Saturday, May 3

Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry

She thinks he's stuffy. He thinks she's spoilt. Then the gloves come off and so do their clothes!

For six years Violet Sutcliffe has known that Martin St Clair is the wrong man for her best friend. He's stuffy, old before his time, conservative. He drives Violet nuts - and the feeling is entirely mutual. Then, out of nowhere, her friend walks out just weeks before her wedding to Martin, flying to Australia on a mission of self-discovery. Back in London, Violet finds herself feeling sorry for suddenly-single Martin. At least, she tells herself it's pity she feels. Then he comes calling one dark, stormy night and they discover that beneath their mutual dislike there lies a fiery sexual chemistry.

It's crazy and all-consuming - and utterly wrong. Because not only are they chalk and cheese, oil and water, but Martin once belonged to her best friend. A friend Violet is terrified of losing. What future can there be for a relationship with so many strikes against it?I was lucky to come across this book because there's really something to be said for the enemies-turned-to-lovers premise. I personally just can't wait for that one moment where everthing suddenly changes.

This book was quite different in a way that the story started when Martin and Elizabeth were still together and Martin and Violet were still at their bickering/hating-at-each-other best. The dynamics between the three of them were solidly established at the start of the book that I became quite lost when the story turned into the real plot--I didn't know whether to side for Violet or to not like her for getting together with Martin. Or to hate Martin for getting over Elizabeth so fast.

But the bottom line is that that was where the charm of the story all began. Violet and Martin had six years of bad history together which was really just camouflage because deep down inside they were really quite attracted to one another. And surprise, surprise! They really could get it on if they stopped hurling insults at each another. Martin had a clean break with Elizabeth before anything started with Violet but I couldn't help feeling bad with Violet because even if I personally never have been in her position *knocks on wood* she was genuinely distraught with starting a relationship with Martin and had a hard time finding the right moment to tell her best friend everything.

But everything turned out great in the end. I just loved the tiny bits and pieces of this book and there might have been a tear or two. This was an all-around feel good read. 

Final verdict: 8/10. Great must-read.


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