R E V I E W ➠ The Best Mistakes by Elena Monroe


Five years. One month. And three days after the bonfire from hell.

Post college bliss was actually hell.
I wasn’t using my degree.
I was so lonely I looked for his face in crowded places.
I didn’t have anything figured out, let alone my feelings.
I was stuck between two tall, dangerous, and handsome men – times two.
One showed me how to survive trauma, proved things aren’t what they appear, and no matter how much I didn’t fall head over heels he was always there for me.
The other taught me how live.
But I taught myself how to love.
No one was going to be able to take away my growth, my bravery, or my comfort again. Oliver or not – I was standing on my own.

I couldn’t wait to leave Amherst, to only return a few years later as a professor at my Alma Mater.
The barn fire from hell acted like a bomb, detonating and throwing us all different directions.
Pro baseball player.
Book store manager.
Soon to be wife.
We were all struggling to find our way back to each other while juggling life, love, sex, hardship.
I’m sober, a dad, but something was missing – Layla.
She kicked started my heart when we first met in college, lighting it on fire and branding her name until she run away when things got messy. My son, Arsen, stoked the fire in her absence.
She was always mine and it was time to prove it.
Third time is a charm. 

RELEASE DATE: October 31, 2019

Not my first read by author but this is kind of a weird one for me because I did it all backwards. I was not able to binge read all three books but fully read Book #3. Luckily it gives enough information for me to pick it up. I do have to say that it was a great ending to a series!! So this one is written 5 years after Book #2 and everyone was a little more grown up and had lived a little more through.

Without going into Book 1 and 2, Ollie and Layla are finally reunited. They have grown and made mistakes as individuals and when they come together, it was pretty magical. There is a lot happening from book 1 to book 3 because not only the main characters are at play, I feel like a lot of side characters too. That said this one was extra sweet because it’s mostly about the main characters.

Just a beautiful conclusion to a hard road lived, beautiful ending…I wasn’t expecting it but I am glad it ended that way. I would recommend reading from Book 1 but like I said I was kind of okay with just Book 3, gave enough information to sink you in the beautiful story.

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #3 of Series
Recommended: ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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