Title: My Perfect Mistake (Over the Top #1)
Author: Kelly Siskind
Reviewer: Michelle @Michelle6803
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 340 pages
Rating: 4 stars
A girls’ trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She’s got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared.
Kolton doesn’t know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool—although she does have an unholy gift for that—but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they’re both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don’t kill each other first.
Shay and her friends take a trip to Aspen just to get over her Dick of an ex-boyfriend. When Shay runs into Kolton (like for real) going down a ski hill. What ensues is a bunch of “asshole” and “bitch” and bitch phrases between these two. As I mentioned, Shay just wants her life back to normal. After investing so many years, whom not only made her feel body shame, but he also held her back professionally. He was an emotional abuser of the worst kind. Shay wants to have a good time with her girls skiing, and re-think her life choices without having another man trample everything.
I liked Shay from the very beginning, her sarcasm and potty mouth won me over. My only issue with her was that she jumped to conclusions before getting an answer, but that has to do with the Dick of an ex-boyfriend. While Shay is skiing down the slopes of Aspen, she literally bumps into Kolton and so begins the saga between the Asshole and the Bitch. I am getting ahead of myself, Kolton hasn’t been away from his 7-year-old son Jackson in a long time. He’s been raising him with the help of his former mother-in-law. He and his friend Sawyer are business partners in Moondog, a ski attire and accessory shop. They just want to hangout and ski maybe meet a few girls. Shay and her friends notices the guys, and proceed to their cabin. At first did not know that one of the guys was the Asshole she bumped into while skiing. Let’s just say these two had instant hate/lust chemistry in spades. So these two end up having lots of amazing sexy the rest of the trip and back to reality.
It’s been two months after hooking up with the Asshole she loves calling Kolton by, and Shay can’t stop thinking about him. Also, she quit designing all people’s homes, and is interning at an interior firm that is up and coming plus taking on a side job to help pay her bills, but not enough that she gets an eviction notice. Kolton, on the other hand, can’t forget Shay either. He is done mourning his late wife, he wants someone like Shay in his life and since he has to be in Toronto for the Summer, why not see where they left off. Only thing with this plan, Shay doesn’t know he’s the owner of Moondog, so when she’s called up to attend a meeting with a very important client, and said client not only wants her to design his new storefront, but he wants to pick up where they left off in Aspen.
This is my first time reading a Kelly Siskind book and I really enjoyed my read. It had what I wanted in a book funny, sexy, swearing female heroine and a hot stud with an adorable son. The supporting characters was an added bonus, and I want to read more about them which I have a feeling the author will deliver in the future. As I mentioned earlier, although I really liked Shay and can understand her trepidation, I just wished she didn’t jump the gun so quickly. I liked Kolton, but his son Jackson stole my heart and will steal yours with his idiosyncrasies. When Kolton loves, he loves hard. I look forward to reading more of Kelly Siskand books especially Leslie and Raven’s story.
*An ARC was received via NetGalley for an honest review.