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Accidentally on Purpose

(Accidentally on Purpose #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  17,874 ratings  ·  1,252 reviews
Emmy thinks her boss Kyle Sterling is a dick. She does the unthinkable after a night of drinking and sleeps with him.

She tries to put the enormous mistake behind her, but Kyle mercilessly pursues Emmy despite her new relationship with Luke Kessler and Kyle's long-standing girlfriend Jessyca.

When Emmy's resistance begins to crack, she makes a series of bad decisions that re
Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 346 pages
Published April 9th 2012 by L.D. Davis
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
Gah! Had I known this was about a love triangle I would have never bought it. I Accidentally on Purpose purchased this book in 2012 when I saw all my friends buying it. Then I let it sit on my shelf for almost three years while I read other stuff. Then the C.D. Canaries group posed a challenge to read 20 books from your TBR shelf and I decided to read books from my “purchased but unread” shelf.

I hate love triangles, most of the time, and yet I couldn’t stop reading this book. The writing and
This book was all over the place.

It started out all right for me and I was starting to get into Emmy and Kyle's dysfunctional relationship.

As soon as Luke entered the picture, L.D. lost me. The author did not do a good job of explaining why Emmy was so into Kyle and was unable to give him up when clearly Luke was the better prospect. Random facts were thrown in just to fit the story, they didn't even really make sense, such as Emmy's parents being loaded and her being a trust fund baby. How man
Jessica's Book Review
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Just Reread Accidentally on Purpose and I loved it even MORE then the first time!! This is a must read!!!

I decided to buy Accidentally on Purpose to have for a road trip I was on. I saw it had good ratings and thought it would be a steamy and easy read while on the road. I had no idea this story would capture my attention and my heart. It was beautifully written, the characters were intriguing,funny, and well developed. I could not pu
Nov 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It happened accidentally on purpose- my heart accidentally started loving two men, but I purposely (and stupidly) acted on it instead of walking away from one of them.

Emmy and Kyle, Emmy and Luke...
Emmy is a 30 year old single woman, she is a hoot. Emmy’s boss Kyle can be a dick. But one night, they run into each other at a bar and they hook up. And it changes everything. Kyle has a serious girlfriend, and some circumstances keep him from being able to break up with her. Emmy decides to mov
I'm all jacked up on angst-driven romance right now so when I saw this cover and title I thought "meh". Not that I don't read sexy, sweet light-hearted adult romances, it just isn't what I'm feeling at the moment. But being the first book to pop up on my Kindle day after day wore me down so I decided to give it a shot.

What can I say? I erroneously judged a book by its cover; but come on...if it looks like a duck, right? In this wonderful era of the indie author, so many books are continuously b
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OMG! I have been meaning to read, but was waiting on book 2. Series is complete.
Stand-alone book 1, but a triangle so you’ll want to read book 2. If you don’t want spoilers do not read book 2 blurb. Thanks Sarah!xo

Emmy hates her boss Kyle Sterling. She does the unthinkable after a night of drinking and sleeps with him. Before she can even begin to put the enormous mistake behind her, she finds herself snowed in for a long weekend with Kyle. The pair
Sibylla Matilde
Wow.... It is a little after 2 a.m. and I have to get up for work in 4 hrs, but I seriously LOVED this book. It made me cry and cringe and giggle and angry and scared.... Seriously amazing, and Luke..... Oh my goodness.... Love him....
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I swear this book had me in knots. I have a seriously stressful job, but today all I could think about was what would happen next.

Kyle or Luke, who will Emmy choose? What do I even want to happen??

This story owned my thoughts today and I am so glad I fit this one in!! Now onto book 2!

Carla Bulian
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
What she was thinking? Come on... so much drama.
Finally at the end everything stayed well.
I liked this book.
Amy J RAREtte4Life
Nov 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: emotional and angsty loving readers
Yep you read it right...5 big ole whopping stars from me a stingy star giver. I am an emotional and angsty loving book fiend.

The opening scene cracked me up. Emmy is hilarious and who hasn't wanted to say what she says in that moment? HILARIOUS. Oh and Kyle's quote much later in the book "what is this, is it in your family's DNA to hate me?" Doesn't sound funny but is chuckle out loud funny while reading it.

