Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc from the publisher. Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Book: Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake

Author: Mazey Eddings

Book Series: A Brush With Love Book 2

Rating: 5/5

Spice: 4/5

Diversity: ADHD MC, Sapphic side character

Recommended For…: contemporary, romance, adult, ADHD rep

Publication Date: September 6, 2022

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Relevance: 18+ (cursing, sexual content, violence, gore, pregnancy, abortion, fatphobia)

Explanation of Above: There is a lot of cursing in this book and a lot of sexual content. There is a pregnancy throughout this book and abortion is mentioned as an option briefly. There is some physical violence with punches. There is some vomit gore shown in the book. There are also some slight fatphobic comments made.

Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin

Pages: 336

Synopsis: Lizzie has made endless mistakes. Kitchen fires, pyramid schemes, bangs (of the hair and human variety), you name it, she’s done it… and made a mess of it too. One mistake she’s never made is letting anyone get closer to her than a single hook-up. But after losing yet another bakery job due to her uncontrolled ADHD, she breaks her cardinal rule and has a two-night-stand that changes everything.

Once burned, twice shy, Rake has given up on relationships. And feelings. And any form of intimacy for that matter. Yet something about charming, chaotic Lizzie has him lowering his guard. For two nights, that is. Then it’s back home to Australia and far away from the pesky feelings Lizzie pulls from him. But when Lizzie tells him she’s got an unexpected bun in the oven, he’ll do whatever it takes to be a part of his child’s life… except be emotionally vulnerable, obviously. He’s never going to make that mistake again.

Through a series of mishaps, totally “platonic” single bed sharing, and an underground erotic baking scheme, Lizzie and Rake learn that even the biggest mistakes can have the most beautiful consequences.

Review: I absolutely loved this book so much! The book had me laughing from page one and I loved the use of the multi-POV in this one. I’m not usually one for the unplanned pregnancy trope, but it worked so so well in this book and I was ADDICTED to reading this one after the first chapter. The book also features the one bed trope slightly and is a little grump/sunshine. The book showed a guy who has a great relationship with his parents, which is super refreshing, and I fell in love with Lizzie so much. I loved the ADHD rep and I felt seen as my brain rapidly bounces from topic to topic, I also deal with RSD, and I also spiral so easily. I also felt seen with Lizzie and her mother’s relationship. I don’t have the best one with my mother either and while the circumstances are different, my mother’s rejection of me stings and I felt Lizzie’s pain so acutely. I also struggled with letting people in and letting them come close and I too had to find a community to fit into. I thought that the book was extremely well written, the character development so well done, and the world building immaculate. As an aside, I also love that I share a birthday with Rake. THANK YOU MAZEY EDDINGS!

The only nit-picky thing I could think of that I thought could be better is that there didn’t seem to be a lot of lead up to the next book (The Plus One) like there slightly was in A Brush With Love for Lizzie’s book. I wish I would have seen that a bit more, but other than that I am floored with how amazing this book was.

Verdict: YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Highly recommend!