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My Favorite Mistake
by Chelsea M. Cameron
Published September 29, 2012
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 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.
My Thoughts: Taylor Caldwell is starting her second year of college and is moving into an on campus apartment with her two friends Dara and Renee. When there is a knock at the door, expecting their other roommate, Taylor swings the door open only to find Hunter Zaccadelli standing there in all his glory, smug, smiling, tattooed, and all kinds of sexy. Needless to say, she is irate and determined to get him moved out, especially since he is sharing her room. With the housing being coed, this was a lot easier said than done. Taylor has built up walls around herself stemming back to a childhood trauma, that are as strong as Fort Knox. Hunter also has walls and secrets, stemming from an equally tragic childhood trauma that has left him wounded and guarded. Both Hunter and Taylor want to keep their past a secret, but the hurt they have faced leaves Taylor wearing her anger like an ugly chip on her shoulder, and Hunter masking his over with humor, sometimes being a jerk, charm, and asinine behavior. Try as they may, these two cannot deny the attraction they have for one other, though they adamantly try to do so. Hunter is determined to break through Taylor's walls, and she is just as determined to find out what Hunter's secrets are.
I enjoyed this story. Taylor is very sarcastic, angry, and outspoken, but yet I liked her. Hunter is really hot, also funny, somewhat of a smart ass, and surprisingly kind and loving when he wants to be. I really liked Hunter. He sometimes got the worse end of the deal in the whole situation, but he handled it pretty good most of the time. He loved tormenting Taylor with his sexual innuendos. The other characters in the book were also fun to get to know. The chemistry between Taylor and Hunter is intense, as is their passion for one another, though Taylor fought it tooth and nail, as well as there arguments. The romance was sweet, yet steamy. I enjoyed the plot, as these two wounded people go on their journey to wholeness, picking up the broken pieces along the way. My Favorite Mistake is a fun, heartwarming, and entertaining read, that though intense at times, will leave you smiling. If you love chick-lit and/or contemporary romance with that new adult feel, then you might want to consider adding this to you TBR pile.
“Hunter, I'm a virgin. Not a nun." He didn't talk for a moment. "That was the sexiest thing you've ever said. God, why do you do this to me?”
“We were both broken, trying to become unbroken. Maybe we just needed a little help. Not to fix each other, but to help us fix ourselves.”
“I can't promise not to make you mad. I can't promise that I won't hurt you. All I can promise is that I want you in my life, and I'll do anything to keep you there.”
“I love you, Missy girl. Even if I can't be with you, know that I'm here. So, that's it. More than the stars, Taylor. More than the stars.”
About the author: Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.
Nocturnal, Nightmare, and Neither the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles about a girl with a dying mother who meets an immortal boy are available now. The fourth and final book, Neverend, will be available in 2013. Whisper, about a girl who is alive, a boy who isn't and the complications that go along with their relationship, released June 16 and is the first in a trilogy. She is also the author of My Favorite Mistake, a New Adult Contemporary Romance. Follow her on Twitter: @chel_c_cam, her blog, or on Facebook
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