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Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake

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I adore several aspects of this book. Firstly, it seamlessly combines fun and emotion, creating a personal connection for me. Secondly, Mazey's writing style captivates me, especially her skill with entertaining dialogue and witty one-liners. Thirdly, the portrayal of ADHD in Lizzie is incredibly endearing; her chaos and candid expressions made her lovable. In conclusion, I find this book truly fantastic.
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Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake by Mazey Eddings is a delightful romantic novel. The author's writing style is engaging and the storyline is easy to follow. The character development is remarkable, especially regarding Lizzie's journey of self-discovery. The chemistry between Lizzie and her love interest, Jackson, is undeniable and their banter is both humorous and heartwarming. Overall, this book is a perfect escape to a world of romance, second chances, and happily ever afters. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a good love story.
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this book was cute, but it didn't have much substance outside of the love story which made it less believable.
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I’m usually not a fan in unplanned pregnancy in romance, but the chemistry and the development of their relationship made it work in this book.  Even though it brought them together, it wasn’t their entire reason for staying together. This may be my favorite by this author.
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✨ book review ✨
Lizzie Blake’s best mistake
4.25 🌟
IF YOU LIKE: a brush with love, act your age eve brown
happy idek what day it is bc ya girl is in Europe!! I’m having a great time & not getting much reading done BUT I did finish LBBM on audio & it was so cute! 💛 can’t wait to read the plus one next! Ty to @stmartinspress for the gifted copy of TPO 💝
📝 relatable, quick, emotional writing
🌆 set in Philadelphia
👩🏻‍🦰 Lizzie is a messy, loyal, funny & kind baker 
🧠 + mental health & adult ADHD
🧔🏻 Rake is a supportive, steadfast Australian 
🧁 foodie romance (4/5 steam)
🪝 + just a hookup
🤰 + unexpected pregnancy 
🛏️ + only one bed
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 explores toxic family dynamics
🌱 + themes of personal growth
🤪 silly & quirky
😊 cute & heartwarming
⚠️ dm me for TW
🤮 slight instalove 
🍬 on the sweeter side
VERDICT: a very cute, sweet, & quirky foodie, just-a-hookup meets unexpected pregnancy romance that explores toxic family dynamics, adult ADHD, & personal growth - a nice companion to a brush with love!
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I absolutely loved this story. Lizzie is extremely relatable She has ADHD she struggles to keep a job and she meets Rick on a business trip, one thing leads to another, and she ends up pregnant. I didn’t love I didn’t love the voice of rake in the audiobook, but the story overall is definitely a four out of five for me a great read if you love strangers to lovers.
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After a two-night stand, American Lizzie ends up accidentally pregnant by Australian Rake. When Lizzie decides to keep the baby, Rake wants to be a part of the child's life - the two end up living in a (large) studio with one bed. They both have hard and fast rules about remaining just friends, but sometimes the biggest mistakes have the best consequences.

I loved this! The audiobook was fine - some reason Rake was narrated in an American accent and spoke in Australian accent and that was weird. I loved the romance enough to ignore this. Mazey Eddings is quickly becoming a must read for me!
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After reading A Brush With Love which was a so-so read for me, I didn’t have a lot of expectations for the sequel. I was interested to see how the author would approach adhd. I definitely enjoyed this book more and was impressed with the detail that Lizzie’s adhd is explored compounded with her dysfunctional family dynamics. 

Would have been 4/5 for me but the entire launch party/workplace nametag conflict towards the end of the book irritated me so much I dropped a star. It felt forced and like the author was trying to make it an inevitable outcome because of Lizzie’s adhd which I felt was out of Lizzie’s character adhd or not. It was just a ridiculous detour to ramp up the conflict and could have executed better or ditched altogether. 

I disagree with those who say that Rake was trying to demonize his ex for having an abortion without telling him. That is a gigantic leap. Read it again he says he respected her decision and Lizzie had already made the choice to proceed with her pregnancy before she even told Rake. He wasn’t pressuring her one way or another, he only wanted to be present every step of the way. 

Whether it was realistic that he would upend his life and relocate across the globe to be near to the mother of his child was irrelevant to me and did not diminish my enjoyment of the story. This is fiction, after all. Overall I thought it was a solid story with some excellent education on adhd and I enjoyed the author’s humor. Will probably read the next in the series. 

I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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I absolutely LOVED this book! This is my first book from this author and it won’t be my last.

Lizzie who has always and continues to struggle with ADHD, can’t seem to keep a job and continues to make mistakes in her life, but her best mistake was when she unintentionally met Rake, an Aussie on a business trip.

