September 7, 2022

Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings

Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey EddingsLizzie Blake's Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings
Published by St. Martin's Press on September 6, 2022
Genres: Romance
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
five-stars
Also by this author: A Brush With Love

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.

I loved Mazey Eddings’ first book, A Brush With Love, so I was excited to read her second romance.

About Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake

Lizzie is a chaos demon, always forgetting things, falling down rabbit holes, and disappointing people. She’s on the verge of getting fired. Again. And it looks like she’s getting stood up too. Until she meets Rake, a buttoned-up but gorgeous Aussie in town on business. They engage in a fun whirlwind hookup, enjoying each other’s company but knowing a US – Australia relationship is too long distance.

Lizzie gets fired. Even scarier? She’s pregnant. And her whole world is in for some huge changes because Rake, despite his fears, is all in on being a co-parent. He gets a transfer and an apartment big enough for Lizzie and the coming baby.

My thoughts about Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake

As an ND person, I loved such a great description of what ADHD is like. Lizzie is so relatable – how her thoughts are either hyperfocused or all over the place. ND people being told they’re too much is so common. Along with being told they just need to try harder or be more organized.

Rake was so sweet – wanting to care for Lizzie, defending her to her friends and family – even though he had his own emotional trauma to deal with. I was definitely rooting for him and Lizzie to work. And they definitely had some hurdles with an unexpected pregnancy, being continents apart, and new jobs.

The sweetness of them living together but not being sexual or emotionally entangled gave rise to some sweet moments but also some funny ones. And some OMG would they just talk and do it already moments

Lizzie’s relationship with her parents broke my heart. Again, Mazey Eddings did such a fantastic job looking at family dynamics when one child is ND and one is NT.

What you get:

Dual POV

Contemporary romance

Unexpected pregnancy

Bawdy humor

Opposites attract

Chaos demon

Neurodivergent rep

Sex Positive

Great friends group

Found family

Lovers to friends

Just one bed

Hurt comfort

Naughty pastries

CW: Toxic family relationship

In closing

This is a quick read – one that engaged me from the start with such engaging and adorable leads. I laughed out loud but also cried because I was just so invested in Lizzie and Rake.

Thank you, St. Martin’s Griffin for the DRC!

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About Mazey Eddings

Mazey Eddings is a neurodiverse author, dentist, and (most importantly) stage mom to her cats, Yaya and Zadie. She can most often be found reading romance novels under her weighted blanket and asking her boyfriend to bring her snacks. She’s made it her personal mission in life to destigmatize mental health issues and write love stories for every brain. With roots in Ohio and North Carolina, she now calls Philadelphia home.

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