The Billionaire's Favorite Mistake by Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaires and Bridesmaids #4
Also in this series: The Billionaire and the Virgin, The Taming of the Billionaire, The Billionaire Takes a Bride, Billionaire on the Loose
Publication Date: June 21st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Greer has always been there for Asher, but she wishes she could break through her shyness and show how much she truly loves him. But after a steamy, mindless fling at Hunter and Gretchen’s engagement party, Greer finds herself tossed aside and forced to admit that you can’t love someone who doesn’t acknowledge you exist.
It’s a shame he got her pregnant.
After his fiancée betrayed him and tanked his business in one fell swoop, Asher has spent his time trying to rebuild his wealth and forget the past. But he doesn’t understand why Greer blew him off after their night together—until he catches a glimpse of her belly.
Now Asher is willing to do whatever it takes to convince Greer she belongs with him. And he’s very skilled at the art of persuasion.
Greer has been in love with Asher for many years. She wants him to finally notice her as a woman rather than just a friend. She completely works herself over and then heads to a costume party at their friends’ house. By the time Greer arrives Asher is three sheets to the wind but she ends up going along with his suggestions anyway and then ends up sleeping with him in the middle of the garden on a bench. And it’s the worst sex ever. She’s a virgin and even she knows it’s the worst sex ever. She’s pissed at Asher beyond belief and ends up blocking his number when he keeps trying to get in touch with her to apologize. When she finds out she’s pregnant she’s even more pissed but determined to be the most wonderful mother ever.
Greer’s father is kind of like a fictional Hugh Hefner. He runs a girly magazine, lives in a humongous house and has three girlfriends – triplets no less. Stijn, Greer’s dad, was never attentive and really didn’t want Greer at all or even to have her around, but when her mother died he took Greer in just to make himself look like a compassionate guy. Yeah, right. Despite all of this Greer still finds that she wants to make him proud of her. She heads to Vegas at his request to plan a party for him as he will be getting an award.
The party goes off without a hitch but Greer is shocked when she sees Asher there. He’s actually a stockholder in her father’s company and that’s why he’s attending. He guesses about Greer’s pregnancy but she informs him he’ll have nothing to do with the baby. Asher knows he’ll have to win Greer back so he forms a plan that involves them kissing and more as well as Greer planning a wedding for her father to one of the triplets but even they don’t know who the lucky bride will be.
There were many things to like about this book. I loved Asher’s determination to get Greer back after he screwed up their friendship and I was happy that he wanted her back as more than a friend and he finally realized his love for her. He wasn’t truly a bad guy, he’d just had some hard knocks and had turned to alcohol to solve his problems. We all know that never works in real life and it didn’t work in this book either.
Greer was a good woman who had had a pretty emotionless upbringing. Her mother loved her to pieces but had turned to porn and drugs after she was turned out by Stijn and eventually OD’d when Greer was eight years old. I can understand her having no faith in men being good fathers because of her upbringing. This, however, did not apply to Asher and it took her way longer to see it than it should have.
My biggest issue with this book was Greer’s, imho, overblown and ridiculous anger toward Asher after their night at the party. Yes, it was awful, HE WAS DRUNK. She knew he was drunk and still went along with everything he tried and suggested and didn’t try to stop him or even suggest a condom. I could understand her anger at first but to hold on to it for so long was too much. She knew Asher and yes she had her feelings hurt but it seemed to me that she should have known him well enough to realize that that wasn’t him she slept with – it was the alcohol. IDK, her attitude just irked me throughout the book. I was happy when she finally forgave him and saw through his “kissing lessons” scheme – it just took way too long.
Overall it was a cute story and I enjoyed it. Secondary characters (Stijn and his triplets as well as Gretchen) played a big role in this story and that made it all work well. A good addition to the series.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5