My Favorite Mistake - Claudia Burgoa

My Favorite Mistake

By Claudia Burgoa

  • Release Date: 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 43 Ratings


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa brings us a brand new hockey romance about missed opportunities, accidental weddings, and found family. 

What happens in Vegas might go viral!

The first time I met Caspian Spearman, we had the perfect night.
The second time, I was on the arm of his biggest rival.
The third night… was a string of mistakes.

Don’t believe me?
Let’s do a play-by-play—or mistake by mistake.

I surprised my boyfriend in Vegas.
I didn’t kill him when I caught him sleeping with his best friend. 
I went to the bar where I bumped into Cas. 
We had a few tequila shots for old times' sake.
Like the last time, we ended up in bed…but it doesn’t end there.

According to the internet I’m married to the hot, arrogant, womanizer captain of the Portland Orcas.

It’s all over social media—in case we need proof. 
Even my mother watched the blissful event—kill me now.
He can’t afford the bad PR.
I can’t deal with Mom’s, I told you so.
So, we agree to stay married.
At least until the end of next season.
And in the meantime, we’ll enjoy our off-the-charts chemistry. 
The benefits of being married, he says.

What can go wrong?
After all, it’s only sex.



  • Another Amazing Spearman! Great Story & Listen🎧

    By Bette H
    Claudia Burgoa never ceases to amaze me with her impressive writing style and creative mind. Her books are engrossing and I just love getting lost in the world she creates, it is escapism at its best. And she gives us another Spearman brother to fall in love with in this fourth book set in her “Paradise Bay Billionaire” series, a professional hockey player and captain of the Portland Orcas. Caspian had a memorable hookup with a woman he met at his brother’s vineyard and no one compared to her since and the next time he sees her, she is with one of his teammates, one he does not get along with. Polaris ‘Rys’ Vega was that hookup and she had a feeling he was a player and she was right when she learned who Caspian really was, a professional hockey player and a teammate of the man she was dating. When she goes to Vegas to surprise her man, turns out she was in for a surprise and not a good one. She heads to the bar to drink away her sorrows, and winds up seeing Caspian once again. And what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Wrong! A night of drinking and having fun leads to wedded bliss, that is until the next day when Rys realized what she had done, not to mention the news catching wind of it and trending on social media. I loved how everything played out in this book, it is a beautifully plotted story with charming characters, plenty of drama, a touch of angst, heartfelt emotions, and some steamy romance. Claudia Burgoa, thank you for another wonderful story and emotional rollercoaster ride. 🎧 📚🎧 And for the fabulous narration, as always, Claudia Burgoa cast the perfect narrators to bring her characters and story to life. Teddy Hamilton and CJ Bloom did an amazing job with these characters, giving each their own voice and personality. They have a complete understanding of the characters they are portraying, taking each role and making their own, sounding believable and just as I pictured the characters to sound. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they captured all the characters’ emotions, projected them into their performance and had you feeling every single one. These entertaining storytellers are versatile voice artists and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another exceptional listen.
  • Loved It

    By sammyreads
    This is a heartfelt and heartwarming emotional roller coasters. It was such a fantastic read. An engaging and captivating story which hooks you from the first page and keeps you captivated until the very end. The plot was well written and the characters were relatable and well developed. Loved Rys and Caspian characters. These two had a shot but Caspian missed it and now Rys visit Vegas to visit her boyfriend and gets a shock and Caspian doesn’t want to miss his second chance with Rys. Claudia has done absolute justice with the plot and characters. The storytelling is beyond perfect . Loved this story and can’t wait to read what Claudia would write next.
  • Cas and Rye

    By Srosenthal
    I received a complimentary kindle version of this book and am voluntarily leaving my review. This is a second chance, standalone story featuring a billionaire, wine making family and hockey player with a one-night stand, not so secret marriage and exes causing trouble. This is a story in the Paradise Bay series. It stands alone well within that series but there was info thrown around and some characters and their connections that at times I felt I was missing key info. I would have loved if the author mentioned where I could find more info on the characters in this book at the end so I could find their stories. In this book we get Caspian who is the hockey playing brother. He loves Hockey and plays it as a way to honor and remember his now deceased dad who passed away when he was 15. This is book 4 in the series and the first book about the younger and non-triplet brother. This story is told in two different time periods. The first tells the story how Cas meets this woman named Rye during the offseason at his family's winery. Rye has just graduated from Vet School and is heading to her new job when they share one day and a very hot night. The story then picks up almost three years later and Rye and Cas have lost contact but also seen each other a few times recently as she is casually dating a player on another hockey team. Things go a bit haywire when they both are in Vegas, and she learns some of her boyfriend's secrets and Cas comforts her and things end with a secret wedding that's not so secret. This was a fun and very romantic story about second chance love, soulmates, crazy families, and a bit of insta love/lust.
  • Loved

