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.
©2012 Chelsea M. Cameron (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
"A wonderful, captivating and heartbreaking story that pulled me in from page one." (Jessica Sorensen, New York Times best-selling author of The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden)
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
College student Taylor is forced to have Hunter(a guy) as her new roommate. Taylor becomes a bit freaked out by this since she doesn't trust guys. Hunter uses his witty flirty banter and from there the story truly begins. Hunter & Taylor have amazing chemistry. The LOL witty banter & sexual tension kept me engaged the entire time.This book is full of sexual tension, bickering, and a ton of teasing. Hunter can be described as not only really hilariously funny but he's a tattooed, guitar playing, singing hunk of sexiness who is also honest, confident, and not afraid to show his feelings. As their relationship starts deepening, things start getting more complicated, and the sexual tension builds to epic proportions. Hunter has definite feelings for Taylor and has no problem with expressing it but Taylor built protective walls around herself thanks to a secret from her past. She is terrified of relationships, guys in general, so keeps resisting him. Both are actually battling with secrets from their past, and soon these hidden things starts to impact their friendship until it all comes crashing out and.... then finally the chemistry can't be denied any longer. They fall deeply in love!! Hunter tries to be supportive in helping Taylor over come her issues, begin her healing process so she can move forward in life. This story is refreshing first love kind of romance, a little steamy, swoon worthy, and definitely had its LOL moments. More than anything its about breaking down walls, building trust, sharing a bond, devotion, healing and building a deep connection.
I'm totally addicted to audio books! I listen when my eyes get too tired to read and when I am driving or just don't want to sit and read!
♡ them both...this story line was long on hate/disfunction and short on love/healing. It had potential for a great story but it was just O.K.
Secrets kept too long. By the time they came out I didn't care as much as I was thankful to get on with the story!
She was great!
Kinda fast forward thru the middle...
Loved Hunter but really got tired of Taylor and her bipolarish issues. Too much build up to what "almost" happened to her and very little on what actually happened to him.
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I was immediately drawn in to this book from the very beginning. The humor and light banter was fun, the story well-paced and the characters charming. Listen to this book and you'll both laugh and cry. The narrator was perfect - I always enjoy Rudd's performances.
This book reminded me of some of my favorite books combined; almost like pieces of them were randomly put in but I loved it all the same. I loved Taylor & Hunter! She was a don't take any crap kind of girl & he was hilarious. I loved all their combative-ness (not sure that's a word)They had been through a lot to say the least
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Hunter....he is flat out amazing.
Once again...that would be Hunter! :-)
Kate's voice was perfect for Taylor, it's told from Taylor's POV so it works well - but she did a pretty good job with the voices for the other characters as well.
I'm horrible at tag lines! Behind every tough girl is a tough guy wanting to love her. See...I suck.
If you can get over Taylor's attitude, this is really a sweet and fun book - Hunter steals the show though.
Depends on the age of the characters. This book started out great, but mid way through turned very immature. To the point I didn't want to finsih listening to it.
Yes, if the book was on sale, but wouldn't pay full price for it.
Not sure...voice mid way became very nasally almost as though Kate had a cold?
no, don't feel it was movie or TV material
It’s becoming harder and harder to win me over with contemporary romance novels, lately. I find that I’m somewhat picky when it comes to books that sound too similar to ones I’ve already read. So I try to find something different. My Favorite Mistake was one such book that seemed like it could offer something different for me.
One of the things that hooked me in from the beginning was the way Cameron was able to write about college life for these characters, and make me feel like I was back in college again. There was a familiar atmosphere to it all. I did find it a little hard to believe that a college’s housing department wouldn’t have accommodated Taylor’s request to not have Hunter as a roommate. I dont’ have much co-ed dorm experience, but if someone’s uncomfortable, it’s their job to remedy the situation. But after accepting this, I was back into enjoying where the story went and how the author used this detail to her advantage.
The characters are fun to get to know, and again, they act and feel like real college students. There’s nothing extraordinary about them. They go to class, study, hang out together. The focus given to college life in this book isn’t something I find in others. There’s normally a focus on characters and romance, not setting. Hunter was a great character once we get to see a big more of him. Taylor, the narrator, was good as well, if sometimes a bit much to handle reading about from the first person. Seeing her character from the outside might have let me feel for her, or understand her a bit more. They both have their issues that make them who they are and I think the way their conflicts grew into a childlike game, and relationship evolved was a nice touch. There were times when I couldn’t tell what’d happen next. Would there be a fight or a more tame civil moment? It kept me guessing.
Overall I was pleased with the book. It’s a good sign when an author can get me to like the male lead and feel like the romance was never forced. There are many memorable secondary characters in here as well. With this being my first time reading Cameron’s work, I’m looking forward to the others I have on my Kindle.
I loved this story. It had the perfect balance of romance & reality. I also love anything Kate Rudd narrates so that was a benefit to the story as well. Their love story was fun and I love how it blossomed throughout the book. Loved it! Great read!
Maybe. It was a fun love story, but not captivating enough to listen to it again.
Kate Rudd is an extraordinary narrator. She made the book. However, I also enjoyed Hunter's character.
Kate always does a fantastic job! She brings life to the story, portraying each character like their were more than one narrator.
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. I loved the tough exterior of Taylor and the humor and jest of Hunter. The story line kept me unable to stop listening, I listened thru the night. It was at about 80% complete that I felt it slip away slightly. I felt like filler was inserted and it wasn't necessary.
Don't let that deter you however. I was laughing, I was crying and I will keep this book close to my heart and ready for another listen when I need a deep emotional read.
Kate Rudd was, of course, fantastic. Her performances are always flawless.
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