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Her Best Worst Mistake [Kindle Edition]

Sarah Mayberry
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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Book Description

She thinks he's stuffy. He thinks she's spoilt.
Then the gloves come off... and so do their clothes!

For six years Violet Sutcliffe has known that Martin St Clair is the wrong man for her best friend. He's stuffy, old before his time, conservative. He drives Violet nuts - and the feeling is entirely mutual. Then, out of nowhere, her friend walks out just weeks before her wedding to Martin, flying to Australia on a mission of self-discovery. Back in London, Violet finds herself feeling sorry for suddenly-single Martin. At least, she tells herself it's pity she feels. Then he comes calling one dark, stormy night and they discover that beneath their mutual dislike there lies a fiery sexual chemistry.

It's crazy and all-consuming - and utterly wrong. Because not only are they chalk and cheese, oil and water, but Martin once belonged to her best friend. A friend Violet is terrified of losing. What future can there be for a relationship with so many strikes against it?

This book is a spin off from my Blaze novel, Hot Island Nights. Both stories can be read in isolation and still make perfect sense, but I hope that together they form a neat little duo.

Praise for Her Best Mistake:

"I would highly recommend reading Her Best Worst Mistake...Sarah Mayberry, you have impressed the hell out of me and I can’t wait to read more of your work." Harlequin Junkie

"Ms. Mayberry, yet again, you’ve written a novel with heart, heat, and healing... This book gets a flat out A." Dear Author

"I absolutely adored and loved this book. Her Best Worst Mistake exceeded my expectations... It has it all: great conflict, taut sexual tension and two fabulous lead characters." The Season Blog

Product Details

  • File Size: 302 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Small Cow Productions Pty Ltd (May 3, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00807FKPA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Crazy Sexy Chemistry May 14, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
4.5 stars!

In the epilogue of the prequel to this book, Hot Island Nights (Harlequin Blaze), the heroine of that book, Elizabeth, is flabbergasted to see sworn enemies, Violet and Martin (the hero/heroine of this book) getting off of a plane together to visit her in Australia. Her fiance Nathan, seeing her astonishment, says to her "Let's hear their story."

Yes, Nathan, let's! And what a story this is!

Violet is Elizabeth's best friend. Martin was Elizabeth's fiance. The two of them constantly sniped and bickered at each other for the entire six years they've known each other. She called him 'Droopy Drawers' and wondered how he didn't bore people to death. He merely sneered superciliously at her wild clothes and even wilder manner.

When Elizabeth throws Martin over and runs away to Australia both Violet and Martin are left a bit adrift. But at heart they are two decent people who both loved Elizabeth and Violet feels very sorry for Martin. So she buys him a bottle of Peach Schnapps.

Who knew a bottle of Peach Schnapps would set off a torrid love affair between two sworn enemies?

I loved this book! Violet and Martin had crazy chemistry and they quickly figured out that all of that animosity was simple re-directed passion. They had been in complete denial for years that they'd had the hots for each other.

In addition to the great romantic & sexual chemistry there is excellent characterization of both parties. Violet is a wild child because she is hiding an immense amount of pain from being rejected by her family.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous sequel to Hot Island Nights! May 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 stars - The Season Blog and website May Top Pick!

There is nothing like a new Sarah Mayberry book. I actively anticipate the release of her books, which is why I was thrilled to learn she had a new "Blaze-type" book out called HER BEST WORST MISTAKE.

The hero and hero, Martin St. Clair and Violet Sutcliffe, were secondary characters in Sarah Mayberry's Blaze, Hot Island Nights. And I remember when I was reading Hot Island Nights, I thought there had to be something simmering beneath the surface of the relationship between Violet and Martin. Their interactions were so volatile and fraught with so much disapproval and...tension. Well in HER BEST WORST MISTAKE readers discover all that tension was sexual in nature.

Violet never thought Martin was a good match for her best friend Elizabeth. Despite her misgivings, she intends to stand up with her when Elizabeth marries Martin, a man who has the blessing of Elizabeth's wealthy grandfather--whom Martin works for.

Martin in turn, disapproves of Violet. He finds her too everything: too flamboyant, too flirtatious, too impetuous. He's quite staid and has pulled himself up from extremely humble beginnings. Marrying Elizabeth is the icing on the top of his well-ordered world. Then she dumps him and jets off to Australia in search of her biological father. He's stunned and not about to let the relationship go that easy but a trip to Australia finds Elizabeth already involved with another man and Martin finally realizes that they are over--and never meant to be.