With an unexpected pregnancy in the mix, you can’t help but adore both Lizzie and Rake as they figure out how to navigate their soon to be new life as parents, get only have recently met.

Also, did not expect it to be an open door book. The cover deceives you! 🔥 

Read this if:
🤰 You enjoy strangers to lovers trope 
🤰 You want to laugh and feel attached to the main characters
🤰 You enjoy books with alternating POVs
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This book was full of unexpected moments, laughter and feel good moments. I love how Lizzie and Rake’s relationship starts as a two night stand where both think that will be the end of it. Of course, once Lizzie finds out she’s pregnant the two begin on a journey of sharing space with one another as well as each others feelings. The two characters are apples and oranges but they bring out the best of one another and balance one another perfectly.
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One expired condom leads to the best mistake, where the Outback meets America and eventually to Rake ❤️ Lizzie. This story was not only amazing in it’s “suddenly a parent” trope but also in its representation of mental illness and its effects on the person’s daily functionality as well as their relationships with others. This quirky tale was so enjoyable to listen to, and the narrators did a great job in switching from Australian to American accents for the MCs.

This ARC was provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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Mazey Eddings has quickly become an auto buy author for me after her second book proved her writing continues to shine. 

While accidental pregnancy is not a favorite trope of many, I loved that the author turned this into a main plot point vs becoming a “surprise pregnancy trope” with Rake being there to support and experience the pregnancy with Lizzie. 

Lizzie could be exhausting at times as a character. But that really highlighted what it can be like living with ADHD which opened my eyes so much. She was written with such bluntness and honesty, hiding none of the ways in which her ADHD often labeled her as too much, too loud, too everything. I adored how Rake accepted Lizzie for who she was and not what the world wanted her to be. These 2 were perfection together. 

I loved this one for the chemistry, laughs, and emotion and am eagerly awaiting book 3. 

I was lucky enough to receive both an eARC and ALC. Initially I switched back and forth but found I loved listening to the narration best of all. Summer Morton and Will Peters did a fantastic job narrating both POV.
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I love Lizzie Blake! Loved the wittiness of this one. Just a good ol' fashioned rom com with a 21st century icon.
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This book was a hoot.  I like Lizzie.  How can you not love an unexpected results from. a two night fling story?  Thanks NetGalley for giving me something to make me laugh with this ARC.
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First off, I have to say I loved the first book in this series, a Brush with Love.  I was really excited to start this one, but I was disappointed after I finished it.  Lizzie is nowhere near the heroine that Olive was, and it is really hard to see why anyone would remain friends with her when she constantly flakes out, drops the ball, gives up, etc, and then whines about no one trusting her.  This book is truly a disservice to the many high-functioning people that suffer from ADHD.
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Really enjoyed this book.  I read the book after listening to the first few chapter on audiobook.  I wanted to get through it faster than the audiobook allowed.
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I listened to the audiobook and the narrators did such a great job bringing this story to life. This was such a relatable book for me. As an adult diagnosed with ADHD I felt Lizzie's pain at trying so hard to get things right the way other's felt she should and coming up short every time. Rake's patience and enjoyment of her colorful personality allow her to be the person she can be and bloom and grow from a place of love. I found the same in my husband and this book will always have a special place in my heart.
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Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake was so lovely! A unique premise about a girl who becomes pregnant after meeting a charming Aussie, who just so happens to be a sweet baby angel. Lizzie only does one night stands, until Rake comes along. Rake makes it hard not to have feelings, especially when he wants to be involved in the unexpected baby’s life. The two agree to co-parent “platonically” ( ;) ). What comes of this is a touching blossoming of love, and how the most unexpected people end up being the ones who truly make you believe in yourself.
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I completely swooned for Mazey Eddings’ writing after reading her debut, and first book in the A Brush With Love series, so I leaped at the chance to read the follow up, LIZZIE BLAKE’S BEST MISTAKE.

One of my favorite things about the characters that Eddings writes, is that they’re flawed and relatable, and often dealing with real struggles like many of us. 

Lizzie Blake has made plenty of mistakes along the way, but after losing another job at a bakery and struggling to handle her ADHD, Lizzie decides to have a no strings attached, one night stand with a guy she meets online.

The banter and steam between Lizzie and Rake is so good, and I just loved their relationship. It’s so refreshing to see the representation of neurodiverse characters.

*many thanks to St Martins Press/Macmillan Audio and Netgalley for the gifted copy for review
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Mazey Eddings continues to amaze me in her storytelling ability. Summer and Will told the story so beautifully and this was just such a fun audio to listen to. Thank you to Macmillan Audio for the advanced copy
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