Title: MY MISTAKE
Series: Stories of Serendipity #7
Author: Anne Conley
Publish Date: 03.31.14
Publisher: Anne Conley
Category /Genre: Contemporary Romance
Received from: Anne Conley (in exchange for an honest review)
Tour by: My Family’s Heart Book Tours
Date completed: 04.16.14
Goodreads link: MY MISTAKE
Description from the publisher:
Welcome to Serendipity, Texas, where the days are hot and the nights are steamy. Meet real people with real problems, as they live life and find love in a small town.
12 years ago, Brent walked away from his one big love, and has regretted it ever since. He’s done nothing but make mistake after mistake with his life. Now, he’s finally getting his act together, starting up a sanctuary for abused and neglected horses, and staying clean.
Casey had put Brent out of her mind the best way she knew how, by going on with her own life: getting married and trying to have kids. When her marriage ends up being a mistake, she moves back in with her mother in Serendipity to lick her wounds. What she doesn’t expect is Brent, waltzing back into her life.
Can they put their own and each other’s mistakes behind them to move forward together? When Casey’s life is put in danger, Brent steps up, but will it be enough?
My Mistake is book seven in the Stories of Serendipity. You will meet some of the same characters, but they are all stand-alone novels.
He rolled over on his side, spooning Casey against his chest, holding her close. She could feel him inhale deeply, and exhale with repletion.
“This hay is itchy,” she remarked as he sucked on her shoulder. She was pretty sure he was leaving hickeys.
“Is it?” He mumbled, distractedly.
“Yes, it is. Are you done out here for today? Or can we go inside?”
“Nope. I’ve still got some things to do out here.” He moved his mouth lower on her back and started sucking a new spot.
“Well, I intended to have sex with you on that barrel, but somehow got distracted. So, sex on the barrel is first on my agenda. After that there’s a spot in the hayloft I wanted to try out.” He rubbed his stubble against her back as he talked and she arched against it. “Then there’s my office…I’ve been imagining some really amazing things in my office. And the tack room…” He thrust his newly erect again penis against her rear. “Do you have any idea how much leather there is in the tack room? Oh god, all that leather.” He started to stand, dragging her with him. “I want to start in the tack room.”
She was suddenly reminded of a child, and laughed out loud at him. “Is sex all you think about?”
He froze and his face fell, as he looked to the ceiling in thought. Finally, his eyes met hers again. “Not always. There’s times when I just imagine you naked.” He scooped her up and threw her over his shoulder impervious to her squeals before he stalked towards the tack room and kicked the door open.
This is the seventh book in the Stories of Serendipity series, but it is the first that I have read. It does stand alone.
I absolutely loved this story. I like animals, but I was never one of those girls that went horse crazy, so that wasn’t the appeal. Brent’s care for his dog, Mooch, and the horses he is rehabilitating is palpable. Even more so, is the love he has had for Casey since they were children. A love that has endured, unrequited, for both of them through all that they have been through in the last twelve years.
I couldn’t help but relate to Casey in this story. She was a good wife, but the marriage had ended. Her ex-husband blamed her for the problems in their marriage. Fortunately, for me, that is the end of the commonality. It was a bad coincidence that the end of my own marriage came while I was reading this story. I didn’t think I could read romance this week, but the truth is that I do still believe in love and I am happy to see someone else be happy. I can only hope that I find my ‘Brent.’ The story is well-written and compelling. I found myself lost in the lives of Brent and Casey, laughing, crying, and holding my breath right alongside them.
I have loved all of the books that I have read from Ms. Conley and will continue to read as quickly as she can create.
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing: ungraded – book received as an unedited ARC / errors excused
The Four Winds series:
- Falling for Heaven
- Falling for Grace
- Falling for Hope
Stories of Serendipity Series:
- Dream On
- Neighborly Complications
- Chef’s Delight
- Hot Mess
- Falling for Him
- Gambling on Love
- My Mistake
One winner (US only) will receive an Autographed copy of Hot Mess, a Story of Serendipity
One winner will receive all seven ebooks of the Stories of Serendipity
One winner will receive a FREE ebook of My Mistake
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