    By Laura__F
    After 4 years and almost 40 books since I’ve discovered Claudia Burgoa, I’m amazed how many times I think this is better than the last one. When I read the prequel to this story in early 2022, I started counting down the days until Cas and Rys’ story. OMG this book… so many feels. I love this family so so much and how all of the worlds in CB’s universe overlap. This book is absolutely amazing and I can’t wait for the next Spearman to get their HEA!
  • New Beginnings o

    By Slimleak
    Vegas is a place where things are forgotten once you Leave. Caspian and Rys had a night in Vegas , Sparks and very intense sex. Three years later they meet. Cas is a hockey player for the Vancouver Orcas. Rys is a veterinarian who works in two places. Cas playing hockey makes him feel close to his dad. CAs keep her in his heart . So seeing her again was easy. She had broke with her boyfriend and was in a bar when Cas show up. The next morning they find they married. PR try’s to work the situation. Cas and Rys do have some family issues to, overcome The Spearman Family is loyal and protective. The story tells you how their relationship goes with the ups and downs. It is a great story. Amazing read that get you rooting for Cas .
  • My Favorite Spearman

    By Hmitch76
    Caspian Spearman is the captain of the hockey team, The Vancouver Orcas. In his time off he helps his brothers at the family vineyard in Paradise Bay. While working at the winery one weekend he meets the woman he is meant to be with, Rys. Rys is celebrating her graduation of veterinarian school at the vineyard with her best friend, Avery, on a girls trip. After an amazing night together Cas & Rys part ways and don’t see each other again for two years. Rys goes to Vegas to surprise her new boyfriend, but she’s the one who is surprised when she catches him in bed with someone else. She soon runs into Cas and they spend the evening together drinking and having fun. She freaks out when she wakes up the next morning and finds out they got married. His agent suggests they stay married for a while. Caspian is completely in love with Rys so he has no problem with this plan. He sees it as time to get her to fall in love with him. This story was sweet and fun to read. Caspian may be my favorite Spearman ever! He was s stinking sweet. Rys is a very like able character that I could easily relate to. This story was a lot of fun to read and I will be telling my reading buddies all about it.
  • Drunken Accidental Marriage Turns into True Love

    By BBQ griller
    Claudia Burgoa has done it again! I absolutely loved My Favorite Mistake; it is an incredible love at first sight love story. It is the fourth book in her Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers series. My Favorite Mistake is my favorite book in the series, and I am looking forward to reading the remaining books in the series. Claudia Burgoa shows that she is an amazing storyteller and has once again provided her readers with amazing characters. I love that she continues to write the stories that I love to read. I love all the characters in My Favorite Mistake, they feel like family! My Favorite Mistake filled me with a rollercoaster of emotions, it was impossible to put it down, and I loved every moment on every page. Who does not love hot sexy men, strong females, loving families, and friends, who always support one another? I love how Claudia Burgoa always manages to create the "perfect" heroine, who is a strong woman on her own, to balance out the sexy, swoon worthy men. I really enjoy how the book is told in the first person from the perspective of the main characters. I love getting the insight and feelings from the different characters. I love the lighter moments where I find myself smiling and laughing aloud. My favorite moments are the ones that pull at my heartstrings that cause me to sigh, as I read the heartbreaking moments. I love how Claudia Burgoa incorporates the title of the book into the love story with a simple statement by Rys. My Favorite Mistake is filled with heartbreaking and heartwarming moments that I have come to love and expect in Claudia Burgoa love story, and she did not disappoint, especially with the poignant and bittersweet moments that filled this page turner. My Favorite Mistake is an accidental marriage love story between Caspian “Cas” Spearman, professional hockey player for the Portland Orcas and Polaris Vega “Rys” Holland, veterinarian. Cas and Rys originally meet three years prior to the story when Rys visits the winery’s tasting room with her friend, Avery and they spend a memorable weekend together. Cas did not get Rys’s phone number and was not able to reach out to her. Rys soon discovers that Cas lied about what he did for a living. He insinuated that he was an actuary. They see each other again, when Rys is on the arm of Cas’s archenemy, Thad Roderick who plays for the San Jose Sharks. Rys plans to surprise Thad in Las Vegas, he is there for the All-Star Game. Rys walks in on Thad and his best friend, Cameron in a compromising position. She heads to the bar to drown her sorrows, only to be discovered by Cas. They begin drinking and gambling, and ultimately drunkenly get married by Elvis. When Rys wakes up the following morning with two rings on her left hand does she realize what they did the night before. I love the significance of the tattoo that Cas has on his back. Cas contacted his agent’s assistant requesting that the marriage license not be filed, but it was erroneously filed. Their marriage is a PR nightmare for Cas, and he is informed that he and Rys need to remain married. As they spend more time together, things begin to change between them. They share secrets that they have not revealed to each other before. I love the chemistry between Rys and Cas. I love that both Rys and Cas were both so vulnerable and that each of them changes because of their love for one another. I love how they share things that they have never shared before, especially the secrets that Cas shares about his life after his father died and Rys shares regarding his relationship with her family. I love all the things that Cas has secretly does for Rys and I love the puppies that they decide to foster. A surprise plot twist changes things between them, which included heartbreaking moments for Rys. I love the heart-to-heart conversations that Rys has with her father, which leads to Rys being willing to put her heart on the line for Cas. I love how everything gets resolved between them. I love all the changes that they are willing to make in their lives to have a life with one another. love how Cas decides to propose to Rys again, the location of the proposal and the surprise that Rys has for Cas. I also love how the epilogue went above and beyond a happily ever after. I love the characters and the family dynamic in My Favorite Mistake, the characters feel like family and friends. I enjoyed all the interactions between the Spearman family, the characters feel like family and friends. I enjoyed all the interactions between the Spearman siblings especially their teasing that made me laugh. I loved all the characters in My Favorite Mistake, it felt like a family reunion and catching up with the other Spearmans and the new little Spearmans. I also loved catching up with the Aldridges, as well. Who does not love family and friends that always have each other’s backs? I thoroughly enjoyed My Favorite Mistake, who does not love a love a fake marriage love story that turns into true love? Highly recommend this incredible love story and am so looking forward to reading the other books in the series.
  • My favorite Spearman

