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Mistaken Kiss

(My Notorious Aunt #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  2,447 ratings  ·  254 reviews
Willa is nearly blind, but she knows trouble when she trips over it.

Willa, the vicar’s little sister knows full well that her prospects are bleak. When she accidentally kisses Alexander Braeburn, her dull predictable world turns upside down. Logic dictates that she should stay away from the handsome Corinthian. He’s the black sheep of their village. But how can she resist?

Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published March 2nd 2014 by Ink Lion Books (first published 2005)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

I read the third book in this Regency romance series, Cut from the Same Cloth, and enjoyed it enough that I went diving into the dark depths of my Kindle app to find this one. Apparently I downloaded this a year or two ago when it was a Kindle freebie and then completely forgot about it. (I'm sure I'm the only person who does that.) Anyway, I liked this one even better, mostly because it made me laugh out loud several times.

Wilhelmina, who goes by Willa (another good call! Perfectly
This was a very fun lighthearted read, almost reminded me of something by Marcia McClure. I really liked Willa and Alex, so cute together. I thought Willa was a likable character, full of life and wit. Alex was a great leading man, very charming and caring. I especially liked that he thought the term “rake” was offensive, which was very refreshing since so many regency novels try and glorify immoral behavior. Anyway, the story was fun and moved along well. The side characters were all really lik ...more
Willa is nearly blind, but she knows trouble when she trips over it.

Willa, the vicar’s little sister knows full well that her prospects are bleak. When she accidentally kisses Alexander Braeburn, her dull predictable world turns upside down. Logic dictates that she should stay away from the handsome Corinthian. He’s the black sheep of their village. But how can she resist?

I got Mistaken Kiss for free from Amazon. It's probably one of the best free books I've ever read. I really liked Willa who
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anne, Anneceleste, Suzanne
Willa Linnet has lived with her bachelor brother and his best friend for as long as she can remember studying the classics with them. Willa's brother finally realizes she's full grown, but balks at the expense and discomfort of giving her a Season in London. His best friend, Sir Daniel Braeburn, proposes a solution: he will marry Willa and they will all go on comfortably as they always have. Willa, however, does not find this solution very appealing. She longs for some excitement and romance in ...more
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a whimsical bit of fluff that is just the thing when you are wanting to get away from it all. The heroine and her crazy aunt are originals, not impressed with dandies or tied to conventions. In fact, the match-making aunt bordered on scandalous. Alex is clearly fascinated by the provincial Willa, but unwilling to admit as much to himself.

Anyone who is severely near-sighted will find this physical flaw of Willa's to be somewhat plausible as a plot device. As someone who is technically "l
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was my first book since having our newest addition. I have come to realize that with baby #5's arrival there is even less time to read.

I am happy to say however that my drought has ended and this book is adorable! It states that it is a "humorous regency" and it was. There were parts that I was laughing out loud to. I thought the two main characters were so cute and I myself being blind with out the aid of contacts/glasses found the fact that the heroine shared this same imperfection kind
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
Wilhemina, also known as Willa, has reached maturity - much to the dismay of her brother Jerome and his best friend Sir Daniel. Sir Daniel offers to marry her so that nothing will upset their threesome. But the idea of life with no romance, no adventure, and no excitement is not what the high-spirited Willa wants!

She can't really see without her glasses so when she takes off her glasses in the garden to kiss Daniel to see if there is any passion there at all, she doesn't realize that she is mis
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
My favorite of the three My Notorious Aunt books. Fun, and loved Alex and Willa. Thought they were both pretty funny. Alex’s friends were quite entertaining as well. And of course Aunt Honroe was just as clever as ever getting her match together. Loved the ending from the (view spoiler) on.

Moral Note: Talk of rakes, and wanton women, drinking, I don't remember any language, so if there was some it was minor. A somewhat detailed birth of a horse. Talk of a "gaming hell". Tal
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
3,5 stars!

I have been in a book slump when it comes to HRs so I decided to find some that didn't have sex scenes but weren't Christian and I can say this first pick has turned out great!

Our bespectacled red haired heroine is the best part. She hasn't seen much of the world but she knows what she wants or in this case, what she doesn't want. And that is to marry to his brother's bff who is as much of a bore as him hehe. Enter our handsome and supposed gambler/rakehell of a hero and we have a tal
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love these "Aunt Honore" books and this one does not fail. Willa and Alex are delightful characters with great chemistry. I love how they seem to not realize as they fall deeper and deeper in love. It's actually one of the more believable versions of this scenario and thus it is delightful. Lady Alameda (or Aunt Honore) is a great character with her schemes and matchmaking. She is a great character through all three books and makes life so much more fun for the other characters. I really enjoy ...more
Peggy Stuart
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I followed up "Lady Fiasco" with this novel, although each could be read separately. The heroine is very nearsighted, something I can identify with. She doesn't consider appearances important for herself, but makes assumptions about others due to preconceived notions. Aunt Honore meddles, as usual, which wreaks havoc with her niece. The characters evolve in the course of the story, which is always nice, but there are also some very funny scenes. Best of all, it's "clean" in that there is no expl ...more
I was so fortunate to get all 3 books in this trilogy as Kindle freebies in Jan-Feb of this year[2015],as I enjoyed them very much-especially the first two books.

Willa and Alex are wonderful characters,and so are the others.

This was such a fun read,and the characters so likeable,that I was sad to see it end.

