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The Mistakes (Off-Limits #3)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  178 Ratings  ·  55 Reviews
It started as a promise.
A momentary lapse in sanity had me agreeing to two months of celibacy.
Then Mark Bishop showed up. My new boss was cocky, possessive, and unfortunately, sexy as hell.
My first mistake?
Thinking I would last two months.

The Mistakes - A Sexy Office Romance
Book III in the Off-Limits Series - Winnie and Mark's story.
Dual POV. A standalone.

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ebook, 1st Edition, 325 pages
Published April 4th 2017
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐! The Mistakes (stand-alone), book 3. Mistake-ridden unlikely forbidden romance is complicated by lapses & blunders!

“We stopped fighting long enough for him to fuck me against his desk, and then again on top of it. It was crazy, passionate, go-for-broke sex and when we were done, we re-entered a world with papers and desk supplies strewn all over the floor.”

Books in The Off-Limits series are stand-alones, but most enjoyed if read in order:
Book 1: The Lessons
Book 2: The Rules
Book 3:
“So is that why you’re single? You want a Mr. Darcy?”

The Mistakes is the third book in the Off-Limits Series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, I highly recommend reading the entire series because each and every character in this series is beautifully connected with each other. In this third story in the series, Winnie finally meets her match! A must read for forbidden romance fans, Winnie Masters and Mark Bishop make a few beautiful mistakes that bring them both a lifetime of happines
3.25 Stars

Overall Opinion: I went into this expecting a pretty light and sexy read -- and that's what I got! It didn't get really deep, but it was enjoyable for what it was. It had some laugh out loud moments, as well as a good bit of steam. I did have some issues with the h pushing away a little too much, but all in all it was a little bit better than "just ok" making it 3.25 stars.

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Winnie and Mark's story. They meet a a friend's wedding, and have a ONS.
NiCoLeTa E.
Mar 29, 2017 NiCoLeTa E. rated it really liked it
***4 "The Darcy Effect!!!" stars***

This book was the third story of the "Off-limits" series and the only thing that i have to say is that
every story is getting better and better and i loved that this time we had Winnie's turn!!!
This book was funny, sexy, a bit emotional and i had a very joyful ride!!!

Everything started with a celibacy oath for two months to her best friend and that oath had been broken very, very soon....
In Winnie's best friend wedding day with a smokin' hot friend of the gro
Mindy Lou's Book Reviews
Apr 03, 2017 Mindy Lou's Book Reviews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, 2017
Seriously! The books in this series just get better and better! I loved every bit of this. Well, ok there was one point I wanted to shake Winnie and it lasted longer than I wished, but even that part was handled in a way that didn't turn me off of liking her.

This book was very funny. I loved Winnie (despite her moment of stupid) and her comments with Ainsley had me laughing out loud, a lot.

Mark was damn near perfect. Honestly, I fell in love with him from the start and kept falling until the e
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

Mark and Winnie meet at Ainsley and Lambo's (from the second book, The Rules) wedding while she is checking out a friend of his. There's some attraction between the two of them but Ainsley made Winnie promise to take a no sex break so what's a horny girl to do? Service herself in the bathroom of course...which would have been fine except Mark walks in.

This leads to an amazing night for the two of them but Winnie doesn't do relationships or sleepovers. So she slips out the door and is on h
Elizabeth Brown
Mar 13, 2017 Elizabeth Brown is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
IT'S LIVE! I truly hope you enjoy Winnie and Mark's story!

I absolutely loved this book! Mark and Winnie are one of a kind and perfect together!

At first I was concerned that I wasn’t going to like Winnie. She’s a little out there and isn’t shy about it. With no time or trust to do relationships she is an expert at the one night stand. I struggle with heroines like that. However, once the story got to moving I fell in love with her. The banter between her and Mark was fun, steamy and hilarious. The sex in this book and especially the lead up to it was si
I really loved this book! Humor, steam, a bit of angst, a couple surprises and a really sweet romance - I read this all in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. Winnie is a strong woman who takes care of her special needs sister, supports herself and doesn't have time for more than one night stands. Her best friend tells her she's worth more and makes her take a one month vow of celibacy. Mark, her new boss, is the one man that she shouldn't want but can't help herself even if she's suppos ...more
Apr 05, 2017 Mercedes rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I love reading Elizabeth Brown’s writing, it’s always so engaging and humorous. When I first picked up this book we see Ainsley and Lam (from book 2) and I loved them, it was like seeing old friends again and it made me want to go back to their story and read it again. But, this one was all about Winnie and Mark. When I first read the blurb I thought there was going to be a lot more tension between the two, I was anticipating Winnie’s celibacy playing a bigger role in the story but that wasn’t r ...more
Astha Bhardwaj
Apr 03, 2017 Astha Bhardwaj rated it it was amazing

