Published: 27th Aug 2013 (Out Now On Ebook)
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary.
Buy: Amazon UK / Amazon US / Book Depository
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.
I am on the fence with this one. On the one hand, I hated the characters and the plot wasn't very original but on the other hand, I was completely hooked!! I found myself wanting to kill the main characters but also dying to know all about them.
Taylor and Hunter are our main characters. Both are self-centred and annoying. Taylor OMG I wanted to slap the girl. She makes everything into a drama, even when there isn't one. Hunter is just argh......a freaking "asshat". They are both attracted to each other from the very start but Taylor denies it. Hunter tells her outright but then takes it back a lot. It drove me insane. I wanted to jump into the book and knock their heads together and just scream at them to just get it on. The relationship and a lot of story reminded me of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Now I adored BD and I mean I adored it and even though this reminded of it, it was no where near as good.
The plot to this is a little bit everywhere. And not original but as I said I found myself completely hooked. And I think it was because even though I didn't like the characters, they are both pretty messed up that I wanted to keep reading to find out their secrets. To see if they could make it work. The author of course can write. I am not denying that fact. Because you just have to see the amount of amazing reviews there is for this title to know that this book is hit. I am just in the minority that didn't love it.
Near the end of the book I found myself warming up to the characters and understanding why they are the way they are. I understood them and I thought overall that "My Favorite Mistake" was quite a good read. It doesn't take much brain power which isn't a bad thing sometimes we need a book like that from time to time. However, it isn't a light read at all. There is a lot of issues that this books touches on reguarding the characters.
So do I recommend this book? Yeah, I think I do. It didn't blow me away but I still enjoyed it. I simply couldn't put it down. I will admit though I found it very funny, there is quite a few quotes in the book that I was laughing so hard it.
My Favourite Quote:
"There's no expiration date on my offer. If you come to me in sixty years, I'll be waiting with a bottle of Viagra"
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