Review: Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

Title: Mistakes Were Made
Author: Meryl Wilsner
Source: Netgalley, I received a free cop of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Romance
Summary: From the critically acclaimed author of Something To Talk About comes a sharp and sexy rom-com about a college senior who accidentally hooks up with her best friend’s mom.

When Cassie Klein goes to an off-campus bar to escape her school’s Family Weekend, she isn’t looking for a hookup—it just happens. Buying a drink for a stranger turns into what should be an uncomplicated, amazing one-night stand. But then the next morning rolls around and her friend drags her along to meet her mom—the hot, older woman Cassie slept with.

Erin Bennett came to Family Weekend to get closer to her daughter, not have a one-night stand with a college senior. In her defense, she hadn’t known Cassie was a student when they’d met. To make things worse, Erin’s daughter brings Cassie to breakfast the next morning. And despite Erin’s better judgement—how could sleeping with your daughter’s friend be anything but bad?—she and Cassie get along in the day just as well as they did last night.

What should have been a one-time fling quickly proves impossible to ignore, and soon Cassie and Erin are sneaking around. Worst of all, they start to realize they have something real. But is being honest about the love between them worth the cost?

This book left me some kind of something, let me tell you. This book was something I do typically enjoy reading about it in fan fiction, but is not something that I’ve ever read in a book, and not typically something I usually find with WLW stories.

I was worried about the potential for catastrophe within the plot but I won’t spoil that for you, you’ll have to read it to find out what happens between Cassie and Erin. I will let you know that both characters were extremely identifiable to me, which was interesting considering one of them is in her early 40s and the other is 21 or 22 years on. (I’m bad at numbers.)

Both characters POV’s are fleshed out, full of emotion, growth and sometimes pure shenanigans which was another worry of mine. Sometimes when there are switching POVs you’ll find the author focuses more on one than the other but I did not find that with this book, which is another plus in my book.

This book was equal parts salacious, adorable and dramatic and I dug into every single second of it, turning the digital pages quite quickly.

It had characters to root for, and some to dislike immensely (seriously, Erin’s ex can just ugh). Others were a little bit bratty (I’m looking at you, Parker.)

I definitely wouldn’t hesitate to look at another book by Meryl Wilsner, that’s for sure.


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