ARC Review: By Mistake by Sigal Ehrlich

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There’s so much going on in Anna’s life. Teaching countless hours at the studio and nurturing the three major relationships of her life – her group of tight-knit friends, all while attempting to not screw up this whole adulthood thing leaves very little time to waste on yet another dating app. At this point, a relationship is off the menu. Being “self-partnered” is more than enough.

A serious relationship has been crossed off Liam Brody’s list of goals, at least for the foreseeable future. Completing his residency and becoming a trauma surgeon is his only priority. Casual relationships, his friends, and books are the only things he’s willing to lose his precious free time to.

When an accidental email starts a deep online connection, both Liam and Anna dive in with zero concern . . . because there’s really no harm in getting close to someone who you’ll never meet in real life, right?

Wrong.

When a turn of events brings their “safe” virtual connection to an unexpected face-to-face, Anna and Liam learn their online chemistry pales in comparison to the real deal. A realization that brings along the bazillion-dollar question – what do you do when you meet The One at the most impossibly wrong time?

My Thoughts

When it works, all the rest is just noise.

By Mistake, Sigal Ehrlich

 

I would like to thank the author for this e-ARC copy of her book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is my first Sigal Elrlich book and my first finished read for 2021 – and it is a great start for a new reading year.

By Mistake is a very warm, lighthearted and slow burn romance about a ER resident and a fitness instructor who accidentally meet through a randomly sent email and forms a friendship around it. I’m not usually a fan of romance novels having an online dating plot, but this somehow works for me because it started off as an accidental friendship before turning something deeper. There wasn’t any angst or lust at first sight going on with this novel, so I really enjoyed the wholesome budding friendship and romance it had. I just love how Liam and Anna ‘s online friendship blossomed, and I was giddy and excited for both of them. There were a few steamy parts towards the end, but this book is pretty much tame and fluffy.

The writing style and flow of the story are pretty straightforward, and while it was predictable, I still found myself reading quickly through this book to know what happens next to Liam and Anna. As a medical student, I really love that Liam is an ER resident, so I found myself empathizing him more because I understand his crazy schedules, his need to put his career first before his life ( because I’m the same), and that his personal life will always need to take a step back. Everything about him just resonates with me, so I found myself enjoying his character more, even though he did make a few very awful mistakes at the latter chapters. On the other hand, Anna was a fun oddball, and she matched Liam’s pristine personality to a T. They’re the type of characters you both root for separately and together. I also love their relationships with their family and friends, because those characters definitely brought more life into the story.

This book is just so good, and I can’t wait to read the other ones in this brand new series.

My Rating

By Mistake will be available on January 19th, so make sure to grab your copies!

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About The Author

T.J. Klune (Author of The House in the Cerulean Sea)
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Sigal Ehrlich is a bestselling author of refreshing, fun, and sweet romance novels. She loves books, cold weather, and the occasional bubbly drink. Living as an expat for most of her life, Sigal has been lucky enough to visit many exotic places and meet some unique people from all corners of the world, while experiencing the sweet triumphs and travails of trying to acclimate to new “homes.” Currently, Sigal calls the Czech Republic home where she lives with her husband and three kids.

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