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Mistakes Were Made

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Bush commented on the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal: "It's also important for the people of Iraq to know that in a democracy, everything is not perfect, that mistakes are made. It wasn’t just the steamy scenes that were well written — I was immediately hooked by Wilsner’s writing and flew through this book over just a couple of days.

Otro punto negativo a la historia es la mala representación, en un momento a Cassie se le plantea el ser arromantica, pero siento que vino mas desde el querer evadir sentimientos que desde una genuina consideración al espectro y aunque no soy parte de este, eso me pareció bastante grosero. But let's just say their body and hearts caught on faster than their brains did about what was happening between them. I was a bit hesitant going into Mistakes Were Made as age gaps have never really been my thing in books but, as it turns out, when the age gap is sapphic and the love interest is a milf, it’s a lot more enjoyable!

Cassie determines not to do that again (her and Parker’s mutual friend, Acacia, drives the point that it’s a self-destructive idea home) but then Parker surprises her with plane tickets to come visit her at her mom’s over Christmas. So, when Family Weekend rolls around at Parker's college, Erin and her ex decide to split the nights. Just really stereotypical and unnecessary, and the father figure thing felt like it was playing into the casual way in which 'daddy issues' are talked about nowadays. It wasn't perfect obviously (hence the 'good girl' comment and some strange dialogue) but overall, I enjoyed it.

Cassie is, I’m guessing, twenty-one, and a difference of seventeen years in age isn’t as bad as a difference of twenty-one (double Cassie's age! While we get somewhat of an explanation of her daughter’s thoughts throughout the entire novel, it all happened at once.This book was…Honestly, words are still eluding me - I think I need a minute to recover from Erin, the sexy MILF who is also a doctor 😳( ! Each woman is so deep in denial that there is not much to propel the story forward and it definitely drags at times. Erin, meanwhile, is a doctor, with all the middle-class comfort and ease and privilege that implies. There's the phrase "fuck should", where supposedly Erin needs to stop doing things to please and gain the approval of others, and instead do what she wants. THAT SAID, I really wasn't a fan of Cassie and Erin at times; I felt they were being a really bad friend/mother to Parker with all their sneaking around.

This is the story of Cassie Klein and Erin Bennett who meet at a bar and have a casual one-night stand. She's gone through a lot after her divorce from Parker's dad, and it did kind of punch me in the gut to see how hard she was trying to get her daughter to love her back again, while also being new to feeling loved herself. A review in O, The Oprah Magazine praised the book for "the scientific evidence it provides and the charm of its down-to-earth, commonsensical tone.Mistakes Were Made feels like it should be the title of my life, and honestly, I think that is why I liked this book so much. It wasn’t a rejection; it just felt like maybe the woman thought all Cassie wanted to do was check her out. A less evasive construction might be along the lines of "I made mistakes" or "John Doe made mistakes"; a similar active existential construction might be "mistakes happened".

It's as sweet as it is dirty, very light and fun, an "idiots to lovers" story where the people around the couple know they're really in for it before the couple does. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. i own this audiobook, so mayyybe I’ll feel differently a few months or years down the line on a re-listen, but i dunno. While there are some sweet or touching moments on page, most of what they build is off-page during their eventual daily texting/FaceTiming. They toasted each other from across the bar, then the woman looked away, like there was anything more interesting in this place than Cassie Klein.

Erin and Cassie are super cute together and compatible, which worked for me despite the big age gap because we know Cassie has had absent parents and has been supporting herself (and growing up) a lot earlier than other people her age. honestly, i just think 20+ years is too different in MOST cases (obvs there are exceptions to this). The British comedian and novelist Alexei Sayle listed the book among his six favorites, recommending it as "endlessly fascinating, if you're interested in politics. It was something the critics lashed onto but over time the phrase remained if not the dark background behind it. This blazing-hot forbidden romance manages to sensibly, and compassionately, capture the complexities of starting adult life after college and finding love and your identity in middle age.

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