My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron – Review

August 16, 2013 Review 2 ★★★★★

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron – Review

My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron – ReviewRelease Date: August 27, 2013
Title: My Favorite Mistake
Author: Chelsea Cameron
Pages: 400
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Source: NetGalley
Available: Barnes and Noble | Kobo | The Book Depository | Powell's
From the Publisher: 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.
5 Stars

New Adult titles are all over the place. It’s a genre that’s still trying to figure out what it is and where it fits. But this book?


This book fits. I think it might be my favorite NA book so far.

It had everything I wanted in it.

The perfect bad boy who isn’t really bad (oh, and he plays guitar too).

The main character with a tragic past and needs the bad boy to help her drop her walls (oh, and she’s a virgin).

Awesome friends.

Amazing family.

Honestly, I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop as I read this. I kept thinking, when is this all going to fall apart?

Hunter was an amazing guy. I did not expect that. He’s the best fiction boyfriend there is (the kind that every girl wants but doesn’t exist in real life).

And Taylor was, despite her past, a badass kind of girl.

This was the perfect piece of fiction to escape life into the best kind of fantasy romance. I know I was snarky up there, but aren’t we looking for a bit of cliche in our favorite romances? I know I am. My Favorite Mistake was everything I hoped it would be and more.

What Others Are Saying:

  • Confessions of a BookaholicThere are so many light-hearted, funny moments in this story but the underlying idea is very deep and personal for the characters. 
  • Books Over BoysMy Favorite Mistake was a sweet and touching novel about two broken people who helped each other realize that the past didn’t dictate their futures.
  • Smexy BooksA heroine I didn’t like and a romance that took too long to develop. This one didn’t work for me.

2 Responses to “My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron – Review”

  1. Jen @ Pop! Goes The Reader

    I’ve been looking forward to this post for at least three days now, ever since you first mentioned it! 🙂 And I have to say – You’ve convinced me! I purchased My Favourite Mistake the instant I got home from work and now I’m super excited to give it a try myself! I so desperately want to enjoy the ‘New Adult’ category, even if I haven’t always had the most positive personal experience with it. I’ll admit that I rolled my eyes a little when I learned that Taylor is a virgin (Of course) but I like the fact that it doesn’t sound as though the novel takes itself too seriously and makes the most out of the usual cliches as opposed to simply using them to capitalize on a popular formula. Now I can only hope I’ll enjoy it as much as you seemed to!

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