Review

Mismatched in Mayhem by L.E. Rico

Mismatched in Mayhem by L.E. Rico

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


Mismatched in Mayhem by L.E. Rico
Mismatched in Mayhem by L.E. Rico
Series: Whiskey Sisters #4
Genres: Romantic Comedy

Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, with its sweater-wearing cats and ultra-competitive trivia nights. Where love really does conquer all...if you’ll let it.

Walker O’Halloran is finally ready to shed her “wild child” persona. Bartending at her family’s pub, babysitting her adorable niece and nephews, and getting her degree during the day. What she doesn’t do is date--or even think about dating. Ever. Until he walks into her bar, looking like a former Mr. Quarterback of the Football Team and Student Council President all rolled into one. No, thank you.

Mason Stevens has a secret—and it prevents him from knowing if someone is truly interested in him, or just what he can do for them. Until he meets Walker. She’s the first person in ages who doesn’t recognize him, and her grouchy attitude feels like the greatest challenge of his life. And he’s ready for it.

But the more time they spend together, the more he’s desperate to come clean—it’s just never the right time. Until the paparazzi do it for him…

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MY REVIEW

This was a good solid read but for me there were a few parts that seemed to drag more than others. Walker and Mason didn’t seem like they would be a couple. Walker took the death of her father harder than her sisters (at least I think she did.) She is a bit harsh but we do see her softer side when she interacts with some of the characters.

While Mason is clean cut,all American I would say but he is holding onto a secret that could end them before they really begin. This two had to work for their relationship. Way more than I thought they should have. I excepted this to be a lighter read since it is a romantic comedy but it was a bit heavier. That didn’t take anything a way, it is still a good read.

READ AN EXCERPT

When he glances back down again, he finds me staring. At him.
“Come here,” he says quietly, opening his arms to me.
For a second, I fell bashful, and it’s such a foreign feeling for me. I loathe the feeling of vulnerability. But it’s not just a feeling. It’s what I am. And somehow, that’s never a problem when I’m with him.
I step forward and he draws me against his large, broad body, making me feel delicate and fragile—like a bird. A bird he could easily crush. I know this now. But I go to him anyway. Because my heart won’t let me not go to him. So I stand on my tiptoes, wrapping my arms around his neck, and pressing my lips to his. This is my answer to his apology. This is my promise to him. This is the moment that finally frees me from the self-imposed curse that’s plagued me for so long.
When we finally stop kissing, we’re still attached—every part of me touching every part of him. We’re staring at each other, and I feel an intensity between us that sends a wave of heat throughout my entire body. He puts his hands on either side of my face, stroking my skin with his thumbs.
“How’d I get to be so lucky?” he whispers, more to himself than to me.
“I don’t… What do you mean?”
“You have absolutely no idea, do you?”
I don’t. Maybe I’m dense, but I don’t have any clue what it is that he’s trying to tell me. “Mason, I don’t—”
Before I can finish, he’s scooped me off my feet and into his arms. “Johnny Walker Black O’Halloran, you have well and truly stolen every bit of my heart. And, if you’ll have me, it would my great honor to spend tonight showing you just how much that means. Just how much you mean to me.”
I want to believe him. But…
“Look at me,” he commands, sensing my reluctance. “Look at my face.”
I do, scanning every inch from forehead to chin.
“Look in my eyes.”
I do, settling my gaze there.
“Do you see it?” he asks. “Do you see how much I care for you, Walker?”
My acknowledgment comes slowly. It’s a nod that arrives only when I do see it for myself.
“I do. And I…I think I…I might…”
His lips are on mine again before I can struggle with the words for too long. And then, I press my lips against his ear, and I whisper.
“Stay.”

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About L.E. Rico

L.E. Rico didn’t set out to be an author. In fact she’s made a name for herself as a classical music radio host—doing her best to make the music and the composers relevant by putting them into a modern context. It was just a few years ago that she discovered a passion for writing that blossomed into an entire novel. And then another. And another. And, while she still spends plenty of time on the radio, telling the stories of the great composers, she spends even more time composing her own great stories.

