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The Best Mistake

(Southern U O'Brien Brothers #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  72 reviews
Honor Tierney just wants one night with the playboy.

One hot, steamy, meaningless hookup, and then she'll happily go back to reading her favorite books, studying to be an accountant and writing for the campus-paper-nobody-reads. Too bad she ends up in the wrong bed, with the wrong brother…who gives her the hottest night of her life.

Archer O'Brien just wants to play ball.

Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published April 23rd 2020
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Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
The Best Mistake was sexy, hilarious and so much fun. When I finished that last page, I still had happy tears falling down my face. This book was exactly what I needed. It had friendship, family, love and made me laugh so much. So if you're a fan of romance set in college or sports romance, then definitely add this one to your tbr!
Only I, Honor Tierney, bookworm extraordinaire, writing recluse, and apparent virgin-for-life, could’ve confused one O’Brien brother for another.

Honor was
T.H. Hernandez
This is the first new adult novel I’ve read by Cookie O’Gorman, and I’m hooked. She took everything I love about her young adult books: quirky, fun characters and angsty romance, and mixed them up with older characters with more independence, but still trying to figure out life. The combination is both heart-warming and hysterical. Honor Tierney is about to finish up college, still a virgin. Baylor O’Brien has the reputation as a ladies man who leaves his partners satisfied. Who better to give h ...more
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

OH. MY. GOD. This book completely tipped me off my axis. I am so smitten with this book right now, ya'll. I am 100% here for this and you should be too.

It's no wonder why this author's books are so amazing because her storytelling is unparalleled. I first read The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad by this author and I remember fondly that I fell totally in love with the storytel
May 23, 2020 added it
Shelves: romance
So our main character Honor goes to her first college party to have a one night stand to get rid of her virginity and move on. Her plan is to proposition the notorious player Baylor O’Brien, and she goes up to his room to do just that. But, plot twist, the man she believes to be Baylor is actually his brother (and roommate) Archer O’Brien, who is a uber-responsible, great, swoony guy. They have instant chemistry, but don’t think they’ll see each other again after that night. Haha, that obviously ...more
Shatarupa  Dhar
This is the story of Honor Tierney and Archer O'Brien. While Archer is the captain of the Southern University's baseball team and the eldest of the O'Briens, Honor is a journalist for the campus newspaper. When a planned encounter results in a case of mistaken identities, which is followed by Honor being assigned to interview the baseball team, is it the start of something new?

The author is my favourite ever since I read Adorkable as she writes adorable stories. This one
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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I don't read sports romance much but when the author approached me for the review opportunity, I couldn't resist because Cookie's books are always fun and adorkable. So far, I've enjoyed all the books I've read by this author, so why not. As expected, this book was so much fun to read even though it has a predictable plotline. The story was sexy, hilarious, and fun. I quite
Kate R
Apr 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
**3.5 stars**
The Best Mistake is a sweet, new adult romance. This was the author’s first venture into the new adult world and it was a very solid start. It’s a pretty clean new addition to this category though. Honor is a book lover, journalist/accountant and quite innocent. She decides that she wants a college hookup, and who better to do that, than the campus playboy; only problem is she ends up in the bed of the wrong brother! Archer is the oldest, captain of the baseball team, responsible, d
Abbey Beanz
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"The Best Mistake" by Cookie O'Gorman deserves 5 golden stars!

At the Author's Acknowledgement section, the author stated, "I hope it made you laugh/swoon/geek out lol." I most definitely did! I just wanted to start off with saying that I love Cookie O'Gorman's writing style. She is literally an insta-buy author for me. I promise you that if you ever read a Cookie O'Gorman book, you will have a smile on your face on multiple occasions. I truly consider this author the Queen of Sweet Romances.

Becky Burrier
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Best Mistake was my first time reading anything written by Cookie O”Gorman, and it didn’t disappoint. Generally New Adult is not always my favorite genre, but I was captivated by Honor and Archers story from the very first chapter.
I loved the character of Honor. She is fun and quirky. He has a lot of self-doubt and trust issues to wade through due to some personal history. I do not typically enjoy the new adult genre often because the characters are immature, it also sometimes comes off as
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“How were women supposed to function in the face of such unmistakable male beauty?”

