HEA Book Club Pick for January: Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry

Posted December 31st, 2012 by in Blog, HEA Book Club, Monthly Open Threads / 11 comments

Welcome to the kick off of HEA Junkies Book Club.

Our January pick is Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry, This book is a spin off from Sarah’s Blaze novel, Hot Island Nights. HBWM was also Sarah’s first self pub.

Here’s the Summary:


She thinks he’s stuffy. He thinks she’s spoilt.

Then the gloves come off and so do their clothes!

For six years Violet Sutcliffe has known that Martin St Clair is the wrong man for her best friend. He’s stuffy, old before his time, conservative. He drives Violet nuts – and the feeling is entirely mutual. Then, out of nowhere, her friend walks out just weeks before her wedding to Martin, flying to Australia on a mission of self-discovery. Back in London, Violet finds herself feeling sorry for suddenly-single Martin. At least, she tells herself it’s pity she feels. Then he comes calling one dark, stormy night and they discover that beneath their mutual dislike there lies a fiery sexual chemistry.

It’s crazy and all-consuming – and utterly wrong. Because not only are they chalk and cheese, oil and water, but Martin once belonged to her best friend. A friend Violet is terrified of losing. What future can there be for a relationship with so many strikes against it?


Spoiler Warning: These book club discussion questions may reveal important details about the story. Finish the book before reading on.

And to Kick off the discussion:

~ As a potential reader the cover is often your initial introduction to a book; it must gain your interest, then convey the vibe and tone of the story quickly. The cover of Her Best Worst Mistake was designed by Kim Van Meter and Analog Creative…based on the cover alone would you have considered purchasing this book? Why or Why not?

~ Who would have thought that after six years of sniping and bickering at each other a bottle of Belgian Peach Schnapps would be the beginning of a torrid love affair. Discuss the character development. Do they grow, or come to learn something about themselves and how the world works? Pick a single sentence in the book that you think reflects either Violet’s or Martin best moment.

~ Never know if the author may stop by to check out our book club chat. So…if you could ask the author a question, what would you ask? Have you read other books by the same author (i.e. Within Reach or Suddenly You). If so how does this book compare. If not, does this book inspire you to read others?

Mark your calendars: The HEA Book Club Live chat date for Her Best Worst Mistake will be Wednesday Jan 23rd at 6:00PM PST, 9:00 PM EST and theres a giveaway involved. Thanks to allromanceebooks.com and Carina Press 4 book club participating members win a copy of our February book club read.


**Don’t forget to recommend future book for upcoming months Here

Heather & Sara 🙂

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11 Responses to “HEA Book Club Pick for January: Her Best Worst Mistake by Sarah Mayberry”

  1. Alicia Jespersen

    I like this cover because of what is suggested by the image, the seductive and secretive feel to the cover really draws me in.

    Will answer the rest once I read the book!

  2. Liz

    I don’t LOVE the cover because I feel like it doesn’t really tell me a lot about the book. Sometimes, you can get a whole lot of info from the cover but this one… not so much. Having said that, it’s really rare that a cover has any bearing on my decision whether or not to buy a book. This one is going to be a fun read! 🙂

  3. Marie

    I wish I could own a physical of this. I don’t like it when a book that I really like just sits on my iPad. Wish I could put it in my shelf.

    This is one of my favourites.

  4. Kai W.

    I know someone with the same scenario. They did ended up getting married. I love to read this book just because the characters dislike each other so much but ended up with a common ground…Chemistry between each other.

  5. diahdidi

    I actually love the cover, the woman represents Violet correctly. 😀 It’s just that I was a bit disappointed that it’s not made specifically for this book (after I saw couple of books using the same picture for their covers) because I really loved Violet and Martin! 🙁

  6. suzyrph

    That blurb is a seller for a HEA- of 2 people that change their perception of each other. I would love this book in my library.

    • Sara HJ

      Marie and Diah I agree with you both this one is a definite Keeper…but since this was Sarah’s first self Pub it had to be digital. Hopefully this book with get enough traction to get a print edition. One can surely hope 🙂

  7. Yazmin R.

    Talk about leaving it until the last minute. I bought it on the weekend and just finished it. All I can say is Wow! Definitely a keeper. 🙂

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