My Favorite Mistake – Chelsea M. Cameron

17348308My Favorite Mistake (My Favorite Mistake #1) by Chelsea M. Cameron
Published: August 27th 2013 by Harlequin HQN

Source: library

Two secrets. One bet. Who will break first?

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.

This wasn’t my first New Adult book or my first Chelsea M. Cameron book. I read Deeper We Fall by Chelsea and really enjoyed it and went into My Favorite Mistake expecting to love it (or at least enjoy). To be honest I didn’t enjoy this book but I also didn’t not enjoy it. I know that makes complete sense. I think if this was one of my early New Adult reads I would have really enjoyed it but I found myself thinking how it was the same story and characters I’ve seen in several New Adult books. I do enjoy reading romance between two characters who are constantly butting heads but I am tired of the bad boy changing the straight laced girl.

Something that really makes or breaks a NA book for me is the male lead. Don’t get me wrong, I love a great female character but I want someone I can swoon over! Hunter just didn’t wow me like my favorite NA guys. He did do some sweet things but overall he was consistently toeing the line of inappropriate for me.  He never said or did anything that made me throw up my red flag but he was always so close. I think part of me was waiting for him to do something wrong because Taylor wanted him to do something wrong. Since the book is in her POV, she was looking for a valid reason to get him kicked out and was consistently keeping an eye on him for this reason.

One of the major things that didn’t work for me in this book was the fact that a male and a female got assigned to share a dorm. I am not fully familiar with dorm situations at every college but I have been to 3 different colleges (I transferred a lot) and none of them had male/female roommate combination. I lived on a co-ed floor but you could only share a room with the same sex. I didn’t totally believe the story because of this. There are times where things happen in a story and I know they would never happen to me but I know that they CAN happen, I personally have never heard of a male and female having to share a room that they got assigned by a college. I think if these two were thrown together in different circumstances I would have enjoyed the story more.

Once again I enjoyed Chelsea’s writing style. It was easy to read but nothing extremely unique. She was good about incorporating humor into this story and I know I will be continuing with the series/companion stories.
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