My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron – ARC Giveaway!!

by Maryse on September 26, 2013 · 83 comments

in Behind The Books

Hey you guys!! Want a chance to win a free signed copy of  My Favorite Mistake? It looks like Chelsea has some extra ARCs (advanced readers copies) of My Favorite Mistake that she brought home from Book Bash and she wants to give away 5 copies to 5 lucky winners here!! Signed! Plus! She let’s us in on some personal details (5 fun facts!) about the book, below.

What’s it about? Here’s a tidbit from the synopsis:

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.

And to have fun with it, she sent me a few “behind the book” tidbits:

Five things you may not know about My Favorite Mistake (these are some of the best “tidbits” I’ve ever received, ’cause she let’s us in on some personal details!!):

  1. Hunter’s last name is pronounced Zak-uh-deli. I went to school with a kid who had that last name, and I always loved how it sounded. I needed a last name for Hunter and BAM, that was it.
  2. I lived almost exclusively on Monster, soup and Nutella, Fluff and graham crackers when I wrote it. I’ve never written a book so fast, and I spent every single spare moment I had on it because I wanted to see how the story was going to end, and what was going to happen. I was working full time, so I would come home from work, take a shower, eat and write until 12 or 1 (or sometimes later) in the morning and get up and go to work again.
  3. The apartment they live in is modeled exactly after the student apartments at the University of Maine. I never lived in one, but I had friends that did, so I could recall the layout from memory.
  4. I wasn’t a huge fan of peacock feathers before I wrote this book. But Taylor made me love them. And now people are always giving me peacock stuff, or taking picture of peacock things, so I love them now.
  5. I had actual laughing fits while writing this. It’s a good thing I was at home, or else I would have looked like a lunatic. I’m just as shocked by what comes out of Hunter’s mouth as everyone else is. I am 100% not responsible for him, I swear!

I love this Chelsea!!! I love knowing that Hunter controlled the way. ;) LOL!

Here’s another tidbit… did you guys know that she’s got another book coming out on January 28th 2014? It’s called My Sweetest Escape, and it’s already up for pre-order on Amazon! —->

Time for the giveaway! So who wants a signed copy of this book?

How to enter for a chance to win one? Just leave a comment below telling me YOUR favorite mistake, and Friday night (Friday September 27th, 2013) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select five winners.

The winners will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. These books will be sent to the winners directly by the author.


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{ 83 comments… read them below or add one }

Tricia C. September 26, 2013 at 1:13 PM

My favorite mistake was spending the evening with a man that wasn’t my date at prom. Oops. We have been together ever since and just celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary.

Kristina September 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM

I wouldn’t call it a mistake but definitely a surprise? We had 2 boys ages 10 & 7. We thought we were done having children….(you know where this is going).My husband and I went on vacation and had a really good time ;) . Our daughter was born 9 months later. She is an amazing & beautiful 8 year old. I call her our bonus baby!

Lisa M September 26, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Recently separated, my friend forced me to give out my phone number to a guy I chatted with all night at the bar. After I gave it to him I thought was a mistake it was and why did I do that. He called and I didn’t call him back for a few weeks and finally answered and agreed to go on a date with him. We have been together for 13 yrs and married for 4. He is my favourite mistake!!

Anita H. September 26, 2013 at 1:37 PM

After my divorce, I went out with a guy who I thought was older but was in reality 4 years younger than me. 22 years later – he is still the “ONE”.

Jennifer September 26, 2013 at 1:42 PM

My favorite mistake was letting my best friend drag me to her boyfriend’s house so I could meet his brother. We’ve been married 16 years….:) definitely my best mistake.

elena k September 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM

I went to a blind date and I thought I would regret it but we are now together for six years. :-)

Kelli September 26, 2013 at 1:49 PM

My favorite mistake would have to be leaving my date to the Junior Prom at the hotel (we were all still partying at this point) and heading out with a guy that I had a HUGE crush on. Horrible right? Well, he forgave me after a while and we’ve been together for twenty-one years and just celebrated our 13th anniversary.

Patty September 26, 2013 at 1:50 PM

My favorite mistake… I called a payphone (when they existed) to find my friend who hung around town with her friends…and a guy answered…we talked, went out the next day…..32 years later we are still together (married 25 this year), and 2 sons later….Happy as ever……on our 25th anniversary he sent me a picture text message of him answering a pay phone. Gonna love him !!!