It was supposed to be a one night stand...

She has abandonment issues. She doesn’t do relationships. She wanted to have sex for the first time, no strings attached, before she left college. She knew of a guy who would be willing. But she accidentally put the moves on the wrong brother... then feelings started to get involved...

-‘“Just wait, Honor,” she’d said. It was a day she’d forgotten (yet again) to pick me up
Renee Entress
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, read-2020
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has secrets, laughs, and heartbreak

This is Honor and Archer’s story. Honor is going to have one hot night and go back to her plain and boring life. Archer is trying to keep his brother’s in line. He is having trouble until Honor comes to him and mistakes him for his brother. He takes full advantage and wants her for himself. But she is hard to pin down. When she gets assigned to cover the baseball team, he knows he has her. He just must win her
Cindy Fong
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Super enjoyable. Maybe it was a mistake or maybe it was fate, but from the first glance Honor and Archer were set for a grand love affair. A case of mistaken identity causes one night to replay on loop. The cosmos just keeps pushing them together between her newspaper assignment. to Archer's sister moving into Honor's apartment. Archer, the eldest and broody brother doesn't have time for distractions from playing baseball. Honor, the introverted bookworm is looking for that one special college e ...more
Kathryn Linke
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Best Mistake was my first time reading anything written by Cookie O’Gorman, and it didn’t disappoint. Generally New Adult is not always my favorite genre, but I was captivated by Honor and Archer’s story from the very first chapter.
Honor is a romantic at heart, innocent and a tad naïve. I loved that she’s a realistic character and quite relatable, and likeable.
Archer is responsible, driven, kind and loyal. Events in his past have made him grow up before his time, and it’ made him into the
Melena Torretta
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another sweet, fun read from Cookie O'Gorman! I remember reading and loving Adorkable, so I knew I wanted to read this one as soon as I saw it.

Honor and Archer were great characters with unexpected chemistry. It was fun watching them grow closer as their paths kept crossing. Their story was sweet and entertaining. The secondary characters also added a lot of fun and humor, and I am looking forward to reading their stories.

This book has cemented Cookie O'Gorman on my must read list!

Thank you to t
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Oh my goodness The Best Mistake was amazing. Definitely not a mistake to read and it got me out of my most recent reading slump. This is one of the first books in a while I told my hubby to 'be quiet' because I was reading. The Best Mistake is definitely a must-read.

Honor wanted one night out to be a "wild woman" and lose her virginity. Having heard the rumors about Baylor O'Brien and his reputation of being good and not choose
Apr 27, 2020 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 26%. I wanted to like this, but it's just not for me. The dialogue made me cringe and everything the main character did just made me roll my eyes. I've seen some really good reviews on it, though, so it could just be me. ...more
Alina Nshanyan
May 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
I was so disappointed in this one. I was honestly more interested in the side characters than I was in the main characters and I truly never thought I would say that about a book. I’ve read two other books by this author and loved them but this one definitely did not do it for me. The amount of times I rolled my eyes was astronomical and the fact that Archer was so obsessed with her from the get go just creeped me out. Also the relationship felt way too insta lovey for my taste. I was way more i ...more
Annnddddd..... SWOON. That cover....
I love all kinds of romance, and that certainly includes a new sweet yet steamier than usual NA from one of my favorite YA authors! I'm so excited!
Lauren - SERIESous Books
**I received a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest voluntary review. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

This was exactly what I needed to pick me up! Cookie writes the sweetest romances and this was no exception! If you are looking for a clean romance that still packs the heat and tension, look no further!

