We are hosting My Favorite Mistake Blog Tour today. This New Adult novel by Chelsea M. Cameron is filled with memorable lines and features two college roommates who are complete opposites (know that saying about opposites attracting, right). This tour is presented by SupaGurl Book Tours.
My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron
New Adult*ebook*Published September 29th 2012 (first published September 28th 2012)
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.
About the author:
Chelsea M. Cameron
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.
I began reading this book not knowing much about it and I'm glad I hadn't read any reviews or comments. My Favorite Mistake is a New Adult title featuring an interesting array of friends, Taylor, her two friends, new roommate Hunter, his cousin, Mase and a few others. The story revolves around Taylor (or as Hunter calls her "Missy') and Hunter who shares her bedroom when the college housing department sets him up with this group of girls in their coed dorm. From the get-go Taylor has complete disdain for the guy--for his smoking looks, his lines, his smugness. She even goes so far as to hit and kick him. Despite her obvious feelings, there's a part of her that finds him attractive. Can you guess where this is going?
As much as I enjoyed reading My Favorite Mistake, I had some issues with it too. I didn't connect with Taylor, even knowing she had "an issue" from her past to contend with, I found her downright abusive to Hunter throughout and he came across as a good guy with the bod of a baddie. She has some serious anger management issues, bad enough when her roommates tell Hunter in the beginning scene that she gets this way. As for Hunter, he has his own baggage to handle but he takes his time and works on Taylor, getting her to loosen up. I'm not sure any other guy would have been bothered and she could drive him over the edge.
What I really liked about My Favorite Mistake were the one-liners the characters had, especially Hunter and Taylor. When the drama went on a little too long, these memorable lines would pop up and I'd laugh. After all of the building up of Taylor's drama, the ending didn't have the impact I expected and was a little too perfect for my tastes. I am glad to see more books being offered in the New Adult genre. My favorite title so far is still Tammara Webber's Easy.
Cover comment: Cute.
Book source: I received a promotional ebook from the author in return for my honest review during a book tour.