A YA Romance for Everyone...Yes, Even You!
“Easton is a habit I can’t break. A feeling I can’t let go of. A truth I only admit in my weakest moments.”
Some Mistakes Were Made by Kristin Dwyer will undoubtedly be a highlight of your year, and you will definitely want to revisit time and time again.
A YA contemporary romance with feelings that hit all the right spots, Some Mistakes Were Made is a story about the different kinds of young love— romantic love, friendship love, unrequited love, and the love that should be there but isn’t at all. Ellis is a girl who was born into a family dynamic that is more survival instincts rather than kisses goodnight or packed school lunches. Easton is youngest boy of the Aubrey family and the classmate that beguiles Ellis. Easton quickly becomes Ellis’ rock, her safe haven, and then ultimately the impetus for her emotional break. That particular plotline slowly unfolds throughout the story making this such a well-crafted novel. I promise the ending won’t break your heart, so just hang in there.
“And no matter how hard I tried to stop myself, I couldn’t seem to prevent my feelings, because this where I wanted to be. Next to Easton. Watching his chest rise and my heart fall. No matter the danger. “
Their friendship leads to the Aubrey family looking out for Ellis and ultimately taking her in which creates a whole new dynamic to her relationship with Easton. The Aubrey family deserve a book of their own. I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed reading the antics of all the family members. Tucker, Dixon, and Easton interact in a way that is easy and fun—adding the silly elements to an otherwise emotionally-charged story. I loved the Aubrey family vibe so much that I began to crave scenes with them, and if that isn’t a sign that we need more from this family then I don’t know what is! The vibrancy of the Aubrey family also highlights the lack of family Ellis has on her own, and really how emotionally-stunted she is to that kind of familial love.
Some Mistakes Were Made is more than just a teen on a journey to self-discovery book. It’s appreciation, love, and friendship that is found in dark times—whether you want it or not. Even if you’re not a young adult, I have no doubt that you’ll relate to the full spectrum of emotions that are expressed, especially that feeling of thinking you know everything when you really know nothing at all.
“And that is why tears are falling down my cheeks. Not because of Sandry’s kindness, but because of all the people who are supposed to be kind and aren’t.”
Kristin Dwyer has created such a wonderful book. With gorgeous writing, charismatic characters, hilarious dialogue with charming scenes, all within a perfectly crafted story. Some Mistakes Were Made is not a book to miss! Congrats on this beautiful new release, Kristin!
Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who recently moved from the PNW back to the Midwest. When her nose isn’t in a book, she’s spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.