There’s a fine line between love and hate . . . And for the last seven years, Natalie Groves has hated Jeremy Walters.
Natalie Groves was meant for great things. But soon after her fiancé left, Natalie’s father was diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly her grand plans evaporated . . . and God felt very far away.
Fast-forward seven years, and an internship presents Natalie a chance at her destiny—but she needs a job to work around it. And the only offer available is worse than a life sentence. Her ex Jeremy, now back in town, is desperate for help with his infant son and troubled teenage niece, Lili. And Natalie may be just the one to help Jeremy . . . provided they don’t kill each other in the process.
When Jeremy and Natalie join forces, sparks fly. But will either of them get burned along the way?
Love and Other Mistakes is as close to real relationship life than any other book I have read. It shows the complicated manor of things. From exes who left their loved one at the altar to, parents who cheat and lie, to losing one’s job, this book has it all. I was impressed. It was realistic. Charming in some ways. The plot took awhile to dig into. But once I was in deep, it was hard to let it go. A slow burning story with quirky characters.
Natalie is a woman who loved and got burned. She is still steaming away from that loss and betrayal. But now, she’s juggling her dad’s bad health, the return of her ex, and the loss of her career. Natalie had a decent heart. I liked to her to a certain point. It seemed she was a bit too determined to make a go at something that was never meant to be. Then, she would keep pushing away from what is meant to be.
Next, is Jerm aka Jeremy. He left Natalie for reason unknown until the ending. It was clearer then. I wasn’t sure if I liked him or not as a character. The way he broke things of with Natalie and then showed back up was crazy. He left home, lost his job, and lost his girlfriend. His latest woman in his life left Jeremy with a surprise. One I was surprised had taken and accepted. He turned into a better character because of it.
Overall, this book is different. It’s not exciting. But it’s entertaining. If you need a good read and want more of real life to book, this is your read.