28 January 2014

My Sweetest Escape by Chelsea M. Cameron - Release Day Blitz, Book Review, Giveaway

My Favorite Mistake, #2
January 28th, 2014

The past will always find you.

Jos Archer was the girl with the perfect life; until the night it all came crashing down around her. Now, nine months later, she still hasn't begun to pick up the pieces. Even transferring to a new college and living under the watchful eye of her older sister, Renee, isn't enough to help her feel normal again.

And then she meets Dusty Sharp. For reasons Jos can't begin to fathom, the newly reformed campus bad boy seems determined to draw her out of her shell. And if she's not careful, his knowing green eyes and wicked smile will make her feel things she's no longer sure she deserves.

But even as Dusty coaxes Jos to open up about the past, he's hiding secrets of his own. Secrets about the night her old life fell apart. When the truth is finally revealed, will it bring them closer together;or tear them apart for good?

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She used to be a straight-A student who wanted to change the world, but one night changed it all. Suddenly, she was all party and her grades plummet dramatically. Nine months later – she was still broken, and partying. When her family couldn’t take it anymore, she was ordered to transfer to a new college, under the supervision of her older sister, Renee.  It was a fresh start, but it didn’t make her feel normal…

Then here comes Dusty Sharp – he was always present everywhere she went. Stalker-ish? You might say it. But he’s determined to break the walls that surround her. If he’s patient enough, he MIGHT just probably do it, but Jos didn’t really think she deserves a happily ever after.

Both have secrets of their own – secrets that might make or break whatever it is that is brewing between the two of them. Will both of them give in to their emotions? As the past finds its way back to Jos and Dusty - will the truth ruin it all for the both of them?

THE DRIVING FORCE OF THE STORY - I wondered what happened to the perfect Jos Archer. What made her change her persona in an instant? What happened that night that had her world crumbled down in pieces?

It had me reading, reading, loving each character along the way, not just Jos and Dusty- but the friend Jos meets unexpectedly: Hannah and everyone in the Yellowfield house. Renee may start out as a guard-dog-slash-jailer-slash-mom, but she only wants what was best for her. It may have took a long time before she opened up to anyone, most especially to her sister, but the scene was worth it (had me in near-tears). She is a great sister. Hannah was something else. She might have experienced tragedy and had marks to prove it- but her positive vibes will make you fall in love with her, and thankful enough Jos had her. She needed every positive thing she could get, Hannah (besides Dusty) provides the light in her dark world. I like Dusty and his perseverance to get into Jos nerves… ummm… or get her to open up to him. He didn’t give up, even when she pushed him away.

TO END – I love the cover – it’s quite sexy and very much alluring. It makes me want to grab the book as soon as I have it on my reader, but since I had too many books lined up on my TBR list… Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading My Sweetest Escape. My heart went out to Jos and Dusty, and Hannah along the way. This is not just about love – it’s also about trust, friendship and family.  It was a great ride, with a few bumps: the secrets, the past, the strain in relationships, and finally, the truth. No matter how much it hurts, the past will always remain where it is – THE PAST. So, live a little, seize the day and enjoy everything every day. 

★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

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Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from  Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is. 
 Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013) 
 Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.

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