Surviving the BIG Mistakes

Roxy Harte
Surviving the BIG Mistakes
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September 2015
Book 2 of Van Zant Siblings
Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Alexandra Van Zant, geneticist and beautiful mess, has discovered a huge mistake: one of her colleagues has engineered an extremely lethal hybrid disease codenamed Extinction Event, and even worse he's fled, leaving her to deal with it.

Worse turns life-threatening for Alexandra when a wealthy environmentalist needs the virus to bring about his vision of Utopia. He'll stop at nothing to hunt her down. With no destination in mind and only an urgent email from her brother to guide her, Alexandra runs to the mountains of Montana--a backwater town where no one will know her.

She makes another, huge mistake in drowning her sorrows in a menage a quatre with her childhood friend Gabe. The Irish Pub owner Gabe has loved Alexandra since he was twelve, and he's determined to stand by her no matter what comes. But when the bodies start dropping like flies will Alexandra trust him to help her survive?

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Mar 17, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
171 people found the following review helpful
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. Get it, get it now!!!

Dr. Alexandra Van Zant is having a REALLY bad week. Between trying to figure out how to save the world from a deadly virus that one of her employees developed, her husband's multiple infidelities (one resulting in a child), the release of security footage showing her having sex with Patrick "Gabe" Gowan, Conor Larkin and Jonathon O'Donnell (and loving it), you'd think she'd hit rock bottom. But the worst is yet to come when she drops off the grid and heads to Montana to clear her mind and visit her brother.

Alexandra is a savant, the world's leading molecular biologist in the genomics of disease. She also has bipolar disorder, OCD, ADHD and control issues. In a word, she's an extremely brilliant hot mess. As bodies start dropping all around her, Alexandra and her supremely intelligent mind will have to sort out exactly who she can trust.

The second book in the Van Zant Siblings, SURVIVING THE BIG MISTAKES, was a doozy! I went about this series all wrong, picking up book 3, then heading back to start at book 1. Now that I have an actual background on the characters, I feel like the third book makes much more sense to me. But I digress. Alexandra is such a fascinating and unique character, one that I haven't even seen similarities to in other books. She's only ever been sexual with her lying, cheating husband, but once she has a menage a quarte with Gabe, Conor and Jonathon, she realizes that she can use sex to escape the trappings of her mind for awhile. She's literally got the weight of the world on her tiny shoulders, knowing that if she gives up, there's a good chance the death toll due to the virus will be astronomical and worldwide. She's so foreign but such an empathetic character that you can't help but just fall in love with everything about her.

Similarly, Gabe is her oldest friend in the world, and now her new lover. He's charming, affable and sexy as hell. I love that he's more than willing to share her with his mates; their menage was soooooo freakin' delectable! The action in SURVIVING THE BIG MISTAKES was terrific too, I never knew which way the wind was going to blow with Alexandra and Co., even though I'm well aware of the next book, which I should probably read with fresh eyes before delving into book 4.

Bottom Line: Get this. Now. Don't pass go, don't collect $200. Just get it and realize your worst fears and biggest desires all in one delectable read.
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