Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Release Blast: My Perfect Mistake by Kelly Siskind (+ Review)

Happy Release Day to My Perfect Mistake, the first book in the Over the Top series, by Kelly Siskind!!!


What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen . . .

A girls' trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She's got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared.

Kolton doesn't know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool---although she does have an unholy gift for that---but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they're both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don't kill each other first.


He tosses me my anti-sexy helmet. “We should take another run before we head down.”

I catch it and shake my head, unsure I heard him right. “Sorry, we? Shouldn’t you be skiing with your buddies? It’s bad enough you hijacked my lunch and I have to sit at a table with you again tonight. Now you want to ski together? Thanks but no thanks.”

He lifts his arms over his head and stretches from side to side. A sliver of skin peeks out below his jacket. “The guys called it quits early. Worried you can’t keep up?”

As fucking if. The dude’s obviously egging me on, but he snaps my self-control. Everything between us is action, reaction. Spark and flame. What’s his deal, anyway? Why sit with me and ski with me when we’re worse than cats and dogs? If he thinks firing me up means he’s getting a replay of last night, he’s mistaken. Still, I need to beat his ass on the slopes. “Fine. I’ll take that run. It’s about time I put you in your place. But let’s be clear. We can have lunch and ski together, but there will be no sex.” A teen walking by stops midstride and doubles over in a fit of giggles.

“I didn’t catch that.” Kolton leans forward and cups a hand around his helmeted ear. “Do you mind speaking up?”

What a total douche.

“Everyone is wise until he speaks,” I mumble, recalling my granddad’s words.

Kolton straightens, a question passing across his face. “Are you Irish? My granddad used to say that all the time. Along with, ‘Shut your mouth and eat your dinner.’”

I laugh, abrupt and maniacal, the sharp sound catching me off guard. The energy shifts between us, like the first time I understood my Spanish teacher—the foreign becoming familiar. I frown, unsure I want Kolton to feel familiar. “Yeah, I am. The first curse I learned was feckin’ arse, and I’d kind of like to use it now.”

He smiles to himself, as though we’re friends who would sit and talk and laugh about our shared upbringing. Ruffled, I cram my helmet on, get geared up, and try to stomp out of the lodge all look out, buddy, but with the boots and Martian head, it’s a fail.

Skis on and goggles down, we race to the lift. He arrives first, making like he’s been waiting forever with a dramatic yawn. I roll my eyes and push past him. The lift line is empty, so it’s just him and me on the four-person chair.

“Mind not doing that?” he says partway up as I swing my skis.

The chair sways in response, and I rock my legs harder. “This?”

His olive skin grays. “Yeah. That.” He leans his elbows on the safety bar and closes his eyes.
If he pukes, I’ll likely toss my cookies, too. When my brother got food poisoning from China House’s all-you-can-eat buffet, it wasn’t pretty. I hadn’t eaten a thing there, but the second he threw up, I proceeded to reenact that pie eating scene from Stand by Me: projectile vomit, solid stream, fire hydrant force.

I still my skis and stop bouncing.

We pass one supporting tower, then another, before he opens his eyes.

“You regretting that lunch?” I ask, smirking.

He flexes his hands, and the poles dangling from his wrists knock around. “No. I’m regretting getting on this chair with you.”

Such a charmer.

About the Author:

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly Siskind moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in Northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings—Gummy Bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.

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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5 out of 5 stars

My Perfect Mistake is the second book by Kelly Siskind that I have read and once again she has completely blown me away. My Perfect Mistake, the first book in her Over the Top series was everything I wanted it to be and so much more.

I feel like that I say this a lot about characters I love, but Shay and Kolton truly were EVERYTHING! Seriously, I loved these two so much. Shay was a really relatable, likable character with some spunk. She had some hang-up thanks to a previous relationship, but her actions and decisions all made sense and while I did want to slap her at one point, I couldn't bring myself to dislike her character. From the way his name is spelled to the way he is described when he and Shay first collide while skiing I wasn't sure if I was going to absolutely love Kolton because I originally thought he was going to be a bit douchey. But I was so wrong and his character was absolutely amazing. I fell for his character so hard especially when we find out about his past and current responsibilities.

In regards to his current responsibilities, this might be a little spoiler-y but there is no way I can review this book without talking about Kolton's son Jackson. The adorable seven-year-old boy and how great of a father Kolton is to him as what really made me love Kolton as much as I did. Also, the way Shay reacts to and interacts with the little boy made me love her character all the more and sold these two as a couple to me. Toward the beginning of the book the majority of their relationship is primarily just sexual but once they aren't in Aspen anymore and Shay learns that Kolton is a single dad and he starts pursuing her in earnest their connection develops beyond the sexual and becomes more deeper and made me feel all of the things.

More on the romance, I really loved that Kolton was all-in from the very beginning trusting Shay to not leave him and his son heartbroken, but I also really loved that Shay continued to hold on to her independence for most of the book. Although, their was an instance we're I felt like she took wanting to be independent and not rely on Kolton a little too far, which is why I mentioned wanting to slap her earlier, but luckily she had some really good friends that talked some sense into her which allowed for a very satisfying HEA.

Something not involving the main characters that I absolutely loved about this book were Kolton and Shay's friends. Sawyer, Nico, Raven, Lily and also Stella were all really awesome and I really enjoyed reading about them. And talking about them, I really loved how the author kind of gets you ready for the future books that will feature them.

Anywho, I really loved this book. Seriously, it was such a phenomenal romance and I couldn't get enough of these wonderful characters. I already liked Kelly Siskind's writing from when I read Chasing Crazy but this book has made me absolutely lover her and I can't wait for the next book in this series!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review!! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the novel. Can't wait for you to read A FINE MESS this summer <3