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Olivia Patton’s all about her one-night stand with sexy hacker Grady Donovan—until an epic snowstorm shuts down the city and thwarts her morning-after escape. Now that they have to talk, all hell breaks loose. Grady and Olivia can’t stand each other. If it wasn’t his apartment, she’d shove him outside to freeze. But with all the blistering sexual tension flying around, a second night with the hacker might be exactly what she needs...if they don't kill each other first.
It’ll be the longest one-night stand ever…if they don’t kill each other first.
Olivia Patton’s life just imploded. One night with sexy hacker Grady Donovan seems like the perfect, ego-soothing plan—until an epic snowstorm shuts down the city and thwarts her morning-after escape. Now the only walk-of-shame she’ll be taking is right back to Grady’s door.
Forced to actually talk, Grady and Olivia realize they can’t stand each other. Forget another round in the bedroom—if it wasn’t his apartment, she’d shove Grady outside to freeze. But with all the blistering sexual tension flying around, a second night with the hacker might be exactly what she needs…if they don’t kill each other first.
5 Stars "The author does an amazing job of pulling the reader in and creating an immediate connection with these characters (and of course Hell Cat). The story had humor, suspense, and swoon-worthy romance--what a combination for a novella!" - Always Write Blog
4 Stars "I loved this nerdy rom com [...] It was a cute story and I am glad I gave it a chance!!" - Short and Sassy Book Blurbs
4 Stars "I thought One Sexy Mistake was perfect! I loved the writing, the characters and the situation they were in. I would definitely recommend it to contemporary romance readers." - A Novel Glimpse Book Blog
5 Stars "One Sexy Mistake is a well written book with fantastic humor. It was a short and sweet read that had me laughing throughout. A book that should not be missed."- Urvashi H., Reviewer
4 Stars "A light, very enjoyable cute & fluffy with a hotlilicous geek that makes even a romance-gesture-grinch like me all swoony." - Readers Confessions & Closet Geeks and Slow Mo
5 Stars "Wow, I really enjoyed reading this short, funny, sexy romance." - Chanda N., Reviewer
4 Stars "This was a quick and steamy Novella! Being a first read author for me, Sarah Ballance did a wonderful job drawing the reader in immediately." - Amanda O., Reviewer
This was a cute little book, about 130 pages or so. The plot is cute and I liked both H and h. This was my first book by Sarah Ballance and I enjoyed her writing style for this novella.
The way they meet is interesting and then finding out what they have in common makes you believ... ...more
It may be 'One Sexy Mistake' but this is one great read! I'd loved the previous four books in this series, and other books by this author, so couldn't resist when I spotted this addition to the series. However, don't assume you need to have read any of the other books in the series to appreciate... ...more
One Sexy Mistake was a sweet, fun and entertaining read.
I enjoyed the storyline, it held my interest all throughout the book and the characters were likable and very relatable.
I loved watching their relationship develop, they made me smile and swoon and totally believing their feelings fo... ...more
One Sexy Mistake is part of the Chase Brothers series but with a twist, as it features Grady, technically a Chase brother-in-law. His sister Estelle is the heroine of book 1 of the series, 5 Things I Love About You, who met Crosby Chase while housesitting for Grady in his New York apartment. That... ...more
It's a sweet, fun, and quick read. I very much enjoyed reading it. Two computer geeks make one sexy mistake, or may be it isn't a mistake at all. Grady doesn't want a relationship. He is tired of demanding women hence he decides to use online app to hook up with someone he doesn't have to romance... ...more
Olivia has lost almost everything she loved and to cheer herself up she wants to do something bold. A one night stand is something she's never experienced before and she thinks it will give her confidence a boost, so she's determined to try it. When she sees Grady's profile on Tinder she instantl... ...more
This was a really cute read. It's very well done and I enjoyed the characters a lot. For me though there wasn't anything that made this one stand out from all the others with this storyline. It is however an easy relaxing read that was entertaining.
Olivia Patton is a computer wiz. She just lost h... ...more
Over all it was a really cute novella. I enjoy the other books in this series but that’s probably because they are full length stories. You don’t need to read the other books in this series as they are all standalones but I would recommend all the other books. One Sexy Mistake is a cute short lig... ...more
First up, I have never read anything by Ballance. To be honest, I kinda just liked the cover, and that's why I ended up reading the blurb... which sounded, well, super cute.
