Her Best Worst Mistake

Her Best Worst Mistake

by Sarah Mayberry

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Overview

Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry

Violet Sutcliffe has always known that ultra-conservative Martin St Clair is the wrong man for her best friend. He drives her nuts - a feeling that is entirely mutual as far as he's concerned. Then her friend calls off the wedding, and Violet finds herself feeling sorry for Martin. At least, she tells herself it's pity she feels...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033174072
Publisher: Sarah Mayberry
Publication date: 05/03/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 198,114
File size: 487 KB

About the Author

Sarah Mayberry was born in Melbourne, Australia and is the middle of three children. Before she was published, she worked as a magazine editor as well as a storyliner/story editor in both Australia and New Zealand. These days she splits her time between writing books and scripts. She has published more than 25 novels with Harlequin and firmly believes she has the best job on earth. She lives by the bay in Melbourne with her husband and a small furry dog called Max, and when she isn't writing enjoys reading, cooking, shoe shopping and spending time with her loved ones.

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Her Best Worst Mistake 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Please don't miss this read.. it is extremely Wonderful
BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this opposites attract romance, especially when the opposite in question is you best friend's ex-fiancee!!! Violet Sutcliffe rebels against her family's beliefs and snobbery. Although from a wealthy family she has been ostracised and supports herself with her women's clothes shop. A flashy redhead, Violet is anything but a shrinking violet! Martin St Clair has dragged himself up from poor beginnings and is now a successful lawyer with his fiance, Elizabeth's grandfather's firm. He worships Elizabeth's grandparents and feels grateful for her grandfather's support and encouragement. Martin and Violet loathe each other but are frequently thrust into each other's company through their love of Elizabeth. Then Elizabeth finds out she isn't an orphan, the man she thought of as her father was not her biological father, her biological father is still alive in Australia. She is devastated that her grandparents felt they should keep this information from her "for her own good", but had told Martin, who also kept it from her, "for her own good". The blinkers fall from Elizabeth's eyes and she calls off the wedding and flies to Australia to meet her father. Whilst Violet might detest Martin, she knows he truly loved Elizabeth and must be devastated by the break-up so she buys him a bottle of peach schnapps as a peace offering. Although he rejects it at first, Martin ponders why Violet would buy him that specific gift, a drink he tasted once over a year ago and liked - why did she buy that specific drink? When he confronts her things get out of hand. But how can the two of them have a relationship without hurting Elizabeth? I have read a few books by Sarah Mayberry and I enjoy her sparkling characters and witty dialogue. Violet and Martin were both likeable, believable characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so narrative which makes it boring it has potential if only the author is creative enough to involve witty conversations. Waste of time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightfully surprised at how much I enjoyed this book, I would definitely recommend it to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every scene is meaningful. This is a wonderfully crafted love story. It's at times funny and heart-wrenching. Buy it. You won't be disappointed.
GoddessPhD1 More than 1 year ago
Frenemies with benefits **4 STARS** I read “Her Best Worst Mistake” by Sarah Mayberry because I love the trope enemies-to-lovers, especially between two opposites: the straight-laced character & the impulsive/wild character. I was also intrigued that the straight-laced character was the hero (not the heroine as is usually the case), Martin St. Clair – a man born on the wrong side of the tracks who picked himself up by his bootstraps to become a successful lawyer. He had overcome so much, so I was willing to forgive him for marrying Elizabeth in order to fulfill his dream of ‘having it all’. So, when Elizabeth, Violet’s best friend, breaks her engagement to Martin and flies to Australia to find her father, Violet inwardly supports her friend, but also feels sorry for Martin. Even though Violet knew Martin wasn’t the man for Elizabeth, she can’t help gifting him with some Peach Schnapps to cheer him up. And boy, I think she succeeds. *SPOILERS* There were so many things I loved about this book: 1) the deep POV! I felt like I really got to know these characters and empathize with their struggles. 2) The sexual chemistry between Violet and Martin in the beginning was realistic and explosive. And the dinner party scene when she slips her underwear in his pocket? What a sexy game they were playing together and showing how compatible they were to readers. But once they settle into their relationship (conveniently supplied by a broken ankle), the conflict/tension disappears like steam from a kettle. Towards the end of the book, the focus is on Violet and her struggles on telling Elizabeth she’s involved with her ex-fiancé. Which is a conflict, but I was also interested in reading more about Martin. His dream of being a member of this hoity-toity London club was probably dashed when he yelled at another club member (Violet’s father), everyone at work knows his wedding is off, and he’s involved with a woman who won’t be relegated to arm candy status. How does that make him feel? Does he just give up on his dreams? I don’t know, but I sure would’ve enjoyed reading more about his struggles. Without reading about Martin’s resolution, I felt the story had some loose ends. This book was an excellent example of the trope “enemies-to-lovers”. I also enjoyed the deep POV. Deep POV is something I struggle with, so I’m always thrilled to read good examples of the craft.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this novel! Tumultuous, romantic, sizzling. Definitely not one dimensional. Both martin & violet are more than they seem on the surface. Violet's vulnerable and strong at the same time. It will bring tears to your eyes
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akreaderJH More than 1 year ago
Good read. The two main characters were introduced to the reader in Hot Island Nights.  Ms Mayberry takes them from apparently not liking each other to the inevitable conlusion with fun and humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading Sarah Mayberry!!!! She writes fabulous books. I've never been disappointed. Hands down some of the best dialogue and love scenes I've ever read. Hot without being unecessarily raunchy. Everytime I finish one of her books I have a giant smile on my face.
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Loved this story and love Sarah Mayberry!!
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This is a fun story of the unexpected. Unexpectedly doing something that you really completely thought out to the unexpected results.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I finished it in one sitting. Well written and believable enemies to lovers romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having only read one of Sarah Mayberry's offeribg before, I was undecided about reading another. Not because the writing wasn't great, because it was, but I just couldn't see how she could knock the ball so far out out of the park with another tale . Silly me. "My Best Worst Mistake" is intended to be the 2nd of a duology. It can quite easily be read as a stand alone without ever feeling as though something was missing. The characterization was very nicely handled, and while there were outside forces impacting Martin and Violet, these situations seemed less contrived and more real than in most other romances. I believe I will be reading more of Sarah Mayberry's backlist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great fun!
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A fun, sexy romance with a very British feel. If you like it when opposites attract and then ignite, enjoy.