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37 Comments

  1. Leanne

    January 13, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Sounds good . I love you’re reviews . It helps me discover some great authors 😀

    1. Leanne

      January 13, 2020 at 1:14 pm

      your*** lol autocorrect

  2. Sharon Braswell

    January 13, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    It sounds like a good read and I already love the writing. Thanks for an honest review and for introducing me to this author!
    I loved the excerpt!!

  3. Angelica

    January 13, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    This sounds like such a sweet read! Wish I lived in a town like they describe! 😍

  4. April Roods

    January 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Looks like a.fun read.

  5. Nerlande

    January 14, 2020 at 3:08 pm

    This seems like a good read that town sounds so nice

  6. Cynthia C

    January 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    I enjoyed the excerpt. I’m sure I would like reading this.

  7. Richard Brandt

    January 15, 2020 at 10:18 pm

    One should never be too quick to shed that wild child persona, I always say.

  8. bn100

    January 16, 2020 at 12:05 am

    odd heroine name

  9. Shannon Holmes

    January 16, 2020 at 7:16 am

    This sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing.

  10. Betul

    January 16, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Great review and the cover is so cute!

  11. Sarah Hayes

    January 16, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    The cover and the excerpt won me over. this is a must read!

  12. Cassandra D

    January 16, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I like the mystery of wondering if the person will reveal more information and this is very interesting to me in regards to this book.

  13. Marisela Zuniga

    January 16, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    The covers are all so cute! I need to check them out

  14. Debra Branigan

    January 17, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Thanks for the review. The covers are great. mismatched in Mayhem sounds like it worth the read.

  15. Dianna

    January 19, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    The cat on the cover of the book is adorable.

  16. Dana

    January 19, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    This sounds like a very cute (and for me relatable) read.

  17. Peggy Nunn

    January 20, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I like romantic comedies, I am sure I will like this.

  18. Suzannah Clark

    January 20, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Swoon worthy excerpt! Wow. Loved reading it.

  19. Kelly Kimmell

    January 21, 2020 at 4:54 am

    Nice review, This sounds like an interesting book.

  20. Susan Lowden

    January 23, 2020 at 1:11 am

    Sounds good! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Helen

    January 23, 2020 at 4:22 am

    This seems like a great winter read, and I cannot wait to see what happens to their relationship.

  22. Christina Gould

    January 24, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    I’ve never heard of the Whiskey Sisters series. It sounds like a fun read. Thanks for posting!

  23. Tamra Phelps

    January 24, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    The series looks interesting. I hadn’t heard of Mayhem.

  24. Dana Rodriguez

    January 28, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I love your honesty. It sounds pretty good. I am going to give it a try.

  25. Amy P Woolard

    January 28, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Great review! I would love to read this book!

  26. Jeryl M.

    January 28, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    I love the cover of this book.

  27. Rosie

    February 3, 2020 at 10:57 pm

    This sure sounds good, and very relatable!

  28. Suzannah Clark

    February 3, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    I enjoyed reading the review especially the excerpt. I will have to check it out. thanks

  29. Ann

    February 10, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Hmmm, that cat on the cover seems to be reeeaally eyeing that mug full of mini marshmallows… 😉
    I really like your review here. While short and sweet (like the marshmallows), it tells quite a lot– and that’s something that I appreciate.

  30. heather

    February 16, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    This one sounds like one I could really get into reading. I also thought the cover was nice and different.

  31. Audrey Stewart

    February 17, 2020 at 10:55 am

    Looks like good read. I am new to L.E. Rico, but I always love finding new authors.

  32. nicky

    March 12, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Cute kitty – I like this cover!

  33. Calvin

    March 23, 2020 at 12:19 am

    Good excerpt, very well done.

  34. Peggy Nunn

    April 4, 2020 at 7:32 am

    This sounds like a good love story, even a Hallmark type story.

  35. Mya Murphy

    April 17, 2020 at 7:21 pm

    But..how exactly could anything not be amazing with a cute kitten on the cover?

  36. Victoria Alexander

    May 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Thanks for sharing your review!

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