by Amy Olle
Series: A Nolan Brothers Novel, Book 2
When these two opposites attract, mistakes will be made. Lots of mistakes. Big, long, hard mistakes. Over and over, and over again…
When Emily Cole’s suitcase explodes on a crowded airport baggage claim in her new hometown, sexy cop Luke Nolan is the first to pick up her most intimate items, including her 7.5-inch, 20-speed, hot pink battery-operated-boyfriend!
In town to run the Winslow Inn on the picturesque island in Lake Michigan, Emily is determined to put her bed-and-breakfast in the small town's spotlight—while also keeping herself well out of it. But her sexy nemesis is bent on getting her into trouble, and when her impulsive retaliation to his teasing lands her in the local jail, Emily is ready to shove her tormentor into the lake… or the nearest bed.
Luke has one job—to keep the quiet, sleepy island town quiet and sleepy. No drama. No surprises. No tragedies. Never again. But the strawberry-blonde with the porn star mouth and interesting luggage turns his life upside down from the moment she sets foot on the island, and what began as a distraction from his memories of That Day, quickly turns into something more. Trouble is, Luke doesn’t want more with Emily—she’s not his type. She’s the opposite of his type. Until his brother Noah’s wedding, when bridesmaid Emily shows up with a sexy new look and their sweet tease escalates to a scorching hot hook-up that makes him forget why he was resisting the shy stutterer in the first place.
Getting involved with her would be a huge mistake, though it just might turn out to be the sweetest mistake of his life.
“I wasn't complaining. A quiet woman is like a mild winter. Both a rare and welcome relief.”
“It was the most special kiss of her life. The most special, intimate moment with a man that she'd ever experienced. So naturally, he had to ruin it. He pulled back. Smug satisfaction chased the heat from his face. 'So, how do you like me now?'”
“He was a Harley Davidson when she needed training wheels, but she wouldn't let her ignorance rob her of the chance to ride such a supreme vehicle.”
“You're a piranha... A small fish with a big bite.”
When I wasn't smirking from the clever hits of humor – such as the embarrassing scene in baggage claim - my heart was constricted in a vise while reading this intensely emotive story. Sweetest Mistake is an intriguing character study, with both main characters burdened with decades of personal pain, humiliation, and suffered from guilt, and bouts of self-doubt and depression, although they handled their pain with vastly different methods of coping. Luke was gregarious and typically chose an outlet, with his favorite being the three Ws - women, workouts, and whiskey. Emily folded inward and generally avoided attention or hid at home. Combined, they brought out the best in each other and found compassion and peace they never expected to achieve, although both secretly feared. The story was thoughtful, poignantly written, occasionally frustrating, frequently heartbreaking, and smartly insightful and observant of human nature. Being that there are several more Nolan brothers yet tapped, I am anxious to see who will be the focus of the next installment. More, please!
About the Author
Amy Olle writes sexy contemporary romances filled with hope, heart, and humor. Her debut novel, Beautiful Ruin, is the first book in the Nolan Brothers series about five Irish-born brothers sent as children to live with family on a remote island in northern Michigan. She is delighted to put her Psychology degrees to good use writing romance.Amy lives in Michigan with her long-suffering husband, brilliant son, and (female) turtle named George.
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