Megan Stietz September 26, 2013 at 1:50 PM

My favorite mistake was my one and only one night stand who turned into my husband of the last 10 years!! Sometimes our mistakes make us better or give us what we were looking for!! <3

Debra D September 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM

This book has been on my TBR forever I would LOVE to win a copy!!! Thanks for the chance! And I haven’t made too many BIG mistakes so I feel super lucky! No regrets!

Nathalie September 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM

My favorite misstake was a date I regretted accepting. He wasn’t my type but I had a lot of fun with him and I accepted a second date, and a third… We’re not together anymore, but he was a great boyfriend =)

Ray September 26, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I bumped in to an ex boyfriend on the bus, it had been a few years since I’d seen him but still….we’d dated for quite a while.
I sat beside him and said hello but he was a bit frosty to start with. I persevered, asking how his family were and so on.
Eventually he warmed up and we had a good chat and were getting on like a house on fire until I looked into his eyes and realised that they were THE WRONG COLOUR!
I kid you not – he was my ex’s doppelgänger! I just pretended I knew him until he for off – after acting like a crazy stalker what else could I do?

Linda September 26, 2013 at 1:59 PM

A man in military uniform walked into the insurance office where I worked. I saw him but he didn’t see me. A co-worker noticed I was staring at him and said she knew who he was through her fiancé. Gave her permission to give him my number but by the time I chickened out and changed my mind I was too late. He called and 35 years and 2 sons later he’s my favorite mmistake:-)

Artemis September 26, 2013 at 2:05 PM

There are so many of them and it’s very hard to choose the number one, so I will write here the more funny. I’ve put two different shoes on and left the house. I was going with my friends to watch a movie. The movie was The Devil Wears Prada. Isn’t it ironic?

Thank you for the giveaway!

Debbie Lemon September 26, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Gee,my favorite mistake isn’t anything like these from everyone else.My favorite mistake is forgetting my birth control and having one of my boy’s, the only one not planned but the best mistake ever.

Pamela September 26, 2013 at 2:11 PM

My biggest mistake was wreking my car going at 110 mph. I was 19 at the time and came out with onlu a few scrapes and bruises. The following weekend I had no car and decided to accompany a cousin of my to a party. I had always said no to my coisins invitation to go out but since I had no car to go where I wanted I decided to go. Needless to say I met the love of my life and we now have two beautiful boys together. I also have not drove over the speed limit since then ;-)

Karen G. September 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

I was not a kid person so my husband and I never planned on having children. Well I had a problem with allergies and I ended up getting pregnant. I was pretty scared at first but now I wouldn’t change anything and my daughter is my favorite oops ever!
Thanks for the chance to win, I am very excited!

bn100 September 26, 2013 at 2:14 PM

running out of a baking ingredient and using something else instead, which turned out better

LISA AYERS September 26, 2013 at 2:25 PM

MY FAV MISTAKE WAS WHEN…. i decided to go with my cousin to a karaoke bar to meet her boyfriends buddy because he was just too hilarious not to meet….. we have been married 9 year this past 9/11, now my son and i sing in the car the same song i was singing when he walked into the bar with her boyfriend. (its our fav song to sing to him )

Jean September 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

My favorite mistake was hooking up with my girlfriend’s boyfriend (woops) and we have now been married for 18 years! She’s not my girlfriend anymore though….haha!! Would love to win!

Jenn September 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM

This is on my list.

Danielle September 26, 2013 at 2:47 PM

My biggest mistake??? Thats a hard one I have made sooo many but would never change a thing they have made me the person I am today. My daughter was a surprise/mistake and she is the best thing thats ever happened to me ♥

Corrie September 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

My favorite mistake was saying, “I just want to be friends” to a guy who wanted to date me. We became friends and I came to realize what he’d known from the beginning, that we’d make a great couple. We’ve been together 10 years now.

Sophie September 26, 2013 at 2:48 PM

My favourite mistake was letting my two young sons, (6&7) make me breakfast yesterday. I had chopped fruit served in a bowl (lovely), in a soup of warm tap water ( not lovely)… it was so lovingly diced into small shapes I thought it was wonderful… albeit interesting! Might need to walk them through it next time.

AmberLanae September 26, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Never having sex with my first love. Turned out he is gay and has been my best friend ever since :)

Feifei September 26, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Not being honest about my feelings for my first crush…he’s happily married to my best friend and I’m dating his brother :D

Brittany Johnson September 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

My favorite mistake was moving into a cursed apartment with my boyfriend. We had multiple leaks until it finally flooded…the week we split. I got in a new apartment on my own.

