Monday, November 4, 2013

**REVIEW** My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

Release Date:  August 27, 2013
Published By:  Harlequin HQN
Length:  400 pages
Review Copy: Purchased, Paperback


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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 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, so she needs him gone before it's too late.

Hunter himself has been burned before, but Taylor's sexy laugh and refusal to let him get away with anything make her irresistible. Determined not to be kicked out of her life without a fight, Hunter proposes a bet: if she can convince him she either truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment;and leave her alone.

But when the man behind Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces, 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.

  Reading this book was basically more fun than breathing. I mean, I guess some people would not consider breathing fun but honestly without it you just could not survive. Chelsea Cameron had captured my attention a little over a year ago (I do believe) with her YA novel Nocturnal but My Favorite Mistake has blown me away. This is no exaggeration, I literally had a hard time putting this one down and finished it in basically one sitting, I only stopped to attend class and do some necessary things. When you start this seriously do not have any plans because they will come second to every page that is in this nearly 400 page novel!

  When it comes to NA we all have a general idea of what to expect and it is all up to the author to dazzle us with something new. Some can do this and some just take what is already out there and add their own twist. Cameron has taken something new and made a completely captivating, original plot. Yes there is a bad boy and the characters both have their own issues but it is the way in which they deal with everything and the why they are stuck with each other that I loved. They are thrown in a room together... as roommates in a co-ed dorm (where was your mind?).  They do have the undeniable attraction and I may have been slightly jealous that Taylor got to sleep in the same room as Hunter but the tension between them kept me amused.  There is never a dull moment with these two and I found my heart almost constantly going out to one or the other and high hopes that they would make the struggle and become something great.

  I really liked Taylor and her persistence.  She can be a fun person but an event when she was younger changed her life forever and boys are not the most important thing on her list of things to do.  That being said she takes no crap from no person, including Hunter.  He may get her excited in many different ways but she tries her best to keep herself in check and maintain her stand on him leaving the dorm room and her life.  The thing about that though, is that it is hard to know what you really want when every part of you screams something new every minute.  The anger she held so close for so long may be the thing to make her live without happiness but with Hunter's help she will learn to let it go and live.  That is if she doesn't knock him out cold...

  I have no idea where to start with Hunter.  He is the complete bad boy package and yet there was something completely different about him.  Moody and normally the player, I was easily won over with his mocking and sexual innuendos when he was around Taylor.   There was just something about him that I believe will pull every reader into his orbit because the guy is just charismatic.  He is far from perfect though and has seen some seriously horrible things and lived through a major tragedy, that would break even some of the strongest people out there.  Admittedly I thought at first his intentions for Taylor were nothing more than to have a little fun but then he didn't give up and it became clear he wanted more.  There is no way I could do this guy justice in a review and honestly I could go on and on but you need to pick this one up and discover all the reason you will love him.

  The best part about this was that there was no insta-love.  There is no denying that there was some serious attraction going on but if you are a female that has any hormones at all, there would be attraction.  The pull between these two is undeniable but apparently Taylor can fight it.  The thing with fighting is that it can only last so long and eventually something has to give and when it does with these two, it is amazing.  I adored every minute of their climb to the finish and had many moments that my heart went out to one or the other.  Yes, there was that many feel moments that I completely lost track and did nothing but hope for the best with these two.

  Chelsea Cameron's My Favorite Mistake has quickly taken a place in my favourite NA novels but that is no surprise as I had loved her YA series as well.  It seems that her spark for writing transcends across genres and her ability to grab your interest only intensifies.  Honestly I can not think of one downside to this book, not even one moment that drove me nuts.  With a great pace, developed characters and an addictive plot I would highly recommend this to anyone that is a fan of NA.  If you haven't jumped onto the NA wagon yet, pick this one up and you will never want to get off!!

"Aw, come on Missy, you don't want to live with me?"  Who did this guy think he was?  I'd known him all of ten minutes and he had given me a nickname and propositioned me.

  "You're not a nice person," I said.  He laughed.  "You're right I'm not."  He shook his head as if it was the funniest thing ever.  It wasn't, really.  Most people wanted other people to like them so they tried and were overly nice.  Hunter wasn't like that.  He was what he was and didn't give a shit if people liked it or not.

Sweet Christ it was like I died and gone to breakfast heaven.  I really hoped he wouldn't use his cooking skills as leverage for sexual favors.  For this, I might have to give in.

"Good night, Hunter.""Love me?""Nope.""Hate me?""More than the DMV.""Oh, burn."

  Hunter was different.  He'd seen through my exterior, seen through the wall of tangled thorns that guarded me.  And here he was, asking me if I wanted to let him try and break through.  The answer was yes.  And no.  I was going to hell.

  "Why are you so good at everything?" I mumbled.  "Not everything.  I'm terrible at crossword puzzles.  And I have never been able to keep a goldfish alive to save my life.!  I had a speech problem until I was seven.  I couldn't say the letter L."  "I don't think we can be together anymore.  You're a loser."

If you get the book page 110-11 made me laugh SO HARD but I wont quote it because it would basically be an excerpt and I want you all to enjoy it first hand!!


  1. I like that for being a NA the author made it her own and didn't follow the norm. Glad that you really enjoyed this book. I will have to add this to my list.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  2. I haven't read any NA books lately, but My Favorite Mistake sounds really good. I like that the author made her own spin on this genre. Of course, I love it when there's romance in the plot, and Hunter and Taylor sound like a great couple. I love when there's tension and funny banter between the two- the quotes you pulled where great! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. I've read a bunch of NA books and really enjoy them. I had not heard about this book, thanks.

  4. This was a pretty cool book, nice review :)


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