Which is why I ended up reading this. I know that this is book 5 in the series, but it does work as a standalone. And after... ...more
Three and a half stars.
I stopped reading this after two chapters and I have no idea why. Anyway, I got a release day reminder and decided I ought to 'piss or get off the pot' so I started reading and really enjoyed it.
Imagine what would happen if you use a hook-up app to find a one-night stand an... ...more
Wow, I really enjoyed reading this short, funny, sexy romance. Grady a hacker has tried romance before with bad results so he decides to go to a sex app for a one night stand. He finds Olivia's bio there and she is everything he is looking for.
Olivia is only looking for sex after losing her progr... ...more
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I really loved this book, it was so interesting, fast paced and funny! And I mean the corny, corny ending? It was just brilliant.
Olivia, who is going through one of the toughest times of her life, decided to do something drastic... a... ...more
I have enjoyed each book in the Chase Brothers series and especially loved Grady and Olivia’s story. Imagine two computer geeks meeting on Tinder for a one night stand – what could go wrong? A whole lot as it turns out! This story contained lots of witty and sexy banter (Ms. Ballance is the Queen... ...more
This is book 5 in the "Chase Brothers" Series and it was a great read. This novella is sweet, fun, entertaining, dynamic and much more!
Grady is a hacker who is tired of bad dating. He feels women always are trying to outshine their friends and dating is tiresome and unsatisfying. Olivia is also a... ...more
One Sexy Mistake by Sarah Ballance.....This was a quick sexy fun read. As always Sarah Ballance delivers for the perfect combination to hook you. I loved watching Grady and Olivia's story unfold. This is one great book you can escape in for a little while. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader... ...more
I rate novellas differently than novels, but that being said, I really loved this one and it's hard for me to really love novellas. ...more
This review contains SPOILERS.
Often, when a series goes to five books, the quality wavers or even tapers off, but that just didn't happen with this series – it is incredibly strong from start to finish. This book absolutely stands alone, but if you haven't read the other books in this series you... ...more
A perfectly sweet and short winter romance!This novella features Grady whom we first met in Five Things I Hate About You.
Grady is a sexy,nerdy hacker who is looking for a no-strings attached hookup.Olivia is a computer programmer who has lost her job,relationship and basically everything at the s... ...more
finding love while trapped in a snowstorm is one of my many favorite romance tropes, even though it totally requires a suspension of disbelief in how quickly the characters end up in a relationship. one sexy mistake is a delightful example of this. this novella extends the chase brothers series t... ...more
A short modern day one night stand romance mixed with internet/app dating between two computer geeks who get stranded together in a snowstorm
One Sexy Mistake is a modern day one night stand romance mixed with internet/app dating between two computer geeks. The book also incorporates a stranded in... ...more
I’ve really enjoyed the Chase Brothers series. I thought Grady was an interesting character and when I heard Sarah Ballance was going to give him his own story, I was intrigued. While I enjoyed this book, I would have benefited from being a bit more connected to the characters. Aside from the fir... ...more
This book was so entertaining. Grady was a hoot but I must say Mortimer the cat takes the cake. That cat was too funny.
Grady and Olivia meet on a hookup app and little did they know it would become anything. Neither of them wanted more but they did get more than bargained for.
Grady was a good guy... ...more
Note: I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
When I stumbled upon Sarah Ballance’s One Sexy Mistake on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it. The blurb sounded so cute! Plus, I had read another of her Chase Brothers books before and loved it.
One Sexy Mi... ...more
*4.25 Rounded Up
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That was a lot of fun. Perfect pacing, funny, great characters, chemistry.
The entire premise of being stuck with a one-night stand due to snow isn't new, but Sarah Ballance definitely does justice to that trope. Grady is don... ...more
I loved the Chase Brothers series. They can be read as a standalone but you are going to want to read their stories! Another winner by Sarah Ballance. She does a great job of incorporating a steamy romance with humor.
"One Sexy Mistake" by Sarah Ballance is book number five in the "Chase Brothers"... ...more