REVIEW: The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake by Jessica Clare

billionaires-favorite-mistakeAuthor: Jessica Clare
Series: Billionaires and Bridesmaids #4
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Rating: 3/5
Source: ARC was provided through NetGalley
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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.

I’ve read like 8/10 books in Jessica Clare’s Billionaire Boys Club and Billionaires and Bridesmaids series combined and I liked each one. I’ve always been on the lookout for a new book on both series because billionaire romance is my jam. This series is a spin-off to BBC where the characters are kind of involved with the preparation of the other couple’s wedding in BBC.

Wedding planner Greer has been in love with her friend Asher since they became roommates. And even when Asher had her now ex-girlfriend Donna. But Asher wouldn’t give him the time of the day and she planned to rectify that immediately because she’s done waiting.

The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake is a friends-to-lovers-turned-enemies, second-chance romance that made me laugh and cheer for the characters’ HEA.

Asher really fucked up so bad when he drunkenly hooked up with his long-time friend, Greer. He planned on apologizing to her but he was in for a surprise when he finally saw her in her father’s awarding night. He’s determined to make it up to her though, however is that possible.

Greer’s character is a mixed of strength and weakness. Because she’s a half-Indian and half-Dutch, you know how it is with Indian women being disregarded, treated poorly. And it was very evident in the book. Greer’s struggling to fit in, to please everybody including her own father (who’s an a-hole, by the way). It was hard to read because she just seemed to be immuned with her father’s cold treatment but she still worked hard to please the old man. I’m so glad though when she finally came to her senses and realized what’s her worth. I’m not sure if I liked her changing to someone she’s clearly not just to get Asher’s attention though. I don’t think that worked for me. What worked though was the fact that Greer can plan a mean wedding and Greer post-Asher-hookup. She seemed to mature after the best worst date ever. Did I mention the girl was worth millions, too? Like she didn’t have to work at all. But she still did because she’s a romantic and a firm believer of HEA. It was just sad that Asher wasn’t the guy she thought he was anymore. And she had to endure that kind of treatment from him. So much for waiting.

Asher was a jerk. Hot, gorgeous and wealthy manipulative jerk. But still a jerk. And I hated that he treated Greer like… shit. It wasn’t pretty and from then on, he didn’t get my vote. But to be fair, he did grow up and own up to his mistakes. He just kind of needed to be a liar to get close to her—woah there—because now she wouldn’t give him the time of the day. Aside from that, there wasn’t much going on with Asher’s character. He’s not that bad but he’s not that great either.

Story-wise, I think I enjoyed this one though not thoroughly because of both characters’ attitude. It was a hot in a way because Asher proved himself well, quite a lot of times if I may add but not that scorching. The romance and feelings were just fine, too. There’s a little hint of both of them being billionaires, a bit too much scheming going on and the sex euphemism was kind of off. And the author left out a major character that could’ve been another turning point for the book. It seemed like it was put aside and never to be discussed again. I was at least expecting some kind of reconciliation, perhaps?

Overall, while the book’s just okay for me, I’d definitely read more from this series and the BBC.

Did I mention the fun I had with Greer’s friends? Taylor, Gretchen, Chelsea, Audrey—man, I loved their convo SO, SO MUCH! They’re the best! And I really am so looking forward to Gretchen and Hunter’s wedding!

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