Her Sexiest Mistake
By Nadine St. Denis
Nov 1, 2005 - 4:37:00 AM

Mia Appleby loves everything about her carefully planned life.  Her high paying, high stress career, her professionally designed home in the hills, her luxurious car, and, don't forget her Manolos.  Hard to believe she is the same girl who grew up in a trashy trailer in Tennessee, with her man-hungry Momma and spiteful sister.  That girl made herself a vow that she would leave and never look back, and that is exactly what she is doing.  When her runaway teenage niece shows up on her doorstep with nowhere else to go, Mia couldn't be more stunned.  Having no choice but to become a surrogate mother to this Goth wannabe with attitude is NOT how miss perfect and organized wants to spend her days.

With problems at work, Hope, her way too smart for her own good niece, finding trouble at every corner, is causing Mia's stress levels to skyrocket.   And when Mia needs to relieve a little stress, she finds a man, which is her Appleby curse.   Expecting her one-night stand with her sinfully sexy, new next-door neighbor, Kevin McNight, to be nothing more than a fun filled evening for two, she is stunned to find that striding away on her designer stilettos from his piercing eyes and breath-taking body is harder than she expected.  Which throws Mia into all kinds of chaos, she is independent, tough, smart and she makes all the decisions in her life.  Why is that beginning to sound so hollow?

Kevin McNight is getting tired of having to force those around him to recognize their inner worth.  Everyone from his deaf, and always in trouble brother, to the high school kids he teaches.  Now he can add his haughty but sexy as hell neighbor to the list.  That this hardheaded woman has issues is a huge understatement!  The smart thing would be to slam the door in her beautiful face, instead he pulls her inside and loses a little more of his heart every time.  How can he convince Mia that he isn't looking for perfect, and that what she is really looking for is more than just a great 'quickie'?

HER SEXIEST MISTAKE by Jill Shalvis is the most entertaining and utterly delightful novel you will read this year.  This very talented author has skillfully combined humor, awesome characters, savvy wit, and a story that stays with you long after you read the last page.  I was captivated on the first page and it never waned once.  I am very happy to give this worthwhile novel a 5 blue ribbon rating!

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