Neither Violet nor Martin expects to see each other again. Elizabeth had been the person holding them together. But Violet realizes why Martin has always irritated her.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! Loved it May 5, 2012
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She thinks he's stuffy. He thinks she's spoilt.'Then the gloves come off... and so do their clothes!

WOW! I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Her Best Worst Mistake" and I have to say this book rates as my best impulse buy on Amazon.

You've probably read a dozen books with this storyboard but what makes this one different is the chemistry and tension between these polar opposite characters that sizzles off the pages.

I loved every minute of this book; it was Hot, Sexy and engaging. The writing was sharp, witty and impressive, I breezed through this book; there was no stopping until I was done.

I would highly recommend reading "Her best worst mistake" I can't believe I almost over looked this author and this book, Sarah Mayberry you have impressed the hell out of me and I can't wait to read more of your work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm in love with Martin St.Clair! December 18, 2012
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I don't generally read many contemporary romances, I'm an avid historical romance reader but every now and then I either get a recommendation or find one that interests me by accident. I found this one by mistake and it coincidently was my best worst mistake lol because I truly did love this and got me thinking what other good contemporary romance am I missing?

I love the undeniable chemistry between Violet and Martin and the way they obsessed over the other. I liked the victorian gentleman feel of Martin which reminded me a lot of the historical romance heroes I read - I read many Victorian era novels so it had some of that feel to it. And I liked Violets modern attitude so I felt it was a very nice mix of old and new (even though Martin was 32 but he definitely had an old soul which I appreciated). I mean even the way he had sex with Elizabeth had been boring and one position like one would a wife in Victorian times while with Violet it was unpredictable, with passion and oh so good like one would with a mistress though clearly Violet means more to Martin than just great sex and vise versa :)

I really fell in love with Martin and goodness did he do and say the right things *sigh* Violet was a worthy heroine and they truly deserved each other.

The reason I knocked down a star was because even though I understood violets dilemma and past hurts I still think she waited too long to tell Elizabeth the truth but what bothered me more was that at times, it felt more of a summary read. Still overall, I loved the characters, they were quite endearing and it was an enjoyable read. This is a keeper and future re read!

I haven't read Elizabeth and Nathan's story but I will download it and read ASAP.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Best Worst Mistake
This was really a great book. It is definitely a must read book.Just as good as the first one if not better.
Published 9 days ago by Pamela Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved the crazy chemistry between Violet and Martin
I loved the crazy chemistry between Violet and Martin, the wild sex they have, the growing, shifting relationship between them. Read more
Published 16 days ago by KSP
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a satisfying read...
4.5 stars -- I was worried at the beginning with the nature of Martin and Violet's relationship, and how quickly things developed. But I shouldn't have....Ms. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Lenore L Kosinski
5.0 out of 5 stars A book you will want to read more than once
I love Sarah Mayberry's books. Her writing is perceptive and original.
Published 4 months ago by Michala
5.0 out of 5 stars great book a prequel to Hot Island Nights
Book one of two with Hot Island Nights coming after. Violet meets her match with Martin in this story of true love found late.
Published 4 months ago by Jean A.T.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not My Cup of Earl Grey
It started off well enough, then went down the tubes.

Martin St. Clair (with a priggish name for a man who ostensibly came from modest means) and Violet butt heads all... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kristina
4.0 out of 5 stars Mayberry's books and I am so glad I took a chance on this
This was so well written. I found myself rooting for both the main characters. The author handled a sensitive topic very well. I'm new to Ms. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pennyreads Alot
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great reading! Love it!
Published 7 months ago by Tess
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read!! Loved it!!
Published 7 months ago by Nina Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED LOVED LOVED
I loved this book. Loved Martin and Violet's chemistry and dialogue. Great read.
Published 7 months ago by Tracy
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More About the Author

Sarah Mayberry lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her partner of nearly twenty years (who has recently become her husband!). When she's not in her pajamas eating peanut butter sandwiches and typing away madly on her latest story, she enjoys reading, cooking, sleeping, pilates, going to the movies and shopping. Not necessarily in that order!

Some of Sarah's favorite authors are Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Karina Bliss, Mary Balogh, Julie James, Sherry Thomas, Meredith Duran, and Loretta Chase. Her favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally, although she is also very fond of His Girl Friday and Something About Mary.

Sarah loves to hear from readers via her website at

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