His Best Mistake by Lucy King
Series: The Maclean Family Legacy #1
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: January 22nd 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Is it too much to ask for a relationship that works?
When Stella Grant realizes her perfect romance is a lie and that she's the other woman, she flees to her remote cottage in the Highlands to lick her wounds.
Billionaire currency trader Jack Maclean has nothing but contempt for the woman who stole not only his sister’s fiancé but quite possibly a family heirloom to boot. Nonetheless, he wants answers and he intends to get them. A quick trip north should do the trick. Never in a million years could he have predicted a kamikaze sheep and inclement weather would leave him stranded.
Jack might be gorgeous but Stella isn’t in the market for a man, especially one who hates her. No matter how attractive he finds her Stella is the very last person Jack should want. The trouble is, they’re all alone and the chemistry is irresistible, and, well, what happens in Scotland stays in Scotland, right?
Stella is trying to get away from everyone and everything after she found out that she was the “other woman.” She never wanted to be that person and is sick to think that the man she’d been dating for 3 months was engaged to someone else. She’d been at a cottage in the Scottish Highlands for almost a month when a truck starts up her drive. The driver is none other than Jack Maclean, the brother of the woman who was heartbroken when she found out her fiancé was two timing her.
Jack is pissed off on his sister’s behalf but he eventually gives Stella a chance to tell her side of things and he realizes that he believes her when she says she had no idea that she was dating an engaged man. At that point Jack is satisfied with that issues but he can’t seem to get his lusty thoughts off of Stella. They both know it’s a horrible idea to sleep together but they do anyway and lo and behold, Stella gets pregnant. Talk about a sticky situation.
Stella is willing to let Jack off the hook or even let him in completely (in the baby’s life) if that’s what he wants. Jack is more than willing to be by her side 24/7 but there are reasons behind that. Jack, however, has no idea what he’s doing or feeling and when he realizes that he might be falling in love with Stella he calls it quits.
In this story Stella is pretty alone. She basically raised herself and her parents are so into their own dramas that they barely noticed they had a daughter. Stella was a bit traumatized by that so she had kind of been looking for love in all the wrong places. She tended to fantasize about a guy before she ever got to know him. I think it’s something we’ve all done from time to time. With Jack she really didn’t do all that much fantasizing until after she got pregnant.
Jack had had some hard knocks in his life but now he was a billionaire and who was so invested in his work he hadn’t had sex in 4 years. Well, there were other reasons he hadn’t had sex in that long but he never imagined he’d end up having it with the woman who broke his sister’s heart. Once he found out that Stella was pregnant he acted kind of like a nut case. Yes, again, big reasons why that was but it just didn’t endear the man to me in any way. He was so on again, off again with Stella that I wanted to smack him upside the head and say, “Snap out of it!” In the end I thought that Stella was too good for him and I wanted him to grovel more to even get a little bit of attention from her. But maybe that was just me, IDK.
This was a novella that sounded so very good but in the end didn’t really work for me. There was nothing truly wrong with it but as I read the last page I laid down my Kindle and thought “meh” which is never a good thing.
Rating: 2.5 out of 5