Best Worst Mistake
(Brightwater #3) by
Smoke jumper Wilder Kane once reveled in the rush from putting out dangerous wildfires. But after a tragic accident, he’s cut himself off from the world, refusing to leave his isolated cabin. When a headstrong beauty bursts in, Wilder finds himself craving the fire she ignites in him, but letting anyone near his darkness would be a mistake.After her Hollywood life went up in smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and return to Brightwater to care for her ailing father. She spends her days in a small bookstore, until her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man. Quinn is determined not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s experienced the heat of his passions.But when an arsonist targets the community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will his desire for Quinn burn him up or will he be able to tame the wildness inside and rekindle a hope for their future?
Best Worst Mistake by Lia Riley is the 3rd book in the Brightwater series. And as I did not read the previous books I am always torn if I should choose to read a book right out of the middle – even if it sounds like it could be read as a standalone. But to my pleasant surprise the reader has not need to worry in this case – it can be read as a standalone novel without problems. Sometimes those “small town” series are missing out story wise but have great character development. Author have a lot of time from book to book to create good backgrounds but while doing that some of them overlook the actual story. So my second pleasant surprise was that the story not only circles around the two main characters but that there is also a mystery included. In addition, I have to admit – I was wrong with my guess at first – so it is indeed a quite good mystery too – so it is obvious that Lia Riley took a lot of effort in the development of this book. With Quinn and Wilder the author created two very complex and intriguing characters, that the reader cannot help but fall in love with both of themThe book is written flawless and should appeal to lovers of the general “Beauty and the Beast” theme – so please enjoy