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.
Taylor is a spitfire. For real. She doesn’t let any guy close- in fact she doesn’t let guys get away with much of anything around her. I would imagine that her hard exterior would scare off most guys. But it totally intrigues Hunter. I really liked Hunter. At first glance he seems like such a hard ass but he really wasn’t. Oh sure, he can bicker with the best of them, but somehow he makes even that seem endearing. It was pretty funny to watch him and Taylor’s verbal sparring matches. It was my favorite part of the story.
My Favorite Mistake is a deeper than normal love story. I loved it. There are all the cute aspects of falling in love, but there are also other elements. Both Hunter and Taylor have had a tough past and they both have secrets and issues they need to work through. They are actually really alike each other, which is why I think they work so well. I loved uncovering their secrets and watching them grow individually as people and together. It was really a great read. It is upper YA/ new adult, which is my very favorite category for contemporaries. My Favorite Mistake is an excellent realistic fiction addition to the new adult genre. It was not a mistake in reading this book. It was a very good choice!
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