"Well ,okay,so he was a dick
Thats alright.I could handle
dicks.Big ones ,Small ones.
Seemed that my subconscious
liked big dicks the best through"


Apr 04, 2017 ~Mandi~ rated it it was amazing
5 SuperHot And Hilarious
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe


Ryan Andrews was yum! And I love everything abou Lambo Christie! But Mark Bishop, oh my gad, he makes me want to marry him!

Okay, back up. So this book is a long time coming. It's the third installment in Off-Limits series (each a stand alone) by Elizabeth Brown, and I'm telling you, this is a must read!

Winnie Masters is just hilarious! She doesn't do relationships, only one night stands and a friend and sister I'd like to have. And because of a scare she had concerning with her vajajay, s

(Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Favorite Quote: “Hey, stop touching my vibe.” […] “You know, you can get your own on the internet. You don’t need to go around stealing them.”

Winnie Masters works at the local library and is raising her younger sister after their mother walked out on them. A recent STD scare convinces her to take a two-month leave of absence from sex. A leave of absence that didn’t even four days before she falls off the wagon at her best fr
Beyond 5 Sparkling Swoonworthy Stars

I absolutely adored every page of this book. The hero and heroine, Mark and Winnie, are firmly ensconced on my Top Book Couple shelf and this book will always have a special place in my kindle heart. It really was THAT good. If you only buy a couple of books a month (or if you are like me and appear to have an itchy 1-click finger) then I highly recommend you buy this book. It is a standalone in a series so prior reading really is not necessary, but the other
Mar 30, 2017 Alexis rated it really liked it
Winnie has taken a vow of celibacy after a bit of a scare. Well, in reality it’s a very short vow of celibacy. The minute she lays eyes on Mark Bishop all bets are off. The next morning, Winnie leaves the hotel room before Mark even knows she’s gone.

After losing her job at the library, Winnie is forced to work at her grandfather’s law firm. Imagine her shock when she realizes she will be working for non other than Mark Bishop.

Who doesn’t love a secret work romance? When written well, it’s one of
Heather andrews
Mar 28, 2017 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
There are times mark just needs privacy with Winnie, "I got up and closed the door to my office becauseI wasn’t too keen on letting the rest of the team hear my assistant call me an ***. “Well, have you ever considered,” I said, stalking toward her, “That if I’m an ***, it’s just b ecause you bring that out of me?” Mark sure has some interesting tactics when it comes shutting Winnie up:
“Shutting you up.” He growled, as he loosened his tie and unbuttoned his collar.
“You’re gonna shut me up wit
Valeen Robertson
Apr 07, 2017 Valeen Robertson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
If you want something lighthearted and sweet with some steam thrown in, The Mistakes should be on your TBR list. Winnie and Mark meet at her and his best friends' wedding and have a hot one night stand. She bails the next morning, thinking she'll never see him again. But, when she's hired to be his assistant at his law firm (the one her grandfather founded), it's full steam ahead as they find the chemistry they shared during the wedding hasn't died, in fact, it's gotten hotter now that they're i ...more
Apr 14, 2017 Laura rated it it was ok
***ARC Provided by the author and NetGalley***

2.5 Stars

I liked a lot about this book. I thought the writing was strong and the characters were mostly relate-able. There were a few choices and decisions I was not sure about, but that happens and I can ignore that as I am not going to agree with every choice a character makes in a book.

Unfortunately, the pacing and the story line were tough for me. I thought the book dragged in places and I thought that it went through way too much. It is tough t
Mar 31, 2017 Ayekah rated it really liked it
The vow of celibacy that Winnie Masters doesn't look good on her, especially after she meets Mark Bishop at her best friends wedding. Winnie caves to the power that is Mark and these two have the corner market on spark and steam.
When a job change puts Winnie working for Mark at her grandfathers law office things ratchet up and the mouth on this guy. I loved it. Winnie and Mark hid their relationship from those around them for a number of reasons. The book has a number of secondary characters, s
Mar 29, 2017 Tami rated it really liked it
Shelves: brown-e
Very cute story. Needs some editing, but it was a nice read.

