third sexy and emotional novel in debut Avon author Lia Riley’s Brightwater
series set in the mountains of Northern California
the worst mistakes turn out to be the best…
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
smoke, Quinn Higsby decided to leave Tinseltown behind and returned to
Brightwater to care for her ailing father. Spending her days in a small
bookstore, her peaceful existence is up-ended by a fascinating but damaged man.
Quinn is determined to not to be scared off by Wilder, not once she’s
experienced the heat of his passions.
community and Wilder is accused, he must confront the ghosts of his past. Will
his desire for Quinn flameout or will he be able to tame the wildness inside
and rekindle a hope for their future?
My Review :
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 them
The book is written flawless and should appeal to
lovers of the general “Beauty and the Beast” theme – so please enjoy
New Adult and Contemporary Adult romance. After studying at the University of
Montana-Missoula, she scoured the world armed only with a backpack,
overconfidence and a terrible sense of direction. She counts shooting vodka
with a Ukranian mechanic in Antarctica, sipping yerba mate with gauchos in
Chile and swilling XXXX with stationhands in Outback Australia among her
A British literature fanatic at heart, Lia considers Mr. Darcy and Edward
Rochester as her fictional boyfriends. Her very patient husband doesn’t mind.
Much. When not torturing heroes (because c’mon, who doesn’t love a good
tortured hero?), Lia herds unruly chickens, camps, beach combs, daydreams about
future books, wades through a mile-high TBR pile and schemes yet another trip.
Right now, Icelandic hot springs and Scottish castles sound mighty fine.