about Asher because clearly he is a Terrible Person! Add in the pregnancy and… I really wish there hadn’t been a pregnancy, to be honest. I might have liked Greer a lot more if not for the way she acts over that baby.
As for Asher. Well, he doesn’t always make the greatest decisions. His behaviour when drunk isn’t great and his plans to get Greer back aren’t stellar either, but maybe if she’d been less childish and actually sat down and talked with him once in a while, maybe he wouldn’t have been so extreme. Then again, some of his plots are a bit too much, so I couldn’t entirely love him either.
Which is a huge shame, because despite the silly idea of Greer teaching Asher how to kiss, they are exceedingly cute together at times, while their chemistry is off the charts at others. I love how Asher sees Greer, once he stops being an idiot, and I loved how he was willing to support her and fight for her when needed. They make a great couple and I really enjoyed the scenes when they could just forget about the past (and the manipulations) and just be together.
So while there were things to really love about this book, there were also things I wasn’t as happy about, which leaves my feelings somewhere in the middle. As part of the series, it has great moments with old, familiar characters and has some really funny scenes. It’s also completely absurd at times, sexy and delicious at others, not to mention outright silly. Overall I liked it, but not as much as others in this series.
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