Highly recommended for Regency Romance fans and those who enjoy Romantic comedies.
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015, regency, first-kiss
Cute regency romance where the adorable heroine who has bad vision mistakenly kisses a man she thinks is the one who proposed to her out of duty. She wants to kiss her brother’s friend to see if he has any passion and will be a tolerable husband. But he ends up being the brother of the man she thinks he is…and is a wonderful kisser who she can’t stop thinking about. Very cute story that makes you laugh the whole way through with funny characters and silly situations…and of course, a tender roman ...more
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Alex is a never-do-well; scapegrace. Willa is a well-educated country miss on her first trip to London. A conniving match-making aunt is a delight as she maneuvers compromising situations. Willa is falling in love with Alex, but can he give up his lifestyle for her?
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cute, light and fun with a bit of emotion. I'll read more of this author. ...more
Jun 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a silly, light-hearted book that might also loosly be considered a romance. I enjoyed reading it and following the ludicrous adventures of the characters.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my aching sides.......

I simpky lived this book!
I laughed so much and got the happily ever after ...there were the rofl monents , the serious monents, the wth is she about moments...and in all was a terrific read.
Thank you for the smile still etched on my face!
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
As I was reading Mistaken Kiss, not knowing exactly what it's about (I do that a lot...look at an appealing cover and just start reading), it had a feel much like another book I've read in the last couple months. I browsed down my list and realized it's similar (in impression) to Jen Turano's: At Your Request. The main character in both books is Wilhelmina, and the friends of both male and female leads are funny, straight talkers with lots of personality. So I thought maybe it was another book i ...more
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Stars: Overall 3 Narration 1 Story 4

Initially drawn to this title because of the author’s stated enjoyment of Oscar Wilde, the opportunity to have a new series and a new narrator in one go was too much to resist. Baldwin manages to incorporate humor, a wonderful heroine with her own particular way of looking at the world and clever dialogue to keep the story moving forward.

Willa is an unmarried young woman whose brother (and friends) have decided it is time for her to marry.
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Willa has led a sheltered life. Her elder brother is a vicar. Jerome and his best friend Daniel have basically cared for her all her life. She has been raised to be a crusader for right and good. She has also grown up believing she can say what she thinks.

Jerome and Daniel determine that in order to avoid the expense of providing Willa with a season and all the things that go with it, she will marry Daniel and all things can go on just as they have in the past.

Willa wants to learn about passion
MISTAKEN KISS, A Humorous Traditional Regency, Book Two of My Notorious Aunt series by Kathleen Baldwin.
Being responsible for his sister’s entrance into society is really more than Jerome Linnet, a country vicar, was prepared for. So turning to his close friend, Sir Daniel Braeburn, the two scholars come up with a logical solution: Sir Daniel can marry her and the two men can continue life without all that unnecessary fanfare. Willa, the intelligent, young lady in question, questions this conclu
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I am really enjoying this series Aunt Honore is at her best again molding Wilhemina a strong willed smart young woman from the country a vicars sister into her protege. When it is decided by Willa's brother Jerome and friend Daniel that she will marry Daniel Willa is not so sure and decides that she needs to kiss Daniel to see if there is any spark but Willa has very bad eyesight and when she discovers 'Daniel' in the gardens without her glasses on and he obliges her with a kiss that is very pas ...more
Sara Cardon
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: regency, fiction
This is a funny, lighthearted read which is so uncommon for regency! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love Willa, raised by her older brother, a bookish vicar, she's so smart and educated. But without a mother's influence she wears the most awkward clothing. Oh, and she's severely nearsighted, even with glasses, hence mistakenly kissing the wrong man. Alex is also completely likeable, not perfect but not quite the prodigal, except maybe in comparison to his brother. Alex is funny with Willa, and I lov ...more
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!

I had read this book last year I believe and just reread it. It's a romance with parts of it being so funny I sat in my room and laughed much so that my son came in to ask if I was okay. Willa is our heroine who gets a chance to go to London with her very eccentric, match making aunt. Alex is the brother to the old bachelor Daniel that Willa's brother intends to marry Willa off too. But in steps the aunt with plans to fix Willa up with the right one. It's fun and hila
Jul 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
This was a silly regency read. One of those crazy little stories that is supposed to make you laugh. It just gets a little frustrating to me when a story gets crazy like that, but this was not too bad. Willa is a fun character and I liked her she was the best thing about this little book. The feel of the story was more of a lust then love even tho it was kept fairly clean, but geeezzz if they referenced her bust one more time I was going to stop reading. Didn't take me too long to read, a couple ...more
Jun 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Willa is nearly blind without her glasses. Her brother decides to have her marry his best friend even though she doesn't want to. Their aunt arrives and takes Willa to London. There two different men decide to make an offer for her thinking that she will be inheriting her aunt's money. Alec meets Willa before she goes to London and their relationship is fun to watch develop. ...more
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it

The storyline is rather predictable. Rake meet innocent young woman. Twists and turns along the way. However, I found the minor characters to be hilarious.
Gerda Laubscher
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read with good humour
Penni Davis
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This was a divine comedy! Alex is sweet and clueless, Willa is sweet and disarming. a match made in heaven.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly Recommended!
Make no mistake, Aunt Honore is at it again and when she is involved anything can and does happen, as Willa and Alex quickly find out.
There is so much humor written into this story that it is a pure pleasure to read it.
Of course Willa, the very near sighted sister of a vicar, finds herself falling for Alex, a rogue and her life with Aunt Honore in it soon changes.
I loved the characters and the story and Kathleen Baldwin has a new fan!
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More than 600,000 copies of Kathleen Baldwin’s books are in the hands of readers around the globe. Her books have been translated into several languages, and a Japanese publisher even made Lady Fiasco into a manga. Her alternate history series for teens was optioned for film and licensed by Scholastic for school book fairs.

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