    By Cheryl33610
    Oh Caspian, where have you been all my life?! This hot hockey player melted my heart, not for his smooth moves on the ice or his outwardly grumpy and private personality, but for his soft and squishy marshmallow center. When Cas and Rys first meet, I did not expect it to go down like that! I love that I was surprised, because Ms. Burgoa could have gone the predictable route, and didn't. I also loved that these two might not have kept in touch for the three years between meetings, but they've the other in their minds...and hearts...all this time. Not to mention, been aware of what the other has been up to. And when Rys world is tilted, Caspian is there to lend a shoulder to try to put it back on its axis. Of course, it's blown off again when the pair goes viral, but in the best way possible, because now they're "stuck" with each other!! But Cas is going to do all he can to support Rys and not let her take the blame for their marriage "mistake", even from his family...who's members really peeved me this go-round. I've read the series, and do love it, but some of his siblings need to calm the heck down (I'm talking to you, Gatz!) And Mama Spearman...ugh! Although, Rys mom is definitely not winning any parent of the year awards either! But through it all, Cas remains steadfast in keeping Rys calm and safe and willing to give her what she needs. Even if that's not him. I enjoyed seeing characters from other series intermingled as well. While new readers won't have the background to chuckle at Lang or be happy to see the Aldridge in the won't take away from their enjoyment of the series. In fact, I bet they'll go back and read books that they've missed. That's how I discovered Claudia Burgoa and now she's a must read, one-click author for me. I love the Spearman family, with their literary names and their protective, loving ways...but the unmatched siblings will need to work really hard to knock Caspian and Rys off their pedestal of my favorite couple. But I look forward to them trying!!
  • Excellent and One of my favorites

    By Yoli277
    What happened in Vegas definitely didn’t stay in Vegas. My Favorite Mistake (Paradise Bay Billionaire Brothers #4) is such a delightful and exciting treat. So far Nando is my favorite Spearman sibling however, Caspian is a strong contender for that spot and rightfully so. I mean he’s such a delicious, charming and sexy hockey player. One of the best things about this series is the fact that each Spearman sibling is unique in their own right, they hold their own and each of their stories keeps getting better and better. I love surprise wedding and marriage of convenience romances which makes me love Caspian and Rys’ book even more. They were previously introduced in their novella, My Favorite Night where they spent a hot and steamy weekend together. Although it was only for a weekend, it was the perfect tease as their connection was deep, meaningful, unforgettable and it definitely gave me something to look forward too. So here we are, years later and even though Caspian and Rys have reunited in Vegas, they both felt some kind of way towards each other after previous misunderstandings. Now they’ve gotten themselves in a predicament considering they spent a night in Vegas drinking, gambling, having fun, reconnecting and spontaneously getting married in front of Elvis. The BEST part is, they made a video and posted it on social media. I was completely invested and definitely craving for more. Fortunately, everything that transpired post wedding was quite entertaining which truly made for an excellent story with witty banter, funny and endearing moments and a heartfelt page turner. And Claudia Burgoa definitely brought the heat along with swoon worthy moments between Caspian and Rys. Their chemistry and sex is off the charts HOT and exactly what I needed. My Favorite Mistake is aptly named and to me, Caspian and Rys are the PERFECT MISTAKE. There is so much goodness along with charm and adorableness within this book. My Favorite Mistake is definitely one of my favorite books in the series.
  • Loved this

    By 46319
    Cys and Rhys story is probably my favorite I enjoyed reading how they met, and they lost track of each other and 3 years later they run in to each other in Vegas and it was a wild ride getting to know each other and meeting there familys Can't wait to read Heaths story I believe he is next