{Book Review} My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

October 15, 2012 Reviews 10

Welcome to my tour stop on the My Favorite Mistake blog tour! 
Published: September 28, 2012 
Age Group: New Adult
Source: eARC from author
Series: N/A (standalone) 
Buy this Book: Amazon

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.

I read the first two books in the Noctalis chronicles by Chelsea M. Cameron and I really enjoyed those books, but they were paranormals. I had never tried a contemporary by ms. Cameron, so My Favorite Mistake was my first experience. I have to say, I am a fan! Chelsea M. Cameron is now going on that list of authors that I will pick up any book they write. I know her writing is going to be good, her characters are great and her guys are pretty darn irresistible.

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!

4/5 gavels

Author Info:
Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA writer 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.

She has two books out now, Nocturnal and Nightmare, the first and second books in the Noctalis Chronicles about a girl with a dying mother who meets an immortal boy. The third book, Numb will be out this August, and the fourth in the winter. Her other book, 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.

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10 Responses to “{Book Review} My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron”

  1. Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings

    A cute deep love story with a spitfire…that sounds really good! Thanks for sharing this with me! I need to check this out! Hope things are well in your world! Sorry I haven’t been by as much, Wicked is kicking my butt!

  2. Suz

    I don’t read that many YA contemporaries but after reading how much you liked this book, I may have to try this one! It sounds like it has great characters and I like the idea of the story where they are sharing their past, growing together and falling in love. Thanks for sharing your comments 🙂

  3. Erika

    You had me at bad boy:p Thanks for the great review! Definitely adding this one to my to-read list! Love these type of books!

  4. thisweirdturtle

    I agree! This is definitely worth reading. Its compete in it. It will make you laugh, it will make you cry, it will make you frustrated but it will also make you fall in love with them. 🙂

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