Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland Blog Tour + Sarah's 2¢!

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…

Beautiful Mistake is the latest standalone from Vi Keeland.  It doesn't connect at all with any of her other books, per usual, but I kind of wish it did for some reason.

Rachel Martin is a graduate student in Brooklyn, tends bar at a local dive, and kind of lives a lonely life.  She relies on music to get her through tough times.  When she finds herself as the TA of the guy she cursed out the night before, she's in for a wild ride.

Caine West is the hot professor.  He's young enough, sexy, and takes no shit from students.  Don't be late on Caine West's watch.  He knows from the moment he see's Rachel that there's something special and familiar about her and he's immediately drawn to her.

I've got to say, I wanted more from Beautiful Mistake.  I wanted the student/teacher angst.  I wanted more mystery to why Caine knew Rachel from the past.  I feel like it was just given away and I was left longing for that what the heck moment.  I loved their banter and playfulness, Caine is SUPER sexy, but this one was just a miss for me.  With most of Vi Keeland's books, I find that the pattern of the past tense male pov chapters getting to be a little old.  It's been the same in the last few books of hers and I was expecting something different but it wasn't delivered.

I guess I'm going to be the lone wolf here and say I liked the book but it didn't do it for me like Vi's work usually does.  Maybe it was my missed connection to the characters?  The use of the Catholic church?  Not sure.  I'm going to chalk this one up to a fluke and move on, because I cannot wait for Vi and Penelope Ward's next release coming soon!

          Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than 1.5 million books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in sixteen languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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