Thursday, November 29, 2012

Review: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron

Title: My Favorite Mistake
Author:Chelsea M. Cameron
Category:Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
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 Review:

I was really looking forward to reading My Favorite Mistake, I had heard some good things about it. However, I just couldn't ‘love’ it. I did enjoy it, felt it was a good, genuine romance read, but it just didn't have that factor that makes me fall in love with a book.

I just couldn't feel the attraction or love the two main characters had for each other. I didn't see, nor feel the love they supposedly had. Though as the story progressed and it got closer to the ending, I was able to get a feeling of love from them, but it wasn't until the end of the book.

We were both broken, trying to become unbroken.

Taylor has spent her life avoiding love.  Avoiding being attached to people, with her cocky and I-will-punch-you-in-the-face attitude, it isn't that hard.

But when she moves into her new room with a bunch of girl roommates, Hunter Zaccadelli was the last thing she expected, from his bad boy looks, to his charming blue eyes. And apparently he is one of her new roommates, and if things just couldn't get any worse, he is also bunking in her room!

Then Hunter bets Taylor, a bet she can’t pass up. Either she proves she hates him or loves him-he’ll move. Leave the apartment for good. She thinks this bet will be easy.

But this boy is everything she wasn't expecting.

And just when she feels she has a grip on life, Hunter and herself, someone from her past makes an appearance.

 Because we could be amazing. You and me.

Now, I know I said I just couldn't feel the love in the story, but that doesn't mean it isn't a great read. I actually did enjoy the story. It held me captive and I read the book in one sitting. And as the story progresses, it gets better and more interesting. Though I kept questioning why Taylor and Hunter liked each other. My Favorite Mistake is a very cute book.

Taylor is a very cocky and fierce girl, and I just loved that. I love when I meet a character that is spunky, determined and has an I-will-punch kind of attitude.  I usually, and instantly, fall in love with them. And Taylor was no different.  As you delve deeper into the story you begin to understand why she has such anger, and why she has a fear of love. When you do, you are able to empathize for her. I really did enjoyed Taylor.

Now, Hunter, what can I say about him? He is the bad boy, fictional character that I usually fall hard for. However, as much as I really enjoyed this character, I didn't love him. I liked him, yes, but I didn't fall for him. Which was sad, but it didn't make the story any less enjoyable.  And from the beginning of the story it’s like he sets out just to piss off Taylor. Which I found hilarious! But like Taylor, he is more than meets the eye.  He, too, is hiding something and Taylor tries to find out what it is. I feel this is what really makes them grow closer and makes it where they can understand each other.

The plot, was interesting, if not predictable at some points. I felt the pacing a bit rushed, only in small parts. However, I did see amazing character growth, and I really enjoyed watching both Taylor and Hunter grow and trust each other. Through the ups and downs of their relationship, they definitely become stronger.  

Even though I couldn't feel the attraction between these two, or it wasn't a strong attraction is a better way of putting it , the story is interesting. It did make me want to know what will happen to the characters, what happened in their past, and how the story would end.

Cameron created a cute book, one that I felt was about overcoming past fears and darkness. To prove you are much stronger than you feel, and that love is something everyone needs, even when you feel that you don’t. My favorite Mistake is such a book, so if it sounds like a something you might enjoy reading, put it on your to-be-read list now!!!


  1. I do like the premise and love cute books. Have to check it out. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I'll be looking at this one, I lurrve me a spunky heroine!! Lovely review Darling! :)

  3. I love the sound of this one! I love that the heroine is cocky and fierce - normally it's the guys that are like that. I'm definitely adding this to my tbr pile. Great review! :)

    1. ha ha I do too!! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my review! :)

  4. I'm usually a sucker for books like this but something about the premise just seems too typical? Idk if that is the word I'm looking for but you probably know what I'm trying to get at. I'm glad you enjoyed it but sorry you couldn't love it. I think I'll pass on this one. Great review!

    1. You were right on it Teresa! It did feel very typical to me! And I don't blame you for passing it up, if I was you, and knew what I did, I probably wouldn't of read either. But it was cute!!! Ha ha ha

  5. Great review! I really liked this one. I totally understand about the love between the two characters. I didn't really see it until the end either.


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