One night with a stranger ….
Security expert Mark Matthews has loved, and lost, and has no intention of ever loving again—especially not a woman who thrives on her life being in danger. Now, hot, meaningless sex with strangers he had no intention of ever seeing again? That’s a whole other story. And it’s all life as a single father allows him to enjoy. But when he meets a woman who refuses to tell him her real name, the game is on, because she’s everything he swore to stay away from. Daisy O’Rourke has bad idea written all over her, but he’s in too deep to walk away now…
Now that was fun His Best Mistake by Diane Alberts is book 6 of a series. It reads well as a stand alone, but it does have some characters from other books.
Both Daisy and Mark have loved deeply, and lost their loves. So both are commitment shy, who wants to love and lose it, the pain was unbearable the first time around, who would want to willing do it again ?
Mark has had a couple of casual hook ups, but nothing serious, and if started to look that way, then Mark was off and running. He has a young daughter from his first marriage, and he takes her well being very seriously. Most women after finding out he had a young daughter, aren’t really interested.
Mark has heard about Daisy, the police officer from his friends. Well meaning partners, as they all want him to find a mum for his daughter, and someone for Mark, but he doesn’t want to date a cop, his first wife was in the military, so he didn’t ever want to have that dreaded knock on the door.
Daisy is different, she hasn’t dated anyone since her fiancé died. Their wedding outfits sit in the back of her wardrobe, she didn’t even get to marry her best friend, didn’t get a chance to sample married life. So for her, single and alone suits her fine. Her best friend is trying to hook her up with Mark, (and other unsuccessful dates) that’s not going to happen, no matter how hot she says he is.
Both meet up by accident in a hotel bar, Mark is totally fascinated with the mystery redhead, at the bar, and after a clumsy start, they start chatting like old friends, the chemistry is there, and when the lady insists on no names (they go by Scarlett and Chris). Mark goes along with it, how can he not, she is ….. he can’t name it, but he sure is interested.
Daisy decides after a long chat with her friend and a lot of alcohol, that it’s time to gently move on. Chris (Mark) is a cute guy and there is a spark. They spend the night together and both feel something growing between them, but Daisy is scared and she runs.
Neither expect to see each other again, but fate has different ideas.
Their meeting later on in the day doesn’t go as planned for either of them, (they are both attending the same wedding, to two of the characters from a previous book). Shock and anger are on the agenda as each realize that they are the people their friends have been trying to set up.
The story progresses nicely, Daisy runs and Mark does all the chasing. He is determined to find out if they can have something special, but can he put Daisy’s job out of his mind? Can he be a partner of a cop? And can Daisy get past her fears, and just stop running?
I have a feeling I’ll be going back to read the other books. This was well written and a few funny moments. Very descriptive and emotional at times.
I’m happy to recommend this book, so if you like a good chase, then buy this one and enjoy