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Posted March 10, 2014
Not as Good as the first book in this series "My Favorite M
Not as Good as the first book in this series "My Favorite Mistake". I don't know where these two characters came from? Jos, Renee's little sister, and Dusty, friend of Hunter, were not even in the first book. Jos and Dusty are connected by a person but you don't find out until much later in the story. Supposedly, both characters were very different 9 months ago and would never have gotten together. But now they are great for each other. I liked that you got to see how Hunter and Taylor are doing now. I hope, if there is a next book, it will be about Hannah because her story needs to be told and she needs a HEAWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 12, 2014
My Sweetest Escape is the second book in Chelsea M. Cameron's My
My Sweetest Escape is the second book in Chelsea M. Cameron's My Favorite Mistake series. It's a standalone series, but there's character overlap. I happened upon My Favorite Mistake, the first book, last year before I started blogging. It was a fantastic read, and the start of my love affair with Chelsea's books. Hunter and Taylor were such vibrant characters and their chemistry was fantastic. I hoped for more of the same with My Sweetest Mistake, but unfortunately it fell just a wee bit short for me. That's not to say that I didn't enjoy the book. I did. I just didn't connect with the characters in the same way as I did the first.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jos Archer was the girl who had it all, but she's fallen apart, and been sent to live with her older sister, Renee so she can go to school and pull herself together. We never really get to know "perfect Jos," since the story begins after the night everything fell apart. It takes quite a bit of time before we find out exactly what happened that night and, when we do, it's understandable why she would be broken and feeling guilty. I felt sympathy for Jos, but I just didn't like her that much. Something about her really rubbed me the wrong way and I've been unable to figure out just what it was.
She meets Dusty Sharp through her sister and her friends. He's a giant puzzle, but a yummy one (to me, at least). It took awhile until I got a read on him, he played everything pretty close, so it was difficult to figure him out. But once I did, I adored him. He and Jos have an immediate attraction and, in the end, have more in common than I originally thought. They worked well together.
What I truly loved about the book was that we truly got to know a lot of characters. Taylor and Hunter are back, as are Renee, Paul, Darah and Mase. And my new favorite secondary character ever: Hannah. Hannah needs her own book. She was amazing. Sassy, spunky and real... and a fantastic friend to Jos. I'm so sick of bad girlfriend behavior in books, so Hannah truly was a breath of fresh air. I love how the dynamics of these characters was explored. The relationships and friendships felt real. The dialogue was great. The only thing was, I felt like sometimes all these characters overshadowed Jos and Hunter, but I don't know that it's a bad thing.
As I've come to expect from Chelsea, My Sweetest Escape was well-written, with well-developed and interesting characters. It was a fair bit angsty, a little sexy and had a surprising twist that connected the characters and truly shocked me. It was a good, quick, read. I hope there's more to this series (cough, Hannah, cough) because I do find it enjoyable.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Posted February 2, 2014
I liked the story but wasn't impressed ....I had high hopes afte
I liked the story but wasn't impressed ....I had high hopes after reading My Favorite Mistake, but this was just so so. Not worth the $8.99Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 30, 2014
I enjoyed the book but wasn't very impressed with it. I had high
I enjoyed the book but wasn't very impressed with it. I had higher expectations for this book. It's very well written though. I'd love to see Hannah get her own book/novella.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 28, 2014
My rating: 3 of 5 ¿¿ First off I have to note that the chara
My rating: 3 of 5 ¿¿Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
First off I have to note that the characters were younger than I had anticipated, but I didn't find that a deterrent, surprisingly.
The issues facing Jos are very vague and do not become fully clear until the final few chapters, so be prepared to be guessing a lot of different scenarios in her history..... I did. I have to admit I did not read the first book in this series and therefore don't know if I would have come away a bit wiser regarding her plight, but I don't think it would have made much of a difference to me.
She has obviously has gone through a massive transformation and gone from a 'by the rules' kinda girl, to a 'live and let loose' attitude, which concerns her parents and sister. She is delegated to the care of her older sister since her parents apparently are too busy with spouse number whatever, and seem happy enough passing her off. Sister dear takes on the tough parent role, which is a bit hard to swallow, since she can't be much more than a few years older, alienating Jos and not really helping the situation. Jos hasn't and will not talk about what happened to make her change her ways so drastically.
Enter Dusty. A friend of one of the sisters' housemates and former bad boy, who has had a change of heart and attitude for the better. His interest in Jo's is pretty obvious but 'little sister-syndrome' and some friendly promises made, have him stopping at the threshold, driving Jos batty. She doesn't know whether he is coming or going.....but then neither does he. Dusty claims to have his own issues and his turnaround had roots in a tragic loss of some sort that everyone stays pretty 'mum' about as well.
Coolest chick of the entire book is Hanna, a new friend Jos makes and a girl who has learned to cope in a kickass way. Her story is a pretty traumatic one and beats them all hands down, but she deals like a trooper. I hope she has her own book coming, because that is one I would enjoy reading.
As for Jos and Dusty, after some push and pull, their lives are already closer entwined than they could have imagined, and as the secrets come spilling out, their relationship may not survive.
What disappointed me after reading the entire book, was the relatively mild nature of the issue Jos was struggling with. I could have imagined many other things reason for all the secrecy, this would not be one of them though.....
Well written, and as stated before, if Hanna gets her own book, I'm on board.