Author: Chelsea Cameron
Published: August 27, 2013
Stars: 1 out of 5
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.
The book opens up with a very upset Taylor and an easy going Hunter. Taylor has a strong personality and she can be dramatic at times. It was a little ridiculous how upset she got with having to share a room with Hunter. But as you can imagine, she hates him. Honestly, it seems like she hates everything. Her character was really difficult for me to like. Yes, she is strong. But her strength comes across more as raging bitch than independent capable woman. Some of her reactions and the way she handled herself was just embarrassing.
It takes a while for me to grasp Hunters character and I don’t think I every fully grasped it before putting down the book. But the deal Hunter strikes with Taylor is odd – he will move out if Taylor proves to him that she either hates him or loves him. Not really something you hear from someone you just met who and told to someone who has made it very clear she doesn’t like you.
In the end I gave the book my best try but couldn’t finish reading it. Taylor’s immaturity and tendency towards unnecessary violence was a HUGE turnoff.