Off-Limits Book #3
by Elizabeth Brown
Published Apr 4, 2017
Stand-Alone |Series | 435 pages | Erotica – Romantic – Comedy – Romance
by Elizabeth Brown
(adapted from goodreads)
It started as a promise.
A momentary lapse in sanity had me agreeing to two months of celibacy.
Then Mark Bishop showed up. My new boss was cocky, possessive, and unfortunately, sexy as hell.
My first mistake?
Thinking I would last two months.
The Mistakes – A Sexy Office Romance
Book III in the Off-Limits Series – Winnie and Mark’s story.
Dual POV. A standalone.
Warning: This story contains mature humor, a lot of cursing, and of course, sexual situations. It’s intended for adult readers who enjoy that kind of thing.
I provided with an ARC advanced copy by the author for a exchange of my honest review. Thank you so much for the chance Liz! I loved and enjoyed your writing style on both three books, and I LOVE the book-covers as well, especially The Mistakes was takes cover.
“Some Mistakes are meant to have a Happy Ending. A Sweet, touching Love Story to Read.”
Reading The Mistakes, the third book of the Off-Limits series, I’ve been introduced to Winnie’s and Mark’s story. A story that’s all about making mistakes and not have the knowledge to rectified them properly, a story that talks about responsibilities and personal goals, a story that makes you understand that denying your feelings has an unwelcome impact into your life and, farther more, others life as well. Although, both three books have an almost same theme, the off-limits-love-story kind of theme, The Mistakes, is a step forward from the others two, illustrating a personal fight between the right thing to do and what is right for ourselves. It isn’t everything about sex after all!!!
“So you are saying I have to give up all the dicks?” – Winnie
Winnie Masters is Ainsley’s best friend and co-worker at the San Francisco’s public library. I met her as the cocky, Tom boy Ainsley had a friend. Twenty-six years old now, Winnie lives with her eighteen years old sister Lucy in a small studio, providing everything to both of them from the small salary she earns from the public library and the small business she created from scratch on internet. Her sister Lucy has Down Syndrome which means she needs to have a special treatment and care, responsibilities Winnie took seriously after their mother left them alone, a couple of years ago. She wanted to be independent without a single help from their mother’s family, proving herself and them that she has nothing in common with her mother’s character. However, she was a free spirit when it comes to her sexuality! She had her share of different partners, who were only an one-night-stand partner for her and nothing more. Mostly, she was pleased with everything she had in her life, and the way she lived it, but one day she got fired from the public library and she now had to ask the help from her mother’s family and her aunt Jo.
“His name is Neil.” – Winnie…”You name your sex-toys?” – Mark
Mark Bishop is Liam’s friend and member of his soccer team. Thirty years old, he works as a lawyer in a firm, Winnie’s grandpa firm, for a couple years, showing how good he is at his work. His life was simple. Long hours working for whatever case has to work for, then back home providing any help his grandma or the house he bought needed. A simple life into a complicated family tho. Then the day of Liam’s marriage came, and he met the most cocky, arrogant yet sexy woman ever and spend the night with her, only that the morning she had disappeared. His life continues until one day, the firm provided him an assistant to help him out with his schedule and, well, the assistant was that woman, Winnie.
Well, have you ever considered…That if I’m an ass, it’s just because you bring that out of me?” – Mark
The atmosphere between them was hot and intense. Mark was so into her, intrigued by her attitude and smart mouth, he was always ready to mark her everytime they worked alone in his office but walking them in the dangerous path to be noticed from everyone in the firm and have terrible sequences. Winnie, on the other hand, not having a relationship with a guy before, couldn’t put her thoughts and feelings in order, so took their connection lightly. However, the goods don’t last forever and when the circumstances made her choose between family and herself, she chose what she always did and, from here this is where the story captivated my attention mostly. It wasn’t a roller coaster, not at all! It was mostly the fight of the unknown feelings Mark gift her to feel and the new options she had to choose for her future life.
“I hate you” – Winnie “I hate you too, Masters. Let’s fuck it out!” – Mark
I read both three stories of the series and even if I am Ainsley’s fan than Winnie’s or Natalie’s, I can totally understand Winnie’s attitude and the way she thinks. She truly gave her best self helping her sister all alone, putting her life in second order. Although I wanted to sit her down and put some sense into her about all the wrong she was doing to Mark and herself, I knew that her way was how she learned to cope. It was clear that she was the one who had to solve her own problem. However, she was lucky she had her best friend, Ainsley, to talked to and take some advices from her. Ainsley was good for Winnie, just like Mark was. His love and care for Winnie, warmhearted my core and his willingness to stay close and never leave her alone was very admirable and majorly sweet. They were the perfect match for each other.
“Not ever man can be a Darcy, but even a bad brownie is still a brownie. But bad sex is still sex.” -Winnie
Delightfully swoony but most of all touching The Mistakes gave me true ache inside. Winnie’s personal fight to do the right thing, and all the wrong decisions and mistakes she made, put the third book of the series in a more humanly kind level than the others two. Not that the others didn’t had serious messages to share. No!!! Just like the first two stories, I love that The Mistakes kept a light atmosphere no matter it’s theme, and that the author had illustrated it with so much care. I’m impressed again, how beautifully the story was narrated, with all the ups and downs in Winnie’s and Mark’s relationship. It was again fast paced and consuming, just like the books I love to read. I hope I didn’t confused you with this review. It’s honestly different from the other two and I did my best to write down my thoughts for it. However, I kept the details for myself because I don’t want to spoil the end of the book. Too many things happening inside, both about Ainsley’s and Winnie’s life, you definitely don’t want to miss found out. Hope I intrigued your imagination and made you grab the book yourselves and find out what’s happening.
Until next time, enjoy your free time reading great books with unforgettable stories.
Book rates: 5 stars
- Plot: 5 stars
- Characters: 5 stars
- Writing: 5 stars
- Pacing: 5 stars
- Cover: 5+ stars
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