I loved the slow burn romance! From the start I was a fan of these two together. They just have great chemistry. I enjoyed watching them dance around each
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Super enjoyable. Maybe it was a mistake or maybe it was fate, but from the first glance Honor and Archer were set for a grand love affair. A case of mistaken identity causes one night to replay on loop. The cosmos just keeps pushing them together between her newspaper assignment. to Archer's sister moving into Honor's apartment. Archer, the eldest and broody brother doesn't have time for distractions from playing baseball. Honor, the introverted bookworm is looking for that one special college ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

The Best Mistake was a two-hit punch for me. Brand spanking new author (hi Cookie! adorable name!) and first in a new - new adult series. Based on that yummy cover and intriguing blurb, I was all kinds of excited for this one and hooked before I even started.

Cookie definitely didn't disappoint with this romance and delivered a tamer than I'm use to but still completely enjoyable, fast, fun, cute romance that I read all in one sitting. College romances are a weakness for me.

Honor + Archer
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A mistake lands Honor Tierney in the wrong O'Brien brother's bed, but it ends up being one that puts her squarely in the sights of Archer O'Brien, the oldest, most intense of the clan. But with her trust issues also having issues, can Honor relax enough to let her heart lead with Archer? Or will it end up exactly as she predicted, with her heart in pieces?

Archer doesn't date - he has no time. He has his hands full with looking after his family, ensuring they are out of trouble, and being captain
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Give this book a chance. It will never feel like a mistake, I can assure you that!

I haven't read a book this good in a long time. After reading and loving Adorkable (I started a BookClub with that masterpiece!), I would never guess she would come up with another excellent story! Nothing could have prepared me for this book. This writer is a flipping genius.

I loved the pace of the story, the people. Omg, the brothers. Those B-R-O-T-H-E-R-S. She completely nailed the description of siblings love
Jennifer Pierson
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Cookie O'Gorman is a new to me author, and I found myself loving this sports romance read so much! It's the story of Honor, who just wants one hot as hell hookup, and she goes out to accomplish it. Only, she ended up in the wrong O'Brien's bed, or did she?! Archer O'Brien has a lot of responsibility on his plate since his brothers won't stop messing up. Archer is the team captain, so in order for the baseball team to succeed, he has to make sure his brothers don't do all kinds of things in exces ...more
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I absolutely adored this book! The main character Honor is awkward, witty, smart, and just a completely lovable heroine. She manages to be both afraid and brave at the same time and is full of a ton more contradictions that made her one of my favorites. Then there's Archer, who is an absolutely perfect book boyfriend. He's tough, caring, a protector, and still manages to give off all the alpha vibes that are great in a H without diminishing Honor in any way. Add to that a hilarious meeting and a ...more
Sanne Heremans
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Best Mistake was one of the first books I've picked up and finished in weeks.

Due to all this uncertainty my mojo was gone but this book just called to me.

It is cookie's first attempt at the NA genre and albeit it was still rather sweet it still had some seriously intense moments. Both on an emotional and physical level.

However, girl... the ending was sweet but would it kill you to write an epilogue? ;-)

I guess we'll see them pop up if you decide to write about the brothers.

Dex for one peeked
Kari Hansen
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Honor is more comfortable with books rather than men but she has decided that it is time for her to experience the social side of college and that begins with a one night stand the only problem is that she ends up in the room of his brother rather than the man she had chosen. Archer is a natural born protector whether it comes to his family or to his team so when he realizes Honor’s mistake they both want to forget the embarrassment of that night that sometimes there is a bigger plan.

When her po
Juliana Alves
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
So adorable! I can't wait for the other brothers :) ...more
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book, I was waiting for it before it came out and didn't disappoint. I fell in love with all the characters and I hope they have their book too, it would be a good series. ...more
Boundless Book Reviews
I’ve been a fan of Cookie O’Gorman for awhile now. So when The Best Mistake popped up, I knew I had to read. The Best Mistake is a little different from her previous books and she has ventured into the New Adult Genre.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved Honor. She has such a great heart, and that’s one thing that you can count on in any of the books she writes. The characters can be relatable in their struggles and how they see relationships. Archer was a very mysterious type of person beca
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Cookie O'Gorman writes YA & NA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE, NINJA GIRL, The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder, The Good Girl's Guide to Being Bad, and The Kissing Challeng ...more

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