Haylie Keene wants to put the past behind her and move on after her jock boyfriend cheats on her. Her friends convince her that a hook-up (or maybe a little revenge sex) is the best place to start. Except she’s steering clear of hockey players, as in, never ever again.
Alaska State all-star defenseman Cam Erickson is a calculated risk taker. He weighs the pros and cons and knows Haylie is a bad investment on so many levels, but something about her gets under his skin. And once he makes up his mind, he pulls out all the stops to make her his.
Haylie soon realizes that Cam’s quiet charm and unfaltering confidence is like a magnet she doesn’t want to refuse. Their chemistry is undeniable and maybe the rules she set up for herself are worth reconsidering.
Still heartbroken, Haylie is only looking for a few hours of pure bliss. But hockey hero Cam wants more than a hook-up. His goal? Ice-melting romance.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in Alaska!! I don’t think I’ve ever read a story set in Alaska, so I really liked that it was different setting than normal. I wished that it took a little more central role in the story but I’m glad that it was mentioned at all.
Characters: The main characters in this novella is Cam and Haylie. Haylie has just had her relationship imploded. Not only did she get left in Alaska for a Bruins hockey contract in Boston, but also got cheated on in the same weekend. After that she has sworn off all hockey players now and forever. Cam has always watched Haylie from afar. He never tried to get in between her relationship before but now that she is alone, nothing is going to stop him from having what he wants. Can Haylie open her mind and heart to new possibilities or will taking a chance on Cam prove to be more heartache than she can handle?
Plot: This story was really just about trying to move on after having a previous relationship fail. And opening yourself up to something you wouldn’t have before. I read this novella very quickly and I kind of wished it could have just been a full novel!
Writing: This novella is told in first person point of view of Haylie. I didn’t really get into the story like I wanted to, and I think the reason for that was Haylie’s indecisiveness with whether or not to pursue a relationship with Cam.
Curb Appeal: I loved, loved, loved this cover! It was the thing that jumped out and grabbed my attention! The blurb definitely sums up the whole novella in a nutshell. Although the blurb somewhat implies that Cam has a point of view and in reality it’s only Haylie.
Ultimately: This was a short and quick read and I’m interested to where this story is going and if it will include Haylie’s ex or not. All in all if you are in the mood for a quick new adult romance that has the makings to be super sweet and cute then come check out Right Kind of Mistake!!!
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