Emmy, Kyle, and Luke OH MYYY!
I admit it , I loved every one of them. You think you
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
2.5 - 3 ★'s

I'm going to start with explaining my low star rating first...

I always hate investing in a book only to end up disappointed but don't we all? Almost ALL of my friends have five-starred this book so you can imagine my surprise that I didn't, especially since it's suppose to have angst written all over it.

To be honest, I'm having a hard time articulating exactly why I didn't like it that much. The story felt forced almost as if it was telling me the story instead of drawing me in. I g
It's just me Shelly B
Nov 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
My Thoughts........

Someone posted that this book was on sale for $.99, so I went and bought it, then forgot about it. The other day I was looking for something to read, thumbing through books I've already bought and I came across this book. I starting reading this book and I fell in love with it!!!!!!!! It is a quick, easy and witty read. The story is about Emmy, Luke and Kyle. It's also about how the decisions we make in life can destroy the people and relationships we have. It's about weaknes
Nov 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I only have good things to say about this book.
I started the book hopeful like everyone else that Emmy would end up with Kyle.

I have to admit that I thought he was really trying in the beginning, I understood that he had obligations and was working his way through them. I just never thought it would take that long! Then like Leo said: nothing would change because she accepted it to be that way.

I have to admit that the first half of the book I was secretly wishing she would end up with Kyle. Ye
♡Karlyn P♡

2.5 stars. Wow, what a train wreck of a heroine, but at least the story gave us a decent HEA. I almost DNF'd this book but stuck with it based on the number of friends who enjoyed it. It had a lot of twists and angsty moments, so I can see why many liked it, but too many elements of this story are not my cuppa.

Emmy is the kind of character I would normally hate in most books, yet in ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE she is the heroine. I will be honest, it took a lot to warm up to her character. The stor
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely, without a doubt, 5 stars!

I won't go into details because I think I may be the last person to read this book. (I've had it downloaded since 2013).

Talk about a rollercoaster ride!! Whoa, just so much happened in this book. And while I did like Kyle, I absolutely fell for Luke and my heart was breaking for him the majority of the time.

Warning to those who don't like cheating......which I am one of those people......but this book was "Picked for Me" by Leslie in our challenge and I'm rea
This series!! It just doesn't get old and is still as good after umpteen rereads as it was the first time round.

Original review Feb 2014:

I really love this series, more so after doing a re-read prior to Worth the Fight being released. The angst, the guilt, the feels!! Perfection.
✴ Cindy ✴

This book was a confusing mess of emotions. Emmy ends up falling for her boss, whose a jerk and at the same time agrees to go out with a co-worker, Luke. At first Luke is made to be this real stand up guy and according to other reviewers they saw him the same way, but I had my doubts. To me, he came off as a good guy on eh surface but he was a bit of a player. Even though Emmie was cheating on him, I kinda didn’t care. (view spoiler)
I was only going to read a few chapters a day but then within hours I was done! I couldn’t put this freaking book down! My God, it was a complete train wreck. I just couldn’t look away.

We’ve all had that one boyfriend or girlfriend that turned you into someone no one recognized. You dont even recognize yourself. Your need for them takes over and you become an addict for them, their touch, their call, their everything. It truly feels like you are on drugs and nothing can break you from it and al
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone that need to heal in a not common way
Due to I'm pretty partial to this book, my review will be scattered, dotted with extremely personal thoughts.

"Coming from a guy who wasn't always nice to women, he's only going to treat you the way you let him. If you continue to be tolerant of circumstances, he's not going to have a reason to change."

Dear Ms. David,

I must admit that when I started reading, I thought this one would be another romance-erotic novel, but I was so wrong. It hit me in a deep level.

Your characters (and their traits as
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
Nov 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews* by: Amy J RAREtte4Life
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4.5 Big Crazy Insane Stars!

The Review:
First off, let me say how much I loved the main character, Emmy. She was a smartass, she had spunk and she was fun. Then I wanted to strangle her… then I wanted to hug her… then I envied her… then I wanted to strangle her again… and finally I felt happy for her.

