Mistaken Identity

Posted November 21, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews, Giveaways / 2 Comments

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Mistaken Identity Book Cover Mistaken Identity
TC Matson
Self Published

Ever held your breath as the elevator doors slide open unsure of who could be staring back at you? And what about walking to your car and finding a note? Ever wish it was from the man who catches your attention? Poor Samantha isn’t sure when to let loose of her breath. Her fresh start causes more problems than the nerves she feels on the first day of work. She soon falls prey to a love that transforms into evil, lies that become twisted, and threats that come to be promises. She’s oblivious that the elevator holds her love, her heart break and her strength.


This book contains graphic sexually explicit content and intense violence that could be disagreeable or distressing to readers. The content is intended for mature readers only.

Life sometimes gives you a fork in the road and doesn’t give you a hint of which direction to take. There’s no signs, no arrows, no neon lights to help. Luckily, Samantha Beckman chose the right path years ago and escaped from the horrors of her childhood. Along with her best friend, Jess, she lives a wonderful life—happy and carefree just as any twenty six year old should.

Opportunity arises when Samantha lands the job of a lifetime as the COO’s executive assistant for North Carolina’s leading business, Weston Company.

Yet, not everything is as it seems. Samantha soon learns Mr. Eye Candy from the elevator isn’t who he says he is, the sexy construction worker isn’t what she thought he was, and don’t forget about her new unwanted and clever stalker. Maybe her life isn’t as simple as she hoped it would be.

Caught in the sights of two men and a stalker, Samantha is forced to decide between flight and fight, fear over strength. Will she be able to take the right path again, or has her luck finally run out?


TC Matson’s writing was surprisingly impressive for a debut novel. Her ability to draw you into a scene and cause you to lose yourself was fabulous. I felt alongside the characters as each scene unfolded. This book centered on Sam and an issue that wouldn’t go away. I can’t say I there was a part I didn’t like but there were a couple of difficult but necessary scenes that were hard to read. The way it ended made those parts earlier to swallow.

Sam was cute and feisty. She knew who she was and didn’t try to be anything else. Tanner was hard not to love. He was a breath of fresh air in the romance genre. Logan was sexy and cocky and oh so yummy. I identified strongly with Tanner his mindset and lifestyle are very similar to mine. Jess and Mack were AWESOME! Jess was Sam’s bestie. I loved her allegiance to Sam, but she didn’t cross lines like I see in a lot of bestie characters these days. Mack had a smaller roll than the rest, but I was instantly a Mack fan. He was just so laid back and comfortable to have in the scenes. I hope we get more Mack in the next book.

“It’s fascinating to watch a man of his stature be so domesticated. It’s downright erotic.”

The plot had a lot of twists and I have a sneaking suspicion that we haven’t seen the end of it. Matson has a great concept with Sam’s story. The plot flowed beautifully and secrets and sins were revealed along the way. I never felt like something was missing or unbelievable. As a thriller, it was fun to try and piece together whodunit as I read. I never actually guessed and was truly surprised when I found out who the stalker was.

“He studies me for a minute, probably deciding whether he wants to take a bit of my neck or not, but finally lowers his eyes back to his work. Creep.”

My favorite parts of the book are actually spoilers, but some of my other favorite parts were the simple banter between Sam and Jess. Their friendship was solid and comfortable. Nothing felt forced and I enjoyed the easiness of their relationship. This story had some similarities to other stories, but that ends about 2 chapters in. The twists in the plot and the characters themselves keep this novel unique from others in its genre.

I was a roller-coaster of emotions reading this book. If you were on the couch with me as I read, this is what you would have heard. “Hahahaha- Yowza!- Awwww – OMG – Hmmmm – No! No! No! – Awwww- Ahhhhhh! – Did he? – Holy Sh… – Awww – NO!!! – OMG- Wait! But- Oh no! – YIKES! – Awwww – Awww- Awwww”

The ending was a HEA, but it was hard earned. There were some serious and difficult scenes in this book that could be hard dome readers to handle.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves romance and wants a fresh take with a thrill.

This book was definitely worth the price. I look forward to picking it up in paperback.

5 Stars and a cold beer for Sam and whoever ends up true to her!

ARC generously offered in exchange for an honest review

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2 responses to “Mistaken Identity

  1. […] This one just didn’t work for me. It happens. Others seemed to really enjoy it, so it just may be me. I wasn’t able to connect with Paige. I found her rude rather than sassy and crude rather than clever. It wasn’t so much that she was insecure, we all are in some way. It was that she never once seemed to consider anyone else’s feelings. I simply found her to be unkind. BUT like I said, there are plenty of 5 star reviews that felt otherwise. Levi was ok. I found him common or unremarkable. He was fine. I liked him better than Paige, but he doesn’t stand out to me. Overall, I felt like the characters and plot were one dimensional. The story had great potential but the characters weren’t strong enough to carry it for me. I enjoy the authors writing style and very much enjoyed Matson’s first book, but this one fell short for me. She is writing a sequel and I have been told that book two will answer a lot of questions we are left with in book one as well as a huge character adjustment for both Paige and Levi. So I will be reading UnExpected to see how these characters grow and change. 2 stars and several Long Island Ice Teas for Blindsided. Cheers AMAZON LINK – http://amzn.to/1RVoJSo Our review of Mistaken Identity by TC Matson […]

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