Posted in Chelsea M. Cameron, New Adult

My Favorite Mistake – Chelsea M. Cameron

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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.

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My Review

“It doesn’t seem like enough. Seeing your face when you opened it makes me want to buy you a million  things just so i can see that look every single day”

Taylor isn’t happy to see a guy at her doorstep claiming that he’s her new roommate. It means that he has the bed in her room as the other room is occupied and that is not going to sit right with her at all. Seeing as there is nothing anyone can do, Hunter, the new roommate, proposes a deal. If she can prove she hates him, loves him or has sex with him, he will move out and they will never see each other again.

BUT he has the deciding vote to see if she is telling the truth or not. Taylor is determined to prove that she hates him, but the more time they spend together, the more the lines are blurring and love is slowly creeping in.

I have to be honest and say I didn’t exactly warm up to Taylor from the start. The way she behaved when Hunter was at the front door really annoyed me. She could have handled that situation better if she didn’t go off on one. Yes, I understand that it was meant to be a girls only flat and yes, having to share a room with a guy would be totally uncomfortable, but come on, it wasn’t his fault he got placed in the flat and the other two girls seemed more than okay with him living with them – even suggesting to switch rooms with her.

For someone to act that way when they have never met someone, it just didn’t sit right with me. Sure Hunter is cocky, but as Taylor said, she could see he wasn’t like that all the time, but still she was an absolute bitch to him. I suppose once you find out her secret, it makes sense why she was uncomfortable but still, it’s not an excuse to be rude. Saying that, I did warm up to her in the end and really did sympathize with her ways, especially as you can see why she is so afraid to fall in love and be with anyone…until Hunter.

I loved Hunter the first time you read about him. I would be more than happy to have him live with me and share my room! He’s a gorgeous, cocky guy who has five tattoos and plays guitar, yet you know that it’s just an act as he too, is hiding a big secret that he doesn’t want Taylor to find out; no matter how hard she pesters him about it. You can really see the attraction between Taylor and Hunter, and Hunter, even though he hides behind this façade, he really is sweet and kind and sensitive and would do anything for Taylor as he truly wants to be with her, even when he kept going “I don’t like you.” He’s a cheeky chap who speaks his mind and that completely scares Taylor. Yet Taylor is completely different to the type of girls Hunter sleeps with and that scares him too.

As I’ve mentioned, they both have big pasts they don’t want to share but when they do, it brings them closer to one another. They both help each other through their traumas, especially Hunter with Taylor’s, and he shows her that nothing can hurt her anymore and he shows her how much he loves her – more than the stars. I do have to say, their bickering and banter really made the book for me. It was hilarious and sexual and everything I love to read between two characters who are trying to hate one another.

The only downside was how long it took for them to sort their acts out and get together, but in no way is this book boring. They really are meant to be together and when they have sex for the first time, it was perfect for them. The perfect moment to become one and to share their feelings. They do go through some problems, albeit they work through them together and get past them with each other’s help which I loved. This book is really refreshing to read as lately I have been reading a lot of YA/NA with some much drama in, my heart couldn’t take it anymore, but this book was a wonderful read for a lazy New Years Day.

The ending was great! It left room to stand alone or to be expanded and become another book. I for one, vote for another book. I’d love to see more of Taylor and Hunter’s story, but if there isn’t another book, I am satisfied that everything fell into place for them. Hunter is my new fictional boyfriend!

Definitely give My Favorite Mistake a read 😀

Posted in Romance

Just The Sexiest Man Alive – Julie James

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No woman could resist him—except the one he wanted most…

Cool, Calm, Collected…

Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her—not even her cheating ex-fiancé. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.

Confident, Famous, Irresistible…

Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he’s thrown for a loop. She’s unlike any other woman he’s ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She’s the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize she may just be his perfect match.

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My Review

“Seriously, Taylor – do you know who I am?” He demanded. She smiled at this ” You celebrities actually say that? That’s cute.”

Taylor Donovan is living in L.A for a couple of months while taking on a sexual harassment case. She’s calm, collected and focused on her career and she can definitely give as good as she gets with everyone. But when she’s assigned to coach People’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ Jason Andrews, for his next big role in a legal thriller, she is refusing to fall for the heartthrobs charms. Even if it is THE Jason Andrews.

Jason Andrews is used to girls throwing themselves at him, so when Taylor doesn’t bat an eyelid, he’s intrigued and a bit thrown about it. No one has ever given him the cold shoulder; all the women he’s met haven’t resisted him…until Taylor that is. It doesn’t help that he blew off two appointments with her, and that is why she’s less than thrilled to be working with him but the more time they spend together, the more Jason seems to be breaking Taylor’s stance down bit by bit and the attraction is clearly showing from both of them, but the games being played are keeping them apart.

Taylor is such a character and it’s hard not to love her. You would feel exactly the same if you had to clear your schedule with a big court case coming up just to fit in Jason Andrews, only to have to cancel TWICE, when she could have been focusing on her case. When they do met, she definitely brings him down a notch or two, and that’s when you realize that she’s not in to being charmed by a Hollywood heartthrob, even if he is sexy and she’s not thrilled that she has to help out Jason Andrews for his role. She thinks it should only take a couple of days to help him out, but what if he wants it to last longer…?

Jason is a thirty-something Hollywood actor and has been voted ‘Sexiest man alive’ for god knows how long. He knows how to charm the ladies and has seen a lot of action over the years. He knows that one look at him and the panties are dropping. It was easy to dislike him at the start, as his ego is massive and his character is everything that hits the Hollywood stereotype you read about. But when he meets Taylor that is definitely not the case. You start to see the more time they spend together, the more Jason is easing back into the ‘real world’, a world where he wants to prove to Taylor that he’s not the guy that everyone thinks he is, and he really has changed, because he wants to be with her. He’s stopped feeling emotions for years, but around Taylor, all these feelings he’s hid away re-service and the bad boy is reforming, just for Taylor.

The chemistry between Taylor and Jason is blatant from the first meeting, where Taylor knocks him down a notch. The more time they spend together, the more the sparks are lighting up between them but they still do nothing about it apart from trying to make each other jealous to see if the other does, in fact, feel something. The cat and mouse game added to the intensity of them both, but I was shaking my head and telling them both just to stop with the games and just admit their feelings to one another.

I have to say, I loved the part where Jason, who was filming, drops everything when Taylor gets into an accident. It was such a perfect example of how much his walls had dropped and how his emotions were coming back to life for this girl that he would do anything to be around her and keep her safe.

I really did enjoy this book. From the title, you think it’s all about sex, but alas, there isn’t a sex scene, more Julie James telling us where they had sex, but no description of any sex. The story was great and it was a fun romance book to read, which included breaking down barriers, jealousy and finally finding that one person who is perfect for you.