Emmy is a PA for her boss, Kyle, at his company Sterling Corp. where he is notoriously knows as dickhead. He treats everyone in the office lik
Anne OK
Jan 08, 2013 rated it liked it
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I know I’m joining the minority in my opinion of this book. There were just too many negatives that I couldn’t ignore. What I found to be the best part of this story is the surprising shocker that the author hid well. I really didn’t see it coming until it hit me in the face.

Both Emmy and Kyle were detestable characters. Kyle was just a jerk from the get-go and Emmy was one of the weakest heroines in my memory. She’s such a contradiction. Smart in so many ways and just dumb as nails in too many
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it

WHEW! This author stabbed me in the heart with all of the FEEEEELS in this book!

I bought this book on purpose when I saw that it was about a woman in a love triangle. I have no shame. I admit I'm drawn to angst-ridden, frustrating love triangles that make me want to punch the characters in the throat. Apparently I have issues. :p

I've never read a love triangle like this one before, though. This story is so creative and so well written that I thought my heart would burst with all the emotions it
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book was highly frustrating! It was just OK for me. I hated all the characters. I wanted to pull my hair out and scream the whole time I was reading. If you like cheating, physical abuse, lying, drug abuse, and completely frustrating characters, this book is for you.
Nov 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
DNF. Not a bad book at all,really funny at times. I just didn't "connect" or sympathized with the characters at all, unfortunaltly. May go back to it some day though... ...more
Nov 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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OMG! WOW! This book was so AMAZING. I got 3 hours of sleep last night cause of this book. I could not put it down. IT will take me a couple of days before I'm able to shake the feeling I had when I read and finished it.The characters are so raw and real. I was so shocked by the end of part one. Didn't see it coming. My feelings for Kyle were all over the place. Sometimes I loved him, sometimes I hated him. But regardless of everything that took place, I truly believe that Emmy and Kyle loved eac ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’ by: Nasreen
This is how I felt for most of this book:

For Most of this book, I wanted to Bitch slap Emmy for more than half of the book. Kyle I just wanted to punch in the face and poor Luke I just wanted to hug him.

This book had me frustrated for most of it, I was angry annoyed and then just sad.

But I'm glad that Luke got his HEA!!

Thank you Nas for book that I want to throw against the wall
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
I really feel some heart burn giving this five stars. I didn't love any of the characters. I didn't like a lot of their decisions. I often didn't approve of their choices. They went through the story hurting each other and themselves. They repeated the same mistakes over and over. They let their inner demons rock their worlds, and everyone else. They were selfish, and blind, and cowardly. They were also surprisingly kind and selfless at times. They loved, as much as they could in their own broke ...more
Brittany Curtis
Jan 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
Kyle Sterling leads his father's office, Sterling Corporations, and is highly wealthy and attractive. Nevertheless, all of Kyle Sterling's employees as well as numerous others, including Emmy, know Kyle is a "dick."

"You're worse than a douche bag. You're a douche puddle, the excrement of douching."

Yet, Emmy sleeps with Kyle. When the one-night fling turns into repeat nights, Emmy and Kyle find themselves in an affair. Kyle is continuing his relationship with Jessyca and Emmy started a relationsh
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
What an amazing book!
I enjoyed every single minute reading it.
In the beginning of the story I truly was torn between Luke and Kyle.
As it progressed, I started leaning onwards Luke when it looked like Kyle was just stringing Emmy along.
Once I found out what happened on New Years Eve, I despised Kyle.
I was furious with Emmy for even speaking with Kyle when she returned to Jersey because of what happened with her bar.
So happy with the ending.
Definitely a good amount of angst in this book and I love
I do not have words to express how i am feeling... initially i liked kyle, wasnt a fan of luke. Then later went full on luke cheering mode, thn again got confused between the two. This book is the only one that made the strong minded individual aka me turn into an indecisive brat. It was damn good!!!
Read this in single sitting. Didn't do grocery shopping or cooking or any normal sunday chores today. How the hell am i gonna get through next week? But damn it was worth it!

*****5 indecisive stars
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L.D. Davis is a New York Times Bestselling author residing on the east coast of the United States with her family, two cats, and fish. She enjoys wine, audio books, bursting into song like a Disney character, and lounging on the beach.

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