Kendall McCubbin September 26, 2013 at 3:00 PM

My favourite mistake was never giving my first kiss to my ex-boyfriend! I’m so happy I didn’t! Now he’s going out with a girl that used to be my best friend lol!

Whitney September 26, 2013 at 3:01 PM

My favorite mistake was when I got caught checking out this hot guy in the airport. When we got on the same plane I received a note from him… We have been married since <3

Tina September 26, 2013 at 3:05 PM

My favorite mistake was hanging out with someone and going somewhere I really didn’t want to one night….but it was the mistake that led to the love of my life. And 18 years later we are still together, all because of that night!

Ashley September 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Never marrying my ex boyfriend.

Dalia Kainsky September 26, 2013 at 3:08 PM

My favorite mistake was not switching teachers at college and meeting the best group of friends who are the most fun and lovely people i’ve ever met. they also get me to go out a lot so i’m very thankful for them :)

penny mozingo September 26, 2013 at 3:11 PM

My favorite mistake was when 9years ago I was apartment looking. I had a appointment to look at one I ended up going to the wrong complex but the owners wife was there she had informed me that there was one available right there if I wanted to look at it. So I did and right across the hall was a really cute guy. So of coarse I said I’ll take it! We just celebrated 6 yrs of marriage!

Tina September 26, 2013 at 3:18 PM

My daughter, the doctor said I wouldn’t be able to have any kids. Would love to win this.

April Hanna September 26, 2013 at 3:30 PM

My ex boyfriend! What a jerk but I got my daughter out of the deal so I guess it all worked out : p

Nikki September 26, 2013 at 3:31 PM

My favourite mistake was making a pass at my boss on a christmaswork do-six years later after a lot if office drama we are married and have an amazing little boy together. Wouldn’t change a thing <3

Sky September 26, 2013 at 3:47 PM

It’s not a favorite mistake.It’s a huge m istake. Losing my First end my Forever Love

PATRICA September 26, 2013 at 3:48 PM

MY FAV MISTAKE.. checking out a co worker which turn out good been married 18yrs and 5 kids. This book been on my book list cant wait

Jeannie Smith September 26, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Deciding I had the patience and temperament to teach my daughter how to drive. I thought I was doing a good job, but I was replaced by her dad as her driving instructor.

Saskia September 26, 2013 at 3:55 PM

My favorite mistake was to once not use protection, by making love to the love of my life….so now i have a four year Old rebell ( i am 23 by the way)
And i am so greatful for making this mistake, every single day of my life !❤️ Although it means my time to spend on a good book, like my favorite mistake is limited…..i hope this giveaway is international, because i am the Fan from Germany

Lauewn McDaniel September 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM

My favorite mistake is picking a weird book that is now my favorite which is “Nevermore” by Kelly Creagh.

Lea September 26, 2013 at 4:01 PM

My favorite mistake was when I was waiting for my boyfriend to pick me up at the bus station, that I sat in the other man`s car :) I thought it was my boyfriends car, but it was a complete stranger in there :) And I noticed that just before I kissed him – lol :)

Lisa B September 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM

After my 20 year marriage ended, I went a little crazy, lost a bunch of weight, started actually having fun, met a guy that was 12 years younger than me and thought..Why not! (I was 38, he was 26) 2 years later we were married and have been happily married for 10 years! I guess some mistakes turn out to be blessings in disguise! ;)

Jen C. September 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Big mistake letting the kids decide what they want for breakfast. They always want different things, but shows that they have such different tastes. They are so different in many ways, but I love them all the more. :)

Lisa M. September 26, 2013 at 4:27 PM

My favorite mistake was taking a class at the University, since I needed an extra credit in order to graduate…. I loved the class sooooo much that I ended up changing majors!! I am now going on my 8th year of teaching and LOVING it!!! Luckily, all my pharmacy credits counted towards my teaching career, hee-hee!! ;)

Alicia L. September 26, 2013 at 4:50 PM

My favorite mistake was separating from my boyfriend – it ended up teaching us both how important we are to each other.

rebecca b September 26, 2013 at 5:09 PM

When i was a freshman in high school i was about to have my first kiss and at the last second i chickened out and moved my face from his. And now 15 years and two kids later, i never move from his face. But he still reminds me about that day and we laugh.

