Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner
I was super excited to read this book…the taboo trope of being with your best friends mom was soo different! I think that I unfortunately prejudged the storyline and was left feeling a little disappointed. Funny enough, I thought this book was too happy! I loved the spice and need between Cassie and Erin but I did crave a little more. I think the forbidden aspect of their relationship ended too quickly.
I did enjoy seeing how their relationship evolved, and the epilogue was 🥰. I don’t think I would consider Cassie and Parker “best friends” though based on how their relationship was portrayed so it wasn’t a big issue for me throughout the book. I do think Parker could have played a bigger role if that’s what made their relationship forbidden. They definitely focused more on that rather than on their age gap, which was nice but didn’t really make sense for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed Erin’s perspective, I think we all need to “fuck should” a little more often! Her best friend Rachel was a great side character, we all need a friend like that in our lives. She was super relatable, and I kept looking forward to the parts in the book that she was included in. The other side characters were ok, though I did like that there was no male figure that made a difference in any of their decisions.
Overall, I think this is a good book to read if you’re looking for something a little spicy and different but still makes you smile. The spice starts a few pages in so be ready!
Mark your calendars, this book will be released on October 11th, 2022.
Thank you to NetGalley and St.Martin’s Press for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.