This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
Apr 14, 2017 Vivi rated it it was amazing
I provided with an ARC advanced copy by the author for a exchange of my honest review. Thank you so much for the chance Liz! I loved and enjoyed your writing style on both three books, and I LOVE the book-covers as well, especially The Mis was takes cover.

"Some Mistakes are meant to have a Happy Ending. A Sweet, touching Love Story to Read."

Reading The Mistakes, the third book of the Off-Limits series, I've been introduced to Winnie's and Mark's story. A story that's all about making mistakes a
Caroline F
Apr 03, 2017 Caroline F rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed this story!

“I’d have one last good f*ck with this green-eyed god and then I’d go on a sex sabbatical.”

Winnie Masters, in spite of coming from a wealthy family, is independently looking after her younger sister, Lucy, who has Downs Syndrome, after their flaky mother took off. She refuses any financial help from her family and, therefore, when she loses her job at the library, she begrudgingly accepts a secretarial role at her grandfather’s law firm. However, on her first day, s
Neilliza Swaffar
Apr 06, 2017 Neilliza Swaffar rated it it was amazing
**Copy provided by Tour Host, in exchange for an honest review**

Wow, another hot book by Elizabeth Brown. When I read that another book from this series was coming I was stoked. I’m so glad I read it. Mark and Winnie’s love story is not only fun, but super sexy. Winnie is one smart mouth, dirty, tough chick. She was like one of the guys, she hit it and quit it. She never hid it when a guy caught her eyes, she goes for it as quickly as she could. She is straight forward tells whoever the flavor o
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

Having already read The Lessons and The Rules, the other two books in the Off Limits series by Elizabeth Brown and having a penchant for romance with a side of forbidden, I was more than happy to snuggle down and get cozy with Winnie and Mark in The Mistakes. It wasn't long before buttoned up Mark Bishop and slightly wacky Winnie Masters had me laughing and panting throughout their story. They are hilarious, hot, and very creative
Apr 04, 2017 Carla rated it it was amazing
Book given by the author in exchange of an honest review.
I have been waiting for this book for so long! I love this group of sexy men and strong women so much!

Since the begging of the series I knew this would be my new happy imaginary place to live, who wouldn't want these sexy strong men who knew what they wanted and took it; and these amazing, beautiful and hilarious strong women, who can handle everything life has planned for them? I felt connected to t
Apr 05, 2017 Michele rated it really liked it
The Mistakes is the third installment in the Off Limits series by Elizabeth Brown. We met the two characters in this book in the previous books – Mark (plays soccer with Lam and Ryan) and Winnie (Ainsley’s best friend and coworker).

Winnie has a lot going on – her parents are gone, she is taking care of her sister (who has Down Syndrome) and she loses her job. When she has a sexual related scare she promises Ainsley to stay away from her one night stands. That lasts about a nanosecond when she m
Cara Nicole
Apr 03, 2017 Cara Nicole rated it it was amazing
Sexy and witty, The Mistakes was unputdownable!

Winnie has made mistakes in her life, and she's not about to stop now. When a friend throws down the gauntlet and makes her go without sex for 2 months, Winnie doesn't even last days. The last thing she thinks as she's literally running out of the hotel room is that she'll meet her sexy one-night stand again. Lo-and-behold though, life has other plans, mainly when she comes face to face with the delectable lawyer that is her new boss is also Mark,
Apr 02, 2017 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
Winnie Masters' vow of celibacy doesn't stand a chance after she's met Mark Bishop, she thought may be she'd start tomorrow instead of today when she first saw him.
But no it didn't matter any way, Mark was just too much too resist and he couldn't keep his hands off Winnie either, and they had a hot, steamy time, and it was fantastic.
Then it's back to work, and Winnie finds herself in a different job....and working for Mark, and the banter is not so amenable as their slutty time together, and th
2.75 stars

Not quite my type of romance and humor,
but much better than the 2nd book.
Safe! Sweet caring hero.
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Off-Limits (3 books)
  • The Lessons (Off-Limits, #1)
  • The Rules (Off-Limits, #2)

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