Linda September 26, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Falling for a bad boy. Come on ladies we’ve all had that one bad boy in our lives and he was so worth it!

vicci hine September 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

my favorite Mistake is when I meet Donnie Walhberg and I was so excited and nervous that when I leaned into hug him. I sniffed him!

Nikki September 26, 2013 at 5:51 PM

My favorite mistake taught me a huge lesson about appreciating what I have.

Anna September 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

One night stand that turned into a relationship and marriage of 14 years :)

Ashley September 26, 2013 at 6:13 PM

My favorite mistake happened one drunk summer night. I had been best friends with this guy since freshman year of college, and during the summer of our junior year, we went to a concert and both got drunk. We got a ride back to my apartment and ended up making out. Turned into us realized we were meant to be, and 14 months later we’re still going strong!

Brenda September 26, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Freshman year in high school I threw a water balloon at a cute guy and it didn’t break. After he chased me around with it and I pleaded not to break it over my head, he decided not to break it over my head and asked me out instead. We are still together after 37 years!

Marcia September 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM

My Favorite mistake was making this boy who picked on me in HS walk me home one night. Yes he picked on me in HS because he had a massive crush on me and wanted to keep his distance since he had a girlfriend at the time. A year after graduation we hung out, he walked me home and now we have been married 10 years and have 2 little girls.

Holly U September 26, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I think my favorite mistake would be not going to CMU until the following year after I graduated high school. I’ve made some amazing lifelong friends, and I’m so glad I waited. :)

Carrie Stevens September 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

i really don’t have a favorite mistake but i absolutely loved this book and would love a signed copy

Corinne September 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

While visiting Rome, two Vatican horse guards approached my friend and I, wanting to give us a personal tour of the city. My friend and I were sure it would be a mistake and we would regret it if we went with them, but we did it anyway. It was fantastic, they were wonderful, we saw things and did things in Rome we never would have done without those two gorgeous Italians. It’s one of my favorite mistakes.

Andrea September 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

I don’t know. I was too young and married a guy I shouldn’t have, but we made the most wonderful, beautiful daughter. She’s my best-y and my mini-me, and she inspires me every day. I cant regret the marriage or the divorce because without them, I wouldn’t have her.

Ashley September 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM

My favorite mistake was dancing at prom with the boy who used to lift my desk in English class. It was his sole purpose everyday to get me to squeal!

Carrie Marie September 26, 2013 at 10:07 PM

after reading all these comments, i have to say – i haven’t made my favorite mistake yet, but i think i’m looking forward to it! LOL

Debbie Cooper September 26, 2013 at 11:58 PM

A guy worked next door to where I worked and I asked my boss if she knew anything about him and she said the only thing she knew was that he owned the store and had a girlfriend. He always came through to get a soda and we would casually say hello to each other. One day he stopped to talk which he never did before so I thought what do I have to loose?? Is this a mistake? So I told him that I had had a dream about him which was true and he asked me out to my surprise. Well I am happy to report that we have been together ever since. The year was 1990. :)

Jamie Martin September 27, 2013 at 3:48 AM

My lady was supposed to be a one night stand, we’ve been through hell and back thus far, but it has been worth every single second!

French Loulou September 27, 2013 at 4:18 AM

My favorite mistake: respond to an email of a boy ten year older than me and 500 km from home! And now we are happily married and have a 17 month old boy!

Kim September 27, 2013 at 4:36 AM

My favorite mistake was turning a one night stand into a 19 year marriage

Karin September 27, 2013 at 5:07 AM

my favorite mistake was to enter this blog!

Dena September 27, 2013 at 8:05 AM

I was at a bar with my friends dating a guy who was a total player ( at the time I didn’t care) who was also with his friends doing karaoke. I was hanging out with his friends since he was drunk that night and went home with his friend thinking that he would pass out somewhere. I was very worried the next day when I didn’t hear from the guy but his friend called and asked me out thinking I made a mistake told the guy not to call me because it was disrespectful. Well a couple weeks later his friend called again I said yes and while we were out I caught the guy I was dating in a compromising position :-) after that I dated his friend, married him and we have 2 girls together.

Kelly Watson September 27, 2013 at 8:21 AM

I went out jet skiing with a friend b/c her boyfriend at the time had a friend she thought I needed to meet. Now mind you, I had a boyfriend already…I’m sure you see where this is going. We were the last ones to leave the beach. Went on a double ‘date’ with the two that set us up, and I let go of the original boyfriend. 15 years, 2 kids, and a plethora of memories later…I’m happy I made that ‘mistake’!

