Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland – Jenn’s Review


Vi Keeland is an automatic read for me. I love her stuff.



The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight—telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend–smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married. 
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he’d done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I’d just told off wasn’t the right guy. 
Oops. My mistake. 
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology. 
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That’s what I thought…until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I’m your new teaching assistant. 
I’ll be working under you…figuratively speaking. 
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing—working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting…


I love that I can pick up any Vi Keeland book and jump right in. I’m sure I checked out the synopsis at some point, but had forgotten all about it when starting the book. I love little surprises and twists in a book, especially when I didn’t see them coming. Beautiful Mistake kept me engaged from the first word.

Professor Caine West is delicious. Every time he would whisper something “inappropriate” to Rachel, I would get a tingle down to my toes. The man had a way with words that was not to be denied. Actions, on the other hand, not so much. He frustrated me more times than Rachel did, and I usually find myself doing a lot of eye rolling at female characters. But not with Rachel. I really enjoyed her strength and drive. Most woman would have given up on someone as hot and cold as Caine, but Rachel knew what could be if only she could pry his head out of his a**.

Most of the books I have read by Keeland, have a lighter, more rom-com feel to them. Beautiful Mistake had those elements, but it had so much more to it. There was a slight, underlying mystery to the story. These characters were more flawed than some of her characters in the past, and I really enjoyed the shift in storytelling. As with all of Keeland books, it’s a story you won’t want to put down until you’ve finished, and will leaving you thinking about Caine and Rachel long after you’ve finished. This is not a book you want to leave off your shelf.

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