Love and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate

Publication Date: July 30, 2019
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Books

Rating: ★★★★

Natalie Groves once had big dreams. But soon after her fiancé, Jeremy Walters, inexplicably broke off their engagement and left town, her father was diagnosed with cancer. Now tasked with keeping her family afloat, Natalie’s grand plans have evaporated . . . and God feels very far away.

Fast-forward seven years, and Jeremy is back in Charlottesville with an infant son and years of regrets. When his niece, Lili, lands on his doorstep in need of a place to stay, Jeremy needs help—and fast.

An internship opening finally presents Natalie a chance at her dream job, but she needs a second income to work around it—and the only offer available is Jeremy’s. They could be the solutions to one another’s problems, provided they don’t kill each other in the process. When they join forces, sparks fly. But they both know there’s a thin line between love and hate . . . and that love will turn out to be the best decision—or the biggest mistake—of all.


I read A Girl’s Guide to the Outback before I read this book and I’d recommend reading this one first. Also, please be aware that this is a Christian romance so there are mentions of religion throughout.

Love and Other Mistakes was multiple genres wrapped into one. This was a Christian romance, second-chance romance and YA thrown all together. There were some moments that I laughed out loud but it had its very serious moments. There were many lessons that were important including the power of forgiveness and honesty.

In the beginning of this book, I found it to be overwhelming. There was a lot of people and a lot of information. Things were overlapping for me and I know that to have everything included, it had to be written this way. I just had a hard time differentiating everything.

Once I reached a certain point in this book (probably around halfway), things really cleared up for me and I enjoyed the rest of the book. There were many conclusions, and I felt as though things were extremely realistic.

Everything wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows like how a lot of romantic books wrap up. There were some things that were still left with hurt, and I found that to be very true in real life. It’s almost like the feelings were move forward, not move on. I felt
like it was very true that some things are just unforgettable, and I appreciated that.

Overall, with the ending of this book, that’s why I rated it four stars. It was well worth the read and I really enjoy the writing style of Jessica Kate!



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