Brad September 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM

My favorite mistake was having sex with my roomate and best friend 15 years ago, but we’ve now been happily married for 9 years.

Dannette September 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM

My favorite mistake was hanging out with my friend,when she suggested calling her other friend to hang out with. Which at that time I really disliked. From the night forward till now ( which is 20 1/2 yrs and 4 kids later) I still dislike him in the best possible way :)

dodo doug September 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM

after reading all these wonderful comments i would have to say i havent experience any favorite mistake yet. but i’m definitely waiting for my HEA.

Lacie Duquesne September 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM

My favorite mistake would definitely have to be gesturing wildly with my arms at a coffee shop while telling my friend a dramatic story about my awful date the past week when my wild gesturing led me to flinging 2/3 of my boiling hot coffee onto the chest of an innocent man waiting in line at said coffee shop. Racing to him, thinking that for sure, his chest must be breaking out into smoldering blisters, I was a blubbering stammering mess. I was sure the coffee, (which I had conveniently ordered to be extra hot) had caused burns on his skin. But when I got within inches of him, apologizes spewing out of my mouth, he held up one hand to stop me while the other unbuttoned his shirt, revealing a bullet-proof vest underneath. He was a city cop working undercover that day. The vest had kept the burning liquid from making it to his very-broad chest. The morning ended with his offer to take me to lunch a few hours later to calm me down and assure me that no harm was done and that he actually thought the whole thing was funny. His name is Jack and he is currently my fiancee.

Monica Villanueva September 27, 2013 at 10:09 AM

My favorite mistake is having a party at my mom’s house right before I turned eighteen. She had enough of my behavior and sent me to live with my father 8 hours away. I met my husband there 4 months later. It’s been 18 years and 3 girls. I dont regret that party at all.

Bobbye September 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM

My favorite mistake was remarrying my husband :)

Mick Murphy September 27, 2013 at 11:36 AM

My favorite mistake was getting pregnant with my daughter before my husband and I were married. It was unplanned but I am SO glad it happened! She is the light of our life. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dawn Bush September 27, 2013 at 12:40 PM

My favorite mistake was going to a friends house in highschool, when she invited a car full of guys from another school bc she liked one. I couldn’t stand a few of the others, but there was one I seemed to connect with…I’ve been with him since I was 16 yrs old…I’m now 42…so, 18 years of marriage and 3 kids later, he was my favorite mistake!

Kelley September 27, 2013 at 1:45 PM

My favorite mistakes are my two sons Ben and Luke. After trying for 9 years to get pregnant, we were only able to conceive with medical help. Surprise! 20 months later Luke was conceived naturally. Figuring that was a fluke, we still did not use protection. 22 months later, hello Ben!

Jen P September 27, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Lots of little mistakes…no big ones…thank goodness. Been w my husband 26 years yesterday and in a month will have our 17th anniversary…2 wonderful boys too.

Ashley September 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

In my short life span I have made plenty of mistakes; however, only one mistake stands out in my mind. I wouldn’t call my daughter a mistake ever. She was an unexpected surprise. Being 19 and still in University, she was the best thing I have ever done. She gives reason to my world. Almost 6 years later and I am can never doubt that she was the best mistake ever. I’ll just have to tell her when she’s older, “Your father had plans when he walked into the room” =D (I’ll save that phrase for when she’s a teenager and I’m looking to scar her for life!)

Yvonne C September 27, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Walking into a mall and coming out with a puppy. Best mistake ever.

Kat P September 27, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Getting a 2nd tattoo with my sis. I swore I never would do more than one but now every time I look down at my wrist I think of her.

CJ September 27, 2013 at 9:10 PM

My favorite mistake was staying in a relationship that was only suppose to be a few weeks of fun until he entered the U.S. Army. We have been married 29 years. Have 4 awesome children and are still best friends.

Annie September 27, 2013 at 10:14 PM

My favorite mistake….hmmmm…not sure I want to share ANY of my mistakes with the world! I guess , nope don’t want to share that one either. I have made the mistake of thinking that I would be smarter once I had children and as they grew I would grow too! Well I stand corrected because I really am not any smarter but yes I have grown…….larger!!
BTW this is a great book, read it last year!!

Linda October 1, 2013 at 1:02 PM

My fav mistake? Dating online =) seven years later and after kissing a bunch of frogs I´m living with my last date, sharing house, dogs, cats and mortgage *happy sigh* Not sure I ever want to try it again. Lots of strange people out there LOL
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Tuesday!

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