My Favorite Mistake rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Release Date: September 29, 2012
How are the sex scenes?
Not typically hot, yet extremely sweet and believable.
How are the story lines?
Credible, mysterious and well written.
Would you read it again?
I already did!!!
Back of the Book
Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.
On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it's too late.
Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever may make him decide maybe love isn't a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment--and leave her alone. The problem is, the more time they spend together, the less she hates him, and the more she moves toward love.
But when the man who holds the key to Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces and threatens to wreck everything, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.
WOW! My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron, is one of the most enjoyable books I have read all year. It is an Early Adult Contemporary Romance done to its best. Plenty of angst, damaged characters, lots of loving and fun banter, plus of course, an extremely hot Hero!
Our heroine is intelligent, sassy and feisty Taylor Caldwell, who had a traumatic secret from her past causing her to hide from emotional connection with peers for the past eight years. She is strong-willed, witty but broken. She believed that she was destined to be alone in life, aside from her family. This theory is challenged when she meets her incredibly handsome, intentionally arrogant and mischievous new room-mate, Hunter Zaccadelli.
Hunter epitomizes "Bad Boy", much to Taylor's disgust and angst. From the moment they meet, he is enamored with Taylor, but she is very determined to stay well away from the sexy, volatile Hunter. There is much more to Hunter than his cocky, cavalier facade portrayed though. He is intense, a deep thinker, generous, incredibly talented in all he attempted, and a romantic as well! Did I mention hot???
For Taylor, “His talking voice was amazing, but his singing voice was like honey and smoke had hooked up in the back of a van at a rock concert and had a love child.” Desperately scared of a relationship, these facets all add up to dangerous, uncharted territory for Taylor.
Both are equally yet differently damaged, both stubborn, and both, as a result, extremely isolated from deep relationships, outside their families. Hunter and Taylor had been recipients of genuine familial love, which had created distinguishing strengths. In many ways, it was these strengths that drew them to each other, yet in other instances created friction and animosity. They had built their own coping mechanisms, which they often challenged in each other.
Is it possible to write sensual love scenes which include numerous, funny quips? Somehow, this amazing author has succeeded. It’s a book that makes you smile.
“He got up and picked me up again, walking with me to the dresser where he grabbed a foil packet from his sock drawer……”Wrap it before you tap it,” he said, holding the package in his fist……I laughed as we made our way back to the my bed.”
Their loving is actually quite beautiful and genuine.
My Favorite Mistake is cleverly written, with witty humor, mixed with deep themes, poetic insight into emerging adults, and for the most part, a feel good sort of book. It will make you laugh, cry, cringe and swoon! Sigh! The supporting characters each play significant roles, and would easily substantiate their own book. I would love to see a sequel, that could unpack some of the other characters that we met, as well as continue the current storyline of course! Well done Chelsea Cameron! Well done.
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