“Mistakes Were Made” Book Review
“Mistakes Were Made” book review by Meryl Wilsner is the ultimate rom-com with a twist. It’s about a college senior, Cassie, who has a wild night at a bar and ends up hooking up with a hot older woman. Surprise, surprise, she turns out to be the mom of her BFF. Cassie and the woman, Erin, can’t resist each other and soon they’re in a steamy secret relationship. But will they be able to handle the aftermath if they come clean about their feelings? This book is the perfect mix of laughter, drama, and steamy romance.
What You Should Know Before You Read “Mistakes Were Made”
First of all, there is a 17-year age gap (22/39), so if that makes you uncomfortable then this isn’t the book for you! Mistakes were made was also the sexiest rom-com I’ve read yet. I’m normally a slow-burn kinda person, but this one had a super intense sex scene just a few pages in! And then there were a lot of sex scenes throughout the book. Like an old-school romance novel!
Spoiler Alert – I had some anxiety around this book because I was worried there would be a big fall out/blow out between Cassie and her BFF Parker. Thankfully there was NOT a big fight and I am so so glad about it.
This book is told with dual perspective so we get to see insides the thought process of two main characters, which was really well done. Sometimes that can feel jarring, but it flowed perfectly in this context.
Both main characters, Cassie and Erin, are bi-sexual. Definitely still sapphic, but didn’t shy away from openly discussing bisexuality. So often WLW books are exclusively lesbian, so I enjoyed this other bit of representation! And it so beautifully captures that butterfly feeling of newly falling in love.
Meryl is a queer person who writes happily ever afters for queer folks who love women. And they do an amazing job at it. After finishing this book I moved “Something to talk about” to the top my TBR.
My rating system is really simple – I liked it or I didn’t like it! and for this book I liked it! I was a little uncomfortable with the age gap, and there is definitely some mommy/daughter issues throughout the book that directly play a role in Erin and Cassie’s relationship. That was not my favorite thing, but the banter and how cute the falling in love story was made up for it to me.
In Case You’re Wondering – “The Lucky List” Blurb
When Cassie Klein goes to an off-campus bar to escape her school’s Family Weekend, she isn’t looking for a hookup—it just happens. Buying a drink for a stranger turns into what should be an uncomplicated, amazing one-night stand. But then the next morning rolls around and her friend drags her along to meet her mom—the hot, older woman Cassie slept with.
Erin Bennett came to Family Weekend to get closer to her daughter, not have a one-night stand with a college senior. In her defense, she hadn’t known Cassie was a student when they’d met. To make things worse, Erin’s daughter brings Cassie to breakfast the next morning. And despite Erin’s better judgement—how could sleeping with your daughter’s friend be anything but bad?—she and Cassie get along in the day just as well as they did last night.
What should have been a one-time fling quickly proves impossible to ignore, and soon Cassie and Erin are sneaking around. Worst of all, they start to realize they have something real. But is being honest about the love between them worth the cost?