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Peek Inside One Sexy Mistake

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.

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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.

Praise

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

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633758384
Series: Chase Brothers, Book 5
Release Date: Nov 28, 2016
Page Count: 128
Imprint: lovestruck
Genre: contemporary, romantic comedy
Tropes: enemies to lovers, forced proximity

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By Elaine November 27, 2016

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

By Irene December 04, 2016

4 stars

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

By Maria Rose December 06, 2016

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

By wrecked_life November 28, 2016

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

By Suze December 20, 2016

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

By Bette November 25, 2016

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

By Deniz November 11, 2016

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

By Alison January 01, 2017

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

By Sonal November 13, 2016

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Olivia lost her job because of someone else's mistake. She is devastated but the biggest blow comes when her boyfriend walks out on her. She is fed up with relationships and just want a one night stand. When she s... ...more

****3.5 STARS****

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

By Chanda November 13, 2016

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

By Christin November 28, 2016

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

By Angela November 28, 2016

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

By Karen November 27, 2016

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

By Dawn November 28, 2016

What a cute story! I don't typically care much for novellas because I usually don't end up connecting with the characters since there's not as much time for development of those characters. This novella is definitely an exception! The author does an amazing job of pulling the reader in and creati... ...more

By Bobbie November 30, 2016

I haven't read the rest of this series, but this appealed to me on netgalley so I gave it a whirl, and was glad I did. It works well as a standalone - I don't feel I'm missing out on anything not having read the other books. One Sexy Mistake is pretty much your classic rom-com. It's fun, sexy and... ...more

By Bella December 15, 2016


One sexy mistake is very quick fun read. It is in a way Insta-love between two geeks. Who are both very attractive and both searching for the things that the other one doesn’t. But one fatal night, one date site and one snow storm changes their life forever. So at first I loved the plot the funny... ...more

By Vero December 14, 2016

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

By Rhonda November 28, 2016

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

By Tonia January 23, 2017

This was a fantastic and engrossing story of two strangers ending in a love for any romantic. I read it and hit the end before I realized it was over. That's how sucked in I was. They are likable characters in a well written and nicely created world.

I voluntarily reviewed a Advance Copy. All opin... ...more

By Kaylee November 28, 2016

Loved it! Grady hooks up with Oliva for a one night stand via phone app. Both are computer geeks. Once they meet each other the chemistry is smokin hot between them. But rules are meant to get broken because of the snow storm. Grady and Olivia had me laughing off and on throughout the book. I hig... ...more

By Krystle December 05, 2016

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

By Eva November 28, 2016

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

By Crystal November 28, 2016

5 stars for making me all happy teary at the end. What a fun read, just like all the other's in this series. Confirmed Geek Grady gets his story. The banter between Grady and Olivia from start to finish is fun and hilarious. The story moves at a great fast pace while the two are stuck together in... ...more

By Heather November 28, 2016

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

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Sarah Ballance

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Sarah Ballance

Sarah and her husband of what he calls “many long, long years” live on the mid-Atlantic coast with their six young children, all of whom are perfectly adorable when they’re asleep. She never dreamed of becoming an author, but as a homeschooling mom, she often jokes she writes fiction because if she wants anyone to listen to her, she has to make them up. (As it turns out, her characters aren’t much better than the kids). To learn more about her work in contemporary, historical, and supernatural romance and romantic suspense, please stalk accordingly. To sign-up for Sarah's newsletter, sign-up here: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/t/0B801D3AA4F986BF

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