I’ve been curious about Greer and Asher’s story for awhile now, knowing how much Greer seemed to worship Asher in previous books. But he was…. well, not a great guy so I’ve been curious to see if Jessica Clare could redeem him for me. She does that and more!
Greer and Asher had a one night stand (if it can even be called that!) and it was less than wonderful for Greer. Asher was a horrible lover and well, a wham bam thank you ma’m “screw” is not what Greer wanted. And now, Greer is pregnant and it is most definitely Asher’s baby, but she does not want anything to do with him.
Asher misses Greer. They used to be great friends but suddenly Greer has cut him out of her life and he just doesn’t understand why. All will be revealed pretty quickly for Asher though and his world is about to be change dramatically. I have to hand it to him though, he seems a very happy camper hearing the news of what happened between them. He is ready to do anything he can to woo Greer back and show her that he is a changed man, a man madly in love with her.
When Asher sets his mind to something, he definitely works hard to achieve success! And that is exactly his goal in trying to win Greer’s love again. He acknowledges that he treated her like crud, to put it mildly, but he is not backing down from winning her back, even if Greer doesn’t quite know that is his end goal. Thus begins their seduction lessons, designed to make Asher a better lover. And woo boy, does it work!
I was really pleased to get to know Greer better in this story. In the previous Billionaires and Bridesmaids books, only one real defining feature of Greer stood out: she was in love with Asher. There is so much more to her character though and Jessica Clare does a great job in creating a fully alive woman. Greer is dealing with a lot on her plate, including a dad who barely cares she is around to plan his wedding, and three potential bridesmaids who are a bit clueless. She is a caring woman and takes her job seriously and wants to make this faux wedding she is planning for her father a success. I really identified with how much time and care Greer puts into her career.
Asher definitely began this book as a jerk, plain and simple. It was difficult to see why Greer carried such a torch for him. Oh but then, when his back was to the wall and he realized he was about to lose Greer and their baby for good, he steps up in a big way. He realizes that he has always counted on Greer being in his life, so when she suddenly isn’t, the loss he feels is immense. It starts him on his road to redemption and by the end of the book, I felt I could celebrate these two being in love finally. They were on the same page and of the same heart and mind, though it took some courage on both their parts to get there.
The Billionaire’s Favorite Mistake surprisingly stands alone really well, despite being the fourth book in a series. I think readers who like redemption stories will enjoy Asher’s fall from grace and subsequent trials to win back Greer. And for sure all readers are going to like Greer and root for her to find happiness, in whatever form that takes. She is a strong woman and I admired her grace, her vulnerability, and her keen mind, throughout the story.
Jessica Clare impresses me yet again. She’s got a magic touch for turning jerks into men you are happy to see settle down and find their home with the woman they love.
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