Review: Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

Mistakes Were Made
by Meryl Wilsner
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication date: Oct. 11, 2022
Genre: F/F Romance

When Cassie Klein goes to an off-campus bar to escape her school’s Family Weekend, she isn’t looking for a hookup—it just happens. Buying a drink for a stranger turns into what should be an uncomplicated, amazing one-night stand. But then the next morning rolls around and her friend drags her along to meet her mom—the hot, older woman Cassie slept with.

Erin Bennett came to Family Weekend to get closer to her daughter, not have a one-night stand with a college senior. In her defense, she hadn’t known Cassie was a student when they’d met. To make things worse, Erin’s daughter brings Cassie to breakfast the next morning. And despite Erin’s better judgement—how could sleeping with your daughter’s friend be anything but bad?—she and Cassie get along in the day just as well as they did last night.

What should have been a one-time fling quickly proves impossible to ignore, and soon Cassie and Erin are sneaking around. Worst of all, they start to realize they have something real. But is being honest about the love between them worth the cost?


When Cassie hooks up with a woman at the bar, the last this she expects is for that woman to be her friend’s mother. Needless to say, parent’s weekend at college just got a whole lot more interesting. However, this book takes place throughout a span of a year, so clearly things continue to progress after family weekend.

One thing that should be noted is that spice level in this book. The author did not hold back when it came to Cassie and Erin’s late night activities. Which made for a pretty interesting plane ride where I hoped no one read over my shoulder because they would definitely get an eye full. I am all for an explicit sex scene, but I know some readers would not be comfortable with it, so I felt like it was worth mentioning.

While I enjoyed the story as a whole, I do wish that the characters were a bit more fleshed out. Everything felt so superficial, as if the author was more interested in writing the sex scenes than building the world and characters up. Cassie is supposed to be going to school to potentially be an engineer for NASA, yet it’s only mentioned here and there. I wish we could have actually gotten a bit more in her head on that one. Erin works long hours at the hospital, and I would have like to have seen her at her job and interacting outside of her time with Cassie. The characters just never fully felt fleshed out to me and therefor I didn’t find myself falling into their romance like I did.

I had really high hopes for this one and thought I was going to fall in love with it. However, I didn’t connect with the characters, and therefor couldn’t really grasp their relationship. I was hoping to fully immerse myself in this story and unfortunately that was not the case.


One Thought on “Review: Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner

  1. Sorry to hear that you didn’t like this one as much as you had hoped you would.

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