From USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg comes an enemies to lovers stand-alone romance.
I was waiting for my life to start…
After forgoing college to help run the family business, I’d given up on the idea of a different life, and finally made peace with something a bit simpler.
That is, until Leilani Hart showed up.
There is nothing simple about the hotel heiress and the minute our eyes meet, I know my carefree existence is a thing of the past. She has big ideas for our sleepy town and the motel she plans on transforming into a spa destination for the rich and famous.
She’ll have to go through me first.
From our first meeting, we’re like fire and ice and I can’t help but wonder what it would be like to pin her down and melt some of those frigid layers right off.
But, my town comes first. Or, at least, that’s what I keep telling myself. Unfortunately, my heart and head don’t seem to agree and soon, I don’t know where my loyalties lie. I’ve never believed in love, but for her, I just might be willing to risk it all.
Even if it means falling… for the enemy.
The Mistakes I’ve Made was a fantastic addition to a series I already love. Leilani and Taylor were a fabulous couple, and I was happy to see Dean’s little brother finally get something for himself. Their story was a little enemies-to-lovers, quite beautiful, and a lovely layer to add to the fascinating town of Ocracoke.
Taylor and Leilani were like fire and ice when the story began; their dynamic was rife with intense chemistry and tension beyond their control. Once they finally worked through all the things they felt were holding them apart, they were a fabulous pair. The love and concern they had for one another shown through each and every interaction they had, and it was evident their souls had been made for one another.
Both Leilani and Taylor had a slew of issues regarding their parents – for entirely different reasons, of course – but both took those things with them and let them color their lives. Their similar experiences gave them a connection more profound than they may have otherwise experienced. They were also able to begin to help one another overcome the pain they’d carried for years and give one another a new perspective from which to understand the world.
The only wish I have for this book would have been to see more of Taylor’s healing arc. He had so much pain he was carrying around, it would have been nice to see him admit to his struggles and deal with the things he’d been carrying around for so long.
The Mistakes I’ve Made is the fourth book in JL Berg’s By the Bay series. These books are interconnected standalones and can be enjoyed independently. With the exception of a few appearances of the previous couples in the series, there are no storylines that continue through the novels. The Mistakes I’ve Made is written in dual first-person perspective, narrated by Leilani and Taylor.
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