REVIEW: Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland

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“Sometimes we forge our own path. Sometimes the path is created for us, and we can only follow.”

Back of the book blurb:

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…

Chase’s thoughts:


Publication Date: July 17, 2017
Pages: 297

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My rating:

            Okay, honestly, let’s just start off by saying that you should not let that blurb deter you. TEARS WILL ENSUE. FEELS WILL BE FELT. HEARTS WILL BE BROKEN. Vi Keeland’s newest release will fuck you up. It will chew you up and spit you back out. It’s one of her most mature and emotional novels that I’ve ever read. It’s on par with how Colleen Hoover and Kandi Steiner novels make me feel. And that’s a lot.

            Beautiful Mistake starts off with Rachel who unknowingly tells off the wrong man for “screwing over” her best friend. Little does she know that her friend was wasted and Rachel told off the wrong guy. And it gets even more awkward when the guy she told off? Yeah, he’s actually the TA for him. Yep… he’s her professor.

“He had a quiet confidence and casual elegance that I found extremely attractive.”

            UGH, CAINE WEST. I really want to start with talking about Caine West. Holy moly. I definitely have a thing for authority figures. And Caine was definitely authoritative. God… he was sex on legs. And Vi Keeland made him seem like a real person. After I was finished reading Beautiful Mistake, I was honestly sad that Caine West isn’t a real person.

“If I weren’t your professor and you weren’t a nice girl, your re-virginized pussy would be sore as hell right now.”

            SEE?! Sexy as fuck.

            And also wounded. Isn’t that the best? Sexy but wounded men? They fuck you into oblivion with those sad eyes that you just can’t get enough of. In the words of Halsey, “Yes, I’ll admit that I’m a fool for you.” I’LL DO ANYTHING YOU ASK, PROFESSOR WEST.

“If you looked up unstable in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure my picture would be there.”

            I love Rachel. I love how feisty she is. How intelligent she is. How caring and kind-hearted she is. How sexy she is. Rachel is everything. Through everything she’s been through, she’s kept that light inside her. She’s absolutely inspiring. And even if there’s darkness hiding within her, she never let it consume her. I want to be her best friend.

“When he finally raised his head to look at me, his eyes were glassy and filled with pain. I wanted to reach out so badly, but I had to protect myself. Whatever was hurting him would soon be hurting me.”

            Like I said before, Beautiful Mistake is so eloquently written and truly feels like a much more mature and emotional novel than Ms. Keeland’s usual work. This book is truly a work of art and it’s about love and how some people will always be connected. I really hope everyone picks it up because it’s AMAZING.

Happy Reading!
The Wandereader

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