My Favorite Mistake by: Chelsea M. Cameron
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.
Well, as much as I love new adult, I feel that there are very similar plotlines that grace many of the new adult novels. Unfortunately this one didn’t stand out to me at all.
Taylor Caldwell gets a huge shock when she realizes her new roommate is sexy Hunter Zaccadelli. Immediately they butt heads over every single thing and they start a bet that Hunter will move out when Taylor either truly loves or truly hates him. As they start spending more time together, Taylor realizes that there is more to Hunter than she ever thought but can she trust him to keep her biggest secret?
Taylor was a really unlikeable heroine. The whole book she was prickly and just not really nice at all. I couldn’t understand why she outright automatically started to dislike Hunter. Yeah she had trust issues and a bad past, but I just couldn’t get over her attitude to actually feel bad for her. I also thought she was extremely whiny. I cannot stand when girls are like “I’m so messed up. I can’t love or be loved by anyone. Wahhhh.” Clearly, I didn’t like Taylor a bit.
Hunter was definitely better and more likeable than Taylor. Yes, he could be a complete tool at sometime but at least he was upfront about his feelings about Taylor and not in denial the whole time. I did think that he has some cute hobbies, such as cooking (totally adorbs) and playing the guitar. I usually fall like the bad boys, but he was a stereotypical bad boy that I couldn’t really remember once I finished the book.
I actually liked the secondary characters. Their roommates were funny and I enjoyed the healthy relationships they were a part of. Hunter’s family was also really sweet.
And the plot? The bet? Totally didn’t get it. I didn’t find it believable whatsoever. I also thought that I had read this book a million times before and there was nothing special about the sad girl and the misunderstood bad boy story in this book. The romance, which usually is my favorite part, was one of the worst parts, so I felt really let down. I didn’t feel convinced that they felt for each other at all due to the insane amounts of ups and downs they went through.
As much as I wanted to like this book, and trust me, I really did, I really did not. Hopefully you’ll have more luck than me.
Rating: 2.5/5 Tar Heels!