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The Best Mistake
     

The Best Mistake

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by Kate Watterson
 

When Lacey Billings gives her boyfriend, Ran, an erotic wake-up call in the middle of the night, she's shocked to discover that the gorgeous man she's kissing isn't Ran...it's his cousin, Rick.

Although Ran laughs off the mix-up, Lacey and Rick can't stop thinking about the unexpected encounter, and they can't escape the scorching flashbacks it's aroused.

Overview

When Lacey Billings gives her boyfriend, Ran, an erotic wake-up call in the middle of the night, she's shocked to discover that the gorgeous man she's kissing isn't Ran...it's his cousin, Rick.

Although Ran laughs off the mix-up, Lacey and Rick can't stop thinking about the unexpected encounter, and they can't escape the scorching flashbacks it's aroused.

Ran doesn't want an innocent mistake to ruin his relationship with his girlfriend or his cousin, so he proposes a solution. He wants the three of them to solve this problem the old-fashioned way, by sleeping on it...together.

17,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426893087
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
01/16/2012
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
693,600
File size:
495 KB

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The green light on the alarm system went on and Lacey Billings turned the key in the lock with a soft click. A small lamp on the foyer table lit the hall of the condo, but otherwise the place was dark, which wasn't too much of a surprise since it was close to midnight. Her flight had been late due to storms in Chicago, and the plane had sat on the ground for over two hours before the airline canceled her connection, and it was only a miracle she'd been able to nab a rental car at that hour and just drive down. The travel nightmare eased a little as she walked into the kitchen, dropped her purse on the counter and then flipped on the light. The sleek dark marble countertops gleamed, the stainless steel stovetop looked as clean as when she'd last wiped it off five days ago and to Ran's credit, there were no dishes in the sink. The place smelled just vaguely of oregano and garlic, and if she had to guess, that meant he had ordered in his favorite pizza earlier. Not a surprise. The man's idea of cooking was pushing the speed dial on his cell phone.

She'd missed him. After nearly a year of dating, shouldn't the excitement be slowing down between them? Instead, it kept getting better.

With that in mind, she carried her travel case toward the bedroom, skirting the collection of leather furniture in the living room with the ease of someone who was familiar with the territory even with no lights on. She wanted a bath pretty desperately, not to mention a close encounter with her toothbrush.

The bedroom was very dark with the door closed and drapes drawn—and she could barely see him, just the shape of his rangy body sprawled, nude and relaxed, in the rumpled sheets. The faintest hint of his deep breathing drifted out as she closed the door behind her and moved quietly toward the bathroom. It was late and he sometimes put in more hours at the office when she was out of town, so she didn't want to wake him.

Lacey closed the door before she turned on the bathroom lights and started the water running in the jetted tub, hoping that wouldn't disturb him. Twenty minutes later, after a blissful soak, the tension in her muscles gone, she rose, grabbed a fluffy towel, dried off and in the act of reaching for her bag to find a pair of clean underwear left over from what she'd packed for the convention, she changed her mind when she found the black almost-not-there silk thong she'd planned to wear when she'd thought she'd be home much earlier. Yes, it was late, but...

Maybe she would wake Ran up. Considering the method she had in mind, she doubted he'd object. It always turned him on when she took the initiative in bed. They hadn't seen each other in nearly a week and what could be more relaxing after a stressful day than a little welcome-home lovemaking?

Her skin still slightly damp and warm from her bath, she flipped off the lights, eased the bathroom door open and walked to the bed, doing her best to not spoil the mood by stubbing her toe or falling over something in the dark. He didn't stir, not even when she eased back the sheet and slipped in next to him.

"Hi," she said softly, trailing a finger down his bare, muscular chest. His eyelids might have fluttered, but he didn't move. His face was turned away in the pose of a truly deep sleep, with one arm curled around his head. The outline of his profile was barely visible.

Should I let him sleep?

Hell no. Like he'll thank me for that in the morning. I know Ran.

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The Best Mistake 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Posted on Romancing the Book's blog Reviewed by Marissa Review Copy Provided by Netgalley This is a novella about how one of the many threesomes in the romance novel world come together. It’s a bit skeevy (for me, at least) that the two men are cousins. They’re not having sex with each other but I still find it a bit weird that two men related to each other (in fact, they grew up as close as brothers) would be having sex with the same woman, at the same time. Just me? Maybe. I guess that’s something you have to decide for yourself. Another issue I had with this story was that Ran is not jealous, not even for a moment, after Lacey inadvertently starts to have sex with his cousin. And Lacey is glad that he’s not jealous. She sees him as a reasonable, contemplative kind of guy, thinking things through before jumping to conclusions. Personally, even if it were an innocent mistake, I’d like my man to show a smidgeon of jealousy. Not a big blow-out, but just enough to bother him for a few minutes – enough to show that he does care if I have sex with someone else. Again, maybe that’s just me. This is a pretty short story but due to the issues above I had a hard time getting into it. I would not not recommend it. You might find it highly erotic and satisfying. It’s not a bad book; just not my cuppa.
FranJessca More than 1 year ago
I've been in a "Erotica" mood for awhile and I needed something to read that would help that mood. Glad I finally picked up "The Best Mistake" to read. It was a short ebook, but it was worth it. Now I look forward to reading more books from Kate Watterson. Lacey Billings comes home after a week of traveling to a financial convention that she had to go to. She thinks she's coming home to her boyfriend, Ran. She wants to surprise Ran in a perfect way...in bed of course. Unfortunately, she never expected that Ran's cousin would be over and in his bed. Lacey is horrified by what almost happened and she wants to tell Ran. Rick is just as embarrassed since he's always had feelings for Lacey and now finds her even more attractive. He doesn't want to ruin Lacey and Ran's relationship. When Ran finds out though, he laughs about it. He even has a bright idea on how they can stop being awkward around each other....how about a hot steamy threesome. =) I found this ebook to be a very enjoyable short read. Definitely quenched my Erotica mood for a little bit. Who wouldn't want to enjoy a night with two HOT Men? Guys have fantasies of threesomes and so can women, can't they? =) Recommend for readers who love Erotica, short stories, and reading about threesomes.
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: Whoa, this is one scorching hot little novella! I think what makes this so hot is the forbidden. As the reader, you know that Lacey is making a mistake...and that mistake goes pretty far before she realizes who is in her boyfriend's bed. It's hot and really smexy! Then you get into the story and get to know these characters which I really liked. Ran and Rick are best friends as well as cousins. One is a doctor, one is a lawyer. Being cousins, they are built a lot alike. The difference is that Rick is much more serious than Ran. Ran is the risk-taker. Ran is also an analyzer....he's the lawyer, and he's the one that sees the situation between Rick and Lacey is interfering with all of them. It's an interesting twist and one that I enjoyed because he is the one that has to convince Lacey and Rick...even though they are the one's fighting their attraction to one another. My only real complaint with this book is that there was just something lacking in that final scene when the three of them finally do get together. For some reason, it just didn't have the spice and smexiness that the rest of the book had throughout. BUT overall, that did not affect my enjoyment of this book...at all! In fact, I read it one evening, then liked it so much, that I read it again the next morning. I look forward to reading more by this author, and can guarantee you that I will be re-reading this one quite a bit. (the wonderful thing about it being a novella!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the whole story. Wish it was longer