One Simple Mistake by Deanndra Hall

Title: One Simple Mistake
Series: The Citadel Series, Book 1
Genre: Erotic Romance, BDSM
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He already knew, but he’s about to be reminded: Your whole world can change forever in a split second.

A man with a broken heart.

Doug Benton’s heart was broken when he misread the cues of a purely sexual threesome. But when he meets Vivian, the sister of his employer’s daughter-in-law, he wonders if she’s as hungry for a real relationship as he is. There’s just one problem: He’s a Dominant. And Vivian is possibly the most vanilla woman he’s ever met. That knowledge leaves him wondering if they could ever have anything that would last.

A woman scorned.

Vivian Norton has been dumped one too many times – the last time, at the altar. To make matters worse, she’s fallen in love with the one man she most certainly shouldn’t have. When she meets Doug at a Walters family gathering, her first thought of the good looking security agent is simply, What a heartbreaker! As Vivian gets to know Doug, she begins to wonder if they could have something more than just a fling and, even though she’s scared, his calm strength gives her security and hope.

As time passes, it becomes more and more obvious to the strong, passionate young man and the sweet, innocent, curvy redhead that they want a relationship that’ll stand the test of time. Everything falls into place, and they discover that each is exactly what the other needs.

But all it takes is one simple mistake to ruin everything.

And when Doug makes that mistake, there’s no going back. He doesn’t mean to. He tries to fix it, to take it back, to make it all right, but Vivian is having none of that. And when he finally forces her hand, he learns a painful lesson.

There’s no coming back from some mistakes.

In this first volume of the Citadel series, the first spinoff series of the popular Love Under Construction series, revisit the world of the Walters family in Louisville, Kentucky, and two characters you knew but wanted to know better. It’s a story of love, loss, and what happens when “I’m sorry” just may not be enough. Is there hope?

In Deanndra Hall’s stories? There’s always hope.

WARNING: This book contains graphic sexual content and detailed injuries and medical situations. It is not considered suitable for those under the age of 18 years. Reader discretion advised.


Tanya Rae’s Review: 4.5 OOOOo’s (O’s for Orgasms)

One Simple Mistake is Doug’s & Vivian’s (Viv’s) story. Viv is a little older than Doug but doesn’t have the maturity that her age should allow her to be but, mostly it is because she is inexperienced with life. Doug finds himself working with Cabrizzi Farms and Vivian is working as a housekeeper there as well. Both are trying to heal their broken hearts and the rest is up to you to read about.

One Simple Mistake is book 1 of The Citadel Series is a spin off of The Love Under Construction Series and I wish I had read that before then I would have known more about the other couples that were spoken about in this book. However, I don’t think it is absolutely necessary that you read the other series before other than it would have been nice to have known more about them. I don’t think it took away from reading One Simple Mistake.

At one point I was worried about how this book would end. Deanndra Hall had me ugly crying and I hate crying. But, when I do cry I think that it is a great book because the author was able to bring out such emotion from me. I can’t tell you why I cried because well that would be a spoiler and I don’t do them. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Although, this is book 1 in the Citadel Series there is an HEA and no cliffhanger. I am looking forward to reading One Poor Choice, book 2 coming in Fall 2015

Again I say I have the best non-paying job as a blogger I got to read this ARC for an Honest review.

I give One Simple Mistake 4.5 stars! I can’t wait to read more from this Author and my goal is to go back and read The Love Under Construction Series as soon as I have the time.


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โ€œDo you . . .โ€ She stopped and Doug waited until he couldnโ€™t wait anymore.

โ€œWhat, baby? Spit it out.โ€

โ€œDo you . . . think Iโ€™m a slut? I mean, I let you do anything you want to me, and I never make you stop. I take it because I love you and I want to feel sexy and desirable when Iโ€™m with you, but do I disgust you?โ€ She cast her eyes downward and watched her finger cut through the dark blond hair on his chest.

โ€œViv?โ€ When she didnโ€™t respond, Doug put a finger under her chin and tipped her face up. โ€œViv, yes, I think youโ€™re a slut โ€“ my slut. Youโ€™re a slut for me. Thatโ€™s as it should be. Your body should be available for my use, but mine should be for yours too. Thatโ€™s why I always ask you what you want. Iโ€™ll do whatever it takes to satisfy you, and I love the fact that you feel comfortable enough with me to just let go and do anything and everything. There shouldnโ€™t be any shame between us.โ€

Her blue eyes searched his. No, he wasnโ€™t making fun of her, she could tell. He meant every word. โ€œYou like me being slutty?โ€

Doug snorted. โ€œYeah, for me! But not for anyone else. I want you all to myself. The fact that you want it with me just tells me that weโ€™ve really got something here, something that will let us be honest and open with the other person. Do you feel that way?โ€

โ€œYeah, I really do.โ€ She stopped for a few seconds. โ€œIf you wanted to take me out into the middle of a field, strip me naked, and fuck me right there on the bare ground for an hour, I wouldnโ€™t be embarrassed.โ€

He laughed and shrugged. โ€œI donโ€™t know why Iโ€™d ever want to do that, but okay then! Just know that I ask you to do the things most people would consider slutty because I want you to explore and learn, to grow sexually and know what you want and what you want to give to me. Yeah, you can be a slut, but youโ€™re my slut. And I love that about you.โ€

The Love Under Construction Series

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About The Author

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a writer . . .

and it has served me well. I wrote for local publications, wrote marketing and advertising materials, wrote for academic publications, and eventually grew jaded with the writing profession as I often watched others take credit for my hard work. I retreated into the world of 3-D art in the fiber and textile mediums and hid out in a world of colors and textures. But, truth is, there was always a story or two in my head. It wasn’t until Nikki and I met in my imagination that I decided it was time to let those stories out, and I’m glad I did. My readers now get to enjoy the fruits of my imagination and, believe me, it runs wild!

On the personal side, I’ve been happily married to my lover and best friend for over thirty years, and I have two wonderful adult kids who’ve blessed me with two excellent choices of life partners. When I’m not writing, I’m playing with my three crazy little dogs, hiking in a local recreation area, kayaking, working out at the gym, tending my herbs, cooking, or doing some kind of research.

But I’d really rather be writing!

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